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Nagasaki Station (長崎駅, Nagasaki-eki) is a railway station in Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, operated by the Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu). It is the terminus of the Nagasaki Main Line.

Nagasaki Station

長崎駅
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Nagasaki Station forecourt in December 2011
LocationOnoue-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki
Japan
Operated byJR logo (kyushu).svg JR Kyushu
Line(s)Nagasaki Main Line
History
Opened1905
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016)10,650 daily
Rank13th (among JR Kyushu stations)
Location
Nagasaki Station is located in Japan
Nagasaki Station
Nagasaki Station
Location within Japan

The station is connected by the Kamome limited express to Hakata and by the Seaside Liner rapid service to Sasebo. Nagasaki Electric Tramway services call at a stop in front of the station.

LinesEdit

Station layoutEdit

The station has three platforms serving five tracks.

PlatformsEdit

0-4  Nagasaki Main Line for Isahaya, Ōmura, Huis Ten Bosch, Haiki, and Sasebo
 Nagasaki Main Line for Kikitsu, Isahaya, Hizen-Yamaguchi, Saga, and Tosu
 Kamome limited express for Saga and Hakata

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Nagasaki Main Line
Urakami Kamome Terminus
Urakami Rapid Terminus
Urakami Local Terminus

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 5 April 1905 when the railway was extended from the former Nagasaki Station to the present station. The former station, opened in 1897, was renamed Urakami Station.

  • 5 April 1905 - Opened by Kyushu Railway.
  • 1 July 1907 - The railways are nationalized and the station becomes part of Japanese Government Railways.
  • 12 October 1909 – Japanese National Railways (JNR) renames the line the Nagasaki Main Line (長崎本線).
  • 9 August 1945 – Station damaged in the atomic bombing of the city.
  • June 1969 – The elevated station is completed.
  • 6 June 1976 – The track between Tosu and Nagasaki is electrified.
  • 1 April 1987 – JNR is privatized and the station is inherited by JR Kyushu.

Surrounding areaEdit

 
Nagasaki-Ekimae tram stop

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 10,650 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), and it ranked 13th among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.

Coordinates: 32°45′10″N 129°52′14″E / 32.752832°N 129.8705°E / 32.752832; 129.8705