Wakai Station

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Wakai Station

Wakai Station (若井駅 Wakai-eki?) is a railway station in Shimanto, Takaoka District, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan.



The station has one platform serving one track.

Adjacent stations[edit]

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JR Shikoku
Yodo Line
Kubokawa - Iejigawa
Tosa Kuroshio Railway
Nakamura Line
Kubokawa - Kaina

Kawaoku S.B.[edit]

Kawaoku S.B. Kawaoku Shingōjō (川奥信号場?) is a junction of Tosa Kuroshio Railway Nakamura Line and Shikoku Railway Company Yodo Line in Kawaoku, Kuroshio, Hata District, Kōchi .

The Yodo Line track divides from Nakamura Line at this junction. The track between this junction and Wakai Station is shared by two lines. The shared track and the junction are possessed by Tosa Kuroshio Railway.


Junction diagram
若井:Wakai (Nakamura Line and Yodo Line)
荷稲:Kaina (Nakamura Line)
家地川:Iejigawa (Yodo Line)
Spiral Loop for Kaina Station (Photo from Yodo Line train. 2005.9.19)
Train for Nakamura staying at the S.B. (photo from Nanpu for Okayama)

This S.B. is about 3.6 km far from Wakai Station. This S.B. is on the way of spiral of Nakamura Line between Wakai and Kaina.

Trains of both lines can pass.

One track is straightened so that the trains of Nakamura Line including limited express Nanpū can pass the S.B. without slowing down.


  • 1 March 1974 Yodo Line and this S.B. opened.
  • 1 April 1987 Both line and the S.B. were inherited by Shikoku Railway Company.
  • 1 April 1988 Nakamura Line and the S.B. were inherited by Tosa Kuroshio Railway.


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33°11′17″N 133°06′21″E / 33.18807°N 133.105861°E / 33.18807; 133.105861Coordinates: 33°11′17″N 133°06′21″E / 33.18807°N 133.105861°E / 33.18807; 133.105861 33°09′25″N 133°05′41″E / 33.15694°N 133.09472°E / 33.15694; 133.09472(Kawaoku S.B.)