Yugawara Station

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Yugawara Station
湯河原駅
JR Yugawara sta 004.jpg
The entrance.
Location
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
District Ashigarakami
Town Yugawara
Neighborhood etc. Mongawa
(in Japanese) 神奈川県足柄上郡湯河原町門川
History
Year opened 1924
Rail services
Operator(s) East Japan Railway Company
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line
Statistics 6,579 passengers/day 2006
Aiga bus inv.svg Medium bus terminal at this station
Station platform

Yugawara Station (湯河原駅 Yugawara-eki?) is a railway station of Central Japan Railway Company in the town of Yugawara, Ashigarakami District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It serves the Tōkaidō Main Line, operated by JR East. The station is 99.4 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station.

Station history[edit]

When work began on the Tōkaidō Main Line, technology for long tunneling was limited. Initially (from 1895) the line was routed from Yugawara north to Gotemba to avoid the mountains before reaching Numazu, Shizuoka. A station was opened at Yugawara on October 1, 1924. Service to Atami began the following year initially by human-powered trolleys, followed by a steam-driven omnibus. On December 1, 1934 the Tanna Tunnel was completed, and through service on the Tōkaidō Main Line to Mishima and Numazu begun. Freight services were discontinued in 1982 and small parcel service in 1985. On April 1, 1987 along with privatization and division of the Japan National Railways, Central Japan Railway Company started operating this station.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

Yugawara Station has an island platform, and a station building with automated ticket machines, Suica automated turnstiles and a manned "Green Window" service counter.

Platforms[edit]

1 Tōkaidō Line AtamiMishimaNumazu
2 Tōkaidō Line OdawaraKōzuHiratsukaChigasakiFujisawaYokohamaTokyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōkaidō Main Line
Manazuru Local Atami
Manazuru Rapid ACTY Atami

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

  • [1] Official home page (Japanese)

Coordinates: 35°08′45″N 139°06′08″E / 35.14583°N 139.10222°E / 35.14583; 139.10222