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Seibu Train Festa 2018 | HIDAKA

June 2 @ 09:30 - 15:30

Seibu Train festa

The annual Seibu Train Festa will take place this weekend on Saturday June 2nd. It is a free event held in the Musashigaoka Carriage Marshalling yard in Hidaka. Normally a freight and operations railway center, special direct access to the marshalling yard will be available for the public on the day of the festival only.

Seibu Train Festa

Seibu Marshalling yard. Image from Seibu Official website

The festival is very family orientated and will be of particular interest to train lovers of all ages. Apart from having a number of specialty train items on sale on the day, there are a number of events and hands on experiences for all and sundry to try out.

Seibu Train Festa details

There are opportunities to learn about all aspects of the trains with special demonstrations and interactive exhibits. A popular element with kids is the booth where you can dress up in station master and train driver clothes, hats and gloves. Between noon and 12.30 pm there is a photo opportunity with

Seibu Railway Festa

近江鉄道100形 Image from https://tetsudo-ch.com/39122.html

There are a number of train specialty stores participating on the day with limited edition train merchandise on sale. You can also purchase food on the day as there are food booths. They even have stage performances.

Seibu Train Festa Access

This festival is only accessible by train or on foot. The schedule of the trains are on the Seibu railway official site. I have also outlined below, translated from the official site:

(1)Rapid express from Ikebukuro toward Hanno(from Hanno the train will go on to Musashigaoka marshalling yard 武蔵丘車両検修場行)

From Ikebukuro 石神井公園 発 From hikarigaoka tokorozawa 小手指 発

8.25am

8.36am

8.42am

8.50am

8.55am

iruma city 発 Hanno 発 検修場 着

9時03分

9時16分

9時31分

 

There are even more trains that go on the day, please see the linked page in grey details box for more train times.

The return trains from the marshalling yard are fixed at:

復路】武蔵丘車両検修場発 飯能行
※武蔵丘車両検修場ではお客さまがご乗車になり次第発車いたします。

検修場改札締切時刻 arrives hanno arrives ikebukuro

13時00分
14時00分
15時00分

13時20分
14時20分
15時20分

express to ikebukuro
semi express to ikebukuro
Hanno is the last stop

14時12分
15時24分
Not applicable

If you miss these trains you can get a train from Hanno or Koma stations.

The event will go ahead in the case of light rain, but it maybe cancelled if there is heavy rain or stormy weather. 

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Venue

Seibu Railway Musashigaoka Carriage Marshalling Yard
Dai, 462-1
Hidaka-shi,, Saitama-ken 〒350-1253
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