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Abandonment

pontivy

Pontivy, July 2016

The station is long closed, its windows are blocked; behind the building, the now useless tracks are subjected to rust and to the invasion of weeds. Due to the lack of maintenance, the lobby ceiling has collapsed, condemning the building and forcing the authorities to put wire around it. Unless you possess a telephotolens, you can not read the bus schedules panel photographed here. Anyway, as no one is able to approach it, they are obsolete.
Will buses stop on the empty parking lot? If writings on specialized websites indicate their existence, no sign in the immediate surroundings confirm their arrival. After all, we already know ghost stations, yet fully active. So how much abandonment a transport network can support before ceasing to function? Let’s look at our watch, and wait for the scheduled time to solve that question.