The sun was setting, and the train station was bustling with activity. Passengers were getting on and off the trains, and the hustle and bustle of the station was almost deafening.
As the last train of the day arrived at the station, an eerie silence seemed to engulf the station. No one got on or off the train; instead, the passengers seemed to be avoiding it. All of the station staff were giving the train a wide berth, even though it was the last train of the day and the station was otherwise empty.
The passengers who had been at the station quickly dispersed, leaving the train alone. As the station staff left the platform, one of them whispered, "That's the haunted train. No one ever gets on or off it."
The train had been cursed ever since it had killed a family of four more than a decade ago. The cursed train ran between the two cities once every day, never stopping and never carrying any passengers, but the station staff always gave it a wide berth.
That night, however, something strange happened. As the train pulled into the station, a solitary figure stepped onto the platform. It was a young woman, and she seemed to be in a trance. She boarded the train without saying a word and disappeared from sight.
When the train arrived at its next stop, the woman stepped off without saying a word. She seemed unfazed and almost in a trance, as if she was not aware of her surroundings.
The station staff had watched the woman with apprehension, and when she stepped off, they all looked at each other in fear. It was as if they had seen a ghost.
The woman had not been the only passenger on the train. As the station staff looked closer, they noticed a figure in the corner of the back car. It was a man, and he seemed to be in an even deeper trance than the woman.
The man had not said a word during the entire journey, and yet he seemed to be aware of his surroundings. As the train started to move again, he seemed to be staring straight ahead.
The next morning, the station staff talked about the strange events of the previous evening. No one could quite explain what had happened, but everyone agreed that something strange had been on that train.
The haunted train continued to run its daily course, but its passengers were always few and far between. Most people refused to get on, and those who did usually didn't stay long.
One day, however, the train made an unscheduled stop at a small station in the middle of nowhere. When the station staff opened the door to the back car, they were surprised to find the same man from the night before. He seemed to be in a trance, staring straight ahead.
The station staff asked the man what he was doing, but he said nothing. After a few moments, he slowly stood up and stepped off the train. He looked around for a moment, then walked away without saying a word.
The station staff watched him go in disbelief. They had heard the stories about the haunted train, but had never seen anything like this before.
Over the next few years, the same man was seen occasionally boarding the train and then stepping off at the same station. No one knew his name or why he was taking the train, and no one ever asked.
The station staff had become more and more superstitious about the haunted train, and so had the passengers. Some refused to get on the train at all, and some only got on if they absolutely had to.
Even today, the train still makes its daily runs between the two cities, though its passengers are few and far between. People still talk about the mysterious man who boards the train and then steps off at the same station.
The stories about the haunted train still circulate, even though no one knows what really happened on that fateful night so many years ago. All anyone knows for sure is that something strange happened on the cursed train, and that the man who steps off at the same station every day knows the truth.