Nishi-Miyoshi Station

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Nishi-Miyoshi Station
西三次駅
Nishimiyoshistation1.jpg
Entrance to Nishi-Miyoshi Station.
Location Miyoshi, Hiroshima
Japan
Operated by JR West
Line(s) Geibi Line
History
Opened June 1, 1915
Previous names Miyoshi (until 1954)

Nishi-Miyoshi Station (西三次駅 Nishi-miyoshi-eki?) is a JR West Geibi Line station located in Nishi 4-chōme, Tōkaichi, Miyoshi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The station was originally opened to serve those on the north bank of the Saijō River in the former Miyoshi-machi in Futami District. Formerly named "Miyoshi Station," it is located near the Tomoe Bridge.

History[edit]

  • 1915-06-01: Miyoshi Station opens
  • 1954-11-10: The station is renamed Nishi-Miyoshi Station
  • 1987-04-01: Japan National Railways is privatized, and Nishi-Miyoshi Station becomes a JR West station

Station building and platforms[edit]

Nishi-Miyoshi Station features one raised, island-style platform served by two tracks. The station formerly handled freight from the adjoining fertilizer factory, and it still has multiple sidings built to handle the extra trains. While Nishi-Miyoshi was formerly a privately contracted station, it is now unmanned. The station building is an old wooden building with a tile roof.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Miyoshi Municipal Awaya Elementary
  • Iwawaki Kofun (a burial mound)
  • Gōno River
  • Takataniyama
  • Miyoshi Country Club Golf Course

Highway access:

Neighboring Stations[edit]

All lines are JR West lines.

Geibi Line
Miyoshi StationNishi-Miyoshi StationShiwachi Station

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°47′54.7″N 132°50′27.5″E / 34.798528°N 132.840972°E / 34.798528; 132.840972