Miyoshi Station (Hiroshima)

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Miyoshi Station
三次駅
Miyoshi Station (JR Geibi Line, Hiroshima Prefecture).jpg
Station front
Location
Prefecture Hiroshima
(See other stations in Hiroshima)
City Miyoshi
Neighborhood etc. 1-1, Tōkaichi Minami 1-chōme
Coordinates 34°48′10″N 132°51′21″E / 34.802861°N 132.855944°E / 34.802861; 132.855944Coordinates: 34°48′10″N 132°51′21″E / 34.802861°N 132.855944°E / 34.802861; 132.855944
Postal code 728-0014
(in Japanese) 広島県三次市十日市南一丁目1-1
History
Year opened 1930
Former names Tōkaichi Station
Bingo Tōkaichi Station
Present name since 1954
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Fukuen Line, Geibi Line, Sankō Line
Statistics 664 passengers/day 2009
Aiga bus inv.svg Medium bus terminal at this station

Miyoshi Station (三次駅 Miyoshi-eki?) is a JR West Geibi, Sankō, and Fukuen Line railway station located in Miyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan. Along with Niimi and Tsuyama Stations, Miyoshi is one of the major central region stations in the Chūgoku region of the island of Honshū. Miyoshi is the terminal station for both the Sankō and Fukuen Lines.

Station layout[edit]

Miyoshi Station platform 1-2
Miyoshi Station platform 1 from stairs to platforms 3-4

Miyoshi Station is a reinforced concrete two-story building, operated by JR West. It features two platforms which handle four lines: one platform next to the station building and an island platform accessible via an enclosed footbridge above the tracks. The station building houses a small convenience store as well as automatic ticket vending machines and a "Green Window" ticket window. There is a large waiting area inside the station building, as well as enclosed and unenclosed waiting areas on the platforms.

Platforms[edit]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Geibi Line
Terminus   Rapid "Miyoshi Liner"   Kōtachi
Yatsugi   Local   Nishi Miyoshi
Fukuen Line
Yatsugi - Terminus
Sankō Line
Ozekiyama - Terminus

History[edit]

Miyoshi Station was known for a long time as (Bingo) Tōkaichi Station and acts as the heart of the transportation in the northern parts of Hiroshima Prefecture since opening. This name was derived from the former Tōkaichi-chō, which is found between the former Miyoshi-chō and Futago-chō. The current station name is derived from the time when "Tōkaichi-chō" and "Miyoshi-chō" merged to form the city of Miyoshi, and Tōkaichi Station, which was in the heart of the city, was renamed to match the name of the city.

  • 1 January 1930: The station opens as Tōkaichi Station on the Geibi Railway.
  • 1 June 1933: The station is renamed Bingo Tōkaichi, following nationalization of the railroads.
  • 10 December 1954: The station is renamed Miyoshi, becoming the main station in Miyoshi.
  • 1 April 1987: Miyoshi Station becomes a JR West station following the privatization of Japan National Railways.

Surrounding area[edit]

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