Kumamoto Station

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Kumamoto Station
熊本駅
Kumamoto Station west gate.jpg
Location
Prefecture Kumamoto
(See other stations in Kumamoto)
City Kumamoto
Ward Nishi
Neighborhood etc. 15-1, Kasuga 3-chome
Postal code 860-0047
(in Japanese) 熊本市西区春日三丁目15-1
History
Year opened 1891
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Kyushu
Line(s) Kyūshū Shinkansen,
Kagoshima Main Line,
Hōhi Main Line
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Kumamoto Station (熊本駅 Kumamoto-eki?) is the main railway terminal of the city of Kumamoto, Japan. It is located in Nishi-ku, Kumamoto, and is operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu).

In front of the station is a tram stop of the tram operated by Kumamoto City Transportation Bureau named Kumamoto-Ekimae Station.

Lines[edit]

Kumamoto is an intermediate station of the Kyūshū Shinkansen and the Kagoshima Main Line and a terminal station of the Hōhi Main Line.

History[edit]

The station, one of the key stations of the railway network in the island of Kyushu, opened on July 1, 1891 when the Kyūshū Railway extended the railway (later named Kagoshima Main Line) from Tamana Station (then called Takase Station) to this station.

The Hōhi Main Line was opened on June 21, 1914 and the Kyushu Shinkansen was opened on March 12, 2011.

JR limited express trains[edit]

Platforms[edit]

Shinkansen platforms

(as of 4 June 2011)

0A, 0B, 0C Trans-Kyushu Limited Express for Yatsushiro and Hitoyoshi
Limited Express Kumagawa for Yatsushiro and Hitoyoshi
Hohi Main Line for Suizenji, Musashizuka, Higo-Ōzu and Miyaji
1 Kagoshima Main Line for Yatsushiro
Misumi Line for Misumi
2 Kagoshima Main Line for Tamana, Arao and Ōmuta
Kagoshima Main Line for Yatsushiro
Misumi Line for Misumi
3 Limited Express Ariake for Tamana, Arao, Ōmuta, Kurume, Tosu and Hakata
Trans-Kyushu Limited Express for Miyaji, Oita and Beppu
Limited Express Kumagawa for Yatsushiro and Hitoyoshi
Limited Express Aso Boy for Aso and Miyaji
Steam train SL Hitoyoshi for Yatsushiro and Hitoyoshi
Kagoshima Main Line for Tamana, Arao and Ōmuta
Kagoshima Main Line for Yatsushiro
4 Hohi Main Line for Suizenji, Musashizuka, Higo-Ōzu and Miyaji
Misumi Line for Misumi
5 Kagoshima Main Line for Tamana, Arao, Ōmuta, Ginsui and Tosu
Kagoshima Main Line for Yatsushiro
Hohi Main Line for Suizenji, Musashizuka, Higo-Ōzu and Miyaji
11, 12 Kyūshū Shinkansen for Hakata and Shin-Ōsaka
13, 14 Kyūshū Shinkansen for Kagoshima-Chūō

Surrounding area[edit]

Kumamoto-Ekimae tram stop, June 2010
Kumamoto Station viewed from Mount Hanaoka, June 2005

References[edit]

  • Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 684, 743, vol. II. ISBN 4533029809. 

Coordinates: 32°47′22″N 130°41′19″E / 32.789338°N 130.688694°E / 32.789338; 130.688694