Fukui Station (Fukui)

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Fukui Station

福井駅
JR West Fukui Station East Exit 20180729.jpg
Fukui Station in July 2018
Location1-1-1 Chūō, Fukui, Fukui
Japan
Coordinates 36°03′44″N136°13′24″E / 36.0621268°N 136.2233233°E / 36.0621268; 136.2233233 Coordinates: 36°03′44″N136°13′24″E / 36.0621268°N 136.2233233°E / 36.0621268; 136.2233233
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Opened1896

Fukui Station (福井駅, Fukui-eki) is a railway station in Fukui, Fukui, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) and the private railway operator Echizen Railway.

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Lines

Fukui Station is served by the following railway companies and lines:

Fukui-eki Station (福井駅電停, Fukui-eki dentei), in front of the JR station, is served by:

It is also scheduled to become a station on the high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen line when the extension west of Kanazawa opens around 2025. [1]

Station layout

The JR West station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

JR West

The JR West station consists of two island platforms and five tracks located in the above-ground portion of Fukui Station.

Tracks

1・3  Hokuriku Line for Kanazawa and Toyama
2  Etsumi-Hoku Line (Kuzuryu Line) for Kuzuryūko
4・5  Hokuriku Line for Tsuruga, Osaka and Maibara

Echizen Railway

The Echizen Railway has two tracks serving one temporary island platform located atop the future Shinkansen viaduct until construction of its own permanent elevated station is completed.

Tracks

1  Mikuni Awara Line for Nishi-Nagata and Mikuni-Minato
2  Katsuyama Eiheiji Line for Eiheijiguchi and Katsuyama

Adjacent stations

«Service»
Hokuriku Main Line
Morita  Local  Echizen-Hanandō
Terminus Rapid  Sabae
Echizen Railway Mikuni-Awara Line
Terminus Local  Shin-Fukui
Echizen Railway Katsuyama-Eiheiji Line
Terminus Local  Shin-Fukui
Fukui Railway Fukubu Line (Fukui-eki Station)
Terminus Local  Fukui Castle Ruins-daimyomachi
Terminus Express  Fukui Castle Ruins-daimyomachi

History

JR Fukui Station

What is now the JR West station opened on 15 July 1896. [2] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West. [2] On 18 April 2005 a new station building and "Prism Fukui" shopping mall opened. [3]

Echizen Railway Fukui Station

Kyoto Dentō Echizen Electric Railway Line Fukui Station opened on 21 September 1929. The station became part of the Keifuku Electric Railroad on 2 March 1942, with the line being renamed Echizen Main Line. The station became part of the Echizen Railway on 2 February 2003. Train services were restored on 20 July 2003.

Fukui Railway Fukui-eki Station

Fukui-Ekimae Station on the Fukui Railway Fukubu Line was originally located approximately 150 meters to the west of the JR station. On 27 March 2016 the station was relocated as Fukui-eki Station to the square in front of the west building of the JR station. [4]

Surrounding area

West Exit

East Exit

See also

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References

  1. "Hokuriku Shinkansen route" (in Japanese). Fukui Prefecture. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  2. 1 2 Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編[Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 134. ISBN   4-533-02980-9.
  3. http://www.prism-fukui.jp/profile/ (in Japanese) on 2018-02-23
  4. Fukui Railway (3 March 2016). 平成28年3月27日(日) 福鉄電車ダイヤ改正(時刻表掲載) [March 27, 2016 Fukutetsu Train Timetable Revision (Timetable posted)] (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 11 December 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2016.