Extreme Commuting: Mindaribba Station (Woah, This Place Is Tiny)

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Extreme Commuting: Mindaribba Station (Woah, This Place Is Tiny)


During Lifehacker’s recent Extreme Commuting experiment, I was utterly fascinated by what we might call femto-stations — stations so small you can only access them from a single train door. And so I decided to spend a whole Saturday travelling to one of them just so I could video it. This is an exhaustive tour of Mindaribba Station.

Mindaribba isn’t the only station this small within the Sydney network: Hilldale, Wallarobba and Wirragulla on the Dungog line are similarly tiny. Wondabyne on the Central Coast line is perhaps the best-known example, though it actually has two platforms. (Wondabyne’s unique claim to fame is that it isn’t accessible by road for cars: you have to walk or take a boat if you don’t take the train.)

This is definitely a case where the pictures tell the story, so check out the video.

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