(c)2016 Gulland (Thomas) Limited.


We’ll introduce in order of dates of operation, sections of operation, operating times, ticket details, and application details for Thomas the Tank Engine.

Japan Oigawa railway,2016 Thomas the Tank Engine
(c)2016 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

 

The dates of operation are from June 11 to October 10.

* Please note that it doesn’t operate everyday.

 

Please apply after understanding:
-They do not operate every day from June 11 to October 10
-The days of operation differ for Thomas and James.

The dates of operation as of March 29, 2016 are as follows;
(blue for Thomas, red for James)

  The operating service details for Thomas and James on the Oigawa Railway in 2016.

The area of operation is between Shinkanaya station and Senzu station.

 

Thomas the Tank Engine and James the Red Engine will run through Shinkanaya station to Senzu station on the Oigawa Railway!

 The area of operation:
From Shinkanaya station to Senzu station on the Oigawa Railway

 The running distance: 37.2 km
The route to Shinkanaya Station is below.

 

Japan Oigawa railway,2016 Thomas the Tank Engine
(c)2016 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

 

The Operating time differs for both, Thomas and James.

  Please be sure to check the operating time because the train departure time differs depending on the dates when Thomas or James operates.

    The departure time when Thomas or James operates

<Operation in the morning>
The departure time from Shinkanaya Station: 10:38

The arrival time at Senzu Station:11:51


<Operation in the afternoon>
The departure time from Senzu Station:14:10

The arrival time at Shinkanaya Station:15:27

 

    The departure time when Thomas and James operates

●By Thomas
<Operation in the morning>
The departure time from Shinkanaya Station:10:38
The arrival time at Senzu Station:11:51


<Operation in the afternoon>
The departure time from Senzu Station:14:10
The arrival time at Shinkanaya Station:15:27

 

●By James
<Operation in the morning>
The departure time from Shinkanaya Station :10:00

The arrival time at Senzu Station :11:13


<Operation in the afternoon>
The departure time from Senzu Station:13:39

The arrival time at Shinkanaya Station :14:53

 

There are two kinds of tickets.

    1. One-way ticket

Please wait a little longer if you only need a one-way ticket.
Make a reservation though the regular lottery application.
Please note that the ticket type for Thomas and James is only a one-way ticket.

 Fare:

 Adult 2,720 yen

 Child 1,360yen


 Content of ticket:

 The fare for Thomas the Tank Engine

 One-way fare (Shinkanaya Station → Senzu Station, or Senzu Station→Shinkanaya Station)


 The area of operation for Thomas and James

Shinkanaya Station → Senzu Station, or Senzu Station→Shinkanaya Station


 The period of acceptance for lottery applications

 For tickets in June and July

From April 18, 12:00 to April 25, 23:59

 For tickets in August

From May 23, 12:00 to May 30, 23:59

 For tickets in September and October

From June 27, 12:00 to July 4, 23:59

If there are very few applications, a 2nd and/or 3rd registration process will open up.


 Website for the regular lottery application:

 http://l-tike.com/event/thomas (Only Japanese Text)

 

    2. Admission ticket for the Thomas Fair

They’ll both come this year too! Let’s meet Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends at Senzu Station!
You can enjoy attractions for free (some of them will require a fee).

 Admission fee:

 Child (elementary-school students or above): 500 yen

 Infants (babies and children under school age): Free

We’ll inform you about detailed information (such as the fares), when we know more.

 

After you know the types of the tickets, it’s time to confirm the details of the application!

Please be careful, because the start time for awarding tickets differs, depending on what kind of ticket you need and when you want to ride.

 

(c)2016 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.
(c)2016 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

●Regarding the period for winners to claim their tickets

 

    Claiming tickets for the regular lottery application, one-way tickets, for June and July will be open from April 18 to 25.

The reservation period: The operating dates in June and July
Content of reserved ticket: One-way ticket
Fare: Adult 2,720 yen, Child 1,360 yen
Payment method: Credit card or payment at a convenience store (Lawson or Mini stop)
Period for claiming tickets: From April 18, 12:00 p.m. to April 25, 23:59 p.m.
 URL for the application  http://l-tike.com/event/thomas (Japanese Text Only)

 

    Claiming tickets for the regular lottery application, one-way tickets for August will be open from May 23 to 30.

The reservation period: The operation dates in August
Content of reserved ticket: One-way ticket
Fare: Adult 2,720 yen, Child 1,360 yen
Payment method: Credit card or payment at a convenience store (Lawson or Mini stop)
Period for claiming tickets: From May 23, 12:00 p.m. to May 30, 23:59 p.m.
 URL for the application  http://l-tike.com/event/thomas (Japanese Text Only)

 

    Claiming tickets for the regular lottery application, one-way tickets for September and October will be open from June 27 to July 4.

The reservation period: The operation dates in September and October
Content of reserved ticket: One-way ticket
Fare: Adult 2,720 yen, Child 1,360 yen
Payment method: Credit card or payment at a convenience store (Lawson or Mini stop)
Period for claiming tickets: From June 27, 12:00 p.m. to July 4, 23:59 p.m.
 URL for the application  http://l-tike.com/event/thomas (Japanese Text Only)

 

(c)2016 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.
(c)2016 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

 

How to get to Shinkanaya Station:

 

    <From Tokyo>

JR Tokyo Station
Shinkansen bullet train“Hikari” bound for Nagoya
Shizuoka Station
Tokaido Main Line bound for Hamamatsu
Kanaya Station
Oigawa Railway
Shinkanaya Station

 Required time: Less than 2 hours

 

    <From Nagoya>

JR Nagoya Station
Shinkansen bullet train“Hikari” bound for Tokyo
Hamamatsu Station
Tokaido Main Line bound for Okitsu or Atami
Kanaya Station
Oigawa Railway
Shinkanaya Station

 Required time: Less than an hour and half

 

    <From Osaka>

JR Shin-Osaka Station
Shinkansen bullet train“Hikari” bound for Tokyo
Hamamatsu Station
Tokaido Main Line bound for Okitsu or Atami
Kanaya Station
Oigawa Railway
Shinkanaya Station

 Required time: Less than2hours 40 minutes

 

    <By car>

・About a 9 minute drive from Shimada-kanaya Interchange on the Shin-Tomei Expressway
・About a 16 minute drive from Sagara-makinohara Interchange on the Tomei Expressway

 

 (c)2016 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.
(c)2016 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

 

What if I miss the chance to apply? There may be a chance that a 2nd and/or 3rd registration process will open up.

 

“Oh no, I missed the period for claiming my tickets!” Don’t give up just yet! Depending on the sales situation, a 2nd and/or 3rd registration process might be available. We recommend you keep checking the official Oigawa Railway website at any time.

 

Tadaima Japan will keep updating the latest information. Please make happy summer memories with your child and Thomas the train!

 

 (c)2016 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.
(c)2016 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

 

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