Kakegawa Station

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Kakegawa Station
掛川駅
KakegawaSta S.jpg
JR Kakegawa Station south exit, January 2006
Location
Prefecture Shizuoka
(See other stations in Shizuoka)
City Kakegawa
Neighborhood etc. 1-1 Minami 1-chome
(in Japanese) 静岡県掛川市南1-1-1
History
Year opened 1889
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Central
Tenryū Hamanako Railroad
Line(s) Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Tōkaidō Main Line
Tenryū Hamanako Line
Statistics 11,738 (Tōkaidō Main Line) passengers/day 2006
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Kakegawa Station (掛川駅 Kakegawa-eki?) is an interchange railway station in Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, Tōkaidō Main Line, and Tenryū-Hamanako Railway. It is located 239.3 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station. It is operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).

Station history[edit]

Kakegawa Station was first opened on April 16, 1889 when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Shizuoka with Hamamatsu was completed. In 1935 the first section of the Tenryū Hamanako Line opened, with Kakegawa Station as its terminus. Regular freight service was discontinued in 1984. On March 13, 1988 the Tōkaidō Shinkansen platforms opened on the south side of the station.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

JR Kakegawa Station has five platforms serving eight tracks. The Tōkaidō Main Line Track 1 is served by a side platform connected to the main station building's north exit and the Tenryū Hamanako Line station. It is used for departing both east and west. Track 2 and Track 3 are served by an island platform. Both platforms are connected to the station building by an underpass, which also connects to the two elevated side platforms used by the Shinkansen (Track 4 and Track 5). The north side of the station is a wooden structure dating from 1940. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a manned "Green Window" service counter.

North exit to JR Kakegawa Station

Platforms[edit]

1 Tōkaidō Main Line ShimadaShizuokaHamamatsuToyohashi
2 Tōkaidō Main Line ShimadaShizuoka
3 Tōkaidō Main Line HamamatsuToyohashi
4 Tōkaidō Shinkansen ShizuokaTokyo
5 Tōkaidō Shinkansen NagoyaShin-Osaka

Transfers[edit]

Tenryū Hamanako Kakegawa Station

Transfer is available from the JR line to the Tenryū Hamanako Line, whose terminus bay platform is in a separate building adjacent to the north exit of the JR station.

1・2 Tenryū-Hamanako Railway Tenryū Futamata StationShinjohara Station

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Shizuoka Kodama Hamamatsu
Nozomi
Hikari: no stop
Tōkaidō Main Line
Kikugawa Local Aino
Kikugawa Home Liner Fukuroi
Tenryū Hamanako Line
Terminus - Kakegawa-shiyakusho-mae

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°46′11″N 138°00′54″E / 34.76972°N 138.01500°E / 34.76972; 138.01500