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Karina Kozlova spends little time at house due to her lengthy commute.

A key railway route in northwestern Russia has launched a cease to serve simply two passengers: a 14-year-old woman and her grandmother.

Based on the Gudok newspaper, the Saint Petersburg-Murmansk prepare route has begun to serve distant Poyakonda, to assist 14-year-old Karina Kozlova get to and from college.

For the final decade, Karina’s grandmother Natalia Kozlova, a former nursery college instructor, has been making a protracted tour to move Karina and different kids within the Poyakonda locality to highschool and again.

Trains on the route beforehand solely stopped in Poyakonda as a technicality to choose up and drop off railway workers, and so the Kozlovas have had no alternative however to journey similtaneously them, or else danger Karina lacking college.

Gudok says that for a few years, the Kozlovas have been commuting for 3 hours a day. They catch a prepare at half previous seven within the morning and their 7:10pm return journey signifies that they arrive house “near 9 at evening”.

“Each morning, I waited for the youngsters by the village kiosk, then we walked 1km (zero.6 miles) to the Poyakonda station,” Ms Kozlova tells Gudok.

“We took the prepare to the Knyazhaya station, choosing up different kids alongside the best way… then took the bus to highschool. After college, we took the long-distance prepare house.”

The introduction of the cease alongside the Saint Petersburg-Murmansk route signifies that Karina will now not have to attend till the tip of the day to journey house.

She is the one youngster nonetheless being transported by Ms Kozlova to highschool from Poyakonda, a small hamlet with not more than 50 residents. Most of Poyakonda’s residents are employed by a bioscience analysis facility run by the Moscow State College on the White Coastline.

Reporting by Vitaly Shevchenko, Kerry Allen

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