1 Passenger Per Month, Deserted Train Station In The World – the busiest train station is in the country of Japan. Namely, The Shinjuku Station in Tokyo that serves 3.6 million passengers daily and 1.3 billion passengers per year.
By contrast in the area of Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom being the quietest train station in the world. Named Shippea Hill Station, this station is often bypassed the trains without stop. Although only serve 1 passengers each month, the station is still in operation today.
Formerly Shippea Hill Station many visited the traders wants to sell his wares to the city of London. Hundreds of passengers ever come into down in the station. Unfortunately, in the 1970s the merchants and hundreds of passengers are slowly starting to leave the station and switch to using another mode of transportation.
Shippea Hill Station not only in the United Kingdom, on the island of Hokkaidō, Japan, there is also a train station Kyu-Shirataki seemed deserted. This station just lay off the train that is 2 in the morning to pick up a student named Kana Harada and at night to drive her home. Kana Harada became the only passenger in the deserted station.
Several years ago, the central station of Hokkaido Railway Co. would like to close the Kyu-Shirataki Station because of its remote location and also longer passenger who came. But the intention was soon undone after knowing there is still one flyer, Kana Harada who was a High School student.
At 7 am, Trains leave the station takes Kana and at 5 p.m. train departing usher Kana comes home.
The Center decided to close the station after Kana Harada graduated from high school in March 2017.
After officially closed, locals gathered to hold a large banner inscribed with ‘ Kyu-Shirataki Station, 69 years thank you! ‘ and the homecoming was greeted by the staff of the station.
In addition to the above the deserted station some stations here also bore the title ‘ tersepi station in the United Kingdom ‘, according to a survey of UK Railway in December 2016. The stations are as follows.
- Shippea Hill (Cambridgeshire) – 12 Passenger
- Reddish South (Greater Manchester) – 38 Passengers
- Pilning (Gloucestershire) – 46 Passengers
- Coombe Junction halt (Cornwall)-48 Passengers
- Barry Links (Angus) – 68 Passengers
Although quiet of passengers, the stations still continue to operate because the cost of the closure of the station was not cheap and easy. Some requirements such as government approval and a bureaucratic process is a long and winding must be taken care of properly. Not to mention the cost of politics as well as the station’s staff will lose jobs, into consideration.
Not surprisingly, some of the stations called the haunted train station because it’s often operate at night and during the day without any passengers.