Riverside Station is an old, deserted train station in the game Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, and the only known stop the Excess Express makes between Rogueport and Poshley Heights. Following its abandonment, a large swarm of Smorgs have taken up residence amid the station's dilapidated interior. The station proper contains a hub area, an elevator, a clock room, and an old office and archives in the station's basement. During the events of The Thousand-Year Door, an unknown person (possibly the Smorgs) lifts the station's drawbridge, which the Excess Express needs to cross; a Riverside worker informs Mario of the dilemma and gives him a key, granting him access to the otherwise locked station. From there, Mario must access the station's basement to obtain the Ultra Boots. Using his newly acquired boots, Mario must hit the switch inside the station to reactivate the drawbridge, allowing it to fall back into place so the Excess Express can continue its commute.
As aforementioned, the station seems all but abandoned (sans the many enemies inhabiting it) and without any signs of upkeep, despite having two known workers. There was once a river that flowed beneath the bridge here (hence the name "Riverside Station"), but it dried up at an undisclosed time before Mario's arrival and the area has since become a pasture. The station's decommission was quite possibly a result of the Smorg infestation or other enemies that invaded.
The in-game map description reads, "A station the Excess Express must stop at in order to refuel. Long ago, a river flowed beneath the suspension bridge, but it has since dried up. The view of the setting sun from here is unrivaled, according to locals."
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