Stations and Halts

Along Museum Railway line are three stations (Humppila, Minkiö and Jokioinen) and six halts (between Humppila and Minkiö are Kermala, Palomäki and Vuorela and between Minkiö and Jokioinen are Salminen, Raemäki and Kirkkotie). Trains will stop at halts on demand.



Humppila Print E-mail

humppilaNext to the Jokioinen Museum Railway station, across the tracks of the Turku-Toijala railway, is the VR Humppila station. The station is relatively new; it was re-built in 1982 after the old Humppila station was burnt down in 1973 when the station post office was burgled. The new station is unique in its architecture. The waiting room of the station building was opened for public use in August 2006 after being closed for more than 6 years. The rest of the station is now used by local artisans.



At the Jokioinen Museum Railway Humppila station there is a café on summer Sundays. The café is situated in the old red firewood shed by the local 4H association. In summer 2014 the café is open on 15.06, 29.06, 12.07, 13.07, 26.07, 27.07 and 10.08 while trains are running from 10.45 to 15.00.



Just next to Humppila VR station there is the Talvinen working-class cottage museum. Here you can see how a working-class family lived in the beginning of 20th century. The cottage is open June - August on Sundays, 12 -16. In the garden of the cottage there is a café.

 
Kermala Print E-mail

The railway halt of Kermala is located about two kilometres from Humppila at the top of the steepest hill on the Jokioinen Museum railway, the Hill of Huhti (Huhdinmäki).

 

infoLocation of Kermala halt (GoogleMaps)
 
Palomäki Print E-mail

Palomäki Halt is located about 3.5 kilometres from Humppila towards Minkiö. At Palomäki Halt the road going to Rautavuori (The Iron Hill) crosses the tracks. In Rautavuori there was previously an old iron ore mine, as the name of the place states.

In 1946 the local village people built a shelter at Palomäki Halt. It was used until 1951 when the line and halt were closed and passenger traffic was transferred to buses.


About a kilometre from Palomäki Halt towards Minkiö there is on the right-hand side of the track the remains of an old water tower, and on the left the embankment of an former sand spur. The sand spur led down to a sand pit. All the gravel and sand used in construction and maintenance of Jokioinen railway came from thist. Today there is a graveyard by the old sand pit.

The water tower was the only original water tower of Jokioinen railway. Water to the tower ran under its own pressure from a hill nearby. You can still see the location of the water tower from the remains of the chimney which was used to heat the water in winter to avoid freezing,  and of the land embankment which made up the foundations of the water tower and firewood shelter.

 

infoLocation of Palomäki halt (GoogleMaps)

 
Vuorela Print E-mail

Vuorela Halt is located about six kilometres from Humppila. The original wooden name sign of the Vuorela Halt is on display in the Minkiö station buffet.

 

infoLocation of Vuorela halt (GoogleMaps)
 
Minkiö Print E-mail

minkioMinkiö station is the most important station of Jokioinen Museum Railway. It is located 8 kilometres from Humppila station in the village of Kiipu in Jokioinen.  The workshops, most of the storage rooms and the accommodation and staff rooms of the Jokioinen Museum Railway are located in Minkiö. In Minkiö there is also the narrow gauge museum with a collection of locomotives and carriages from most of the narrow-gauge railways in Finland. You can always ask for a guided tour to the locomotive sheds at Minkiö station. At Minkiö station you can sense the genuine narrow-gauge environment of the 19th century!


Also at Minkiö station there are also the café buffet and souvenir shop of Jokioinen Museum Railway. They are located in the station's old yellow goods shed. Here you can buy coffee, buns, sandwiches, ice cream, etc. In the souvenir shop you can buy postcards, railway related books and magazines and souvenirs like mugs, hats, posters and T-shirts. Remember that all the postcards you drop in the mail box at the station or in the post carriage are cancelled with the special cancellation.

 

infoLocation of Minkiön station (GoogleMaps)

 
Salminen Print E-mail

On a hot summer day you can step off the train at Salminen Halt located about two kilometres from Minkiö towards Jokioinen and walk to Lake Rehtijärvi.


Rehtijärvi is a beautiful sand bottom lake about two kilometres east of the railway. You can have an enjoyable swim in the cool water of the lake after a trip on-board the museum train and a short walk.

 

infoLocation of Salminen halt (GoogleMaps)

 
Raemäki Print E-mail

Raemäki Halt is about three kilometres from Minkiö. It is one of the most beautiful halts with its three roadway crossings and a small wooden railway phone box.


Ten minutes walk east from Raemäki there is the Emmaus flea market.

 

infoLocation of Raemäki halt (GoogleMaps)

 
Kirkkotie Print E-mail

Kirkkotie (the Church Road) Halt is located according to its name next to the road leading to Jokioinen church. The church is located about a kilometre from the halt.

 

The beautiful wooden church of Jokioinen is one of the oldest of its kind in Finland. It was completed in 1631.

 

infoLocation of Kirkkotie halt (GoogleMaps)

 
Jokioinen Print E-mail

jokioinenIn Jokioinen the train stops just next to the old Jokioinen Estates. It is only about a 600 m walk from the station to the main building and the park of the estates. The Jokioinen Estates were the grandest estates in Finland. As recently as 1918 the area of the estates was 32,000 hectares. The main building of the estates was completed in 1798. It is one of the oldest neoclassical apartment buildings in Finland.

 

 

 

 




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