Iizuka Station (飯塚駅, Iizuka-eki) is a railway station on the Chikuhō Main Line operated by JR Kyushu in Iizuka, Fukuoka, Japan.
The privately run Chikuho Kogyo Railway had opened a track from Wakamatsu to Nōgata on 30 August 1891 and by 28 October 1892, this had been extended southwards to Kotake. In the next phase of expansion, the track was further extended, with Iizuka being opened as the new southern terminus on 3 July 1893. On 1 October 1897, the Chikuho Kogyo Railway, now renamed the Chikuho Railway, merged with the Kyushu Railway. Iizuka became a through-station on 1 December 1901 when the Kyushu Railway extended the track to Nagao (now Keisen. After the Kyushu Railway was nationalized on 1 July 1907, Japanese Government Railways (JGR) took over control of the station. On 12 October 1909, the station became part of the Chikuho Main Line. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR), the successor of JGR, on 1 April 1987, control of the station passed to JR Kyushu.
In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 1,134 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), and it ranked 151st among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu.
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- ^ 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). Vol. II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 787–8. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
- ^ "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.
- Media related to Iizuka Station at Wikimedia Commons
Coordinates: 33°37′43″N 130°41′22″E / 33.62861°N 130.68944°E