The hype brought in tourism (mostly young girls). The station now houses a cafe, a little museum, and a shrine dedicated to Tama
The Tama train was of course, also named after Super Station Master Tama.
Tama, a calico cat, found her calling, hanging out in the ticket booth wearing a railway hat and being generally available for passengers to see and pet as they traveled to and from and through the area. It didn’t take long for word to spread and Tama became famous.
Now, the station is not just a depot but a destination. Tama’s popularity had folks riding the train just to visit (and maybe get a picture) with the feline stationmaster.