Nishi-Gifu Station

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Nishi-Gifu Station
西岐阜駅
Nishi-Gifu Stn01.JPG
Entrance to Nishi-Gifu Station on top of the overpass
Location
Prefecture Gifu
(See other stations in Gifu)
City Gifu
(in Japanese) 岐阜県岐阜市市橋四丁目14の20
History
Year opened 1986
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Central
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line
Statistics 5,402 passengers/day 2008

Nishi-Gifu Station (西岐阜駅 Nishi Gifu-eki?) is a railway station operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) and is located in the western part of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Along with Gifu Station and Nagamori Station, it is one of the three JR Central stations in the city of Gifu. It is located on the Tōkaidō Main Line.

History[edit]

Nishi-Gifu Station was first opened in November 1986 as part of Japan National Railways. The following April, it became part of JR Central and has continued under the control of JR Central to this day. The station building is located on an overpass, because the Tōkaidō Main Line is elevated as it runs through the city of Gifu. In the latter half of 2006, the station underwent remodeling, which added elevators for public use, as well as TOICA-supported ticket machines.

Rail Lines[edit]

There is one train platform serving two tracks, both of which serve the Tōkaidō Main Line.

1 Tōkaidō Main Line For Ōgaki and Maibara
2 Tōkaidō Main Line For Gifu, Nagoya and Okazaki

Bus Platforms[edit]

On the south side of Nishi-Gifu Station one can catch the free Fureai Bus, which connects passengers with the Gifu Prefectural Office and other stops in between.[1] They can also board the Nishi-Gifu Kurukuru Bus, which runs through the local community. Gifu Bus Co., Ltd. has a bus stop near the main entrance, connecting the station with many areas throughout the city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fureai Bus Time Schedule. Fureai Hall. Accessed December 5, 2007.

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 35°24′17″N 136°43′24″E / 35.4046698°N 136.7234266°E / 35.4046698; 136.7234266