Meitetsu Gifu Station

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For the nearby Central Japan Railway Company station, see Gifu Station.
Meitetsu Gifu Station
名鉄岐阜駅
Meitetsu-Gifu-new-building.JPG
Night at Meitetsu Gifu Station, September 2007
Location
Prefecture Gifu
(See other stations in Gifu)
City Gifu
Coordinates 35°24′40″N 136°45′36″E / 35.411158°N 136.759918°E / 35.411158; 136.759918Coordinates: 35°24′40″N 136°45′36″E / 35.411158°N 136.759918°E / 35.411158; 136.759918
History
Year opened 1911
Former name Shin-Gifu Station
Present name since 2005
Rail services
Operator(s) Nagoya Railroad
Line(s) Nagoya Line
Takehana Line
Hashima Line
Kakamigahara Line

Meitetsu Gifu Station (名鉄岐阜駅 Meitetsu Gifu-eki?) is the main terminal of Nagoya Railroad in the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the two major railway stations of the city along with JR Gifu Station.

The station was renamed from Shin-Gifu Station (新岐阜駅 Shin-Gifu-eki?) on January 29, 2005 when the new Rapid Limited Express service to Chūbu Centrair International Airport was introduced.

History[edit]

The rail line originally opened on February 11, 1911, as the Nagazumi-cho Station; at the time, it was operated by the Mino Electric Railroad, Co. On December 26, 1914, Shin-Gifu Station (the present-day station) on the Mino Electric Railroad's Kasamatsu Line (present day Nagoya Line) began operations. Service was again expanded on December 28, 1928 when the Kakamigahara Railroad (present day Kakamigahara Line) began operating from the Nagazumi-cho Station.

  • April 18, 1948: Shin-Gifu Station of the Meigi Line (present day Nagoya Line) merged with Nagazumi-cho Station of the Kakamigahara Line. The Nagazumi-cho Station was renamed the Shin-Gifu Eki-mae Station as part of the Inner Gifu City Line.
  • June 25, 1970: The Kanda Line opened, allowing trains from the Mino-machi Line to run on it.
  • 1988: Platforms for Tracks 3 and 4 were extended, increasing their capacity from four to eight cars.
  • January 1, 2005: The station was renamed Meitetsu Gifu Station.
  • April 1, 2005: Track 7 and the Shin-Gifu Eki-mae Station were closed.
  • June 24, 2006: Dismantling of the former Shin Gifu Department Store and construction of the new station entrance began.
  • July 14, 2007: The new entrance to the station was completed.

Lines[edit]

Entrance to the platforms
  • Tracks 1—4
    • Nagoya Line, Takehana Line and Hashima Line
  • Tracks 5—6
    • Kakamigahara Line and Inuyama Line

Adjacent stations[edit]

Nagoya Main Line
  • Rapid Limited Express, Limited Express
  • Rapid Express, Express, Semi-Express
  • Kasamatsu Station — Meitetsu Gifu Station
  • Local
Kakamigahara Line
  • Rapid Express, Express, Semi-Express
  • Local

See also[edit]

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