Nagato-Awano Station

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Nagato-Awano Station
長門粟野駅
JR Nagato Awano sta 001.jpg
Nagato-Awano Station, May 2012
Location
Prefecture Yamaguchi
(See other stations in Yamaguchi)
City Shimonoseki
Neighborhood etc. 4896 Hohoku-cho, Oaza Awano
Coordinates 34°21′27″N 130°58′13″E / 34.357502°N 130.970225°E / 34.357502; 130.970225Coordinates: 34°21′27″N 130°58′13″E / 34.357502°N 130.970225°E / 34.357502; 130.970225
Postal code 759-5101
(in Japanese) 山口県下関市豊北町大字粟野4896
History
Year opened 1930
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Sanin Main Line
Statistics 27 passengers/day (FY2010)
There are no bus services at this station

Nagato-Awano Station (長門粟野駅 Nagato-Awano-eki?) is a railway station on the Sanin Main Line in the Hohoku area of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West).

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of an island platform serving two tracks. The platform is accessible via an uncovered footbridge. There is a toilet available near the station building, which is located on the north side of the tracks. Though managed by the Nagato Railroad Bureau, there are no station staff members.

History[edit]

  • 7 December 1930 - The opening of the extension of the Mine Line, as it was then, from Nagato-Furuichi Station to Agawa Station. Services for passenger and freight trains commence.
  • 24 February 1933 - Areas of the Mine line including Nagato-Awano Station are incorporated into the San'in Main Line.
  • 1 June 1963 - The service of freight trains is cancelled.
  • 1 April 1987 - Under the privatisation of Japan's railways, Nagato-Awano Station becomes part of the West Japan Railway Company.

Platforms[edit]

Station Side San'in Main Line Igami, Hitomaru, Nagato-Furuichi, Nagatoshi
Opposide Side San'in Main Line Agawa, Kottoi, Takibe, Shimonoseki

※The platforms are not numbered at this station.

Lines[edit]

The following lines pass through or terminate at Nagato-Awano Station:

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
San'in Main Line
Igami   Local   Agawa
Rapid: no stop

Local area[edit]

There are several small shops around the station. The station is located in the village of Awano, which is at the north end of Shimonoseki city, and roughly 1 kilometre East from the border of Nagato city.

  • Awano Port (Awano Fishing Harbour) - Former ferry port that linked to Kuzu in Yuya (of the former Ōtsu District)across the Yuya Bay.
  • Awano Post Office
  • Awano River - The aonori collected near the mouth of the river is a local speciality.
  • Japan National Route 191

User statistics[edit]

Below are the average number of people who alight at Nagato-Awano Station per day.[1]

  • 1999 - 103
  • 2000 - 97
  • 2001 - 70
  • 2002 - 71
  • 2003 - 58
  • 2004 - 53
  • 2005 - 49
  • 2006 - 32
  • 2007 - 29
  • 2008 - 25
  • 2009 - 22
  • 2010 - 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "鉄道乗車人員 駅別" [Railroad Users By Station] (XLS) (in Japanese). Shimonoseki City Statistics Publications. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 

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