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Shōnai Station (Ōita)

is a railway station on the Kyūdai Main Line operated by JR Kyushu in Yufu, Ōita Prefecture, Japan.

Lines

The station is served by the Kyūdai Main Line and is located 114.5 km from the starting point of the line at .

Layout

The station consists of two side platforms serving two tracks at grade with a siding. The station building is a modern structure built in 2004 in Japanese style. It houses a waiting area and there is a ticket window staffed by a kan'i itaku agent which sells some types of tickets. A ramp leads up to the station building from the forecourt but access to the opposite side platform is by means of a footbridge.

file:Oita Shonai Station 1991.JPG|The old station building which was replaced in 2004. This picture was taken in 1991.

Adjacent stations

History

The private had opened a track between and in 1915. The Daito Railway was nationalized on 1 December 1922, after which Japanese Government Railways (JGR) undertook the next phase of expansion of what it designated as the Daito Line, extending the track and opening Yunohira as the new western terminus on 29 September 1923. On the same day, Shōnai was opened as an intermediate station along the new track. On 15 November 1934, when the Daito Line had linked up with the Kyudai Main Line further west, JGR designated the station as part of the Kyudai Main Line. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR), the successor of JGR, on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Kyushu.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2015, there were a total of 40,094 boarding passengers, giving a daily average of 110 passengers.