Higashi-Isahaya Station

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Higashi-Isahaya Station

Higashi-Isahaya Station in 2005
LocationIsahaya-shi, Nagasaki-ken
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
Structure typeEmbankment
Disabled accessNo - steps up embankment
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened24 March 1934 (1934-03-24)
Passengers (FY2014)112 daily
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]


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


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]


  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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