Sasebo Station (佐世保駅, Sasebo-eki) is the major railway station in the city of Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, in Japan. The Sasebo Line of the Kyushu Railway Company and the Nishi-Kyūshū Line of the Matsuura Railway provide local and regional service and connections to the extensive JR network. Sasebo is the westernmost station in the JR Group.

Sasebo Station

佐世保駅
JRKyushu Sasebo Station EastEntrance.jpg
The east entrance of Sasebo Station
LocationMiura-chō, Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki-ken
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
History
Opened20 January 1898
Location
Sasebo Station is located in Japan
Sasebo Station
Sasebo Station
Location within Japan

The plaza in front of Sasebo Station contains a multi-level shopping complex called Friesta Sasebo, with coffee shops, clothing, housewares, music and a supermarket. Within the station itself are souvenir shops featuring local foods and products.

Sasebo Station is about two hours by train from Hakata Station in the city of Fukuoka (via the Midori line) and about two hours from Nagasaki Station in the city of Nagasaki.

Across the street from Sasebo Station is the Sasebo Bus Center, which provides connecting service to many local destinations.

LinesEdit

Station layoutEdit

JREdit

The station is above ground level with 3 platforms and 6 tracks.

JR Tracks
1 Sasebo Line To HaikiHizen-YamaguchiSagaTosu
Ōmura Line To HaikiHuis Ten BoschNagasaki
2 Ōmura Line To HaikiHuis Ten BoschNagasaki
3 Limited Express: Midori To SagaHakata
4 Limited Express: Midori To SagaHakata
Sasebo Line To Haiki
5 Sasebo Line To HaikiHizen-YamaguchiTosu
Ōmura Line To HaikiHuis Ten BoschNagasaki
6 Ōmura Line To HaikiHuis Ten BoschNagasaki

MREdit

The Matsuura station is above ground level with 1 platform and 2 tracks.

MR Tracks
1 Nishi-Kyushu Line To SazaTabira-HiradoguchiMatsuuraImari
2 Nishi-Kyushu Line To SazaTabira-HiradoguchiMatsuuraImari

SurroundingsEdit

EastEdit

  • Ekimachi Ichōme Sasebo
  • Hotel Resol Sasebo
  • Sasebo Station Post Office
  • Sasebo Bus Center
  • National Route 35

PortEdit

  • Shin-Minato Terminal
  • Kujirase Terminal
  • Sasebo Gobangai

HistoryEdit

  • January 20, 1898 - Open for business by Kyushu Railway.
  • July 1, 1907 - Railways nationalize and the station becomes part of Japanese Government Railways.
  • April 1, 1987 - Railways privatize and the station is inherited by JR Kyushu.
  • April 1, 1988 - JR Kyushu Matsuura Line inherited by Matsuura Railway and renamed Nishi-Kyushu Line.
  • December 26, 2001 - Elevated station is completed.

Adjacent stationsEdit

Service
Haiki   Sasebo Line (Limited Express)   Terminus
Hiu   Sasebo Line (Rapid Service)   Terminus
Hiu   Sasebo Line (Local)   Terminus
Terminus   Nishi-Kyushu Line   Sasebo-Chūō

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 3,973 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), and it ranked 51st 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2018.

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Coordinates: 33°09′50″N 129°43′32″E / 33.16389°N 129.72556°E / 33.16389; 129.72556