Kuji Station (久慈駅, Kuji-eki) is a railway station on the Hachinohe Line in the city of Kuji, Iwate, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Kuji Station

JR Kuji Station in February 2007
General information
Location3-39-3 Chuo, Kuji-shi, Iwate-ken 028-0051
Coordinates40°11′26″N 141°46′15″E / 40.190519°N 141.770847°E / 40.190519; 141.770847
Operated by
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus stop
Structure typeAt grade
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
Opened27 March 1930
FY2015269 (JR East), 499 (Sanriku) daily
Preceding station Logo of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) JR East Following station
towards Hachinohe
Hachinohe Line Terminus
Preceding station Sanriku Railway Following station
towards Sakari
Rias Line Terminus
Kuji Station is located in Japan
Kuji Station
Kuji Station
Location within Japan
Sanriku Kuji Station in March 2010

Lines edit

Kuji Station a terminal station on the Hachinohe Line, and is located 64.9 kilometers from the opposing terminus of the line at Hachinohe Station. It is also a terminal station for the Sanriku Railway Rias Line and is 163.0 kilometers from the opposing terminus at Sakari Station.

Station layout edit

Kuji Station has a single island platform connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. The side of the platform used by the Sanriku Railway is also used by three starting trains per day on the Hachinohe Line.

Platforms edit

1  Hachinohe Line for Taneichi and Hachinohe
2  Rias Line for Miyako, Kamaishi, and Sakari
 Hachinohe Line for Taneichi and Hachinohe

Route bus edit

History edit

Kuji Station opened on 27 March 1930. The station became a terminal station for the Kuji Line on 20 July 1976. This line was privatized on 1 April 1984, becoming the Sanriku Railway Kita-Rias Line.[1] Kuji Station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987. The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011 destroyed much of the tracks and many stations on both the Hachinohe Line and the Sanriku Railway. However, the Sanriku Railway resumed operations to Rikuchū-Noda Station by 16 March and to Tanohata Station by 1 April 2012. The Hachinohe Line resumed operations on 17 March 2012. Minami-Rias Line, a segment of Yamada Line, and Kita-Rias Line constitute Rias Line on 23 March 2019.[2] Accordingly, this station became a terminus station of Rias Line.

Passenger statistics edit

In fiscal 2015, the JR East portion of the station was used by an average of 269 passenger daily (boarding passengers only).[3]

Surrounding area edit

  • Kuji Post office

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Sone, Satoru (2009). "No.21 釜石線・山田線・岩泉線・北上線・八戸線". 週刊 歴史でめぐる鉄道全路線 国鉄・JR (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun: 23.
  2. ^ 三陸鉄道はいま、ひとつにつながるリアス線 (in Japanese). Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.

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