Balloon Saga Station

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Balloon Saga Station
バルーンさが駅
JRKyushu Balloon Saga Station 200911.jpg
The station entrance in November 2009
Location Ogino, Kasemachi, Saga-shi, Saga-ken 840-0864
Japan
Operated by JR logo (kyushu).svg JR Kyushu
Line(s) Nagasaki Main Line
Distance 29.8 km from Tosu
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Status Seasonal operation
History
Opened 18 November 1989 (1989-11-18)
Location
Balloon Saga Station is located in Japan
Balloon Saga Station
Balloon Saga Station
Location within Japan

Balloon Saga Station (バルーンさが駅?, Barūn-Saga-eki) is a railway station on the Nagasaki Main Line in Saga, Saga Prefecture, Japan, operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu). It is a seasonal station and is only operational during the Saga International Balloon Fiesta (held around the end of October/beginning of November).[1]

Layout[edit]

The platforms in November 2007

The station consists of two outward-facing side platforms serving two tracks. The two platforms are linked by walkways.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Nagasaki Main Line
Kubota - Nabeshima

History[edit]

The station opened on 18 November 1989.[2] Permanent platform structures were built in 2002.[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

The station lies east of the Kase River and mainly surrounded by fields, with few homes or businesses in the area. The Saga International Balloon Fiesta brings many tourists to the area. National Route 34 (Saga Bypass) lies 1 km to the north.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saga International Balloon Fiesta - JR Kyushu (Japanese) Archived 13 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b JRバルーンさが駅 [JR Balloon Saga Station]. Saga International Balloon Fiesta (in Japanese). Japan: Saga Hot Air Balloon World Championship Committee. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°15′28″N 130°14′56″E / 33.25782°N 130.249001°E / 33.25782; 130.249001