Kōfu Station

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Kōfu Station
甲府駅
KofuStminami.jpg
Eclan building at the south side of the station
Location
Prefecture Yamanashi
(See other stations in Yamanashi)
City Kōfu
Neighborhood etc. 1-8, Marunouchi 1-chome
Coordinates 35°40′02″N 138°34′08″E / 35.6671593°N 138.569001°E / 35.6671593; 138.569001Coordinates: 35°40′02″N 138°34′08″E / 35.6671593°N 138.569001°E / 35.6671593; 138.569001
Postal code 400-0031
(in Japanese) 山梨県甲府市丸の内一丁目1-8
History
Year opened 1903
Rail services
Operator(s) East Japan Railway Company
Line(s) Chūō Main Line
Minobu Line
Statistics 14,496 passengers/day [1]
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Kōfu Station (甲府駅 Kōfu-eki?) is the central railway station managed by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), in the city of Kōfu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

The station has two island platforms. The southern one has one pass-through track (No. 1) for the Chūō Main Line and two dead-end tracks (Nos. 5, 6) for Minobu Line. The northern platform with two tracks (Nos. 2, 3) is exclusive for Chūō Main Line. There is no passenger track numbered 4.

The ticket offices and gates are located on a bridge over the tracks.

1 Chūō Main Line (down) for Nirasaki, Kobuchizawa, Kami-Suwa and Matsumoto
2 Chūō Main Line (up) for Enzan, Ōtsuki, Hachiōji and Shinjuku
3 Chūō Main Line sidetrack
5・6 Minobu Line for Kajikazawaguchi, Minobu and Fuji

History[edit]

  • 1903-06-11 – Extension of government railway (later named Chūō Main Line) from Hajikano Station (now Kai-Yamato Station) to Kōfu Station, opening of the station
  • 1903-12-15 – Extension from Kōfu Station to Nirasaki Station
  • 1928-03-30 – Extension of Fuji Minobu Railway from Ichikawa-Daimon Station to Kōfu Station
  • 1938-10-01 – Beginning of consigned operation by government railway of Fuji Minobu Railway
  • 1941-05-01 – Nationalization of Fuji Minobu Railway as Minobu Line of government railway
  • 1984-02-01 – End of freight service

Surroundings[edit]

Kōfu Station is located in the heart of Kofu City. nearby places:

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
JR East
Sakaori   Chūō Main Line   Ryūō
JR Central
Kanente   Minobu Line   Terminus

References[edit]

  • Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 93, 182, vol. II. ISBN 4533029809. 
  1. ^ Average number of boarding passengers in fiscal 2007 according to JR East statistics

External links[edit]

Media related to Kōfu Station at Wikimedia Commons