Higashi-Isahaya Station in 2005
|Operated by||JR Kyushu|
|Line(s)||■ Nagasaki Main Line|
|Distance||97.8 km from Tosu|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Disabled access||No - steps up embankment|
|Opened||24 March 1934|
|Passengers (FY2014)||112 daily|
The station, which is unstaffed, consists of two side platforms serving two tracks on an embankment. Track 1 is a through-track while track 2 is a passing loop. There is no station building but shelters are provided on both platforms for waiting passengers. From the station entrance, a double flight of steps leads up the embankment to platform 1. Access to the opposite side platform is by means of a level crossing.
|Nagasaki Main Line|
Japanese Government Railways (JGR) built the station in the 1930s during the development of an alternative route for the Nagasaki Main Line along the coast of the Ariake Sea. In a phase of construction of what was at first called the Ariake West Line, a track was built from Isahaya (on the existing Nagasaki Main Line) north to Yue which opened on 24 March 1934 as the terminus of the track. Higashi-Isahaya was opened on the same day as an intermediate station on this stretch of track. A few months later, link up was made from Yue to Tara (which had been extended south from Hizen-Yamaguchi). With through traffic achieved from Hizen-Yamaguchi on the new route to Nagasaki, the entire stretch of track was designated as part of the Nagasaki Main Line on 1 December 1934. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR), the successor of JGR, on 1 April 1987, control of the station passed to JR Kyushu.
In fiscal 2014, there were a total of 41,099 boarding passengers, giving a daily average of 112 passengers.
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