Kagoshima Main Line
The Kagoshima Main Line is a major railway line operated by the Kyushu Railway Company between Mojikō in Kitakyushu, Kagoshima Station in Kagoshima City, at the southern end of Kyushu. Until March 13, 2004, it extended 393 km between its two termini; the line is an important line in Kyushu. It is the main line through the Fukuoka urban district, as such many long-distance express trains from all parts of Kyushu use the section between Kokura Station and Tosu Station, where the Nagasaki Main Line meets the Kagoshima Main Line; this section was transferred to the Hisatsu Orange Railway Line from March 13, 2004. Some through services operate over this section. Yatsushiro - Higo-Kōda - Hinagu - Higo-Futami - Kami-Tanoura - - Higo-Tanoura - Uminoura - Sashiki - Yunoura - Tsunagi - - Minamata - Fukuro - Komenotsu - Izumi - Nishi-Izumi - Takaono - Nodagō - Origuchi - Akune - Ushinohama - Satsuma-Ōkawa - Nishikata - Satsuma-Taki - Kusamichi - Kami-Sendai - Sendai Names in brackets are stations newly built or renamed after the line was transferred.
The Kyushu Railway opened the 197 km Mojiko - Hakata - Kumamoto section between 1889 and 1891, extended the line south to Yatsushiro by 1896 and the company was nationalised in 1907. At the southern end the line from Kagoshima to Hayato opened as part of the Hisatsu Line in 1901; the Hayato to Yoshimatsu section of the Hisatsu line opened in 1903, the Yatsushiro to Hitoyoshi section opened in 1908, the Hitoyoshi to Yoshimatsu section in 1909, providing the original connection from Kagoshima to Yatsushiro. The Kagoshima to Sendai line opened between 1913 and 1914, the Sendai to Yatsushiro section opened between 1922 and 1927, at which time this route replaced the Hisatsu Line to become the southern part of the Kagoshima Main Line. In 2004, following the opening of the Kagoshima to Shin-Yatsushiro section of the Kyushu Shinkansen, the Yatsushiro to Sendai section was transferred to the third-sector Hisatsu Orange Railway; the Moji to Kokura section was double-tracked in 1897. The 14 km Kokura to Kurosaki section opened in 1908, was completed to Hakata by 1913.
The line was double-tracked south of Hakata to Tosu between 1917 and 1921, with Tosu to Hizen Asahi opening 1934, to Kurume in 1942. The next section to Araki was double-tracked in 1961, to Kumamoto in 1968 and Yatsushiro in 1970; the Yunoura to Tsunagi section was double-tracked between 1966 and 1968. The line was double-tracked from Kagoshima to Higashichiki between 1969 and 1980; the original Kokura to Kurosaki alignment avoided the coastline due to the Japanese army expressing concern at the vulnerability of a coastal route to enemy naval gunfire. A 3 km "Kokura Bypass" line to the Nippo Main Line was opened in 1903 for the same reason. However, following Japan's success in the 1904 Russo-Japanese War, this concern diminished and the Kokura to Kurosaki section was rebuilt on a new easier alignment to the west of the original line in 1908; the original 11 km section was renamed the Okura Line and operated until 1911, when it closed together with the Kokura Bypass line. Ongagawa Station: An 11 km line to Muroki operated between 1908 and 1985.
A 6 km 762 mm gauge line to Nishiashiya operated from 1915 to 1932. The Ashiya airfield was occupied by the USAF in 1945, a 1,067 mm gauge line was built on the formation of the 762 mm gauge line to serve the airfield in 1947. Trains were mixed and only available to US military personnel until 1950; the Korean War extended the use of the airfield by the USAF, the line closed in 1961. Yoshizuka Station: A 14 km line to Chikuzenkatsuta opened between 1918 and 1919, hauling coal until the mine closed in 1965; the line closed in 1985. Futsukaichi Station: A 26 km light railway to Amagi operated between 1908 and 1940. Hainuzuka Station: The 20 km Yabe Line to Kuroki opened as a 915 mm gauge line in 1903, closing in 1940; the line was rebuilt as a 1,067 mm gauge line in 1945. Freight services ceased in 1978, the line closed in 1985. Setaka Station: A 24 km line to Saga opened between 1931 and 1935, closed in 1987; this line crossed three major watercourses by substantial bridges. The Kyushu Fertiliser Co. operated a 14 km line to Nankan from 1921 until 1938.
The 8 km 915 mm gauge line to Yanagawa line operated from 1911 until 1932. Omuta Station: The Mitsui Mining Co. opened a 19 km line to Miike-ko coal mine in 1891. Two branch lines, 4 and 3 km long, were subsequently opened, closing in 1969 respectively. Passenger services ceased in 1984; the majority of the system closed in 1997, when the coal fired power stations at Omuta supplied by the line converted to oil, with a 2 km section to Miyaura freight yard remaining to serve a chemical plant. Arao Station: A 5 km line to Midorigaoka, electrified at 500 V DC, operated from 1949 until 1964. Ueki Station: A 20 km line to Yamaga operated from 1917 until 1965. Kamikumamoto: The 22 km 762 mm gauge Kumamoto Light Railway to Otsu opened between 1907 and 1914, with a 2.4 km branch to Suizenji. Despite proposals to regauge the line to 1,067 mm gauge and electrify it, the anticipated development of the area did not occur at an acceptable rate and the line was closed in 1921. Minamata Station: The first section of the Yamano line was o
Kokura Station in Kokura Kita ward is the main railway station in Kitakyushu, Japan. It is part of the JR Kyushu network and the Sanyo Shinkansen stops here, it is the second largest station in Kyushu with 120,000 users daily. In the late 1990s, the Kokura station area was remodelled. Kagoshima Main Line Sanyō Shinkansen Nippō Main Line Hitahikosan Line Sanyō Shinkansen Nozomi and Kodama Sanyō Shinkansen Mizuho, Sakura (Shin-Ōsaka - Sonic Nichirin Seagaia Kirameki Kitakyushu Monorail April 1, 1891: Opened by the private company Kyushu Tetsudo in front of Kokura Castle. July 1, 1907: Brought under state control. March 1, 1958: Reconstructed 700 meters east of original location. March 10, 1975: Sanyo Shinkansen services commenced. April 1, 1987: Following privatisation of JNR it came under the control of JR Kyushu; the Shinkansen platforms are run by JR West. April 1, 1998: Kitakyushu Monorail line is extended to Kokura Station as part of a major reconstruction of the station building. In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 35,431 passengers daily, it ranked 2nd among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu.
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Yoshizuka Station is a railway station on the Kagoshima Main Line and the Sasaguri Line operated by JR Kyushu in Hakata-ku, Kukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The station is served by the Kagoshima Main Line and is located 75.0 km from the starting point of the line at Mojikō. The station is the starting point of the Sasaguri Line, with parts of other lines, collectively referred to on maps as the Fukuhoku Yutaka Line; the station consists of one side and two island platforms serving five elevated tracks. The run Kyushu Railway had begun laying down its network on Kyushu in 1889 and by 1902 had a stretch of track from Moji (now Mojikō southwards to Yatsushiro. Yoshizuka was opened as an added station on this existing stretch of track on 19 June 1904 between Hakozaki and Hakata. On the same day a stretch of track to Sasaguri was opened; this track was extended to Hakata on 16 February 1905. When the Kyushu Railway was nationalized on 1 July 1907, Japanese Government Railways took over control of the station.
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Yanagigaura Station is a railway station on the Nippō Main Line operated by Kyūshū Railway Company in Usa, Japan. The private Hōshū Railway opened the station on 25 September 1897 with the name Nagasu as the southern terminus of a line it had laid from Yukuhashi. On 1 March 1898, the station name was changed to Usa; the Hōshū Railway was acquired by the Kyushu Railway on 3 September 1901 and the Kyushu Railway was itself nationalised on 1 July 1907. Japanese Government Railways designated the station as part of the Hōshū Main Line on 12 October 1909. Three days on 15 October 1909, the station was renamed Yanagigaura. JGR extended the track southwards from here to the present Usa on 21 December 1909. On 15 December 1923, the station became part of the Nippō Main Line. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways, the successor of JGR, on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Kyushu. In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 688 passengers daily, it ranked 211st among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu.
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