Kagoshima-Chūō Station

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Kagoshima-Chūō Station

鹿児島中央駅
Kagoshim-Chuo Station 04.jpg
Kagoshima-Chūō Station in September 2014
Location1-1 Chūō-chō, Kagoshima, Kagoshima
Japan
Coordinates31°35′01″N 130°32′30″E / 31.583667°N 130.541722°E / 31.583667; 130.541722Coordinates: 31°35′01″N 130°32′30″E / 31.583667°N 130.541722°E / 31.583667; 130.541722
Operated by
Line(s)
ConnectionsBus terminal
History
Opened11 October 1913
Previous namesTake; Nishi-Kagoshima (until 2004)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016)19,842 daily
Rank3rd (among JR Kyushu stations)
Location
Kagoshima-Chūō Station is located in Japan
Kagoshima-Chūō Station
Kagoshima-Chūō Station
Location within Japan

Kagoshima-Chūō Station (鹿児島中央駅, Kagoshima-Chūō-eki, lit: Kagoshima Central Station) is a major railway station in Kagoshima, Japan, operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu). It is the southern terminus of the Kyushu Shinkansen and is located on the Kagoshima Main Line and Ibusuki-Makurazaki Line. Before the Kyushu Shinkansen opened in 2004, the station was called Nishi-Kagoshima Station (lit: West Kagoshima Station).

Lines[edit]

Kagoshima-Chūō Ekimae tram stop

Kagoshima-Chūō Station is served by the following JR Kyushu lines.

The Kyushu Shinkansen tracks and platforms are perpendicular to the Kagoshima Main and Ibusuki-Makurazaki tracks and platforms.

Platforms[edit]

1  Ibusuki-Makurazaki Line for Goino, Ibusuki, and Yamakawa
2-4  Kagoshima Main Line for Ijūin, Kushikino, and Sendai
 Nippō Main Line for Kagoshima, Hayato, and Miyazaki
 Ibusuki-Makurazaki Line for Goino, Ibusuki, and Yamakawa
5/6  Kagoshima Main Line for Ijūin, Kushikino, and Sendai
 Nippō Main Line for Kagoshima, Hayato, and Miyazaki
11-14  Kyushu Shinkansen for Kumamoto, Hakata, and Shin-Osaka

Limited express trains[edit]

Liner and Rapid trains[edit]

  • Nanohana - Ibusuki Makurazaki Line
  • Ocean Liner Satsuma - Kagoshima Main Line

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Kyushu Shinkansen
Kumamoto Mizuho Terminus
Sendai Tsubame
Sakura
Terminus
Kagoshima Main Line
Terminus Limited express Hayato no Kaze
Limited express Kirishima
Kagoshima
Ijūin Limited express Sendai Express Terminus
Ijūin Rapid Ocean Liner Satsuma Terminus
Hiroki Local Kagoshima
Ibusuki Makurazaki Line
Terminus Limited express Ibusuki no Tamatebako Kiire
Terminus Local
Rapid Nanohana
Kōrimoto

History[edit]

Nishi-Kagoshima station in 1959
  • October 11, 1913 - Opened as Take Station (武駅, Take-eki) on the Sendai Line.[1][2]
  • December 17, 1915 - Opened as Take Ekimae tram stop (武駅前停留所) by Kagoshima Tram.[3]
  • October 17, 1927 - Take Station changed its name to Nishi-Kagoshima Station (西鹿児島駅)[1]
  • August 7, 1928 - Take Ekimae tram stop was renamed Nishi-Kagoshima Ekimae tram stop (西鹿児島駅前停留所).[3]

On March 13, 2004, Nishi-Kagoshima Station was renamed Kagoshima-Chūō Station (鹿児島中央駅),[1] and Kyushu Shinkansen services began between Shin-Yatsushiro and Kagoshima-Chūō. Nishi-Kagoshima Ekimae tram stop was renamed Kagoshima-Chuo Ekimae tram stop (鹿児島中央駅前停留所).[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 19,842 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), and it ranked 3rd among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu.[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 『日本鉄道旅行地図帳 12 九州』 p.51 Shinchosha
  2. ^ JR九州新幹線、鹿児島線、指宿枕崎線、鹿児島中央駅(九州の駅ゆったり紀行) Archived 2013-02-18 at Archive.today‹See Tfd›(in Japanese) - Nishinihon Shinbun
  3. ^ a b c 『日本鉄道旅行地図帳 12 九州』 p.52 Shinchosha
  4. ^ "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. Retrieved 25 February 2018.

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