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; the train typically stops at this station so it can be refueled before its commute continues. 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. While Mario and his team were travelling to Poshley Heights to find the Garnet Star in Chapter 6, an unknown person (possibly the Smorgs) lifted 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. The Smorg horde stowed away on the train shortly after the dilemma was resolved and attacked the train the next morning, but was eventually defeated by Mario and his team.
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.
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