Yoshinogari-Kōen Station

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Yoshinogari-Kōen Station
吉野ヶ里公園駅
JRKyushu-Nagasaki-main-line-Yoshinogari-koen-station-south-entrance-20091101.jpg
The south entrance of Yoshinogari-Kōen Station in 2009
Location Japan
Coordinates 33°19′29″N 130°23′59″E / 33.3248°N 130.3998°E / 33.3248; 130.3998Coordinates: 33°19′29″N 130°23′59″E / 33.3248°N 130.3998°E / 33.3248; 130.3998
Operated by JR logo (kyushu).svg JR Kyushu
Line(s) Nagasaki Main Line
Distance 13.1 km from Tosu
Platforms 1 side + 1 island platforms
Tracks 3 + 2 sidings
Construction
Structure type At grade
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Designated parking area for bikes
Disabled access Yes - platforms served by elevators
Other information
Status Staffed ticket window (outsourced)
Website Official website
History
Opened 30 September 1942 (1942-09-30)
Previous names Mitagawa (until 10 Oct 1993)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016) 1,333 daily
Rank 133rd (among JR Kyushu stations)
Location
Yoshinogari-Kōen Station is located in Japan
Yoshinogari-Kōen Station
Yoshinogari-Kōen Station
Location within Japan

Yoshinogari-Kōen Station (吉野ヶ里公園駅, Yoshinogari kōen eki) is a railway station in Yoshinogari, Kanzaki District, Saga Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by JR Kyushu and is on the Nagasaki Main Line.[1][2]

Lines[edit]

The station is served by the Nagasaki Main Line and is located 13.1 km from the starting point of the line at Tosu.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of a side and an island platform serving three tracks with two sidings branching off track 1. The station building is a modern design of concrete and is a hashigami structure where the passenger facilities such as a waiting area, ticket window and automatic ticket vending machines are located on a bridge which spans the tracks. The bridge also allows the station to have two entrances, one from each side of the tracks. Elevators provide access to the bridge from both entrances and, from the bridge, to the platforms.[3][2]

Management of the station has been outsourced to the JR Kyushu Tetsudou Eigyou Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of JR Kyushu specialising in station services. It staffs the ticket window which is equipped with a POS machine but does not have a Midori no Madoguchi facility.[4][5]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Nagasaki Main Line
Nakabaru Local Kanzaki

Environs[edit]

History[edit]

Japanese Government Railways (JGR) opened the station as Mitagawa signal box (三田川信号場, Mitagawa-shingōba) on 30 September 1942 on the existing track of the Nagasaki Main Line. On 1 December 1943, the facility was upgraded to a full station and passenger traffic commenced. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR), the successor of JGR, on 1 April 1987, control of the station passed to JR Kyushu. On 10 October 1993, the station was renamed Yoshinogari-Kōen.[6][7] On 1 March 2000, a new hashigami style station building was opened.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 1,333 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), and it ranked 133rd among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JR Kyushu Route Map" (PDF). JR Kyushu. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "吉野ヶ里公園" [Yoshinogari-Kōen]. hacchi-no-he.net. Retrieved 13 March 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryōzō (2013). 図説: 日本の鉄道 四国・九州ライン 全線・全駅・全配線・第5巻 長崎 佐賀 エリア [Japan Railways Illustrated. Shikoku and Kyushu. All lines, all stations, all track layouts. Volume 5 Nagasaki Saga area] (in Japanese). Kodansha. p. 17, 64. ISBN 9784062951647. 
  4. ^ "福岡支店内各駅" [Stations within the Fukuoka Branch]. JRTE website. Retrieved 13 March 2018. 
  5. ^ "吉野ヶ里公園駅" [Yoshinogari-Kōen Station]. jr-mars.dyndns.org. Retrieved 13 March 2018.  See images of tickets sold.
  6. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). I. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 222–3. ISBN 4533029809. 
  7. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 712. ISBN 4533029809. 
  8. ^ "駅別乗車人員上位300駅(平成28年度)" [Passengers embarking by station - Top 300 stations (Fiscal 2016)] (PDF). JR Kyushu. 31 July 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 

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