Meitetsu-Nagoya Station

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Entrance to the Meitetsu Nagoya Station
Ticket gate

Meitetsu Nagoya Station (名鉄名古屋駅 Meitetsu Nagoya eki?) is the principal station of the Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) system in Nagoya, Japan. Most trains of Meitetsu's major lines operate through this station. The station is also a gateway to the Chūbu Centrair International Airport, which is connected with the station by the Rapid Express service started on January 29, 2005.

This station is built under the Meitetsu Department Store, therefore the station area is very narrow for the large number of passengers, but it is very difficult to enlarge the station. Therefore at this station, passengers' waiting spots are separated by destination. Passengers are required to wait at their spot to go.

The station is adjacent to JR Central's Nagoya Station, the city's central station, and Kintetsu Nagoya Station, the terminal of the Kintetsu Nagoya Line.

Riding spots[edit]

At Meitetsu Nagoya Station, passengers' riding spots are separated by their destinations. Additionally, Meitetsu have 2-door trains and 3-door trains, therefore passengers are required to wait at the spot with light on.

Track No.1 (for Ichinomiya, Gifu, Iwakura, Inuyama, Shin-Kani, Kagamihara, Tsushima and Saya)

  • Blue Spot
for Ichinomiya and Gifu (via Sukaguchi, Shin-Kiyosu and Konomiya)
Rapid Ltd. Exp., Limited Express, Rapid Express, Express and Semi Express
  • Yellow Spot
for Sukaguchi and Konomiya
Local
There are only very few local trains for Gifu, so passengers should use local trains for Tsushima or transfer at Sukaguchi.
  • Green Spot
for Shin-Unuma, Inuyama, and Shin-Kani (via Iwakura and Konan)
Rapid Express, Express and Semi Express
  • Light Blue Spot
for Iwakura and Inuyama
Local
  • Purple Spot
for Tsushima, Saya and Yatomi (via Sukaguchi)
Rapid Express, Express, Semi Express and Local

Track No.2 (for Ichinomiya, Gifu, Inuyama, Shin-Unuma, Shin-Kani and Saya)
Track No.3 (for Toyohashi, Toyokawa-Inari, Tokoname, Central Japan International Airport, Kowa and Utsumi)

  • These tracks are used only for passengers with seat reservation for a μSky Limited Express, a Rapid Limited Express and Limited Express and for arrival.

Track No.4 (for Higashi-Okazaki, Toyohashi, Toyokawa-Inari, Tokoname, Central Japan International Airport, Kowa and Utsumi)

  • Blue Spot
for Higashi-Okazaki, Toyohashi, Toyokawa-Inari and Kira-Yoshida (via Narumi, Chiryu and Shin-Anjo)
Rapid Ltd. Exp., Limited Express, Rapid Express, Express and Semi Express
  • Yellow Spot
for Toyoake, Chiryu and Higashi-Okazaki (via Horita and Narumi)
Local
  • Green Spot
for Central Japan International Airport, Kowa and Utsumi (via Otagawa)
Limited Express, Rapid Express and Express
  • Light Blue Spot
for Oe and Otagawa
Local
There are few local trains, as most originate in Kanayama. Take an Express train to Kanayama and change trains to a local, (usually) the #3 platform or the right side.

Transfer[edit]

History[edit]

The station opened on August 12, 1941 and was known as Shin-Nagoya Station (新名古屋駅 Shin-Nagoya eki?) until it was renamed in early 2005.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Meitesu Nagoya Main Line
Sannō Local Sakō
Kanayama Semi Express
Express
Sakō
Kanayama Rapid Express Sukaguchi
Kanayama Rapid Express
(Through to Inuyama Line)
Kami-Otai
Kanayama Limited Express Kōnomiya
Kanayama Limited Express
(Through to Tsushima Line)
Sukaguchi
Kanayama Limited Express
(Through to Inuyama Line)
Iwakura
Kanayama Rapid Limited Express
μSky Limited Express
Kōnomiya
Kanayama Rapid Limited Express
μSky Limited Express
(Through to Inuyama Line)
Iwakura

Coordinates: 35°10′10″N 136°53′02″E / 35.1695461°N 136.8838763°E / 35.1695461; 136.8838763