Handa Station

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Handa Station
半田駅
JRC-HandaStation.jpg
Handa Station
Location
Prefecture Aichi
(See other stations in Aichi)
City Handa
Neighborhood etc. Miyuki-cho 110-1
Postal code 475-0887
(in Japanese) 愛知県半田市御幸町110-1
History
Year opened 1886
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Central
Line(s) Taketoyo Line
Statistics 1761 passengers/day 2008

Handa Station (半田駅 Handa-eki?) is a train station operated by the Central Japan Railway Company in Handa, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The station is 14.6 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Taketoyo Line at Ōbu Station.

History[edit]

Handa Station was opened on March 1, 1886 as a passenger and freight station on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR), but was relocated to its present location in 1896. In November 1910, an overpass connecting the platforms was completed. This is the oldest overpass in Japan. The station building was expanded and rebuilt in 1912. Freight operations commenced from April 1, 1903, and the station building was reconstructed at that time. The JGR became the Japan National Railway (JNR) after World War II. Freight operations were discontinued from November 15, 1975 and small parcel operations from February 1, 1984. With the privatization and dissolution of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of the Central Japan Railway Company. Automatic turnstiles were installed in May 1992, and the TOICA system of magnetic fare cards was implemented in November 2006. The Taketoyo Line, on which this station is, will be electrified in 2015 and steps are being taken to construct the overhead lines such that the overpass can be preserved.[1]

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

Handa Station has a single island platform.

Platforms[edit]

1 Taketoyo Line for Ōbu
2 Taketoyo Line for Taketoyo

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Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Central Japan Railway Company
Taketoyo Line
Okkawa   -   Higashi-Narawa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "国内最古、JR半田駅の「跨線橋」残った" (in Japanese). Chunichi Shimbun. 7 May 2010. 


Coordinates: 34°53′41″N 136°55′49″E / 34.8947°N 136.9303°E / 34.8947; 136.9303