Nagato-Futami Station

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Nagato-Futami Station
長門二見駅
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Station Building, September 2007
Location 7273-6, Hohoku-cho Oaza Kandakami Aza Kamifutami, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi
(山口県下関市豊北町大字神田上字上二見7273-6)
Japan
Coordinates 34°15′06″N 130°54′54″E / 34.251712°N 130.915004°E / 34.251712; 130.915004Coordinates: 34°15′06″N 130°54′54″E / 34.251712°N 130.915004°E / 34.251712; 130.915004
Operated by JR West
Line(s) San'in Main Line
Connections
  • Bus stop
History
Opened 1925
Traffic
Passengers (2010) 51 daily

Nagato-Futami Station (長門二見駅 Nagato-Futami-eki?) is a JR West railway station located in the Hohoku area of Shimonoseki-city, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of an island platform serving two tracks, enabling passengers to change trains. Though managed by the Nagato Railroad Bureau, there are no station staff members nor an automated ticket facility. The platform is halfway up a mountainside cliff, which is accessible via a stairway in a subterranean tunnel from the station building. There was a waiting room on the platform, though it was destroyed in a fire in 2000.

The construction of the San'in Main Line was the final link in connecting the trainlines in the area during the Taishō period. At the time, the plan was to have the entire line along the Sea of Japan's coastline, but in line with the wishes of the regions residents as well as to keep the project in budget, Takibe Station and Kottoi Station were located inland.[citation needed] Owing to this layout, the immediate track surrounding Nagato-Futami Station includes a near 90 degree curve.

History[edit]

  • 16 August 1925 - The extension of the Japanese National Rail Kogushi Line, as it was then known, from Kogushi Station to Takibe Station is completed. Nagato-Futama Station begins servicing customer as well as freight trains.
  • 24 February 1933 - The Kogushi Line is incorporated into the San'in Main Line.
  • 1 August 1961 - Freight train service cancelled.
  • 1 April 1987 - Under the privatisation of Japan's railways, Takibe Station becomes part of the West Japan Railway Company.
  • 7 August 2010 - A fire burns down the platform waiting room.

Platforms[edit]

Mountain Side  San'in Main Line Takibe, Kottoi, Agawa, Nagatoshi
Station Side  San'in Main Line Ukahongō, Yutama, Kogushi, Shimonoseki

※The platforms are not numbered at this station.

Lines[edit]

The following lines pass through or terminate at Nagato-Awano Station:

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
San'in Main Line
Takibe   Local   Ukahongō
Rapid: Does not stop at this station

Local area[edit]

There are a few small shops around the station. Between Nagato-Futami Station and Kogushi Station it is possible to have a clear view of the Sea of Japan along the coastline.

  • Futami Post Office
  • Futami Fishing Harbour
  • Futami Elementary School
  • Meoto Iwa
  • Tokiwaya (makers of Futami Manjū)
  • Kōrin Temple
  • Japan National Route 191

Bus line[edit]

  • Blue Line Bus Service

User statistics[edit]

Below are the average number of people who alight at Nagato-Futami Station per day.[1]

  • 1999 - 117
  • 2000 - 114
  • 2001 - 78
  • 2002 - 68
  • 2003 - 77
  • 2004 - 69
  • 2005 - 72
  • 2006 - 72
  • 2007 - 71
  • 2008 - 63
  • 2009 - 56
  • 2010 - 51

References[edit]

  1. ^ 鉄道乗車人員 駅別 [Railroad Users By Station] (XLS) (in Japanese). Shimonoseki City Statistics Publications. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 

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