Yunoyama-Onsen Station

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Yunoyama-Onsen Station
湯の山温泉駅
Yunoyamaonsen-station.jpg
Yunoyama-Onsen Station
Location
Prefecture Mie
(See other stations in Mie)
Town Komono
Neighborhood etc. 4852-2 Komono
Coordinates 35°00′42″N 136°28′25″E / 35.011633°N 136.473733°E / 35.011633; 136.473733Coordinates: 35°00′42″N 136°28′25″E / 35.011633°N 136.473733°E / 35.011633; 136.473733
Postal code 510-1233
(in Japanese) 三重県三重郡菰野町大字菰野字募4852-2
History
Year opened 1963
Former name Yunoyama Station
Present name since 1970
Rail services
Operator(s) Kintetsu
Line(s) Kintetsu Yunoyama Line
Statistics 296 passengers/day (FY2010)
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station

Yunoyama-Onsen Station (湯の山温泉駅 Yunoyama-Onsen-eki?) is a railway station on the Kintetsu Yunoyama Line in Komono, Mie Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu. Komono Station is a terminal station for the line, and is located 15.4 rail kilometers from the opposing terminus of the line at Kintetsu-Yokkaichi Station.[1]

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

Yunoyama-Onsenhas two bay platforms, one of which is only used early in the mornings. There is a Sanco bus station immediately outside the station entrance. This station has a window for buying limited express tickets.

Platforms[edit]

1  Yunoyama Line for Yokkaichi • Nagoya • Osaka Namba • Kashikojima
2  Yunoyama Line for Yokkaichi • Nagoya • Osaka Namba • Kashikojima (early morning only)

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kintetsu Yunoyama Line
Ōbane-en   Local   Terminus

Usage[edit]

Yunoyama-Onsen Station is used primarily by morning and evening commuters to school and work. During the day, it also sees many tourists going to and from Yunoyama Onsen.

According to a study conducted on November 8, 2005, there are 1137 people that pass through this station daily. This makes it the:

  • 241th busiest Kintetsu station (out of 323 total stations at the time).
  • 67th busiest Kintetsu station in Mie Prefecture (out of 116 total stations at the time).
  • 7th busiest station on the Yunoyama Line (out of 10 total stations).

Surrounding area[edit]

History[edit]

  • June 1, 1913 - Yokkaichi Railway opens the station as Yunoyama Station (湯ノ山駅 Yunoyama-eki?).
  • March 1, 1931 - Due to mergers, station falls under the ownership of Mie Railway.
  • February 11, 1944 - Due to mergers, station falls under the ownership of Sanco.
  • February 1, 1964 - Railway division of Sanco splits off and forms separate company, station falls under the ownership of Mie Electric Railway.
  • April 1, 1965 - Due to mergers, stations fall under the ownership of Kintetsu.[2]
  • July 15, 1965 - Direct Kintetsu limited express service between both Osaka and Nagoya begins.
  • March 1, 1970 - Officially renamed Yunoyama-Onsen Station.
  • 1979 - Platforms extended to support 4-car trains.
  • March 17, 1998 - Direct service to both Osaka and Nagoya ends.
  • March 18, 2004 - Limited express service ends.
  • April 1, 2007 - Support for PiTaPa and ICOCA begins.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan isbn = 4-87366-874-3: Neko Publishing. 
  2. ^ [1] Kintetsu Company History

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