Minami-Fukuoka Station

Minami-Fukuoka Station (南福岡駅) is a train station operated by JR Kyushu on the Kagoshima Main Line in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.[1]

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南福岡駅
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Minami-Fukuoka Station in 2017
General information
LocationHakata, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Japan
Coordinates33°32′33″N 130°27′33″E / 33.5424°N 130.4593°E / 33.5424; 130.4593Coordinates: 33°32′33″N 130°27′33″E / 33.5424°N 130.4593°E / 33.5424; 130.4593
Operated byJR logo (kyushu).svg JR Kyushu
Line(s) Kagoshima Main Line
Distance84.9 km from Mojikō
Platforms1 side + 2 island platforms
Tracks5
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened11 December 1889 (1889-12-11)
Previous namesZasshonokuma (until 1966)
Passengers
FY20169,819
Rank14th (among JR Kyushu stations)
Location
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JB  03  Minami-Fukuoka Station
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Location within Japan

LinesEdit

The station is served by the Kagoshima Main Line and is located 84.9 km from the starting point of the line at Mojikō.[2]

LayoutEdit

The station consists of one side and two island platforms serving five tracks.[2]

PlatformsEdit

1  Kagoshima Main Line for Futsukaichi, Kurume and Ōmuta
2  Kagoshima Main Line for Futsukaichi, Kurume and Ōmuta
3  Kagoshima Main Line for Hakata, Akama and Kokura
4  Kagoshima Main Line for Hakata, Akama and Kokura
5  Kagoshima Main Line for Hakata, Akama and Kokura

Adjacent stationsEdit

Service
Kagoshima Main Line
JB  02  Sasabaru - JB  04  Kasuga

HistoryEdit

  • 11 December 1889: The station was opened as Zasshonokuma Station (雑餉隈駅) by the privately run Kyushu Railway during the first phase of its network construction when a track was laid between Hakata and Tosu.[3][4]
  • 1 July 1907: Kyushu Railways is nationalized. Japanese Government Railways (JGR) took over the control of the station.[3]
  • 12 October 1909: The station became part of the Hitoyoshi Main Line.[3]
  • 21 November 1909: The station became part of the Kagoshima Main Line.[3]
  • 15 October 1919: Double-track line between Hakata and Futsukaichi laid down.
  • 14 October 1960: Minami-Fukuoka train yard opened.
  • 1 June 1961: Line is electrified between Kurume and Mojikō, including this station.
  • 1 November 1966: Station renamed Minami-Fukuoka Station.[4] This was due to users complaining that a nearby station on the Tenjin Ōmuta Line bore the same name.
  • 1 April 1987: Privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR), the successor to JGR Line. Control of the station passed to JR Kyushu.[4]
  • 1994: Station burned down in arson attack.
  • July 1999: Station rebuilt with automatic ticket gates.
  • 2006: Elevators added to platforms.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by 9,819 passengers daily, and it ranked 14th among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu.[5]

VicinityEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "JR Kyushu Route Map" (PDF). JR Kyushu. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ 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3巻 北九州 筑豊 エリア [Japan Railways Illustrated. Shikoku and Kyushu. All lines, all stations, all track layouts. Volume 3 Kyushu Chikuhō area] (in Japanese). Kodansha. pp. 16, 67. ISBN 9784062951623.
  3. ^ a b c d 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. I. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 218. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  4. ^ a b c 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. p. 678. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  5. ^ "駅別乗車人員上位300駅(平成28年度)" [Passengers embarking by station - Top 300 stations (Heisei 28)] (PDF). JR Kyushu. 31 July 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2018.


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