Gōtsu Station

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Gōtsu Station
江津駅
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Gōtsu Station in May 2018
Location 926 Gōtsu-chō, Gōtsu-shi, Shimane-ken 695-0011
Japan
Coordinates 35°00′46″N 132°13′24″E / 35.012785°N 132.223208°E / 35.012785; 132.223208Coordinates: 35°00′46″N 132°13′24″E / 35.012785°N 132.223208°E / 35.012785; 132.223208
Operated by JR logo (west).svg JR West
Line(s)
Distance 453.4 km from Kyoto
Platforms 1 side + 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections Bus stop
Other information
Website Official website
History
Opened 25 December 1920
Previous names Iwami-Gōtsu (until June 1970)
Location
Gōtsu Station is located in Japan
Gōtsu Station
Gōtsu Station
Location within Japan

Gōtsu Station (江津駅, Gōtsu-eki) is a railway station on the Sanin Main Line in Gōtsu, Shimane Prefecture, Japan operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West).

Lines[edit]

Gōtsu Station is served by the Sanin Main Line, lying 453.4 km from the starting point of the line at Kyoto Station.[1] This was the terminal station for the Sankō Line before it ceased operation on 31st March 2018. The Sankō Line was replaced by a bus service starting 1st April 2018.[2]

Layout[edit]

Gōtsu Station has one side platform and one island platform. The side platform (track 1) is in front of the station office. The island platform is connected to platform 1 by a footbridge.

Platforms[edit]

1  Sanin Main Line for Ōdashi, Izumoshi, and Matsue
2  Sanin Main Line for Hamada and Masuda

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Sanin Main Line
Asari   Local   Tsunozu
Sankō Line (closed)
Terminus Local Gōtsuhommachi

History[edit]

The station opened on 25 December 1920, originally named Iwami-Gōtsu Station (石見江津駅).[1] It was renamed simply Gōtsu Station on 1 June 1970.[1]

With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West.[1]

On 16 October 2015, JR West announced that it was considering closing the Sanko Line due to poor patronage.[3] On 29 September 2016, JR West announced that the entire line would close on 31 March 2018.[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 312. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  2. ^ JR三江線廃止 代替バス運行開始 Retrieved 2nd April, 2018 (in Japanese)
  3. ^ JR西:三江線、廃止も検討…人口減、利用低迷で [JR West considering closure of Sanko Line - declining population and poor patronage]. Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers. 16 October 2015. Archived from the original on 2 November 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  4. ^ 三江線18年3月末で廃線 [Sanko Line to close at end of March 2018]. Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers. 29 September 2016. Archived from the original on 1 October 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 

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