Life at a Closed Station

Latvia. The city of Auce. Until 1995, there was a railway station. Now it is closed, and the population of the city fell below the mark of 3 thousand.

All her life 88-year-old pensioner Milda Romanova gave to the railway, to the station “Auce”. Despite the fact that the station has been closed for 24 years, Milda still lives in the station building, on the second floor.

Prior to the disorganization of the Soviet Union, both freight and passenger trains traveled along this railway line; 20 trains passed each night. They transported everything: wood, pipes, food… From 1991 to 2019, bourgeois Latvia closed more than 60 stations.

Video by BBC (click on the video to play)

The video was released on December 3, 2019.

On September 22, 2019, a trip to the Auce railway station was held as part of the Geographical Society “Spilve”.

Source: BBC News Russian