Kumamoto Station

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Kumamoto Station
熊本駅
Kumamoto Station west gate.jpg
Location 3-15-1, Kasuga, Nishi-ku, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto-ken
Japan
Operated by JR logo (kyushu).svg JR Kyushu
Line(s)
Connections Bus terminal
History
Opened 1891
Location
Kumamoto Station is located in Japan
Kumamoto Station
Kumamoto Station
Location within Japan

Kumamoto Station (熊本駅 Kumamoto-eki?) is the main railway terminal of the city of Kumamoto, Japan. It is located in Nishi-ku, Kumamoto, and is operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu).

In front of the station is a tram stop of the tram operated by Kumamoto City Transportation Bureau named Kumamoto-Ekimae Station.

Lines[edit]

Kumamoto is an intermediate station of the Kyushu Shinkansen and the Kagoshima Main Line and a terminal station of the Hōhi Main Line.

JR limited express trains[edit]

Platforms[edit]

Shinkansen platforms
0A, 0B, 0C  Trans-Kyushu Limited Express for Yatsushiro and Hitoyoshi
 Limited Express Kumagawa for Yatsushiro and Hitoyoshi
 Hohi Main Line for Suizenji, Musashizuka, Higo-Ōzu, and Miyaji
1  Kagoshima Main Line for Yatsushiro
 Misumi Line for Misumi
2  Kagoshima Main Line for Tamana, Arao and Ōmuta
 Kagoshima Main Line for Yatsushiro
 Misumi Line for Misumi
3  Limited Express Ariake for Tamana, Arao, Ōmuta, Kurume, Tosu, and Hakata
 Trans-Kyushu Limited Express for Miyaji, Oita, and Beppu
 Limited Express Kumagawa for Yatsushiro and Hitoyoshi
 Limited Express Aso Boy for Aso and Miyaji
 SL Hitoyoshi for Yatsushiro and Hitoyoshi
 Kagoshima Main Line for Tamana, Arao and Ōmuta
 Kagoshima Main Line for Yatsushiro
4  Hohi Main Line for Suizenji, Musashizuka, Higo-Ōzu and Miyaji
 Misumi Line for Misumi
5  Kagoshima Main Line for Tamana, Arao, Ōmuta, Ginsui, and Tosu
 Kagoshima Main Line for Yatsushiro
 Hohi Main Line for Suizenji, Musashizuka, Higo-Ōzu and Miyaji
11, 12  Kyushu Shinkansen for Hakata and Shin-Ōsaka
13, 14  Kyushu Shinkansen for Kagoshima-Chūō

History[edit]

The station, one of the key stations of the railway network in the island of Kyushu, opened on July 1, 1891 when the Kyushu Railway extended the railway (later named Kagoshima Main Line) from Tamana Station (then called Takase Station) to this station.

The Hōhi Main Line opened on June 21, 1914, and the Kyushu Shinkansen opened on March 12, 2011.

Surrounding area[edit]

Kumamoto-Ekimae tram stop, June 2010
Kumamoto Station viewed from Mount Hanaoka, June 2005

References[edit]

  • 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. pp. 684, 743. ISBN 4533029809. 

Coordinates: 32°47′22″N 130°41′19″E / 32.789338°N 130.688694°E / 32.789338; 130.688694