Shizuoka Railway Shizuoka–Shimizu Line

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Type 1000 trainset.
Shin-Shizuoka station, built with Shinshizuoka-Center Department Store, a part of Shizutetsu Group.

Shizuoka–Shimizu Line (静岡清水線 Shizuoka-Shimizu-sen?) is a LRT railway line in Shizuoka Prefecture, between Shin-Shizuoka in Aoi Ward and Shin-Shimizu in Shimizu Ward, all within the city of Shizuoka. Presently this is the only one railway Shizuoka Railway (Shizutetsu) operates. The line was made to link previous Shimizu City and Shizuoka cities, until the former was merged into the latter on April 1, 2003. The first segment of the line opened on May 18, 1908, and the extension was completed on December 9 of the same year.

Basic data[edit]

  • Distance: 11.0 km
  • Gauge: 1067 mm
  • Stations: 15
  • Track: double
  • Electric supply: Whole the line (600 V DC)
  • Railway signalling: Automatic

Services[edit]

The line has a fairly frequent service, with a trainset coming once per 5 minutes on busier hours, 6 minutes on daytimes and weekends, linking Shin-Shizuoka and Shin-Shimizu in 20 minutes. This frequency is unique among smaller private railways in Japan, which often have much less frequent services. All the trainsets are consisted of two cars, and have no boarded conductors. There is no rapid service. All the stations accept LuLuCa, a smart card ticketing system. They accept PiTaPa and ICOCA as well.

Stations[edit]

Station Distance Transfers Location
Shin-Shizuoka 新静岡 0.0 Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central): Tōkaidō Main Line, Tōkaidō Shinkansen (at Shizuoka) Aoi Ward
Hiyoshichō 日吉町 0.5
Otowachō 音羽町 1.0
Kasugachō 春日町 1.5
Yunoki 柚木 2.0
Naganuma 長沼 3.1 JR Central: Tōkaidō Main Line (Higashi-Shizuoka)
Furushō 古庄 3.8
Ken-Sōgō Undōjō 県総合運動場 4.8 Suruga Ward
Kenritsu-Bijutsukan Mae 県立美術館前 5.7 Shimizu Ward
Kusanagi 草薙 6.4 JR Central: Tōkaidō Main Line (Kusanagi (JR))
Mikadodai 御門台 7.4
Kitsunegasaki 狐ヶ崎 8.3
Sakurabashi 桜橋 10.0
Irieoka 入江岡 10.3
Shin-Shimizu 新清水 11.0 JR Central: Tōkaidō Main Line (Shimizu)

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