Kanzaki Station (Saga)

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Kanzaki Station

Kanzaki Station (神埼駅?, Kanzaki-eki) is a railway station in Kanzaki Town, Kanzaki City, Saga Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by JR Kyushu and is on the Nagasaki Main Line.

Layout[edit]

It is an above ground station with two side platforms and three tracks. The station itself is in a bridge which is meant to resemble a Yayoi period raised-floor style storehouse. It does not have a MARS terminal, but it does have a POS system from which tickets may be sold.

Environs[edit]

History[edit]

  • August 20, 1891 - Opening as Kanzaki Station under the control of Kyushu Railroad
  • July 1, 1907 - Kyushu Railroad nationalizes and the station falls under the control of the Japanese Government Railways
  • May 1, 1945 - Station is renamed Hizen-Kanzaki Station
  • April 10, 1956 - Renamed again, back to Kanzaki Station, this time with slightly different kanji
  • June 6, 1976 - Track from Tosu to Hizen-Koga to Nagasaki is electrified
  • April 1, 1987 - Railways privatize and the station is inherited by JR Kyushu and JR Freight
  • May 22, 1997 - Usage as a freight station is discontinued

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Yoshinogari-kōen   Nagasaki Main Line   Igaya

Coordinates: 33°18′57″N 130°22′30″E / 33.315968°N 130.374931°E / 33.315968; 130.374931