Kure Station

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Kure Station
呉駅
Kure Station 01.jpg
Kure Station
Location
Prefecture Hiroshima
(See other stations in Hiroshima)
City Kure
Neighborhood etc. 1-16 Takara-machi
History
Year opened 1903
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Kure Line
Kure train station

Kure Station (呉駅 Kure-eki?) is a JR West railway station on the Kure Line, located in Kure, Hiroshima, Japan.

History[edit]

  • Opened as a station of the Japan National Railways on December 27, 1903
  • Lent to the Sanyo Railway on December 1, 1904.
  • Sanyo Railway was nationalized on December 1, 1906.
  • Started the reconstruction of the station on April 9, 1922.
  • Completed the reconstruction and started the operation on August 13, 1923.
  • Completely destroyed by fire in the Kure Air Raid on July 2, 1945.
  • Started the construction of the new building of the station in December 1945.
  • Finished the construction on April 30, 1946.
  • Held the opening ceremony on May 6, 1946.
  • Started the operation on May 7, 1946.
  • Opened the current station building on July 7, 1981.
  • Stopped the cargo service on November 1, 1986.
  • Privatized on April 1, 1987.
  • Redecorated the station building and named the building as "Crest" in 1997.

Station layout[edit]

Platforms[edit]

1 Kure Line(upper) to HiroTakeharaMihara
2 Kure Line(lower) to KaitaichiHiroshima
3 Kure Line(upper) to Hiro • Takehara • Mihara
Kure Line(lower) to Kaitaich • Hiroshima

Connecting lines[edit]

JR[edit]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
JR West
Kure Line
Terminus   Rapid Service   Yano
Terminus   Rapid Akiji Liner   Saka
Akiaga   Local   Kawaraishi

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Hiroden Bus[edit]

Chugoku JR Bus[edit]

Kure City Bus[edit]

Around the station[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°14′41″N 132°33′28″E / 34.244861°N 132.557758°E / 34.244861; 132.557758