Nishi-Isahaya Station in 2005
|Operated by||JR Kyushu|
|Line(s)||■ Nagasaki Main Line|
|Distance||103.2 km from Tosu|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Status||Staffed ticket window (outsourced)|
|Opened||14 March 1985|
|Passengers (FY2016)||1,013 daily|
|Rank||163rd (among JR Kyushu stations)|
The station is served by the Nagasaki Main Line and is located 103.2 km from the starting point of the line at Tosu. Besides the local services on the line, some trains of the JR Kyushu Rapid Seaside Liner service between Sasebo and Nagasaki also stop at the station.
The station consists of two side platforms serving two tracks on an embankment. The station building is at street level and is modern concrete structure with stained glass decorations on the gabled ends. It houses a waiting area and a ticket window. After the ticket gates, an underpass and steps give access to both platforms.
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 POS machine but does not have a Midori no Madoguchi facility.
|1||■ Nagasaki Main Line||for Isahaya and Tosu|
|■ Rapid Seaside Liner||for Isahaya, Ōmura and Sasebo|
|2||■ Nagasaki Main Line||for Kikitsu, and Nagasaki|
|■ Rapid Seaside Liner||for Kikitsu and Nagasaki|
|Nagasaki Main Line|
|JR Kyushu Rapid|
Japanese National Railways (JNR) opened the station on 14 March 1985 as an additional station on the existing track of the Nagasaki Main Line. With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, control of the station passed to JR Kyushu.
In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 1,013 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), and it ranked 163rd among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu.
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