Mojikō Station (門司港駅, Mojikō-eki) is a railway station on the Kagoshima Main Line in Moji-ku, Kitakyushu, Japan, operated by the Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu).

Mojikō Station

門司港駅
Mojiko Station 20190831.jpg
Mojikō Station in August 2019
Location2-5 Nishi-Kaigan, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka-ken
Japan
Operated byJR logo (kyushu).svg JR Kyushu
Line(s) Kagoshima Main Line
ConnectionsHeisei Chikuhō Railway Logo Heichiku via Kyushu Railway History Museum Station
Other information
Websitewww.jrkyushu.co.jp/EkiApp?LISTID=502&EKI=91101010
History
Opened1 April 1891 (1891-04-01)

LinesEdit

Mojikō Station is served by the Kagoshima Main Line. The station is located close to Kyushu Railway History Museum Station on the Mojikō Retro Scenic Line operated by Heichiku.

Station layoutEdit

The Neo-Renaissance style building was built in 1914.[1]

The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket counter.[2]

HistoryEdit

 
Mojikō Station in January 2005

The station opened on 1 April 1891.[3] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Kyushu.

From 29 September 2012, the 1914-vintage station building was temporarily closed for major renovations. It is scheduled to reopen in March 2018.[1]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 5,164 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), and it ranked 37th among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu.[4]

Surrounding areaEdit

Mojikō Station is the gateway to various tourist attractions and old buildings which have been preserved in the nearby streets under the name Mojikō Retro.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "9/29, 門司港駅,「大正駅舎」の営業を終了" [29 Sept: Mojiko Station "Taisho period building" closes]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 52 no. 620. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. December 2012. p. 162.
  2. ^ 駅情報 門司港駅 [Station Information: Mojiko Station] (in Japanese). Japan: Kyushu Railway Company. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  3. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 158. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.
  4. ^ "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. Retrieved 25 February 2018.

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Coordinates: 33°56′42″N 130°57′41″E / 33.94500°N 130.96139°E / 33.94500; 130.96139