Kagoshima-Chūō Station

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Kagoshima-Chūō Station
鹿児島中央駅
Kagoshima Chuo Station 02.jpg
Kagoshima-Chūō Station front, February 2010
Location
Prefecture Kagoshima
(See other stations in Kagoshima)
City Kagoshima
Neighborhood etc. 1-1 Chūō-chō
Postal code 890-0053
(in Japanese) 鹿児島県鹿児島市中央町1-1
History
Year opened 1913
Former names Take Station
Nishi-Kagoshima Station
Present name since 2004
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Kyushu
Kagoshima City Transportation Bureau
Line(s) Kyushu Shinkansen, Kagoshima Main Line, Ibusuki-Makurazaki Line
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station
Kagoshima-Chūō Ekimae tram stop

Kagoshima-Chūō Station (鹿児島中央駅 Kagoshima-Chūō-eki?, lit: Kagoshima Central Station) is a major railway station in Kagoshima, Japan, operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu). It is the southern terminus of the Kyushu Shinkansen and is located on the Kagoshima Main Line and Ibusuki-Makurazaki Line. Before the Kyushu Shinkansen opened in 2004, the station was called Nishi-Kagoshima Station (lit: West Kagoshima Station).

Lines[edit]

Kagoshima-Chūō Station is served by the following JR Kyushu lines.

The Kyushu Shinkansen tracks and platforms are perpendicular to the Kagoshima Main and Ibusuki-Makurazaki tracks and platforms.

Platforms[edit]

1 Ibusuki-Makurazaki Line for Goino, Ibusuki, and Yamakawa
2-4 Kagoshima Main Line for Ijūin, Kushikino, and Sendai
Nippō Main Line for Kagoshima, Hayato, and Miyazaki
Ibusuki-Makurazaki Line for Goino, Ibusuki, and Yamakawa
5/6 Kagoshima Main Line for Ijūin, Kushikino, and Sendai
Nippō Main Line for Kagoshima, Hayato, and Miyazaki
11-14 Kyushu Shinkansen for Kumamoto, Hakata, and Shin-Osaka

Limited express trains[edit]

Liner and Rapid trains[edit]

  • Nanohana - Ibusuki Makurazaki Line
  • Ocean Liner Satsuma - Kagoshima Main Line

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kyushu Shinkansen
Kumamoto Mizuho Terminus
Sendai Tsubame
Sakura
Terminus
Kagoshima Main Line
Terminus Limited express Hayato no Kaze
Limited express Kirishima
Kagoshima
Ijūin Limited express Sendai Express Terminus
Ijūin Rapid Ocean Liner Satsuma Terminus
Hiroki Local Kagoshima
Ibusuki Makurazaki Line
Terminus Limited express Ibusuki no Tamatebako Kiire
Terminus Local
Rapid Nanohana
Kōrimoto

History[edit]

  • October 11, 1913 - Opened as Take Station (武駅 Take-eki?) on the Sendai Line.[1][2]
  • December 17, 1915 - Opened as Take Ekimae tram stop (武駅前停留所?) by Kagoshima Tram.[3]
  • October 17, 1927 - Take Station changed its name to Nishi-Kagoshima Station (西鹿児島駅?)[1]
  • August 7, 1928 - Take Ekimae tram stop was renamed Nishi-Kagoshima Ekimae tram stop (西鹿児島駅前停留所?).[3]

On March 13, 2004, Nishi-Kagoshima Station was renamed Kagoshima-Chūō Station (鹿児島中央駅?),[1] and Kyushu Shinkansen services began between Shin-Yatsushiro and Kagoshima-Chūō. Nishi-Kagoshima Ekimae tram stop was renamed Kagoshima-Chuo Ekimae tram stop (鹿児島中央駅前停留所?).[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 『日本鉄道旅行地図帳 12 九州』 p.51 Shinchosha
  2. ^ JR九州新幹線、鹿児島線、指宿枕崎線、鹿児島中央駅(九州の駅ゆったり紀行)(Japanese) - Nishinihon Shinbun
  3. ^ a b c 『日本鉄道旅行地図帳 12 九州』 p.52 Shinchosha

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°35′01″N 130°32′30″E / 31.583667°N 130.541722°E / 31.583667; 130.541722