Shimizu Station (Shizuoka)

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Shimizu Station
清水駅
Shimizu Station Shizuoka East Gate April 13th 2008.jpg
JR Shimizu Station east gate in 2008
Location
Prefecture Shizuoka
(See other stations in Shizuoka)
City Shizuoka
Ward Shimizu
Neighborhood etc. Manago-machi
Postal code 424-0816
(in Japanese) 静岡県静岡市清水区真砂町
History
Year opened 1889
Former name Ejiri Station
Present name since 1934
Rail services
Operator(s) Central Japan Railway Company
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line
Statistics 11,272 passengers/day 2006
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Shimizu Station (清水駅 Shimizu-eki?) is a railway station on the Tōkaidō Main Line of Central Japan Railway Company in Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The station is 169 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station.

Station history[edit]

Shimizu Station first opened as Ejiri Station (江尻駅 Ejiri-eki?) on February 1, 1889, when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Shizuoka with Kōzu was completed. It was named after Ejiri-juku, the 18th station of the historical Tōkaidō. In 1934 it was renamed Shimizu Station.

From 1916 the Shimizukō Line ran as a branch line from Shimizu Station through the industrial port area of the town before terminating in Miho. In 1984 this line was torn up and replaced by a bus service. Regularly scheduled freight services were discontinued in 1984, and all freight services by 2001. Transfer to the Shizuoka-Shimizu Railway is available via Shin-Shimizu Station, a ten minute walk from the east exit. The current station building was completed in June 2003.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

Shimizu Station has a single island platform serving Track 1 and Track 2, connected to the station building by an overpass. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a manned "Green Window" service counter.

Platforms[edit]

1 Tōkaidō Main Line For FujiNumazuMishimaAtami
2 Tōkaidō Main Line For ShizuokaHamamatsu

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōkaidō Main Line
Okitsu Local Kusanagi

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°1′24″N 138°29′20″E / 35.02333°N 138.48889°E / 35.02333; 138.48889