|JR Atami Station in 2004|
(See other stations in Shizuoka)
|Neighborhood etc.||Tahara Honchō|
Tōkaidō Main Line
|Statistics||9,157 (regular); 5,000 (Shinkansen) passengers/day 2006|
|Medium bus terminal at this station|
Due to its location on the side of a steep hill, Atami Station is built on several levels. On the lowest level is the station building itself, with automated ticket machines, Suica automated turnstiles and a manned "Green Window" service counter. The Tōkaidō Main Line and Itō Line share one side platform and two island platforms with five tracks connected by an underpass to the station building. The Tōkaidō Shinkansen with two opposing side platforms is one level higher, and is connected to the non-express platforms by an underpass.
|1||■Itō Line||Itō ・ (Izukyū Corporation) Izukyū-Shimoda|
|2・3||■Tōkaidō Line||Mishima ・ Numazu ・ Shizuoka・Hamamatsu|
|■Itō Line||Itō ・ Izukyū-Shimoda|
|4・5||■Tōkaidō Line||Odawara・ Hiratsuka・ Yokohama・ Tokyo|
|6||■Tōkaidō Shinkansen||Nagoya・ Shin-Osaka ・ Hakata|
When work began on the Tōkaidō Main Line, technology for long tunneling was limited, and in 1895 the line was routed from Yugawara north to Gotemba to avoid the Hakone Mountains before reaching Numazu, Shizuoka. This lengthy detour added considerably to the travel time, and work began almost immediately on the Tanna Tunnel to shorten the line. Atami was already known as an hot spring resort and was connected to the railway at Yugawara initially by human-powered trolleys, followed by a steam-driven omnibus. A station was completed at Atami on March 25, 1925. On December 1, 1934 the Tanna Tunnel was finally completed, and through service to Mishima and Numazu begun. The Itō Line began operations at Atami from March 30, 1935. The Tōkaidō Shinkansen began operations at Atami from October 1, 1964.
On June 27 2002 at 10:37, a person was hit and killed by a train at the station after climbing down from the platform onto the shinkansen track.
- Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(Japanese)
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