Yufuin Station

Yufuin Station (由布院駅, Yufuin-eki) is a railway station on the Kyudai Main Line in Yufu, Ōita, Japan, operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu).

Yufuin Station

LinesEdit

Yufuin Station is served by the Kyudai Main Line.

Limited express servicesEdit

Station layoutEdit

The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

HistoryEdit

The private Daito Railway (大湯鉄道) had opened a track between Ōita and Onoya in 1915. The Daito Railway was nationalized on 1 December 1922, after which Japanese Government Railways (JGR) undertook phased westward expansion of the track which, at the time, it had designated as the Daito Line. By 1923, the track had reached Yunohira and then, on 29 July 1925, Yufuin (then known as Kita-Yufuin) was established as the new western terminus. The station became a through-station on 26 November 1926 when the track was extended to Noya. On 15 November 1934, when the Daito Line had linked up with the Kyudai Main Line further west, JGR designated the station as part of the Kyudai Main Line. On 1 January 1950, the station was renamed Yufuin. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR), the successor of JGR, on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Kyushu.[1][2]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 1,167 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), and it ranked 144th among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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). I. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 227. ISBN 4533029809.
  2. ^ 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). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 741. ISBN 4533029809.
  3. ^ "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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33°15′45″N 131°21′18″E / 33.26243°N 131.354917°E / 33.26243; 131.354917Coordinates: 33°15′45″N 131°21′18″E / 33.26243°N 131.354917°E / 33.26243; 131.354917