Yoshiwara Station

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Yoshiwara Station
吉原駅
Yoshiwara Station North.JPG
Yoshiwara Station north exit in 2006
Location
Prefecture Shizuoka
(See other stations in Shizuoka)
City Fuji
Neighborhood etc. Suzukawa-Honchō 14
Postal code 417-0015
(in Japanese) 静岡県富士市鈴川本町14
History
Year opened 1889
Former name Suzukawa Station
Present name since 1956
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Central
Gakunan Electric Train
Japan Freight Railway Company
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line, Gakunan Railway Line
Statistics 3,221 (JR), 922 (Gakunan) passengers/day (2006)
Aiga bus inv.svg Small bus terminal at this station

Yoshiwara Station (吉原駅 Yoshiwara-eki?) is an interchange railway station in Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The station is 141.3 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station. Yoshiwara is on the Tōkaidō Main Line of Central Japan Railway Company and is a terminal station for the Gakunan Railway Line of the Gakunan Electric Train and a freight terminal of the Japan Freight Railway Company.

History[edit]

Yoshiwara Station first opened as Suzukawa Station (鈴川駅 Suzukawa-eki?) on February 1 1889, when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Shizuoka with Kōzu was completed. It became a terminus for the Gakunan Railway on November 18, 1949 and was renamed Yoshiwara Station (after Yoshiwara-juku on the old Tōkaidō on April 10, 1956. The present station building dates from 1970. Container freight services began operations from 1994.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

The Tōkaidō Yoshiwara Station has a single Island platform serving Track 1 and Track 2, which are on passing loops On the outside of either track are tracks to permit the through transit of express trains. The platform is 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. The Gakunan Yoshiwara Station has a bay platform with two tracks, only one of which is in normal daily use.

Platforms[edit]

1 Tōkaidō Main Line For NumazuMishimaAtami
2 Tōkaidō Main Line For FujiShizuoka

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Central Japan Railway Company
Tōkaidō Main Line
Rapid: no stop
Higashi-Tagonoura   Local   Fuji
Gakunan Electric Train
Gakunan Railway Line
Terminus - Jatco-mae

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 35°8′41″N 138°42′5″E / 35.14472°N 138.70139°E / 35.14472; 138.70139