Agawa Station

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Agawa Station
阿川駅
Agawa stn.jpg
Station building
Location 3653-3, Hohoku-cho Oaza Agawa Aza Mizutori, Hōhoku, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi
(山口県下関市豊北町大字阿川字水取3653-3)
Japan
Coordinates 34°20′09″N 130°55′33″E / 34.335789°N 130.925859°E / 34.335789; 130.925859Coordinates: 34°20′09″N 130°55′33″E / 34.335789°N 130.925859°E / 34.335789; 130.925859
Operated by JR West
Line(s) San'in Main Line
Connections
  • Bus stop
History
Opened 1928
Traffic
Passengers (2011) 91 daily

Agawa Station (阿川駅?, Agawa-eki) is a JR West San'in Main Line railway station located in Hōhoku, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the stations on the Misuzu Shiosai Experience, which takes place on certain trains during the day between Nagatoshi and Hatabu.

Station Layout[edit]

The station has two platforms, serving two tracks, enabling passengers to change train via a footbridge. The station building has retained its traditional wooden structure for many years. The station is run by the Nagato Railroad Bureau. Agawa Station is a Kan'i itaku station. Though there are no staff members, standard tickets can be purchased from a small shop a short distance from the station.

History[edit]

  • 9 September 1928 - The extension of the Japanese National Rail Kogushi Line, as it was then known, from Takibe Station, is completed. Agawa Station became the new final stop and began servicing customer as well as freight trains.
  • 7 December 1930 - The extension of the Mine Line, as it was then known, from Nagato-Furuichi Station is completed. Agawa Station becomes the border point between the Mine Line and the Kogushi Line.
  • 24 February 1933 - The Kogushi Line and Mine Line 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, Agawa Station becomes part of the West Japan Railway Company.

Platforms[edit]

1  San'in Main Line Nagato-Awano, Igami, Hitomaru, Nagatoshi
2  San'in Main Line Kottoi, Takibe, Nagato-Futami, Shimonoseki

Lines[edit]

The following lines pass through or terminate at Agawa Station:

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
San'in Main Line
Nagato-Awano   Local   Kottoi
Rapid: Does not stop at this station

Local Area[edit]

User Statistics[edit]

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

  • 1999 - 195
  • 2000 - 176
  • 2001 - 183
  • 2002 - 143
  • 2003 - 146
  • 2004 - 142
  • 2005 - 131
  • 2006 - 143
  • 2007 - 142
  • 2008 - 130
  • 2009 - 117
  • 2010 - 93
  • 2011 - 91

References[edit]

  1. ^ 鉄道乗車人員 駅別 [Railroad Users By Station] (XLS) (in Japanese). Shimonoseki City Statistics Publications. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 

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