“Keihan Electric Railway Thomas & Friends No. 2020” on the way from Mar. 28th

Keihan Electric Railway will start operation of the train “Keihan Electric Railway Thomas & Friends No. 2020” on March 28, which depicts the characters of Thomas & Friends.

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Currently, “Thomas & Friends ” are developing a joint project with the United Nations to introduce the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to preschoolers through an animation series for infants, with locomotives from various countries. And due to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic will be held this year, the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan is expected to increase further. Therefore, Keihan Electric Railway will launch various collaboration events under the theme of “Thomas & Friends ”to the world.

 

Summary

-1. Wrapping train driving

Operating period: March 28 (Sat)-July 31, 2009 (Sat) (planned)

Contents: Driving the wrapping train of “Thomas and Friends” on the Katano Line.

Vehicles used: Running section: Hirakata-shi-private city (Katsuno Line)

Used vehicle… 10003-10053 (4-car formation)

Contents… Exterior (full wrapping), interior (partial decoration)

* Some days may not be operated depending on the situation. Information on driving times, etc. will be provided on the company’s website “Train / Station Information” from mid-March.

 

-2. Posting of commemorative head mark

(1) Katano Line

Posting period: March 28 (Sat)-December 31 (Thu) (planned)

Posted vehicle: Keihan Electric Railway Thomas No. 2020 (No. 10003-10053)

(2) Otsu Line

Posting period: March 28 (Sat)-July 31, 2009 (Sat) (planned)

Posted vehicles: 1 formation of 700 type car (car No. 705-706) / 1 formation of 800 series car (car No. 805-806)

 

-3. Planting (fake green) “Kikansha Thomas” display and elevator wall decoration

Exhibition period: March 28 (Sat)-July 31, 2009 (Sat) (tentative)

Contents: During the “Keihan Railway Kikansha Thomas No. 2020” driving period, Thomas planting (fake green) will be displayed at a private city station and the decoration will be developed according to the season and event. In addition, we will decorate the wall of the elevator at Hirakata-shi Station Platforms 5 and 6.

* Planting may differ from the image due to deterioration and use of artificial flowers.

* May not be viewable due to maintenance.

 

-4. “Keihan Railway Kikansha Thomas No. 2020” debut event

(1) Temporary train operation and vehicle display

Operating day: Saturday, March 28

Contents: Temporary train operation and display of the 10000 series “Kaikansha Thomas No. 2020”

[1] Direct train operation from Nakanoshima Station to Kisaichi Station (prior application required)

Operating time: From Nakanoshima 11:05-Arrival at private city 11:53

* Not available at the station.

* Applicants who wish to ride must make a round-trip postcard.

 (Each postcard can be used by 4 people, 60 lots are recruited by lottery)

* Details on how to apply, etc. can be confirmed on the Keihan Electric Railway website, K PRESS March issue.

* Only passengers can enter the stop platform at Nakanoshima Station

 

[2] Vehicle display at private city station (no advance application required)

Exhibition time: 11: 53-15: 00 (Line 1)

 

[3] Driving of regular trains from Kisaichi Station to Hirakata Station (no prior application required)

<Departure time at each stop>

Private city 15:00 departure / Kawachi forest 15:01 departure / Katano 15:04 departure / Gutsu 15:06 departure / Murano 15:08 departure / Hoshigaoka 15:09 departure / Miyanosaka 15:11 departure / Hirakata 15:13 Wear

 

(2) Original sun visor gift

The date and time: Saturday, March 28 from 12:00 to 15:30 (stormy weather cancellation)

Location: Kisaichi Station Park

Target: Elementary school students and younger (under elementary school students accompanied by parents)

Contents: “Keihan Railway Kikansha Thomas No. 2020” original sun visor will be presented.

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(3) Photo session with Thomas the Tank Engine

The date and time: Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 to 15:30 (we cancel stormy weather)

Location: Kisaichi Station Park

Target: Elementary school students and younger (under elementary school students accompanied by parents)

Contents: “Kimakan Thomas” planting (fake green) and photo spots appeared in my city station park. Take a commemorative photo with Thomas.

4) Keihan train original goods sale

The date and time: Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 to 15:30 (we cancel stormy weather)

Location: Kisaichi Station Park

Contents: Sale of original goods including Keihan Railway Thomas No. 2020 products.

* The number of products is limited and may be sold out.

 

-5. Release of original goods (from March 28)

(1) Keihan Electric Railway Thomas the Tank Engine 2020 x Nijiyura Insulated Hand Towel (2 types)

Outline: A hand washcloth that Nijiyura, a manufacturer of pouring dyed towels, and the Keihan Railway Thomas the Tank Engine No. 2020 collaborated.

Material: cotton

Size: about 37cm x 91cm

Price: ¥ 1,700 each (tax included)

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(2) Keihan Railway Thomas the Tank Engine 2020 x Maruman Sketchbook

Description: A sketchbook that stationery maker Maruman collaborated with Keihan Railway Thomas the Tank Engine No. 2020. Adopted high-quality drawing paper and portable size.

Size: B6 size about 125mm x 175mm

Body: 4 coloring pages, 20 blank pages

Price: 500 yen (tax included)

 

(3) Keihan Electric Railway Thomas No. 2020 can badge (2 types)

Description: A can badge with Thomas and friends from around the world, along with the Keihan Electric Railway Kikansha Thomas 2020.

Size: about 57mm in diameter

Price: 300 yen each (tax included)

 

(4) Keihan Electric Railway Thomas the Tank Engine 2020 Pass Case (2 types)

Description: A pass case designed by Thomas and Friends of the Keihan Electric Railway Thomas & Friends 2020.

Size: about 104mm × 68mm

Sale price: 1,000 yen each (tax included)

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(5) Keihan Electric Railway Thomas No. 2020 key ring

Outline: A key holder that can be used on both sides with the design of the Keihan Train Thomas the Tank Engine No. 2020 on the front side and the design of Thomas and Friends on the back.

Size: about 60mm x 35mm

Material: Acrylic

Price: 400 yen (tax included)

 

Each merchandise is also available at the following locations in addition to the Keihan Electric Railway original merchandise sale.

・ Vending machine (home of Keiichi Station Line 2)

・ Ansley Kyobashi store, Hirakata store, Sanjo store, etc.

・ Keihan Department Store Moriguchi 6F Toy Store

* There are no sales or reservation sales at Keihan Railway stations.

* The products handled vary depending on the sales location.

* The release start time is based on the business hours of each store.

* The number is limited and may be sold out.

 

  1. “Thomas and Friends 2020 Stamp Rally” held

Period: Saturday, March 28-Saturday, July 31, 2009 (planned)

The first @Saturday, March 28-Friday, July 24

The second: July 25 (Sat)-October 31 (Sat)

The third @ Sunday, November 1-Wednesday, March 31, 2009

4th @ Thursday, April 1, 2009-Saturday, July 31, 2009

Duration: 9: 00-19: 00 (Stamp installation and redemption of achievement prize)

Target: Elementary school students and younger (under elementary school students accompanied by parents)

Rally paper locations: Keihan line stations, Otsu line main stations

Overview:         

Stamp setting place: Hirakata City Station, Katano City Station, Kawachimori Station, Private City Station

Required number of stamps: 4 (all target stations)

Achievement prize… Original masking tape

Achievement prize exchange place: Hirakata City Station Info Station (station office)

* Original masking tapes for the achievement prize will be distributed in different designs depending on the season (limited quantity, the first-come, the first be served).

 

  1. Release of a special ticket “Kata no Sen Kikansha Thomas 1day Ticket”

Product Name: Kata no Sen Thomas 1 day ticket

Release period: March 28 (Sat)-July 31, 2009 (Sat) (planned)

Valid period: On the day of release

Release location: Keihan line stations * Excluding Otsu line stations and Iwashimizu Hachimangu shrine cable

Valid section: Round trip section: Boarding station-Free section (round trip)

Free section: Hirakata-shi station-private city station (free to get on and off)

Sale price:

Boarding station … Adult (child)

Hirakata City-Private City… 500 yen (250 yen)

Korien-Hirakata Park, Gotenyama / Makino… 600 yen (300 yen)

Senbayashi-Neyagawa, Campyo-Yodo … 700 yen (350 yen)

Yodoyabashi-Morikoji, Nakashojima-Sanjo, Mizukibashi-Uji, Oebashi / Naniwabashi … 800 yen (400 yen)

Nakanoshima / Watanabe Bridge… 900 yen (450 yen)

Jingu Marutamachi and Demachiyanagi… 1,000 yen (500 yen)

 

Others: Kids card for children under elementary school age

* Kids cards will be distributed in different designs depending on the season.

Details will be announced on the Keihan Electric Railway official website as soon as it is decided.

* Temporary train operation and various events may be changed or canceled.

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Reference

https://www.keihan.co.jp/traffic/

http://www.thomasandfriends.jp/