Atami Station

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Atami Station
熱海駅
Atami Station exterior.jpg
JR Atami Station in 2004
Location
Prefecture Shizuoka
(See other stations in Shizuoka)
City Atami
Neighborhood etc. Tahara Honchō
Postal code 413-0011
(in Japanese) 静岡県熱海市田原本町
History
Year opened 1925
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
JR Central
Line(s) Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Tōkaidō Main Line
Itō Line
Statistics 9,157 (regular); 5,000 (Shinkansen) passengers/day 2006
Aiga bus inv.svg Medium bus terminal at this station

Atami Station (熱海駅 Atami-eki?) is an interchange railway station of Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) in Atami, Shizuoka, Japan.

Lines[edit]

Atami Station is served by the Tōkaidō Main Line, Tōkaidō Shinkansen, and Itō Line. The station is 104.6 rail kilometres from Tokyo Station.

JR East[edit]

JR Central[edit]

Layout[edit]

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.

Platforms[edit]

1 Itō Line Itō ・ (Izukyū Corporation) Izukyū-Shimoda
2・3 Tōkaidō Line MishimaNumazuShizuokaHamamatsu
Itō Line Itō ・ Izukyū-Shimoda
4・5 Tōkaidō Line OdawaraHiratsukaYokohamaTokyo
6 Tōkaidō Shinkansen NagoyaShin-OsakaHakata
7 Tōkaidō Shinkansen OdawaraShin-YokohamaShinagawaTokyo

Adjacent Stations[edit]

« Service »
Itō Line
Yugawara
Yokohama
Super View Odoriko Itō
Yugawara Odoriko Kinomiya
Mishima
(Yugawara) Local Kinomiya
Tōkaidō Main Line
Yugawara   Rapid Acty   Terminus
Yugawara   Local   Kannami
Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Odawara   Kodama   Mishima

History[edit]

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.

Accidents[edit]

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.[1]

References[edit]

  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(Japanese)
  1. ^ Sato, Yuichi (July 2011). 鉄道人身事故データブック2002–2009 [Railway Accident Data Book 2002–2009]. Japan: Tsugeshobo. p. 27. ISBN 978-4-8068-0620-2. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Atami Station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°06′12″N 139°04′40″E / 35.10333°N 139.07778°E / 35.10333; 139.07778