Huis Ten Bosch Station

Huis Ten Bosch Station (ハウステンボス駅, Hausutenbosu-eki) is a railway station on the Ōmura Line in Haenosaki-chō, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by JR Kyushu and is on the Ōmura Line.[1][2]

Huis Ten Bosch Station

ハウステンボス駅
Omura Line Huis Ten Bosch Station.jpg
The west (theme park side) entrance of Huis Ten Bosch Station in February 2009
LocationHaenosaki-chō, Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki-ken
Japan
Coordinates33°05′29.81″N 129°47′47.80″E / 33.0916139°N 129.7966111°E / 33.0916139; 129.7966111Coordinates: 33°05′29.81″N 129°47′47.80″E / 33.0916139°N 129.7966111°E / 33.0916139; 129.7966111
Operated byJR logo (kyushu).svg JR Kyushu
Line(s) Ōmura Line
Distance4.7 km from Haiki
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
Disabled accessYes - elevator to platform
Other information
StatusStaffed ticket window (Midori no Madoguchi) (outsourced)
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened10 March 1992 (1992-03-10)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016)1,638 daily
Rank110th (among JR Kyushu stations)
Location
Huis Ten Bosch Station is located in Japan
Huis Ten Bosch Station
Huis Ten Bosch Station
Location within Japan

This station serves the Huis Ten Bosch theme park after which it is named.

LinesEdit

The station is served by the Ōmura Line and is located 4.7 km from the starting point of the line at Haiki.[3] Besides the local services on the line, the Rapid Seaside Liner also stops at the station. The station is the terminus for the JR Kyushu Limited Express Huis Ten Bosch from Hakata.[4]

Station layoutEdit

The station consists of an island platform serving two tracks. The station building is built of brick in a Dutch style to blend with the theme park and is a hashigami structure, built over the platforms and tracks and houses a ticket counter, a waiting area and a shop. A flight of steps and an elevator from the station concourse gives access to the platform below. Platform/track 2 is a through-track and is used by Ōmura Line traffic. Platform/line 1 was also formerly a through-track but has now become a dead-end siding in order to accommodate the installation of an elevator shaft. It is used for trains such as the Huis Ten Bosch limited express which terminates at the station. Of the stations on the Ōmura Line, only the section from Haiki to this station has been electrified to accommodate the Huis Ten Bosch express trains.[3][2][5]

Management of the station has been outsourced to the JR Kyushu Tetsudou Eigyou Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of JR Kyushu specialising in station services. It staffs the ticket counter which is equipped with a Midori no Madoguchi facility.[6][7]

Adjacent stationsEdit

Service
Ōmura Line
Haiki Local Haenosaki
JR Kyushu Rapid
Haiki Seaside Liner
JR Kyushu Limited Express
Haiki Huis Ten Bosch Terminus

HistoryEdit

JR Kyushu opened the station on 10 March 1992 shortly before the opening of the theme park.[8]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 1,638 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), and it ranked 110th among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu.[9]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "JR Kyushu Route Map" (PDF). JR Kyushu. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "ハウステンボス" [Huis Te Bosch]. hacchi-no-he.net. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryōzō (2013). 図説: 日本の鉄道 四国・九州ライン 全線・全駅・全配線・第5巻 長崎 佐賀 エリア [Japan Railways Illustrated. Shikoku and Kyushu. All lines, all stations, all track layouts. Volume 5 Nagasaki Saga area] (in Japanese). Kodansha. pp. 27, 72. ISBN 9784062951647.
  4. ^ "ハウステンボス" [Huis Ten Bosch]. JR Kyushu official station website. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  5. ^ "大村線・ハウステンボス駅に行ってきました" [I went to Huis Ten Bosch Station Ōmura Line]. Ameblo.jp. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2018. Blog entry with good photographic coverage of station facilities.
  6. ^ "長崎支店内各駅" [Stations within the Nagasaki Branch]. JRTE website. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  7. ^ "ハウステンボス駅" [Huis Ten Bosch Station]. jr-mars.dyndns.org. Retrieved 21 March 2018. See images of tickets sold.
  8. ^ Ishino, Tetsu; et al., eds. (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 737. ISBN 4533029809.
  9. ^ "駅別乗車人員上位300駅(平成28年度)" [Passengers embarking by station - Top 300 stations (Fiscal 2016)] (PDF). JR Kyushu. 31 July 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2018.

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