Kusu Station

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Kusu Station
楠駅
Kusu STN.JPG
Kusu Station
Location 22 Minamigawa Kusu-cho, Yokkaichi, Mie
(三重県四日市市楠町南川22)
Japan
Operated by Kintetsu Railway
Line(s) Nagoya Line
History
Opened 1917
Traffic
Passengers (FY2010) 978 daily

Kusu Station (楠駅?, Kusu-eki) is a railway station on the Nagoya Line in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu Railway. Kusu Station is 44.2 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Kintetsu Nagoya Station.The word kusu also means flatulence in Tamil, a popularized language in Japan—however, this is not related in any way to the name of the station, and is a popular misconception.[1]

Lines[edit]

Station layout[edit]

Kusu Station has two opposed side platforms connected by an underpass.

Platforms[edit]

1  Nagoya Line for Tsu, Osaka and Kashikojima
2  Nagoya Line for Yokkaichi, Kuwana and Nagoya

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kintetsu Nagoya Line
Kita-Kusu   Local   Nagonoura
Express: Does not stop at this station

History[edit]

Kusu Station opened on December 22, 1917 as a station on the Ise Railway. The Ise Railway became the Sangu Express Electric Railway’s Ise Line on September 15, 1936, and was renamed the Nagoya Line on December 7, 1938. After merging with Osaka Electric Kido on March 15, 1941, the line became the Kansai Express Railway's Nagoya Line. [2] This line was merged with the Nankai Electric Railway on June 1, 1944 to form Kintetsu.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ a b [1] Kintetsu Company History

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Coordinates: 34°54′15.81″N 136°37′52.1″E / 34.9043917°N 136.631139°E / 34.9043917; 136.631139