Niimi Station

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Niimi Station as of 2007-01-29.
Platforms 1 and 2 at Niimi Station as of 2006-07-22.
Platforms 3 and 4 at Niimi Station as of 2006-07-22.
A Oneman train to Bingo Ochiai at Niimi Station (2006-07-22).

Niimi Station (新見駅 Niimi-eki?) is a JR West station located in Niimi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. It offers connecting service to the Geibi, Hakubi, and Kishin Lines.

History[edit]

  • 1928-10-25: The completed Hakubi Line is opened.
  • 1929-04-14: Sakubisai Line (which became the Kishin Line) section opened.
  • 1930-02-10: The fork from Bitchū Kōjiro Station is opened with regular service to Niimi Station.
  • 1987-04-01: With the privatization of the Japanese National Railways, Niimi Station becomes a JR West station.

Station[edit]

The station uses the two-sided island style of platform, allowing for up to four lines to use the station at once (see the platform photos to the right). No freight trains pass through this station as it is designed to handle only passenger trains. Restrooms are located on the side of the station building. The automatic announcement system does not use the standard "The X train is arriving at platform Y." Instead, the announcement tells which line is arriving or departing. Tickets are handled using JR West's HeartStore.

Platforms[edit]

The platform island is connected to the station building via an underground tunnel, and the platform features a large enclosed waiting room in addition to the outside waiting area on the platform. The various train lines served by Niimi Station are handled as follows:

Environs[edit]

Many businesses and services are located near Niimi Station. Following is a list of some of them:

Businesses[edit]

Services[edit]

  • The Niimi Post Office

Highway access[edit]

  • Niimi Interchange of the Chūgoku Expressway
  • Route 180
  • Route 182
  • Okayama/Tottori Prefectural Route 8, Niimi Nichinan Route
  • Okayama Prefectural Route 32, Niimi Katsuyama Route
  • Okayama Prefectural Route 199, Niimi Teishajō Route

Connecting lines[edit]

All lines are JR West lines.

Hakubi Line
Ishiga StationNiimi StationNunohara StationBitchū Kōjiro Station
Kishin Line
Express: Osakabe StationTajibe StationIwayama StationNiimi Station
Local: Iwayama Station — Niimi Station
Geibi Line
Express (one early morning train only): Niimi StationYagami Station
Local: Niimi Station — Nunohara Station

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°59′14″N 133°27′25″E / 34.98722°N 133.45694°E / 34.98722; 133.45694