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Why is there subway station in barren place?

China's metro station in the middle of nowhere

It's often the case with developing countries that subway lines open before development of land along the lines.
When Hankyu( Minoh-Arima Electric Railway in those days) opended rail line from Osaka to Kobe, it was fooled as 'Earthworm train', because it penetrated paddy field with straight rail. But now, cities along the rail line are so densed that there is almost no space to develop.

Within 20 years, Caojiawan station will track the same destiny.