Hizen-Kashima Station in 2016
|Operated by||JR Kyushu|
|Line(s)||■ Nagasaki Main Line|
|Distance||54.6 km from Tosu|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Structure type||At grade|
|Bicycle facilities||Bike shed|
|Disabled access||No - underpass to platform has steps|
|Status||Staffed ticket window (Midori no Madoguchi) (outsourced)|
|Opened||30 November 1930|
|Passengers (FY2016)||1,167 daily|
|Rank||145th (among JR Kyushu stations)|
The station is served by the Nagasaki Main Line and is located 54.6 km from the starting point of the line at Tosu. Besides the local services on the line, trains of the JR Kyushu Limited Express service Kamome from Hakata to Nagasaki also stop at the station.
The station consists of an island platform serving two tracks. The station building is of traditional Japanese design with a tiled roof. It houses a ticket window, a waiting room, a shop and a sales area for tourist souvenirs. Access to the island platform is by means of an underpass.
Management of the station has been outsourced to the JR Kyushu Tetsudou Eigyou Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of JR Kyushu specialising in station services. It staffs the ticket window which is equipped with a Midori no Madoguchi facility.
The limited express Kamome at Hizen-Kashima.
Station name board. Note the graphic of the Yūtoku Inari Shrine which is near the station.
|Nagasaki Main Line|
|JR Kyushu Limited Express|
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. By March 1930, the track had been extended from Hizen-Yamaguchi to Hizen-Ryūō. In the next phase of expansion, the track was extended to Hizen-Hama which opened as the new southern terminus on 30 November 1930. Hizen-Kashima opened on the same day as an intermediate station on the track. 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 2016, the station was used by an average of 1,167 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), and it ranked 145th among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu.
- Yūtoku Inari Shrine. The station is the closest limited express stop to the shrine and hence there are many people arriving and departing during the Japanese New Year.
- Yūtoku Bus Center
- National Route 207
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