Tosu Station

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Tosu
鳥栖
Tosu Station.JPG
Location Tosu, Saga
Japan
Operated by JR Kyushu
Line(s)
History
Opened 1889

Tosu Station (鳥栖駅 Tosu-eki?) is a railway station in Tosu, Saga, Japan, operated by the Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu). It forms the junction between the Kagoshima Main Line and the Nagasaki Main Line.

Station layout[edit]

It is an above ground station with six tracks, three island platforms and two underground passageways connecting them with the station building. The current station building was built in March, 1911 and is the second iteration of Tosu Station. The iron bars which support the platform roofs were manufactured in the Meiji era. It has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office and an automatic ticket machine.

Platforms[edit]

Tosu Station platforms
1 Limited express Ariake for Hakata
Limited express Kamome, Midori, Huis Ten Bosch
Limited express Yufuin-no-mori
Kagoshima Main Line for Futsukaichi, Hakata, Kokura, and Mojikō
2 Kagoshima Main Line for Futsukaichi, Hakata, Kokura, and Mojikō
Nagasaki Main Line for Saga, Hizen-Yamaguchi, and Isahaya
Kyūdai Main Line for Chikugo-Yoshii and Hita
3 Limited express Kamome, Midori for Hakata
Kagoshima Main Line for Hakata and Kokura
for Kurume and Ōmuta
Nagasaki Main Line for Saga, Hizen-Yamaguchi, and Isahaya
4 Kagoshima Main Line for Hakata・Kokura/To Kurume・Ōmuta
Nagasaki Main Line for Saga, Hizen-Yamaguchi, and Isahaya
5 Limited express Kamome, Midori, Huis Ten Bosch for Saga, Nagasaki, Sasebo, and Huis Ten Bosch
Kagoshima Main Line for Kurume, Ōmuta, and Arao
Nagasaki Main Line for Saga, Hizen-Yamaguchi, Isahaya, and Haiki
6 Limited express Ariake for Ōmuta and Kumamoto
Limited express Yufu, Yufu DX, Yufuinnomori for Hita, Yufuin, and Ōita
Kagoshima Main Line for Kurume, Ōmuta, and Arao

Limited express trains[edit]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kagoshima Main Line
Kiyama Limited express Kurume
Tashiro Local Hizen-Asahi
Nagasaki Main Line
Terminus Shin-Tosu

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Surrounding area[edit]

Bus routes[edit]

History[edit]

  • December 11, 1889 - Kyushu Railway opens track between Hakata Station and Chitose Station. Tosu Station is one of the first train stations in Kyūshū.
  • August 20, 1891 - Track from Tosu Station to Saga Station opens.
  • July 1, 1907 - Railways nationalize and the station becomes part of Japanese Government Railways.
  • August 11, 1945 - A large-scale air raid destroys the station, though the main building is saved.
  • April 1, 1987 - Railways privatize and the station is inherited by JR Kyushu and JR Freight.
  • March 18, 2006 - JR Freight discontinues use of the station. Tosu Freight Terminal opens.

Coordinates: 33°22′25″N 130°31′9″E / 33.37361°N 130.51917°E / 33.37361; 130.51917