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There Is Actually A Museum Of Train Accidents In Japan

Japan railway company JR East recently caught my attention when it unveiled the expansion to their Exhibition Hall of History Accidents.” Yes. You heard that right. There is actually a museum dedicated in cataloguing train accidents. It may sound weird for such a museum to even exists, but it is really born out the need for introspection. Apparently, the exhibition hall was originally opened in 2002 to serve as a reminder of train accidents, and how it happened. Continue reading There Is Actually A Museum Of Train Accidents In Japan

You Won’t Believe This Train Station Stays In Operation For Just One Person

Mega corporations are often viewed as evil establishments out to squeeze every ounce of energy from its employees and every single cent from consumers, but that does not mean humanity does not exist in some of them. The case of the defunct train station in Hokkaido, Japan, is one brilliant example of hope. The story goes that Kami-Shirataki train station located at the northernmost island of Hokkaido was to be shut down due to declining ridership in this remote location and the ending of the freight service in and out of the area does not help either. Continue reading You Won’t Believe This Train Station Stays In Operation For Just One Person