Kinugasa Station

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Kinugasa Station
衣笠駅
JREast-Yokosuka-line-Kinugasa-station-building.jpg
Kinugasa Station
Location
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Yokosuka
Neighborhood etc. 2-65 Kinugasa
Postal code 238 - 0031
(in Japanese) 神奈川県横須賀市衣笠栄町二丁目65
History
Year opened 1944
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Yokosuka Line
Statistics 9,326 passengers/day 2008
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station

Kinugasa Station (衣笠駅 Kinugasa-eki?) is a railway station operated by JR East's Yokosuka Line located in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan. It is located 19.3 kilometers from Ōfuna switch point, and 68.7 kilometers from the Tokyo Station.

Lines[edit]

History[edit]

Kinugasa Station opened on 1 April 1944 as a station on the Japan National Railways (JNR).[1] Freight operations were discontinued from February 1, 1961. The station came under the management of JR East upon the privatization of the Japan National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987. Station operations are now managed by the East Japan Eco Access Co., Ltd under contract from JR East.

Station layout[edit]

Kinugasa Station has two tracks and a single island platforms connected to the station building by an underpass. The station can accommodate trains of up to 11 cars long. Because the Yokosuka line is only one track between the neighboring Yokosuka Station and Kurihama station, trains stop at this station to allow other trains to pass. There was once a short holding track beside the station, but it has been removed.

In an effort to make the station barrier free, a wheelchair-accessible toilet, Braille signs and elevators have been installed.

Platforms[edit]

1 Yokosuka Line Kurihama
2 Yokosuka Line ZushiŌfunaYokohamaTokyoChibaNarita Airport

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Yokosuka Line
Yokosuka - Kurihama

References[edit]

  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7
  1. ^ Kinugasa Station information. Retrieved on 28 August 2008 (Japanese)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°15′25″N 139°39′41″E / 35.2569°N 139.6613°E / 35.2569; 139.6613