Orio Station

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Orio Station.JPG
Main station building, east side, September 2012
Location 1-1 Horikawa-machi, Yahatanishi, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
Operated by JR Kyushu
  • Bus terminal
Opened 1891

Orio Station (折尾駅 Orio-eki?) is a railway station in Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu, Japan, operated by the Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu).


Orio Station is served by the Kagoshima Main Line and Chikuho Main Line.

Station layout[edit]

The two lines serving the station intersect at Orio, and the lines are connected by a spur track. The station therefore consists of two separated blocks: the main building with bi-level platforms at the crossing point, and detached platforms on the spur.

The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.[1]


Main building lower level[edit]

1  Chikuho Main Line ("Wakamatsu Line") for Futajima and Wakamatsu
2  Chikuho Main Line ("Wakamatsu Line") for Nakama, Nōgata, Iizuka, and Sasaguri

Main building upper level[edit]

3  Kagoshima Main Line for Akama, Hakata, Tosu, Kurume, Ōmuta, and Kumamoto
4  Kagoshima Main Line used by local trains running either direction which allow limited express trains to pass them at this station, as well as local shuttle trains running between this station and Kokura and/or Mojikō
5  Kagoshima Main Line for Kurosaki, Yahata, Space World, Kokura, Mojikō, and Ōita

Limited express trains, including the Sonic, stop here.

Spur track (Takami entrance)[edit]

6  Kagoshima Main Line for Kurosaki and Kokura
7  Chikuho Main Line ("Fukuhoku Yutaka Line") for Nakama, Nōgata, Iizuka, and Sasaguri

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kagoshima Main Line
Kurosaki Limited Express Akama, Kashii, or Hakata
Kurosaki Rapid Akama (Ebitsu in daytime)
Kurosaki Semi-rapid Mizumaki
Jinnoharu Local Mizumaki
Wakamatsu Line
Honjō Local Terminus
Fukuhoku Yutaka Line (Main building)
Terminus Rapid Nakama
Terminus Local Higashi-Mizumaki
Kagoshima Main - Fukuhoku Yutaka Line (Spur track)
Kurosaki Rapid Nakama
Jinnoharu Local Higashi-Mizumaki


The station first opened on 28 February 1891.[citation needed]

The station building was rebuilt in 1916, but use of this building was discontinued from 6 October 2012 in preparation for rebuilding work, with operations shifted to a temporary structure.[2] The station building was scheduled to be demolished during 2012, with the new structure completed in fiscal 2016.[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

Educational facilities[edit]


Airport buses leave from a bus stop located at the west exit of the main building to the Kitakyushu Airport. Also, there is a Kitakyushu municipal bus terminal for local buses connecting vicinities including Wakamatsu and Ashiya in front of the east exit of main building.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Station Information" (in Japanese). Japan: Kyushu Railway Company. 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b 『ありがとう折尾駅舎』開催 ["Thankyou Orio Station Building" event held]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 

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Coordinates: 33°51′49″N 130°42′47″E / 33.86361°N 130.71306°E / 33.86361; 130.71306