Toyohashi Station

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Toyohashi Station
豊橋駅
Toyohashi Station.jpg
The east entrance of the station (September 2005)
Location
Prefecture Aichi
(See other stations in Aichi)
City Toyohashi
Neighborhood etc. Hanada-cho
Postal code 444-0888
(in Japanese) 愛知県豊橋市花田町西宿
History
Year opened 1888
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Central, Meitetsu
Line(s) Tokaido Shinkansen, Tokaido Main Line, Iida Line

Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line

Statistics 54,109 (JR)
34,179 (Meitetsu) passengers/day (FY2008)
Aiga bus inv.svg Large bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Toyohashi Station (豊橋駅 Toyohashi-eki?) is an interchange railway station in Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) and the private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu).

Lines[edit]

Toyohashi Station on is served by the high-speed Tokaido Shinkansen, and the conventional Tokaido Main Line and Iida Line operated by JR Central. It is also a terminus of the private Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line.

Toyohashi Railroad has two small stations close to Toyohashi Station: Shin-Toyohashi Station for the Atsumi Line railway and Ekimae Station for the Azumada Main Line tramway.

Layout[edit]

Toyohashi Station track diagram
Tokaido Main Line platforms
Meitetsu platform with Tokaido Line station sign

Local train services at Toyohashi Station are handled by five platforms serving eight tracks. The Iida Line and Meitetsu lines use three tracks terminating in a bay platform. The Tokaido Main Line uses a side platform and two island platforms. The elevated shinkansen portion of Toyohashi Station has a side platform and an island platform.

Platforms[edit]

1-2 Iida Line for Toyokawa, Iida, and Tatsuno
3 Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line for Jingū-mae, Meitetsu-Nagoya, Meitetsu Gifu, and Shin Unuma
4 Tokaido Main Line for Nagoya, Gifu, Ōgaki, and Maibara
Iida Line for Toyokawa, Iida, and Tatsuno
5-8 Tokaido Main Line for Nagoya, Gifu, Ōgaki, Maibara, Hamamatsu and Shizuoka
11-12 Tokaido Shinkansen for Shizuoka and Tokyo
13 Tokaido Shinkansen for Nagoya and Shin-Osaka

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tokaido Shinkansen
Nozomi: no stop
Shin-Yokohama, Odawara, Shizuoka or Hamamatsu   Hikari[Note 1]   Nagoya
Hamamatsu   Kodama   Mikawa-Anjō
Tokaido Main Line
Terminus   Home Liner   Gamagōri
Futagawa   Special Rapid   Gamagōri
Futagawa   New Rapid   Gamagōri
Terminus   Rapid   Gamagōri
Futagawa   Semi Rapid   Nishi-Kozakai
Futagawa   Local   Nishi-Kozakai
Iida Line
Terminus   Limited Express Inaji   Toyokawa
Terminus   Rapid   Kozakai
Terminus   Local   Funamachi
Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line
Terminus   Rapid Limited Express   Higashi-Okazaki
Terminus   Limited Express  
Terminus   Express   Ina
  1. ^ Only a small number of Hikari services stop at Toyohashi.

History[edit]

Toyohashi Station opened September 1, 1888.[1] The privately owned Toyokawa Railway began operations to Toyohashi on July 15, 1897, but renamed its terminus Yoshida Station (吉田駅?) in 1899 to differentiate itself from the government railway system. The station building was rebuilt in 1916 and again in 1927. The Aichi Electric Railway's Toyohashi Line began operations to the Yoshida Station side of the facility on June 1, 1927. This line became part of Meitetsu on August 1, 1935, and is now the Nagoya Main Line.[2] The Toyokawa Railway was nationalized on August 1, 1943, becoming the Iida Line, and the usage of ‘Yoshida Station’ was dropped. The station was destroyed in the Toyohashi Air Raid of June 20, 1945, during World War II.

After the war, the JGR became the Japanese National Railways (JNR), and a new station was completed in 1950.[citation needed] The Tokaido Shinkansen opened on October 1, 1964. A new station building was completed in 1970.[citation needed] With the privatization and dissolution of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of JR Central. A shopping center and a hotel were added to the station building complex in 1997.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(Japanese)
  1. ^ 中西, 隆紀 (2010). 日本の鉄道創世記 ~幕末明治の鉄道発達史~ [The history of Japanese railways] (in Japanese). Kawade Shobō Shinsha. p. 135. ISBN 978-4-309-22527-2. 
  2. ^ 鷲田, 鉄也 (September 2010), 週刊朝日百科, 週刊歴史でめぐる鉄道全路線 (in Japanese) (Japan: Asahi Shimbun Publications, Inc.) (8): 20, 21, 22, ISBN 978-4-02-340138-9  Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°45′46″N 137°22′54″E / 34.76278°N 137.38167°E / 34.76278; 137.38167