Shin-Minamata Station

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Shin-Minamata Station
新水俣駅
Shin-minamata station 1.jpg
Location Hatsuno, Minamata, Kumamoto
Japan
Coordinates 32°12′40″N 130°25′45″E / 32.210993°N 130.42925°E / 32.210993; 130.42925Coordinates: 32°12′40″N 130°25′45″E / 32.210993°N 130.42925°E / 32.210993; 130.42925
Operated by
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History
Opened 13 March 2004
Location
Shin-Minamata Station is located in Japan
Shin-Minamata Station
Shin-Minamata Station
Location within Japan

Shin-Minamata Station (新水俣駅?, Shin-Minamata-eki) is a railway station in Minamata, Kumamoto, Japan, operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu). The station building was designed by Makoto Sei Watanabe[citation needed] and opened on 13 March 2004.

Lines[edit]

Platforms[edit]

Station sign

JR Kyushu[edit]

11/12  Kyushu Shinkansen for Kumamoto, Hakata, and Shin-Ōsaka (island platform)
13  Kyushu Shinkansen for Izumi, Sendai, and Kagoshima-Chūō (side platform)

Hisatsu Orange Railway[edit]

The Hisatsu Orange Railway serves one island platform at Shin-Minamata. This station is unmanned.

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Kyūshū Shinkansen
Shin-Yatsushiro - Izumi
Hisatsu Orange Railway Line
Tsunagi - Minamata

History[edit]

  • 19 September 1968: The site opened as JNR Hatsuno S.B.[clarification needed]
  • 1 April 1987: Hatuno S.B. was inherited by JR Kyushu.
  • 13 March 2004: The Kyushu Shinkansen Shin-Minamata Station was opened. The JR Kyushu Kagoshima Main Line was transferred to the control of the Hisatsu Orange Railway, and Hatsuno S.B. became Shin-Minamata Station.

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