Gōtsu Station

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Gōtsu Station
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Gōtsu Station in May 2018
Location 926 Gōtsu-chō, Gōtsu-shi, Shimane-ken 695-0011
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
Distance 453.4 km from Kyoto
Platforms 1 side + 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections Bus stop
Other information
Website Official website
Opened 25 December 1920
Previous names Iwami-Gōtsu (until June 1970)
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).


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]


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.


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


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]

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  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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