Echizen-Shimabashi Station

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Echizen-Shimabashi Station
Echizen-Shimabashi Station
Location Nakanogō-chō, Fukui, Fukui
Operated by Echizen Railway
Line(s) Katsuyama Eiheiji Line
Opened 1919
Previous names Shimabashi (until 1934)

Echizen-Shimabashi Station (越前島橋駅, Echizen-shimabashi-eki) is an Echizen Railway Katsuyama Eiheiji Line railway station located in Fukui, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.


All Katsuyama Eiheiji Line trains serve Echizen-Shimabashi Station. Two tracks serve a single island platform, and the station is unstaffed.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • The station is on the edge of a cluster of homes but otherwise is surrounded by fields.
  • The Hokuriku Expressway passes overhead to the east, with the Fukui-Kita interchange to the south. However, access to the station from the expressway is difficult and not recommended.
  • Other points of interest include:
    • National Route 416
    • University of Fukui, Main Campus (1 km north)


  • February 11, 1919: Shimabashi Station (島橋駅) opens.
  • By 1934: Shimabashi Station renamed to Echizen-Shimabashi Station.
  • June 25, 2001: Operations halted due to accident on the Echizen Main Line.
  • July 20, 2003: Station reopens as an Echizen Railway station.

Adjacent stations[edit]

Coordinates: 36°05′24″N 136°16′38″E / 36.09°N 136.277145°E / 36.09; 136.277145