Shiomachi Station

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Shiomachi Station
塩町駅
Shiomachi Station building.jpg
Shiomachi Station building.
Location
Prefecture Hiroshima
(See other stations in Hiroshima)
City Miyoshi
History
Opened April 22, 1930
Former name Takō Station
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Fukuen Line, Geibi Line
The junction of the Geibi and Fukuen Lines near Shiomachi Station.

Shiomachi Station (塩町駅 Shiomachi-eki?) is a JR West Geibi and Fukuen Line station located in Wachi-chō, Miyoshi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. This station should not be confused with other stations of similar-sounding name on the Geibi Line: Shimowachi, Shiwachi, and Shiwaguchi.

History[edit]

  • 1930-04-22: Takō Station opens as part of the Geibi Railway.
  • 1933-06-01: The Geibi Railway is nationalized and becomes part of the Shōbara Line
  • 1934-01-01: The station name is changed to Shiomachi Station. Until this time, the present Kamisugi Station had been known as Shiomachi Station
  • 1987-04-01: Japan National Railways is privatized, and Shiomachi Station becomes a JR West station

Station building and platform[edit]

Shiomachi Station features one raised platform and an island platform, connected by an underground access tunnel completed in 1984. A taxi company located in front of the station sells train tickets via an automated ticket vending machine as well as other goods. The station building features old-style wooden shingles. The station features a kumitorishiki benjo (basically an "indoor outhouse" attached to the building).

Environs[edit]

  • Shiomachi Post Office
  • Basen River
  • Miyoshi Municipal Shiomachi Junior High
  • Miyoshi Seiryō High School

Highway access[edit]

  • Japan National Route 184
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 225 (Shiomachi Taishajō Route)
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 430 (Itoi Shiomachi Route)
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 431 (Wachi Shiomachi Route)

Connecting lines[edit]

All lines are JR West lines. All Fukuen Line trains continue on to Miyoshi Station.

Geibi Line
Shimowachi StationShiomachi StationKamisugi Station
Fukuen Line
Mirasaka StationShiomachi Station — Kamisugi Station

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°46′27.9″N 132°54′50.4″E / 34.774417°N 132.914000°E / 34.774417; 132.914000