Shizuoka Station

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Shizuoka Station
静岡駅
Shizuoka Station (North exit).jpg
Shizuoka Station north side
Location
Prefecture Shizuoka
(See other stations in Shizuoka)
City Shizuoka
Ward Aoi
Neighborhood etc. Kurogane-chō
Postal code 420-0851
(in Japanese) 静岡県静岡市葵区黒金町
History
Year opened 1889
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Central
Line(s) Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Tōkaidō Main Line
Statistics 60,372 passengers/day (FY2006)
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Shizuoka Station (静岡駅 Shizuoka-eki?) is a major railway station in Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan, operated by the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).

Lines[edit]

Shizuoka Station is served by the Tōkaidō Shinkansen and Tōkaidō Main Line, and is 180.2 rail km from Tokyo.

Station layout[edit]

Shizuoka Station has four platforms serving six tracks. Two island platforms with Tracks 1–4 serve the Tōkaidō Main Line trains, and long distance night trains. These platforms are connected with the station concourse via an underpass and are also connected at the same level to the Tōkaidō Shinkansen platforms. The Shinkansen station consists of two opposing side platforms serving two tracks, with two central tracks for non-stop trains. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles, and a manned "Green Window" service counter.

Platforms[edit]

1 Tōkaidō Main Line for Numazu and Atami
Sleeping Car trains for Ōsaka, Shikoku, and Chugoku
2 Tōkaidō Main Line for Numazu and Atami
Limited Express Fujikawa for Minobu and Kōfu
Sleeping Car trains for Ōsaka, Shikoku, Chugoku
3,4 Tōkaidō Main Line for Hamamatsu and Toyohashi
5 Tōkaidō Shinkansen for Mishima and Tokyo
6 Tōkaidō Shinkansen for Shin-Ōsaka and Hakata

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Shin-Fuji   Kakegawa
Tōkaidō Main Line
Shimizu Rapid Fujieda
Higashi-Shizuoka Local Abekawa

History[edit]

Shizuoka station first opened on February 1, 1889, when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Shizuoka with Kōzu was completed. A grand opening ceremony had been planned, but on this day a huge fire destroyed over 1,000 buildings in downtown Shizuoka. Railroad Minister Inoue Masaru cancelled his planned visit, and later the same day, the town around Gotemba Station, also in Shizuoka Prefecture, burned down. The initial Shizuoka Station building was rebuilt in 1907 and again in 1935. The Tōkaidō Shinkansen platforms were opened in 1964. In 1967, freight operations were relocated from Shizuoka Station to Higashi-Shizuoka Station (the present-day Shizuoka Freight Terminal). The station underwent a massive rebuilding program from the late 1970s, with the Tōkaidō Main Line tracks elevated in 1979 to the same level as the Tōkaidō Shinkansen tracks, and the Parche shopping centre/new station building completed in 1981. From 2006 to 2008, major renovations took place inside and around the station, including the underground walkways to and from the station, and the Asty shopping and dining complexes adjoined to the station.

References[edit]

  • Yoshikawa, Fumio (2002). Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing. ISBN 4-87687-234-1. (Japanese)

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 34°58′18″N 138°23′20″E / 34.97167°N 138.38889°E / 34.97167; 138.38889