Shin-Yatsushiro Station

Shin-Yatsushiro Station

Shin-Yatsushiro Station
新八代駅
Entrance of Shin-Yatsushiro Station
Location
Prefecture Kumamoto
(See other stations in Kumamoto)
City Yatsushiro
Neighborhood Nagatamachi
Address in Japanese 熊本県八代市長田町
History
Opened 2004
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Kyushu
Line(s) Kagoshima Main Line
Kyushu Shinkansen

Shin-Yatsushiro Station (新八代駅 Shin-Yatsushiro eki) is a JR Kyushu railway station located in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.

The station opened on March 13, 2004, to coincide with the opening of a section of the Kyushu Shinkansen high speed railway line. The Kyushu Shinkansen Tsubame was operational from Shin-Yatushiro to Kagoshima-Chuo station in Kagoshima until 2011, when the Shinkansen was extended north to Hakata station in Fukuoka and joined with the Sanyo Shinkansen line.

A special elevated spur runs from north of the station to the Shinkansen platform. From 2004 to 2011, Relay Tsubame limited express trains from Hakata on the Kagoshima Line provided the link to the Shinkansen line, and Shin-Yatsushiro was designed to facilitate an easy and fast connection between the Relay Tsubame train and the Tsubame shinkansen train on the same platform.

Currently, the spur line is not used by any regular service, but commencing in 2014 the Gauge Change Train is scheduled to undertake a ~600,000km, 3 year reliability trial between Kumomoto and Kagoshima-Chuo Station, including gauge changing on the spur line.[1]

See also

References

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External links

  • Station Information (JR Kyūshū)(Japanese)