Numazu Station

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Numazu Station
沼津駅
JR Numazu Station.jpg
Station building
Location
Prefecture Shizuoka
(See other stations in Shizuoka)
City Numazu
Neighborhood etc. 1 Ōtemachi
Postal code 410-0801
(in Japanese) 静岡県沼津市大手町1丁目
History
Year opened 1889
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Central
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line, Gotemba Line
Statistics 22,623 passengers/day (FY2006)
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Numazu Station (沼津駅 Numazu-eki?) is an interchange railway station on the Tōkaidō Main Line in Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).

Lines[edit]

Numazu Station is served by the Tōkaidō Main Line from Tokyo and also the Gotemba Line. It lies 126.2 km from Tokyo Station.

Station layout[edit]

The platforms

Numazu Station has three ground-level island platforms serving six tracks, connected to each other and to the station building by both an overpass and an underpass. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1/2 Tōkaidō Main Line for Fuji, Shizuoka, Hamamatsu, and Toyohashi
3/4 Tōkaidō Main Line for Mishima, Atami, Odawara, Yokohama, and Tokyo
5/6 Gotemba Line for Gotemba, Matsuda, and Kōzu

History[edit]

Numazu Station opened on February 1, 1889 when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Shizuoka with Kōzu was completed. A spur line to nearby Numazu Port was established in 1899. The first station building burned down in a fire of 1913 and the second in a fire of 1926. On December 1, 1934, Numazu was connected directly with Atami Station via the Tanna Tunnel, thus eliminating the previous long detour north to Gotemba Station in the section between Tokyo and Shizuoka. Numazu Station was rebuilt in 1937, but was burned down again, this time in the Bombing of Numazu in World War II. The next station building was erected in 1953, and rebuilt in 1973.

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°6′11.19″N 138°51′33.40″E / 35.1031083°N 138.8592778°E / 35.1031083; 138.8592778