West Entrance of Chihaya Station
|Location||Higashi, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
|Operated by||Nishi-Nippon Railroad, JR Kyushu|
Chihaya Station (千早駅? Chihaya-eki) is a railway station where the Nishitetsu Kaizuka Line and the JR Kagoshima Main Line meet in Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. The official name of the Nishitetsu station is Nishitetsu Chihaya Station (西鉄千早駅? Nishitetsu-Chihaya-eki).
|Nishitetsu Kaizuka Line|
- Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu)
- Nishi-Nippon Railroad (Nishitetsu)
JR Chihaya Station
The station is above ground level with 2 platforms and 4 tracks.
|1||■Kagoshima Main Line||to Kashii・Akama・Orio・Kokura|
|2||■Kagoshima Main Line||to Kashii・Akama・Orio・Kokura (Sidetrack)|
|3||■Kagoshima Main Line||to Hakata・Futsukaichi・Kurume|
|4||■Kagoshima Main Line||to Hakata・Futsukaichi・Kurume (sidetrack)|
Nishitetsu Chihaya Station
The station is above ground level with an island platform and two tracks.
|1||■Kaizuka Line||to Nishitetsu Shingū|
|2||■Kaizuka Line||to Kaizuka|
There had been a Nishitetsu station named Nakano Station (名香野駅? Nakano-eki) since 1951. In the course of the redevelopment of a former railway yard in the area, the station was relocated and upgraded to a joint station for Nishitetsu and JR. The JR station was opened in 2003 and the Nishitetsu station was renamed and rebuilt in 2004. The original location of Nakano Station is a few blocks away from the present station.
- June 15, 1951 - Nishitetsu opens Nakano Station. 
- July 7, 2003 - JR Kyushu opens Chihaya station. 
- August 2, 2004 - Nishitetsu relocates Nakano Station and renames it Nishitetsu Chihaya Station. (Originally scheduled for August 1, but postponed because of an approaching typhoon.) 
- Nishitetsu News Release (June 29, 2004) (in Japanese)
- Project overview (Urban Renaissance Agency) (in Japanese)
- Japanese Wikipedia article 千早駅 as of 2008-05-15 15:07 UTC, which does not cite any source for this date.
- Timeline of JR Kyushu (in Japanese)
- JTB Timetable "Supanavi" Archived September 25, 2005, at the Wayback Machine. (2004) (in Japanese)
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