Hizen-Kashima Station

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Hizen-Kashima Station
肥前鹿島駅
Hizen-Kashima Station 20161225.jpg
Hizen-Kashima Station in 2016
Location Japan
Coordinates 33°06′50″N 130°05′50″E / 33.1138°N 130.0972°E / 33.1138; 130.0972Coordinates: 33°06′50″N 130°05′50″E / 33.1138°N 130.0972°E / 33.1138; 130.0972
Operated by JR logo (kyushu).svg JR Kyushu
Line(s) Nagasaki Main Line
Distance 54.6 km from Tosu
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type At grade
Bicycle facilities Bike shed
Disabled access No - underpass to platform has steps
Other information
Status Staffed ticket window (Midori no Madoguchi) (outsourced)
Website Official website
History
Opened 30 November 1930 (1930-11-30)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016) 1,167 daily
Rank 145th (among JR Kyushu stations)
Location
Hizen-Kashima Station is located in Japan
Hizen-Kashima Station
Hizen-Kashima Station
Location within Japan

Hizen-Kashima Station (肥前鹿島駅, Hizenkashima-eki) is a railway station in Kashima, Saga Prefecture. It is operated by JR Kyushu on the Nagasaki Main Line.[1][2]

Lines[edit]

The station is served by the Nagasaki Main Line and is located 54.6 km from the starting point of the line at Tosu.[3] 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.[4]

Station layout[edit]

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.[3][2]

Around the time of the Kashima Gatalympics, a boat is on display, filled with mud. Small crabs and mudskippers live within this temporary environment.

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.[5][6]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Nagasaki Main Line
Hizen-Ryūō Local Hizen-Hama
JR Kyushu Limited Express
Kamome

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. 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.[7][8]

Passenger statistics[edit]

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.[9]

Environs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JR Kyushu Route Map" (PDF). JR Kyushu. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "肥前鹿島" [Hizen-Kashima]. hacchi-no-he.net. Retrieved 14 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. p. 20, 66. ISBN 9784062951647. 
  4. ^ "肥前鹿島" [Hizen-Kashima]. JR Kyushu official station website. Retrieved 16 March 2018. 
  5. ^ "福岡支店内各駅" [Stations within the Fukuoka Branch]. JRTE website. Retrieved 14 March 2018. 
  6. ^ "肥前鹿島駅" [Hizen-Kashima Station]. jr-mars.dyndns.org. Retrieved 14 March 2018.  See images of tickets sold.
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ 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. 714. ISBN 4533029809. 
  9. ^ "駅別乗車人員上位300駅(平成28年度)" [Passengers embarking by station - Top 300 stations (Fiscal 2016)] (PDF). JR Kyushu. 31 July 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 

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