Kariya Station

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Kariya Station
刈谷駅
KariyaStation-NorthGate.jpg
North gate of kariya Station
Location
Prefecture Aichi
(See other stations in Aichi)
City Kariya
Neighborhood etc. 55 Sakuramachi 1-chome
Postal code 448-0028
(in Japanese) 愛知県刈谷市桜町一丁目55
History
Year opened 1888
Rail services
Line(s) JR Central
Tōkaidō Main Line
Nagoya Railroad
Mikawa Line
Statistics 28,297 (JR)
19,679 (Meitetsu) passengers/day (2008)
Aiga bus inv.svg Medium bus terminal at this station

Kariya Station (刈谷駅 Kariya-eki?) is a railway station in Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, on both the Tōkaidō Main Line and the Meitetsu Mikawa Line The station is 341.6 rail kilometers from Tokyo on the Tōkaidō Main Line and 3.6 rail kilometers from Chiryū on the Mikawa Line.

History[edit]

Kariya Station was opened on September 1, 1888 the section of the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) connecting Hamamatsu Station with Ōbu Station was completed. This line was named the Tōkaidō Line in 1895 and the Tōkaidō Main Line in 1909. On February 5, 1914, the privately owned Mikawa Railway built a station for the Mikawa Line adjacent to this station, and named it Shin-Kariya Station (新刈谷駅 Shin-Kariya-eki?). The two stations were merged on February 10, 1927. The Mikawa Railway became part of Meitetsu in 1941, and the JGR became the Japan National Railway (JNR) after World War II. All freight operations were shifted to the nearby Kariya Container Center in 1986. With the privatization and dissolution of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of the Central Japan Railway Company.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

JR[edit]

The station consists of 2 island platforms serving 4 tracks.

1-2 Tōkaidō Main Line Okazaki, Toyohashi
3-4 Tōkaidō Main Line Ōbu, Nagoya

Meitetsu[edit]

The station consists of a single island platform serving 2 tracks.

1 Mikawa Line Chiryū
2 Mikawa Line Mikawa-Takahama, Hekinan

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Nagoya Railroad
Mikawa Line
Shigehara - Kariyashi
Central Japan Railway Company
Tōkaidō Main Line
Anjō   Special Rapid   Kanayama
Anjō   New Rapid   Ōbu
Anjō   Rapid   Ōbu
Anjō   Sectional Rapid   Ōbu
Noda-Shinmachi   Local   Aizuma

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°59′28″N 137°00′32″E / 34.9911736°N 137.0088887°E / 34.9911736; 137.0088887