Kanagawa Station (Kanagawa)

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Kanagawa Station
神奈川駅
Keikyu-railway-main-line-Kanagawa-station-platform.jpg
Kanagawa Station
Location
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Yokohama
Ward Kanagawa
Neighborhood etc. 1-chome, Aoki-chō
Postal code 221-0057
(in Japanese) 横浜市神奈川区青木町1-1
History
Year opened 1905
Former names Aokibashi Station
Keihin Kanagawa Station
Present name since 1956
Rail services
Station number(s) KK36
Operator(s) Keikyū
Line(s) Keikyū Main Line
Statistics 5,478 passengers/day 2008
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station

Kanagawa Station (神奈川駅 Kanagawa-eki?) is a railway station operated by the Keikyū Keikyū Main Line located in Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is located 21.5 rail kilometers from the northern terminus of the Keikyū Main Line at Shinagawa Station, in Tokyo.

History[edit]

The original Kanagawa Station was a station on Japan’s first railway, connecting Shinagawa with Yokohama in 1872. This station was closed in 1928, when Yokohama Station was relocated to its present location.

The station now called Kanagawa Station was opened on December 24, 1905, as a station on the Keihin Electric Railway. It was also closed on June 22, 1929, but reopened as Aokibashi Station (青木橋駅 Aokibashi-eki?) on March 29, 1930. It was renamed six days later to Keihin Kanagawa Station (京浜神奈川駅 Keihin Kanagawa-eki?). The station was renamed to its present name on April 20, 1956. The platforms were lengthened in 1971, and a new station building was completed in February 1992.

Lines[edit]

Station layout[edit]

1 Keikyū Main Line for Yokohama, Shin-Zushi, Uraga, Misakiguchi
2 Keikyū Main Line for Keikyū Kamata, Haneda Airport, Shinagawa, Sengakuji, Oshiage

Kanagawa Station is an elevated station with two opposed side platforms serving two tracks. The tracks are on embankments, with the station building underneath.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keikyū Main Line
Nakakido   Local   Yokohama
Airport Express: no stop
Ltd. Express: no stop
Rapid Ltd. Express: no stop
Keikyu Wing: no stop

References[edit]

  • Miura, Kazuo. Keikyū Kakuekiteisha to Kamakura Monogatari. Inban Publishing (1998). ISBN 4-8083-0624-7 (Japanese)

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 35°28′15.66″N 139°37′37.52″E / 35.4710167°N 139.6270889°E / 35.4710167; 139.6270889