Sasebo Station

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Sasebo Station
佐世保駅
JRKyushu Sasebo Station EastEntrance.jpg
The east entrance of Sasebo Station
Location
Prefecture Nagasaki
(See other stations in Nagasaki)
City Sasebo
Neighborhood etc. Miura-chō
(in Japanese) 佐世保市三浦町
History
Year opened 1898
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Kyūshū,
Matsuura Railway
Line(s) Sasebo Line,
Nishi-Kyūshū Line

Sasebo Station (佐世保駅 Sasebo-eki?) is the major railway station in the city of Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, in Japan. The Sasebo Line of the Kyushu Railway Company and the Nishi-Kyūshū Line of the Matsuura Railway provide local and regional service and connections to the extensive JR network. Sasebo is the westernmost station in the JR Group.

The daily average number of passengers using this station is about 8,500 people.

The plaza in front of Sasebo Station contains a multi-level shopping complex called Friesta Sasebo, with coffee shops, clothing, housewares, music and a supermarket. Within the station itself are souvenir shops featuring local foods and products.

Sasebo Station is about two hours by train from Hakata Station in the city of Fukuoka (via the Midori line) and about two hours from Nagasaki Station in the city of Nagasaki.

Across the street from Sasebo Station is the Sasebo Bus Center, which provides connecting service to many local destinations.

Lines[edit]

Station layout[edit]

JR[edit]

The station is above ground level with 3 platforms and 6 tracks.

JR Tracks
1 Sasebo Line To HaikiHizen-YamaguchiSagaTosu
Ōmura Line To HaikiHuis Ten BoschNagasaki
2 Ōmura Line To HaikiHuis Ten BoschNagasaki
3 Limited Express: Midori To SagaHakata
4 Limited Express: Midori To SagaHakata
Sasebo Line To Haiki
5 Sasebo Line To HaikiHizen-YamaguchiTosu
Ōmura Line To HaikiHuis Ten BoschNagasaki
6 Ōmura Line To HaikiHuis Ten BoschNagasaki

MR[edit]

The Matsuura station is above ground level with 1 platform and 2 tracks.

MR Tracks
1 Nishi-Kyushu Line To SazaTabira-HiradoguchiMatsuuraImari
2 Nishi-Kyushu Line To SazaTabira-HiradoguchiMatsuuraImari

Surroundings[edit]

East[edit]

  • Friesta Sasebo
  • Hotel Resol Sasebo
  • Sasebo Station Post Office
  • Sasebo Bus Center
  • National Route 35

Port[edit]

  • Shin-Minato Terminal
  • Kujirase Terminal

History[edit]

  • January 20, 1898 - Open for business by Kyushu Railway.
  • July 1, 1907 - Railways nationalize and the station becomes part of Japanese Government Railways.
  • April 1, 1987 - Railways privatize and the station is inherited by JR Kyushu.
  • April 1, 1988 - JR Kyushu Matsuura Line inherited by Matsuura Railway and renamed Nishi-Kyushu Line.
  • December 26, 2001 - Elevated station is completed.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Haiki   Sasebo Line (Limited Express)   Terminus
Hiu   Sasebo Line (Rapid Service)   Terminus
Hiu   Sasebo Line (Local)   Terminus
Terminus   Nishi-Kyushu Line   Sasebo-Chūō

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°09′50″N 129°43′32″E / 33.16389°N 129.72556°E / 33.16389; 129.72556