Ōbu Station

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Ōbu Station
JR obu sta.JPG
Ōbu Station, January 2008
Prefecture Aichi
(See other stations in Aichi)
City Ōbu
Neighborhood 3-135 Chuo-cho
Postal code 474-0025
Address in Japanese 愛知県大府市中央町3-135[1]
Opened 1887
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Central
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line
Statistics 12,831 passengers/day (FY2008)
Bus There is a bus stop near this station

Ōbu Station (大府駅 Ōbu-eki?) is a railway station on the Tōkaidō Main Line in Ōbu, Aichi, Japan, operated by the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).


Ōbu Station is served by the Tōkaidō Main Line and also Taketoyo Line services. It forms the terminus of the Taketoyo Line, and is 346.5 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Tōkaidō Main Line at Tokyo Station. Ōbu was also an endpoint of the abandoned construction project of the Nanpō Freight Line.[citation needed]


Ōbu Station has a single side platform and two island platforms, serving five tracks, although Platform 5 is not in normal use. The platforms are connected by overpasses. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a manned "Green Window" service counter.


1  Tōkaidō Main Line for Okazaki, Toyohashi, and Hamamatsu
2  Taketoyo Line for Higashiura, Handa, and Taketoyo
 Tōkaidō Main Line for Okazaki, Toyohashi, and Hamamatsu
3  Taketoyo Line for Higashiura, Handa, and Taketoyo
 Tōkaidō Main Line for Nagoya, Gifu, and Ōgaki
4  Tōkaidō Main Line for Nagoya, Gifu, and Ōgaki
5  (none) Not normally used

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōkaidō Main Line
Kariya   New Rapid   Kanayama
Kariya   Rapid   Kyōwa
Kariya   Sectional Rapid   Kyōwa
Aizuma   Local   Kyōwa
Special Rapid: no stop
Taketoyo Line
Terminus   -   Owari-Morioka


Ōbu Station was opened on September 10, 1887 the section of the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) connecting Hamamatsu Station with Ōbu Station was completed. This line was named the Tōkaidō Line in 1895 and the Tōkaidō Main Line in 1909. The JGR became the Japanese National Railways (JNR) after World War II. The station building was rebuilt in 1978. All freight operations were discontinued in November 1982 and small parcels from November 1986. With the privatization and dissolution of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of the Central Japan Railway Company.


  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1. (Japanese)
  1. ^ 大府駅 [Ōbu Station] (in Japanese). JR Central. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 

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Coordinates: 35°00′31″N 136°57′44″E / 35.0086°N 136.9621°E / 35.0086; 136.9621