Yokosuka Station

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Yokosuka Station
横須賀駅
JREast-Yokosuka-line-Yokosuka-station-building.jpg
Yokosuka Station
Location
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Yokosuka
Neighborhood etc. 1-1 Hemi-cho
Postal code 238-0045
(in Japanese) 神奈川県横須賀市東逸見町一丁目1
History
Year opened 1889
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Yokosuka Line
Statistics 6,092 passengers/day (FY2008)
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station

Yokosuka Station (横須賀駅 Yokosuka-eki?) is a railway station on the Yokosuka Line in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Yokosuka Station is served by the Yokosuka Line. It is located 15.9 km from the junction at Ōfuna Station, and 65.3 km from Tokyo Station.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of bay platforms and a side platform serving three tracks. Platform 1, formerly used for freight operations, is currently not in use. Platform 2 is used for trains which originate or terminate at Yokosuka, and Platform 3 is for bi-directional traffic.

Platforms[edit]

2 Yokosuka Line for Zushi,Ōfuna, Yokohama, Tokyo, (Sobu Line Rapid Service) Chiba
(Narita Line) Narita Airport
3 Yokosuka Line for Zushi, Ōfuna, Yokohama, Tokyo, (Sobu Line Rapid Service) Chiba
(Narita Line) Narita Airport
Yokosuka Line for Kinugasa and Kurihama

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Yokosuka Line
Taura - Kinugasa

History[edit]

Yokosuka Station opened on June 16, 1889 as the initial terminal station on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) spur line from Ōfuna to serve the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal and related Imperial Japanese Navy facilities at Yokosuka. This spur line was renamed the Yokosuka Line on October 12, 1909. The present station building, the third building on this site was completed in April, 1940 and the line extended past Yokosuka to Kurihama Station in 1944. Freight operations were discontinued from February 1, 1984. The station came under the management of JR East upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987.

References[edit]

  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°17′03″N 139°39′18″E / 35.28417°N 139.65500°E / 35.28417; 139.65500]