Chikugo-Funagoya Station

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Chikugo-Funagoya Station
筑後船小屋駅
Chikugo-Funagoya Station Kyushu Shinkansen.JPG
Chikugo-Funagoya Station Shinkansen Entrance
Location Tsushima, Chikugo, Fukuoka
Japan
Coordinates 33°10′41″N 130°29′33″E / 33.177917°N 130.492389°E / 33.177917; 130.492389Coordinates: 33°10′41″N 130°29′33″E / 33.177917°N 130.492389°E / 33.177917; 130.492389
Operated by JR logo (kyushu).svg JR Kyushu
Line(s)
Distance
  • 129.7 km from Mojikō (Kagoshima Main Line)
  • 47.9 km from Hakata (Kyūshū Shinkansen)
Platforms 2 side platforms, 1 side + 1 island platform (Shinkansen)
Tracks 2 + 3 Shinkansen
Construction
Structure type
  • At grade (Kagoshima Main Line)
  • Elevated (Kyushu Shinkansen)
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Bike shed
Disabled access Yes - elevators
Other information
Status Staffed ticket window (Midori no Madoguchi)
Website Official website
History
Opened 20 July 1928 (1928-07-20)
Previous names Funagoya (until 2011)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016) 1,049 daily
Rank 159th
Location
Chikugo-Funagoya Station is located in Japan
Chikugo-Funagoya Station
Chikugo-Funagoya Station
Location within Japan

Chikugo-Funagoya Station (筑後船小屋駅, Chikugo-Funagoya-eki) is a railway station in Chikugo, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, operated by JR Kyushu.[1][2]

Lines[edit]

The station is served by the Kagoshima Main Line and is located 129.7 km from the starting point of the line at Mojiko.[3]

In addition, the station is served by the Kyūshū Shinkansen and is located 47.9 km from the starting point of the line at Hakata.[3] The Tsubame and some Sakura Shinkansen services stop at the station.

Layout[edit]

The station is actually two separate facilities which share a common forecourt. The Kagoshima Main Line station, located slightly to the west, consists has two side platforms serving two tracks at grade. The station building, a modern concrete structure houses a waiting room, and a ticket window. Access to the opposite side platform is by means of a footbridge which is equipped with elevators. There is a tourism information centre located at the entrance to the station.[3][2][4]

Management of the Kagoshima Main Line station has been outsourced to the JR Kyushu Tetsudou Eigyou Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of JR Kyushu specialising in station services. It staffs the ticket counter which is equipped with a Midori no Madoguchi facility.[5][6]

The Shinkansen station is located across the forecourt to the east of the conventional station, connected by a sheltered walkway. This station consists of a side and an island platform, designated as platforms 11, 12 and 13, serving three elevated tracks. The station building is built into the elevated structure and houses a waiting area and a ticket window staffed by JR Kyushu. Access to the platforms is by steps, escalators of elevators.[7]

Platforms[edit]

1  Kagoshima Main Line for Setaka, Ōmuta, and Kumamoto
2  Kagoshima Main Line for Kurume, Hakata, and Kokura
11  Kyushu Shinkansen for Hakata and Shin-Ōsaka
12/13  Kyushu Shinkansen for Kumamoto and Kagoshima-Chūō

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Kagoshima Main Line
Hainuzuka Local Setaka
Hainuzuka Rapid Setaka
Kyushu Shinkansen
Kurume Tusbame Shin-Ōmuta
Kurume Sakura (some trains) Shin-Ōmuta

History[edit]

The station was opened by Japanese Government Railways (JGR) on 20 July 1928 with the name Funagoya Station (船小屋駅) as an additional station on the existing Kagoshima Main Line track. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR), the successor of JGR, on 1 April 1987, JR Kyushu took over control of the station.[8][9] With the inauguration of the Kyushu Shinkansen service to the station, the station building was moved 500 metres south and reopened with new Shinkansen platforms on 12 March 2011 and renamed Chikugo-Funangoya.[10] The location of the old station was converted into a maintenance depot.[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 1,049 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), and it ranked 159th among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JR Kyushu Route Map" (PDF). JR Kyushu. Retrieved 23 February 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "筑後船小屋" [Chikugo-Funagoya]. hacchi-no-he.net. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c d Kawashima, Ryōzō (2013). 図説: 日本の鉄道 四国・九州ライン 全線・全駅・全配線・第6巻 熊本 大分 エリア [Japan Railways Illustrated. Shikoku and Kyushu. All lines, all stations, all track layouts. Volume 6 Kumamoto Ōita Area] (in Japanese). Kodansha. pp. 10, 65–66. ISBN 9784062951654. 
  4. ^ "筑後船小屋駅に訪問" [Visit to Chikugo-Funagoya Station]. Dridorichi's railroad blog. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2018.  See especially for photographic coverage of station facilities.
  5. ^ "福岡支店内各駅" [Stations within the Fukuoka Branch]. JRTE website. Retrieved 4 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "筑後船小屋駅" [Chikugo-Funagoya Station]. jr-mars.dyndns.org. Retrieved 5 April 2018.  See images of tickets sold.
  7. ^ "筑後船小屋" [Chikugo-Funagoya]. hacchi-no-he.net. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  8. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). I. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 218. ISBN 4533029809. 
  9. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 681. ISBN 4533029809. 
  10. ^ JR Kyushu News Release (December 17, 2010) Archived December 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., retrieved on December 18, 2010 (in Japanese)
  11. ^ "駅別乗車人員上位300駅(平成28年度)" [Passengers embarking by station - Top 300 stations (Fiscal 2016)] (PDF). JR Kyushu. 31 July 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 

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