Fukui Station (Fukui)

Fukui Station (Fukui)

infobox japan station

caption=JR Fukui Station building
address=1-1-1 Chūō
operator= JR West
Echizen Railway
line=Hokuriku Main Line
Etsumi-Hoku Line
Mikuni Awara Line
Katsuyama Eiheiji Line

nihongo|Fukui Station|福井駅|Fukui-eki is a JR West and Echizen Railway train station located in the city of Fukui, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.


JR Fukui station

*15 July 1896 - Japanese Government Railways (JGR, later JNR) Fukui station was opened. At the time, the station was a terminus of the line.
*12 October1909 - The line was named Hokuriku Main Line.
*1952 - JNR reconstructed the station in cooperation with the locals in Fukui.
*1 April 1987 - With the privatization of JNR Fukui station changed over to a JR West train station.
*18 July 2004 - Because of heavy rain and flooding around Fukui Station, the Etsumi-Hoku Line was temporarily shut down.
*18 April 2005 - The new station building and PRISM FUKUI, a shopping mall, were opened.

Echizen Railway Fukui station

*21 September 1929 - Kyoto Dentō Echizen Electric Railway Line Fukui station was opend.
*2 March 1942 - Keifuku Electric Railroad Company succeeded to the station, and then the line was renamed Echizen Main Line.
*25 June 2001 - The line stopped running for a while due to a collision the previous day.
*20 July 2003 - The train service was restored by Echizen Railway Company.

Fukui Railway Fukuiekimae station

*15 October 1933 - Fukubu Electric Railroad Fukui-Teishajōmae station (predecessor to the Fukuiekimae station) was opened.


Fukui is served by the following railway systems:

*JR West
**Hokuriku Main Line
**Etsumi-Hoku Line (This line starts from Echizen-Hanando Station formally, but all the trains run straight into this station)
*Echizen Railway
**Katsuyama Eiheiji Line
**Mikuni Awara Line (This line starts from Fukuiguchi Station formally, but trains run straight into this station.)

Station layout

JR platforms

*The JR West platforms (two island platforms and five tracks) are located in the above-ground portion of Fukui Station.

Echizen Railway platforms

*The Echizen Railway platforms (one island platform serving two tracks) are located separately from the JR Fukui Station building.

Surrounding area

West exit

*Fukui Railway Fukui-Ekimae station
*The site of Fukui Castle
**Fukui Prefectural Office
**Fukui Prefectural Police Department
*Fukui City Hall
*NHK Fukui Broadcasting Station
*Fukui Broadcasting Hall
*Fukui International Activities Plaza
*Fukui District Court
*Fukui District Prosecutor's Office
*Fukui Tax Office
*Fukui Chamber of Commerce
*Asuwayama Park

East exit

*Echizen railway Fukui station
**Fukui Prefectural Civic Hall
**Fukui Municipal Sakuragi Library
*Wel City Fukui (Fukui Employee's Pension Hall)
*Fukui Prefectural Koshi Senior High School
*Fukui Municipal Baseball Stadium
*Fukui Local Meteorological Observatory

Adjacent stations


External links

* [http://www.jr-odekake.net/eki/top.php?id=0541430 Fukui Station (JR West official page)] ja icon
* [http://www.echizen-tetudo.co.jp/ Echizen Railway Official Website] ja icon

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