Kokura Station

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Kokura Station
小倉駅
Kokurasta.jpg
Location Kokura Kita-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
History
Opened 1891
Location
Kokura Station is located in Japan
Kokura Station
Kokura Station
Location within Japan
Kokura Station main entrance

Kokura Station (小倉駅, Kokura-eki) in Kokura Kita ward is the main railway station in Kitakyushu, Japan. It is part of the JR Kyushu network and the Sanyo Shinkansen stops here. It is the second largest station in Kyushu with 120,000 users daily. In the late 1990s, the Kokura station area was expanded and remodelled.

JR lines[edit]

JR limited express trains[edit]

Monorail[edit]

Tracks[edit]

1  Nippō Main Line for Yukuhashi, Nakatsu, Usa and Oita
2  Hita Hikosan Line for Tagawa-Gotōji, Soeda and Hita
 Kagoshima Main Line for Mojikō
 Sanyo Main Line for Shimonoseki
3  Nippō Main Line for Yukuhashi, Nakatsu, Usa and Oita
 Hita Hikosan Line for Tagawa-Gotōji, Soeda and Hita
4  Limited Express Sonic, Nichirin Seagaia for Orio and Hakata
5  Limited Express Kirameki for Orio and Hakata
 Kagoshima Main Line for Orio and Hakata
6  Limited Express Kirameki for Orio and Hakata
 Kagoshima Main Line for Orio and Hakata
7  Limited Express Sonic, Nichirin Seagaia for Oita, Miyazaki, and Miyazaki Kūkō
 Kagoshima Main Line for Orio and Hakata
 Kagoshima Main Line for Mojikō
 Sanyo Main Line for Shimonoseki
8  Limited Express Kirameki for Mojikō
 Kagoshima Main Line for Mojikō
11・12  Sanyō Shinkansen Nozomi, Hikari (Hikari Rail Star), Mizuho, Sakura, Kodama for Hakata, Kumamoto and Kagoshima-Chūō
13  Sanyō Shinkansen Nozomi, Hikari (Hikari Rail Star), Mizuho, Sakura, Kodama for Hiroshima, Okayama, Shin-Ōsaka, and Tokyo
14  Sanyō ShinkansenNozomi, Hikari (Hikari Rail Star), Kodama for Hiroshima, Okayama, Shin-Ōsaka, and Tokyo
 Sanyō Shinkansen Kodama for Hakata (Used for first departures)

History[edit]

  • April 1, 1891: Opened by the private company Kyushu Tetsudo in front of Kokura Castle.
  • July 1, 1907: Brought under state control.
  • March 1, 1958: Reconstructed 700 meters east of original location (the former station site is now known as Nishi ("West")

Kokura).

  • March 10, 1975: Sanyo Shinkansen services commenced.
  • April 1, 1987: Following privatisation of JNR it came under the control of JR Kyushu. The Shinkansen platforms are run by JR West.
  • April 1, 1998: Kitakyushu Monorail line is extended to Kokura Station as part of a major reconstruction of the station building.

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Sanyō Shinkansen
Shin-Shimonoseki Kodama Hakata
Shin-Shimonoseki or Shin-Yamaguchi Hikari RailStar
/Hikari
/Sakura
Hakata
Shin-Yamaguchi or Hiroshima Nozomi
/Mizuho
Hakata
Kagoshima Main Line
Moji Local/Semi-Rapid/Rapid Nishi-Kokura
Moji Limited Express Tobata or Kurosaki
Nippō Main Line
Hita Hikosan Line
Moji
(through Kagoshima Main Line)
Local/Rapid Nishi-Kokura
Tobata or Kurosaki
(through Kagoshima Main Line)
Limited Express Shimosone or Yukuhashi
Kitakyushu Monorail
Terminus Local Heiwadōri

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°53′13″N 130°52′59″E / 33.886923°N 130.883181°E / 33.886923; 130.883181