Fukui Station (Fukui)

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Fukui Station
福井駅
JR West Fukui Station 001.JPG
JR Fukui Station building
Location
Prefecture Fukui
(See other stations in Fukui)
City Fukui
Neighborhood etc. 1-1-1 Chūō
Postal code 910-0006
(in Japanese) 福井県福井市中央1丁目1-1
History
Year opened 1896
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Echizen Railway
Line(s) Hokuriku Main Line, Etsumi-Hoku Line
Katsuyama Eiheiji Line, Mikuni Awara Line
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Fukui Station (福井駅 Fukui-eki?) is a JR West and Echizen Railway railway station located in the city of Fukui, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.

Fukui-Ekimae Station on the Fukui Railway Fukubu Line is located approximately 150 meters to the west.

History[edit]

JR Fukui Station[edit]

  • 15 July 1896: Japanese Government Railways (JGR, later JNR) Fukui Station opens. At the time, the station was the line's terminus.
  • 12 October 1909: The line renamed Hokuriku Main Line.
  • January 1952: JNR opens new station building with financial support from the local government.
  • 1 April 1987: With the privatization of JNR, Fukui Station becomes part of West Japan Railway Company (JR West).
  • 18 July 2004: Because of heavy rain and flooding around Fukui Station, service on the Etsumi-Hoku Line temporarily stopped.
  • 18 April 2005: The new station building and the PRISM FUKUI shopping mall open.

Echizen Railway Fukui Station[edit]

  • 21 September 1929: Kyoto Dentō Echizen Electric Railway Line Fukui Station opens.
  • 2 March 1942: Station becomes part of the Keifuku Electric Railroad Company; line renamed Echizen Main Line.
  • 25 June 2001: Service halted due to a train collision on 24 June 2001.
  • 2 February 2003: Station becomes part of the Echizen Railway Company.
  • 20 July 2003: Train service restored.

Lines[edit]

Fukui Station is served by the following railway companies and lines:

Platform layout[edit]

JR West[edit]

The JR West platforms (two island platforms and five tracks) are located in the above-ground portion of Fukui Station.

1 Hokuriku Main Line Limited Express Raichō, Thunderbird for Kanazawa, Toyama, Wakuraonsen
Hokuriku Main Line Limited Express Shirasagi for Awaraonsen, Kanazawa, Toyama, Wakuraonsen
Hokuriku Main Line Sleeper Limited Express Nihonkai, Twilight Express for Aomori, Sapporo
Hokuriku Main Line Local trains for Awaraonsen, Kanazawa, Toyama
2 Etsumi-Hoku Line (Kuzuryū Line) for Echizen-Ōno, Kuzuryūko
3 Hokuriku Main Line Local trains for Awaraonsen, Kanazawa, Toyama
4 Hokuriku Main Line Special Rapid Service / Local trains for Takefu, Tsuruga
5 Hokuriku Main Line Limited Express Raichō, Thunderbird for Osaka
Hokuriku Main Line Limited Express Shirasagi for Maibara, Nagoya
Hokuriku Main Line Sleeper Limited Express Nihonkai, Twilight Express for Osaka

Echizen Railway[edit]

The Echizen Railway has two tracks serving one island platform located in a separate building east of JR Fukui Station.

1 Mikuni Awara Line for Nishi-Nagata, Mikuni-Minato
2 Katsuyama Eiheiji Line for Eiheijiguchi, Katsuyama

Surrounding area[edit]

West Exit[edit]

  • Fukui Railway Fukui-Ekimae station
  • Former site of Fukui Castle, now home to the Fukui Prefectural Government Building and Fukui Prefectural Police Department Headquarters
  • Fukui City Hall
  • NHK Fukui Broadcasting Station
  • Fukui Broadcasting Hall
  • Fukui International Activities Plaza
  • Fukui District Court
  • Fukui District Prosecutor's Office
  • Fukui Tax Office
  • Fukui Chamber of Commerce
  • Asuwayama Park

East Exit[edit]

  • Echizen Railway Fukui Station
  • AOSSA building, home to the Fukui Prefectural Civic Hall and Fukui Municipal Sakuragi Library
  • Wel City Fukui (Fukui Employee's Pension Hall)
  • Fukui Prefectural Koshi High School
  • Fukui Municipal Baseball Stadium
  • Fukui Local Meteorological Observatory

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Echizen-Hanando   JR Hokuriku Main Line   Morita
Echizen-Hanando   JR Etsumihoku Line (Kuzuryū Line)   Terminus
Terminus   Echizen Railway Mikuni-Awara Line   Shin-Fukui
Terminus   Echizen Railway Katsuyama-Eiheiji Line   Shin-Fukui

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°03′44″N 136°13′24″E / 36.0621268°N 136.2233233°E / 36.0621268; 136.2233233