Kokura Station

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Kokura Station
小倉駅
Kokurasta.jpg
Location
Prefecture Fukuoka
(See other stations in Fukuoka)
City Kitakyūshū
Ward Kokura Kita
History
Year opened 1891
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Kyushu, JR West,
Kitakyushu Monorail
Line(s) Kagoshima Main Line
Nippō Main Line
Sanyō Shinkansen
Kitakyushu Monorail Kokura Line
Kokura Station main entrance

Kokura Station (小倉駅 Kokura-eki?) in Kokura Kita ward is the main railway station in Kitakyushu, Japan. It is part of the JR Kyushu network and the Sanyo Shinkansen stops here. It is the second largest station in Kyushu with 120,000 users daily. Kokura station was recently expanded and remodelled.

JR lines[edit]

JR limited express trains[edit]

Monorail[edit]

Tracks[edit]

1 Nippō Main Line for Yukuhashi, Nakatsu, Usa and Oita
2 Hita Hikosan Line for Tagawa-Gotōji, Soeda and Hita
Kagoshima Main Line for Mojikō
Sanyo Main Line for Shimonoseki
3 Nippō Main Line for Yukuhashi, Nakatsu, Usa and Oita
Hita Hikosan Line for Tagawa-Gotōji, Soeda and Hita
4 Limited Express Sonic, Nichirin Seagaia for Orio and Hakata
5 Limited Express Kirameki for Orio and Hakata
Kagoshima Main Line for Orio and Hakata
6 Limited Express Kirameki for Orio and Hakata
Kagoshima Main Line for Orio and Hakata
7 Limited Express Sonic, Nichirin Seagaia for Oita, Miyazaki, and Miyazaki Kūkō
Kagoshima Main Line for Orio and Hakata
Kagoshima Main Line for Mojikō
Sanyo Main Line for Shimonoseki
8 Limited Express Kirameki for Mojikō
Kagoshima Main Line for Mojikō
11・12 Sanyō Shinkansen Nozomi, Hikari (Hikari Rail Star), Mizuho, Sakura, Kodama for Hakata, Kumamoto and Kagoshima-Chūō
13 Sanyō Shinkansen Nozomi, Hikari (Hikari Rail Star), Mizuho, Sakura, Kodama for Hiroshima, Okayama, Shin-Ōsaka, and Tokyo
14 Sanyō ShinkansenNozomi, Hikari (Hikari Rail Star), Kodama for Hiroshima, Okayama, Shin-Ōsaka, and Tokyo
Sanyō Shinkansen Kodama for Hakata (Used for first departures)

History[edit]

  • April 1, 1891: Opened by the private company Kyushu Tetsudo.
  • July 1, 1907: Brought under state control.
  • March 1, 1958: Reconstructed 700m eastwards of original location.
  • March 10, 1975: Sanyo Shinkansen services commenced.
  • April 1, 1987: Following privatisation of JNR it came under the control of JR Kyushu. The Shinkansen platforms are run by JR West.
  • April 1, 1998: Kitakyushu Monorail line is extended to Kokura Station as part of a major reconstruction of the station building.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
West Japan Railway Company
Sanyō Shinkansen
Shin-Shimonoseki Kodama Hakata
Shin-Shimonoseki or Shin-Yamaguchi Hikari RailStar
/Hikari
/Sakura
Hakata
Shin-Yamaguchi or Hiroshima Nozomi
/Mizuho
Hakata
Kyushu Railway Company
Kagoshima Main Line
Moji Local/Semi-Rapid/Rapid Nishi-Kokura
Moji Limited Express Tobata or Kurosaki
Nippō Main Line
Hita Hikosan Line
Moji
(through Kagoshima Main Line)
Local/Rapid Nishi-Kokura
Tobata or Kurosaki
(through Kagoshima Main Line)
Limited Express Shimosone or Yukuhashi
Kitakyūshū Monorail
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Terminus Local Heiwadōri

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°53′13″N 130°52′59″E / 33.886923°N 130.883181°E / 33.886923; 130.883181