Nishi-Karatsu Station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nishi-Karatsu Station
Prefecture Saga
(See other stations in Saga)
City Karatsu
Year opened 1898
Former name Myōken Station
Present name since 1905
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Kyushu
Line(s) Karatsu Line

Nishi-Karatsu Station (西唐津駅 Nishi-Karatsu-eki?) is a railway station in Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu).

This station is a terminal station of the Karatsu Line, including trains from the Chikuhi Line.


The station is ground level with a single side platform.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Karatsu Line
Karatsu Local Terminus
Chikuhi Line
Karatsu Local Terminus


  • JR Kyushu Karatsu Railway Division Karatsu transportation center
  • Nishi-Karatsu Post Office
  • Karatsu Police Station
  • Kyushu Electric Power Karatsu Thermal power station


  • December 1, 1898 - Station is established as Myōken Station (妙見駅 Myōken-eki?).
  • October 11, 1905 - Renamed to present name.
  • August 1982 - The present station building is completed.
  • March 22, 1983 - Electrification of the track between Meinohama Station and Nishi-Karatsu Station is completed.
  • April 1, 1987 - Railways privatize and JR Kyushu inherits this station.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°27′42″N 129°57′27″E / 33.4616°N 129.9574°E / 33.4616; 129.9574