Kōchi Station (Kōchi)

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Kōchi Station
高知駅
Kochi station.JPG
Kōchi Station south exit
Location 1-10, Sakaeda-chō 2-chōme, Kōchi, Kōchi
(高知県高知市栄田町二丁目1-10)
Japan
Operated by JR Shikoku
Line(s) Dosan Line
Connections
  • Bus terminal
Other information
Station code D45/K00
History
Opened 1924
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 5,059 daily

Kōchi Station (高知駅?, Kōchi-eki) is a railway station on the Dosan Line of the Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku) located in the city center of Kōchi, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan.

In front of the station is Kōchi-Ekimae Station, a tram stop on the Tosaden Kōtsū Sanbashi Line.

Station layout[edit]

Kōchi Station north exit
The "Kujira Dome" covering Kōchi Station

Since the completion of the new station building and platforms on February 26, 2008, Kōchi Station has become a raised station with two platforms served by four tracks.

The new roof covering the station is affectionately referred to as the Kujira Dome (くじらドーム?, lit. "Whale Dome"). It received the Landmark Prize at the seventh annual Japanese Railway Awards held by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.


1  Dosan Line Sakawa, Susaki, Kubokawa, Nakamura, Sukumo
(mostly limited express trains)
 Dosan Line Gomen, Tosa-Yamada, Awa-Ikeda, Takamatsu, Okayama
(limited express trains only)
2  Dosan Line Sakawa, Susaki, Kubokawa, Nakamura, Sukumo
(mostly local trains)
 Dosan Line Gomen, Tosa-Yamada, Awa-Ikeda, Takamatsu, Okayama
(limited express trains only)
3  Dosan Line Gomen, Tosa-Yamada, Awa-Ikeda, Takamatsu, Okayama
(local trains only)
4  Dosan Line Sakawa, Susaki, Kubokawa, Nakamura, Sukumo
(local trains only)
 Dosan Line Through service on the Tosa Kuroshio Railway Asa Line for Aki, Nahari
(local and rapid trains only)

History[edit]

The station, one of the key stations of the Shikoku railway network, started operation on November 15, 1924.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 667. ISBN 4533029809. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°34′01″N 133°32′37″E / 33.56693°N 133.543527°E / 33.56693; 133.543527