|Description:||Facility for handling Xboats at a star system. At each system served by the Xboat network, an express boat station is maintained to handle the mail and other items carried by the ships and to manage incoming and outgoing Xboats. Usually located near the jump point and often coexisting with a jump station, the station picks up mail from incoming Xboats and sends it on to the local world for delivery. Mail and items destined for worlds farther down the line are transferred to a waiting Xboat which then jumps for the next world in the network.|
The Xboat station contains mail handling equipment; refueling and support facilities for the local staff and waiting crew are also provided. The Xboat station maintains a local office on the system's major world for the acceptance of Xboat mail, as well as to handle delivery of the mail to addresses on the world.