Oigawa Railway Co., Ltd. in Shizuoka Prefecture decided to run special trains, “Thomas the Tank Engine” again for Christmas 2016. This will be the second time after Thomas’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of its publication in 2015.
Thomas the Tank Engine train will be decorated with Christmas hats, and that makes their rounded-head looks more lovely and Kawii. Not only are they attracted to small children, a lot of adults also adore to such cute style of Thomas, and can’t hesitate to take a photo with them, so as to leave a special memory of Christmas.
Thomas X’mas Special Train starts from Shizuoka – Shinkanaya station and ends at Senzu station that takes 1hr and 15mins to finish. It is possible for tourists to have one-day trip from Tokyo to Shizuoka. It takes 1hr from Tokyo to Shizuoka by Shinkansen (bullet train). Then you can take the JR train to the starts point Shinkanaya station which takes 45mins. So, the whole journey will takes only 3hrs in total if everything is in relatively good condition.
At the depart point – Shinkanaya station, there is a shopping center named Plaza Loco, and you can buy lots of Thomas souvenirs and Ekiben (Thomas style lunch-box) before your journey. While arriving Senzu station, Thomas exhibition will be held there, and all of Thomas’s friends, like Percy、Hiro、Rusty will appear at the same time! Don’t forget to take as more pictures as you like. Moreover, there are some Thomas car games for children to have fun. Enjoy!
Name of the Event: 「Thomas X’mas Special Train」
Operation period: 17th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, 25th of Dec 2016(**For 7 days, 14 services**)
Operation Stations: Oigawa Railway – Shinkanaya station to Senzu station (37.2km)
Fare: One way from Shinkanaya station to Senzu station:
Adult fare: 2,720yen (1,720 yen+ Extra charge for Thomas/James 1,000yen) Child fare: 1,360yen (860yen+ Extra charge for Thomas/James 500yen)
Departing from Shinkanaya Station at 10:38 (Arriving at Senzu Station at 11:51)
Departing from Senzu Station at 14:10 (Arriving at Shinkanaya Station at 15:27)
Official Website﹕http://oigawa-railway.co.jp/archives/event/2016xmas_thomas (only Japanese)
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