Bentenjima Station

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Bentenjima Station
弁天島駅
JR Bentenjima sta 001.jpg
JR Bentenjima Station in 2008
Location
Prefecture Shizuoka
(See other stations in Shizuoka)
City Hamamatsu
Ward Nishi
Neighborhood etc. Maisaka-cho, Bentenjima
Postal code 431 - 0214
(in Japanese) 浜松市西区舞阪町弁天島
History
Year opened 1906
Rail services
Operator(s) Central Japan Railway Company
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line
Statistics 1,165 passengers/day 2006
Aiga bus inv.svg Small bus terminal at this station

Bentenjima Station (弁天島駅 Bentenjima-eki?) is a railway station on the Tōkaidō Main Line of Central Japan Railway Company in Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The station is 269.8 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station.

Station history[edit]

Bentenjima Station was opened on July 11, 1906 when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Hamamatsu Station with Ōbu Station was completed. It was originally a seasonal station, open only during the summer months for visitors to the nearby beach resorts. It became a permanent station on September 1, 1916. Regularly scheduled freight service was discontinued in 1971.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

Bentenjima Station has a single island platform serving Track 1 and Track 2. The platforms are unusually wide, and the station building is located underneath the platforms. The station building is manned only during peak hours and has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a manned "Green Window" service counter. The station building also fronts Japan National Route 1 highway.

Platform[edit]

1 Tōkaidō Main Line For Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Mishima
2 Tōkaidō Main Line For Toyohashi, Nagoya, Ogaki, Maibara

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Central Japan Railway Company
Tōkaidō Main Line
Maisaka   Special Rapid   Araimachi
Maisaka   New Rapid   Araimachi
Maisaka   Local   Araimachi

References[edit]

  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(Japanese)


Coordinates: 34°41′24.81″N 137°36′10.52″E / 34.6902250°N 137.6029222°E / 34.6902250; 137.6029222