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.
The west (theme park side) entrance of Huis Ten Bosch Station in February 2009
|Location||Haenosaki-chō, Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki-ken|
|Operated by||JR Kyushu|
|Line(s)||■ Ōmura Line|
|Distance||4.7 km from Haiki|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Structure type||At grade|
|Disabled access||Yes - elevator to platform|
|Status||Staffed ticket window (Midori no Madoguchi) (outsourced)|
|Opened||10 March 1992|
|Passengers (FY2016)||1,638 daily|
|Rank||110th (among JR Kyushu stations)|
This station serves the Huis Ten Bosch theme park after which it is named.
The station is served by the Ōmura Line and is located 4.7 km from the starting point of the line at Haiki. 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.
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.
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.
Platform 2 in the direction of Haiki. Note the catenary wires.
|JR Kyushu Rapid|
|JR Kyushu Limited Express|
|Haiki||Huis Ten Bosch||Terminus|
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.
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- "ハウステンボス" [Huis Ten Bosch]. JR Kyushu official station website. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
- "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.
- "長崎支店内各駅" [Stations within the Nagasaki Branch]. JRTE website. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
- "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.
- 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.
- "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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