Heartwarming story: Know why this Japanese train runs daily for just one passenger
It's a heartwarming story that tells us what a nation can do to educate even child.
Hokkaido: It's a heartwarming story that tells us what a nation can do to educate even child.
There is a saying- "If you educate a girl, you educate a nation." Japan is one such country which is living up to this saying in real life.
For the past three years, a train stops at the remote Kami-Shirataki station in Japan just twice a day, interestingly for just one passenger - a girl who wants to go to school to get education.
According to CCTV, every day only two trains stop at the Kami-Shirataki station with a unique timetable depending on when the girl needs to go to school and back.
For years now trains have stopped at the station just for her. Moreover, the Japan Railway (JR) officials have decided that they will keep the train station open until she leaves school.
According to CCTV, the Kami-Shirataki train station is located in Japan’s north island of Hokkaido. Three years ago due to its remote location and ending of freight trains, the Japan Railway (JR) decided to close it down.
However, they changed their minds after they discovered a young girl used the station to go to high school every day.
The girl is expected to graduate on March 26, 2016, when the station will then be closed.