Nagayo Station

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Nagayo Station
長与駅
Nagayo Station.jpg
Nagayo Station in 2008
Location Japan
Coordinates 32°49′8″N 129°52′46″E / 32.81889°N 129.87944°E / 32.81889; 129.87944Coordinates: 32°49′8″N 129°52′46″E / 32.81889°N 129.87944°E / 32.81889; 129.87944
Operated by JR logo (kyushu).svg JR Kyushu
Line(s) Nagasaki Main Line
Distance 15.4 km from Kikitsu (starting point of branch)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2 + 1 siding
Construction
Structure type At grade (cutting)
Other information
Status Staffed ticket window (Midori no Madoguchi) (outsourced)
Website Official website
History
Opened 22 July 1897 (1897-07-22)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016) 1,943 daily
Rank 94th (among JR Kyushu stations)
Location
Nagayo Station is located in Japan
Nagayo Station
Nagayo Station
Location within Japan

Nagayo Station (長与駅, Nagayo-eki) is a railway station in Nagayo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by JR Kyushu and is on the Nagasaki Main Line.[1][2]

Lines[edit]

The station is served by the old line or the Nagayo branch of the Nagasaki Main Line and is located 15.4 km from the branch point at Kikitsu.[3] Only local trains run on this branch.[4]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two side platforms serving two tracks with a siding branching off track 1. The station building isa hashigami structure where the station facilities such as a waiting area, ticket window and ticket gates are placed on a bridge which spans the tracks. After the ticket gates, flights of steps connecto to the platforms.[3][2]

Management of the station has been outsourced to the JR Kyushu Tetsudou Eigyou Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of JR Kyushu specialising in station services. It staffs the ticket window which is equipped with a Midori no Madoguchi facility.[5][6]

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Nagasaki Main Line (old line)
Honkawachi Local Kōda

History[edit]

The private Kyushu Railway, had opened a track from Tosu to Saga by 5 May 1895, and thereafter expanding southwards in phases, as part of the construction of a line to Nagasaki. Separately, a track was laid from Urakami (then known as Nagasaki) north to Nagayo, which opened on 22 July 1897 as the terminus. On 27 November 1898, Nagayo became a through-station when a link up was made with the track from Tosu which had expanded south to Ōmura. When the Kyushu Railway was nationalized on 1 July 1907, Japanese Government Railways (JGR) took over control of the station. On 12 October 1909, track from Tosu through Haiki, Ōmura, Nagayo to Nagasaki was designated the Nagasaki Main Line. On 2 October 1972, a shorter inland bypass route was opened between Kikitsu through Ichinuno to Urakami was opened, which became known as the new line or Ichinuno branch of the Nagasaki Main Line. The section serving Nagayo became known as the old line or the Nagayo branch. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR), the successor of JGR, on 1 April 1987, control of the station passed to JR Kyushu.[7][8]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 1,943 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), and it ranked 94th among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu.[9]

Environs[edit]

  • Nagayo Station Community Hall

East Exit (Park Exit)[edit]

  • Yoshimuta Park
  • Nagayo Town Hall
  • Nakao-jō Park
    • Nagayo-chōmin Culture Hall (長与町民文化ホール)
    • Ceramics Hall (陶芸の館)

West Exit (University Exit)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JR Kyushu Route Map" (PDF). JR Kyushu. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "長与" [Nagayo]. hacchi-no-he.net. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryōzō (2013). 図説: 日本の鉄道 四国・九州ライン 全線・全駅・全配線・第5巻 長崎 佐賀 エリア [Japan Railways Illustrated. Shikoku and Kyushu. All lines, all stations, all track layouts. Volume 5 Nagasaki Saga area] (in Japanese). Kodansha. p. 45, 69. ISBN 9784062951647. 
  4. ^ "長与" [Nagayo]. JR Kyushu official station website. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  5. ^ "長崎支店内各駅" [Stations within the Nagasaki Branch]. JRTE website. Retrieved 16 March 2018. 
  6. ^ "長与駅" [Nagayo Station]. jr-mars.dyndns.org. Retrieved 17 March 2018.  See images of tickets sold.
  7. ^ 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). I. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 222–3. ISBN 4533029809. 
  8. ^ 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. p. 717. ISBN 4533029809. 
  9. ^ "駅別乗車人員上位300駅(平成28年度)" [Passengers embarking by station - Top 300 stations (Fiscal 2016)] (PDF). JR Kyushu. 31 July 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 

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