|Sakuragichō Station as seen from the top of the Landmark Tower|
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
|Former name||Yokohama Station|
|Present name since||1915|
|Operator(s)||JR East, Yokohama Municipal Subway|
|Line(s)||Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Negishi Line, Blue Line (Line 3)|
Sakuragichō Station (桜木町駅 Sakuragichō-eki ), is a railway station in Naka-ku, Yokohama, Japan.
The JR East platforms are located in the above-ground portion of Sakuragichō Station.
|1||■Negishi Line||for Isogo and Ōfuna|
|3- 4||■Keihin-Tōhoku Line
|for Yokohama, Kawasaki, Tokyo, and Ōmiya|
|■Yokohama Line||for Shin-Yokohama, Nagatsuta, Machida, Hashimoto, and Hachiōji|
The Yokohama City Subway is located on the 4th basement level, south of the main station.
|1||■Blue Line||for Kannai, Kamiōoka, Totsuka, and Shōnandai|
|2||■Blue Line||for Yokohama, Shin-Yokohama, and Azamino|
|Keihin-Tōhoku Line — Negishi Line|
|Yokohama Subway Blue Line (Line 3) (B18)|
|Kannai (B17)||-||Takashimachō (B19)|
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Sakuragichō is one of Japan's oldest stations. It opened on June 12, 1872 as the original Yokohama Station when the service between Shinagawa and Yokohama provisionally started. The station was renamed Sakuragichō Station on August 15, 1915 when the then-new and second Yokohama Station opened near Takashimachō Station. Yokohama Station would eventually be relocated again after the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, to its third and current location.
Between March 31, 1932 and January 30, 2004, Sakuragichō Station was the terminus of the Tokyu Toyoko Line.
On April 24, 1951, a 63 series Keihin Line (now part of the Negishi Line) train approaching the station caught fire when the train hit a loose overhead wire and caused a short circuit. The fire killed 106 and injured 92.
- Saito, Masao "Japanese Railway Safety and the Technology of the Day". Japan Railway & Transport Review No. 33 (pp.4–13). Retrieved on 3 August 2008.
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