Kikitsu Station

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Kikitsu Station
喜々津駅
JRKyushu Kikitsu Station.jpg
Other names Kikitsu Station
Location Isahaya, Nagasaki
Japan
Operated by Kyushu Railway Company
Line(s) Nagasaki Main Line
History
Opened 1898

Kikitsu Station (喜々津駅?, Kikitsu-eki) is a railway station in Tarami-chō, Isahaya, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by JR Kyushu and is on the Nagasaki Main Line. The Nagasaki Main Line splits into the "new line" and the "old line" at this station. Also, the Rapid Service train Sea Side Liner stops here. In 2003 an average of 3,665 people per day used this station.

Layout[edit]

The station consists of two platforms, connected by a footbridge, servicing three tracks.

Environs[edit]

  • Isahaya City Office Tarami Branch (Former Tarami Town Office)
  • Tarami Post Office
  • Seiryo High School
  • Soseikan High School and Junior High School

History[edit]

  • November 27, 1898 - Opened under the control of Kyushu Railroad.
  • July 1, 1907 - Kyushu Railroad nationalizes and the station falls under the control of the Japanese Government Railways.
  • October 2, 1972 - New Line (Kikitsu - Urakami via Ichinuno) is established.
  • June 6, 1976 - Track from Tosu to Ichinuno to Nagasaki is electrified.
  • April 1, 1987 - Railways privatize and the station is inherited by JR Kyushu.

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Kyūshū Railway Company
Nagasaki Main Line (New Line)
Nishi-Isahaya Local Ichinuno
Isahaya Rapid Service Sea Side Liner Urakami
Nagasaki Main Line (Old Line)
- - Higashisono

※Some trains are different in a station to stop.

Coordinates: 32°49′57″N 129°59′10″E / 32.8326°N 129.9862°E / 32.8326; 129.9862