Kokura Station

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Kokura Station

小倉駅
Kyushu Railway - Kokura Station - 01.JPG
Location Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka Prefecture
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
History
Opened1891
Passengers
FY 201635,431 daily
Rank2nd (among JR Kyushu stations)
Location
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Kokura Station
Location within Japan
Station concourse Inside view of Kokura Station.jpg
Station concourse

Kokura Station (小倉駅, Kokura-eki) in Kokurakita-ku is the main railway station in Kitakyushu, Japan. It is part of the JR Kyushu network and the San'yō 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 expanded and remodelled.

Contents

JR lines

JR limited express trains

Monorail

Tracks

1 Nippō Main Linefor Yukuhashi, Nakatsu, Usa and Oita
2 Hita Hikosan Linefor Tagawa-Gotōji, Soeda and Hita
 Kagoshima Main Linefor Mojikō
 Sanyo Main Linefor Shimonoseki
3 Nippō Main Linefor Yukuhashi, Nakatsu, Usa and Oita
 Hita Hikosan Linefor Tagawa-Gotōji, Soeda and Hita
4 Limited Express Sonic , Nichirin Seagaia for Orio and Hakata
5 Limited Express Kirameki for Orio and Hakata
 Kagoshima Main Linefor Orio and Hakata
6 Limited Express Kiramekifor Orio and Hakata
 Kagoshima Main Linefor Orio and Hakata
7 Limited Express Sonic, Nichirin Seagaiafor Oita, Miyazaki, and Miyazaki Kūkō
 Kagoshima Main Linefor Orio and Hakata
 Kagoshima Main Linefor Mojikō
 Sanyo Main Linefor Shimonoseki
8 Limited Express Kiramekifor Mojikō
 Kagoshima Main Linefor Mojikō
11・12 Sanyō Shinkansen Nozomi , Hikari (Hikari Rail Star), Mizuho , Sakura , Kodama for Hakata, Kumamoto and Kagoshima-Chūō
13 Sanyō Shinkansen Nozomi, Hikari (Hikari Rail Star), Mizuho, Sakura, Kodamafor Hiroshima, Okayama, Shin-Ōsaka, and Tokyo
14 Sanyō Shinkansen Nozomi, Hikari (Hikari Rail Star), Kodamafor Hiroshima, Okayama, Shin-Ōsaka, and Tokyo
 Sanyō Shinkansen Kodamafor Hakata (Used for first departures)

History

Kokura).

Adjacent stations

Service
Sanyō Shinkansen
Shin-Shimonoseki Kodama Hakata
Shin-Shimonoseki or Shin-Yamaguchi Hikari RailStar
/Hikari
/Sakura
Hakata
Shin-Yamaguchi or Hiroshima Nozomi
/Mizuho
Hakata
Kagoshima Main Line
JA  29 JA  52  Moji Local/Semi-Rapid/RapidJA  27  Nishi-Kokura
MojiLimited ExpressJA  25  Tobata or JA  21  Kurosaki
Nippō Main Line
Hita Hikosan Line
JA  29 JA  52  Moji
(through Kagoshima Main Line)
Local/RapidJF  02 JI  02  Nishi-Kokura
Tobata or Kurosaki
(through Kagoshima Main Line)
Limited ExpressJF  06  Shimosone or JF  10  Yukuhashi
Kitakyushu Monorail
TerminusLocal Heiwadōri

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 35,431 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), and it ranked 2nd among the busiest stations of JR Kyushu. [1]

Surrounding area

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References

  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 25 February 2018.

Coordinates: 33°53′13″N130°52′59″E / 33.886923°N 130.883181°E / 33.886923; 130.883181