Mishima Station

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Mishima Station
三島駅
Mishima sta.jpg
South Entrance of JR Mishima Station in March 2007
Location
Prefecture Shizuoka
(See other stations in Shizuoka)
City Mishima
Neighborhood etc. 16-1 Ichiban-chō
Postal code 411-0036
(in Japanese) 静岡県三島市一番町16-1
History
Year opened 1934
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Central, Izuhakone Railway
Line(s) Tokaido Shinkansen
Tokaido Main Line
Izuhakone Railway Sunzu Line
Statistics 29,882 passengers/day (FY2006)
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Mishima Station (三島駅 Mishima-eki?) is an interchange railway station in Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan on the Tōkaidō Main Line and the Tōkaidō Shinkansen of Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central), and was a freight terminal of the Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight). It is also a union station with the Izuhakone Railway. The station is 120.7 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station.

Lines[edit]

Mishima Station is served by the following lines.

Station layout[edit]

JR Mishima Station has two island platforms serving tracks 1 to 4. Track 2 and Track 3 are the primary tracks for the Tokaido Main Line, with Tracks 1 and 4 used for through passage of express trains. The Tokaido Shinkansen uses Tracks 5 and 6, which are served by a separate island platform. The adjacent Izuhakone Railway has one side platform and two bay platforms serving Tracks 7, 8 and 9. All platforms are connected by an underpass to a central concourse leading to the station building. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a staffed Midori no Madoguchi ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1 Izuhakone Railway Sunzu Line for Daiba, Izu-Nagaoka, and Shuzenji
Tokaido Main Line for Atami, Odawara, Yokohama, and Tokyo
2 Tokaido Main Line for Numazu, Fuji, and Shizuoka
3 Tokaido Main Line for Atami, Odawara, Yokohama, and Tokyo
4 Tokaido Main Line for Numazu, Fuji, and Shizuoka
5 Tokaido Shinkansen for Nagoya and Shin-Osaka
6 Tokaido Shinkansen for Shin-Yokohama and Tokyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tokaido Shinkansen
Nozomi: no stop
Hikari: no stop
Atami   Kodama   Shin-Fuji
Tokaido Main Line
Kannami   -   Numazu
Izuhakone Railway Sunzu Line
Terminus   -   Mishima-Hirokōji

History[edit]

Mishima Station shortly after completion in 1934

The original Mishima Station was opened on June 15, 1896 in the town of Nagaizumi. However, with the completion of the Tanna Tunnel between Atami and Numazu, this station was renamed Shimo-Togari Station, and a new Mishima Station was opened at its present location on December 1, 1934. The terminus of the Izuhakone Railway was also relocated to Mishima Station at this time. On April 25, 1969, Tokaido Shinkansen services began serving Mishima Station. Regularly scheduled freight service was discontinued in 1974, however, private freight services to the Toray Industries Mishima plant continued on a spur line until 2007. In 2008, Mishima Station was extensively remodeled, and an ASTY shopping complex was opened at the station.

Accidents[edit]

On December 27, 1995, the first and so far only fatality caused by the Tokaido Shinkansen occurred at Mishima Station when Yusuke Kawarazaki, a 17-year-old high school student, got caught in a car door, and was dragged down the platform by the leaving train.

Surrounding area[edit]

South side[edit]

  • Mishima City Office

North side[edit]

  • Mishima Tax Office

References[edit]

  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1. (Japanese)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°07′38″N 138°54′38″E / 35.12722°N 138.91056°E / 35.12722; 138.91056