Higashi-Isahaya Station

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Higashi-Isahaya Station

東諫早駅
Higashi-IsahayaStation.jpg
Higashi-Isahaya Station in 2005
LocationIsahaya-shi, Nagasaki-ken
Japan
Coordinates32°51′11″N 130°03′42″E / 32.85306°N 130.06167°E / 32.85306; 130.06167Coordinates: 32°51′11″N 130°03′42″E / 32.85306°N 130.06167°E / 32.85306; 130.06167
Operated byJR logo (kyushu).svg JR Kyushu
Line(s) Nagasaki Main Line
Distance97.8 km from Tosu
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeEmbankment
Disabled accessNo - steps up embankment
Other information
StatusUnstaffed
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened24 March 1934 (1934-03-24)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014)112 daily
Location
Higashi-Isahaya Station is located in Japan
Higashi-Isahaya Station
Higashi-Isahaya Station
Location within Japan

Higashi-Isahaya Station (東諫早駅, Higashiisahaya-eki) is a railway station in Isahaya, Nagasaki, Japan. It is operated by JR Kyushu and is served by the Nagasaki Main Line.[1][2]

Lines[edit]

The station is served by the Nagasaki Main Line and is located 97.8 km from the starting point of the line at Tosu.[3]

Station layout[edit]

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.[3][2]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Nagasaki Main Line
Hizen-Nagata Local Isahaya

History[edit]

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.[4][5]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, there were a total of 41,099 boarding passengers, giving a daily average of 112 passengers.[6]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JR Kyushu Route Map" (PDF). JR Kyushu. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "東諫早駅" [Higashi-Isahaya]. hacchi-no-he.net. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b 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5巻 長崎 佐賀 エリア [Japan Railways Illustrated. Shikoku and Kyushu. All lines, all stations, all track layouts. Volume 5 Nagasaki Saga area] (in Japanese). Kodansha. pp. 39, 67. ISBN 9784062951647.
  4. ^ 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. pp. 222–3. ISBN 4533029809.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ 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. 715. ISBN 4533029809.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  6. ^ "第63版(平成28年)長崎県統計年鑑" [Nagasaki Prefecture Statistics Yearbook 63rd Edition 2016]. Nagasaki Prefectural Government website. Retrieved 16 March 2018. See table at section under Transportation and Communications.

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