Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station

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Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station
西鉄福岡 (天神)駅
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Location 11-2 2-chōme Tenjin, Chūō, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
(福岡市中央区天神2丁目11-2)
Japan
Operated by Nishi-Nippon Railroad
Line(s) Tenjin Ōmuta Line
History
Opened April 12, 1924
Traffic
Passengers (FY2006) 140,340 daily
Location
Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station is located in Japan
Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station
Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station
Location within Japan

Nishitetsu-Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station (西鉄福岡 (天神)駅?, Nishitetsu-Fukuoka (Tenjin)-eki) is a railway station in Chūō-ku, Fukuoka, operated by the private railway operator Nishi-Nippon Railroad.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

The station is located on the second floor of the Solaria Terminal Building within the Mitsukoshi Building. It uses the Spanish solution with 3 dead-end lines. After the train arrives, the doors open on the middle platform to let the passengers out. After this, the doors on the opposite side will open and the waiting passengers can enter the train.

Platforms[edit]

  • Track 1 - Mainly used by express trains
  • Track 2 - Mainly used by local trains
  • Track 3 - Mainly used by limited express trains

North Exit (北口?, Kita-guchi)[edit]

The Fukuoka Tenjin terminal

With the biggest ticket gate, located on the second floor. Access to Solaria Stage (ソラリアステージ?, soraria-sutēji) department store via a concourse. There are two station offices, three coin locker rows, an ATM corner and an Internet corner. It is also the nearest exit gate for transfer to the Kūkō Line and Hakozaki Line on the Fukuoka City Subway.

Solaria Exit (ソラリア口?, Soraria-guchi)[edit]

West of the North Exit with access to the Solaria Plaza (ソラリアプラザ?, Soraria-puraza) Building.

Central Exit (中央口?, Chūō-guchi)[edit]

Located on the first floor. There are coin lockers and a season ticket counter. Transfer to the Nishitetsu Tenjin Bus Center via elevator.

South Exit (南口?, Minami-guchi)[edit]

Located on the first floor, facing the road. There is a season ticket counter and it is the nearest exit gate for transfer to the Nanakuma Line on the Fukuoka City Subway.

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Tenjin Ōmuta Line
Terminus - Yakuin

History[edit]

  • April 12, 1924 - the station opened.
  • Around 1935 - renamed Kyūtetsu Fukuoka Station (九鉄福岡駅?).
  • September 22, 1942 - renamed Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station (西鉄福岡駅?).
  • November 1, 1961 - station moved to 2nd floor.
  • September 27, 1997 - improvement work was completed.
  • January 1, 2001 - renamed Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station.

In 1997, the Solaria Terminal Building was completed 80 m north of the former location (now Solaria Stage) and the department store Iwataya was attached.[citation needed]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2006 the stations was used by an average of 140,340 passengers daily.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 33°35′20″N 130°24′00″E / 33.588776°N 130.399888°E / 33.588776; 130.399888