Nagato-Awano Station, May 2012
(See other stations in Yamaguchi)
|Neighborhood||4896 Hohoku-cho, Oaza Awano|
|Address in Japanese||山口県下関市豊北町大字粟野4896|
|Line(s)||Sanin Main Line|
|Statistics||27 passengers/day (FY2010)|
|There are no bus services at this station|
The station consists of an island platform serving two tracks. The platform is accessible via an uncovered footbridge. There is a toilet available near the station building, which is located on the north side of the tracks. Though managed by the Nagato Railroad Bureau, there are no station staff members.
- 7 December 1930 - The opening of the extension of the Mine Line, as it was then, from Nagato-Furuichi Station to Agawa Station. Services for passenger and freight trains commence.
- 24 February 1933 - Areas of the Mine line including Nagato-Awano Station are incorporated into the San'in Main Line.
- 1 June 1963 - The service of freight trains is cancelled.
- 1 April 1987 - Under the privatisation of Japan's railways, Nagato-Awano Station becomes part of the West Japan Railway Company.
|Station Side||■ San'in Main Line||Igami, Hitomaru, Nagato-Furuichi, Nagatoshi|
|Opposide Side||■ San'in Main Line||Agawa, Kottoi, Takibe, Shimonoseki|
※The platforms are not numbered at this station.
The following lines pass through or terminate at Nagato-Awano Station:
|San'in Main Line|
|Rapid: no stop|
There are several small shops around the station. The station is located in the village of Awano, which is at the north end of Shimonoseki city, and roughly 1 kilometre East from the border of Nagato city.
- Awano Port (Awano Fishing Harbour) - Former ferry port that linked to Kuzu in Yuya (of the former Ōtsu District)across the Yuya Bay.
- Awano Post Office
- Awano River - The aonori collected near the mouth of the river is a local speciality.
- Japan National Route 191
Below are the average number of people who alight at Nagato-Awano Station per day.
- 1999 - 103
- 2000 - 97
- 2001 - 70
- 2002 - 71
- 2003 - 58
- 2004 - 53
- 2005 - 49
- 2006 - 32
- 2007 - 29
- 2008 - 25
- 2009 - 22
- 2010 - 27
- 鉄道乗車人員 駅別 [Railroad Users By Station] (XLS) (in Japanese). Shimonoseki City Statistics Publications. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
- JR West station information (Japanese)
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