Iwami-Kawagoe Station

Iwami-Kawagoe Station (石見川越駅, Iwami Kawagoe-eki) was a railway station in Gōtsu, Shimane Prefecture, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West).

Iwami-Kawagoe Station

石見川越駅
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Iwami-Kawagoe Station in May 2012
General information
Location517, Sakurae-chō Kawagoe, Gōtsu
(島根県江津市桜江町川越517)
Shimane Prefecture
Japan
Coordinates34°57′00″N 132°24′55″E / 34.950077°N 132.415367°E / 34.950077; 132.415367Coordinates: 34°57′00″N 132°24′55″E / 34.950077°N 132.415367°E / 34.950077; 132.415367
Operated byJR logo (west).svg JR West
Line(s) F  Sankō Line
History
Opened1931
Closed2018
Location
Iwami-Kawagoe Station is located in Japan
Iwami-Kawagoe Station
Iwami-Kawagoe Station
Location within Japan

LinesEdit

Iwami-Kawagoe Station was served by the 108.1 km Sankō Line from Gōtsu in Shimane Prefecture to Miyoshi in Hiroshima Prefecture, which closed on 31 March 2018.[1]

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Sankō Line
Tazu   Local   Shikaga

HistoryEdit

On 16 October 2015, JR West announced that it was considering closing the Sanko Line due to poor patronage.[2] On 29 September 2016, JR West announced that the entire line would close on 31 March 2018.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fans bid farewell as Sanko Line closes after 88 years in service". asahi.com. The Asahi Shimbun. 1 April 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  2. ^ JR西:三江線、廃止も検討…人口減、利用低迷で [JR West considering closure of Sanko Line - declining population and poor patronage]. Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers. 16 October 2015. Archived from the original on 2 November 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  3. ^ 三江線18年3月末で廃線 [Sanko Line to close at end of March 2018]. Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers. 29 September 2016. Archived from the original on 1 October 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2018.

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