Nishi-Karatsu Station

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Nishi-Karatsu Station
西唐津駅
JRKyushu-Karatsu-line-Nishi-karatsu-station-building-20091030.jpg
Location Karatsu, Saga
Japan
Operated by JR Kyushu
Line(s) Karatsu Line
History
Opened 1898
Previous names Myōken (until 1905)

Nishi-Karatsu Station (西唐津駅 Nishi-Karatsu-eki?) is a railway station in Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu).

This station is a terminal station of the Karatsu Line, including trains from the Chikuhi Line.

Layout[edit]

The station is ground level with a single side platform.

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Karatsu Line
Karatsu Local Terminus
Chikuhi Line
Karatsu Local Terminus

Environs[edit]

  • JR Kyushu Karatsu Railway Division Karatsu transportation center
  • Nishi-Karatsu Post Office
  • Karatsu Police Station
  • Kyushu Electric Power Karatsu Thermal power station

History[edit]

  • December 1, 1898 - Station is established as Myōken Station (妙見駅 Myōken-eki?).
  • October 11, 1905 - Renamed to present name.
  • August 1982 - The present station building is completed.
  • March 22, 1983 - Electrification of the track between Meinohama Station and Nishi-Karatsu Station is completed.
  • April 1, 1987 - Railways privatize and JR Kyushu inherits this station.

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Coordinates: 33°27′42″N 129°57′27″E / 33.4616°N 129.9574°E / 33.4616; 129.9574