Ōtagawa Station

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Ōtagawa Station
太田川駅
MT-Ōtagawa Station-EastPlaza.JPG
Station building in Nov 2014
Location 52 Ōta-machi Ushiroda, Tōkai, Aichi
(愛知県東海市大田町後田52)
Japan
Operated by Nagoya Railroad
Line(s)
Connections
  • Bus terminal
History
Opened 1912
Traffic
Passengers (2007) 13,243 daily

Ōtagawa Station (太田川駅 Ōtagawa-eki?) is a railway station operated by Meitetsu located in Tōkai, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It is a junction station for the Meitetsu Tokoname Line and Kōwa Line. It is a terminal station for the Kōwa Line and is located 12.3 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Tokoname line at Jingū-mae Station. [1]

History[edit]

Ōtagawa Station was opened on February 18, 1912, as a station on the Aichi Electric Railway Company. The privately owned Chita Railways connected to the station on April 1, 1931. The Aichi Electric Railway became part of the Meitetsu group on August 1, 1935, followed by the Chita Railway on February 1, 1943. [2] The tracks were elevated from 2007 to 2008 and the station building rebuilt from 2010 to 2012.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

Elevated on December 17, 2011, Ōtagawa Station has three elevated island platforms, 2 on the 2nd level, and the other on the 3rd level.

2nd level
1  Tokoname Line for Tokoname (side line)
 Kōwa Line for Chita Handa, Kōwa, and Utsumi (side line)
2  Tokoname Line for Tokoname and Central Japan International Airport
 Kōwa Line for Kōwa and Utsumi
3  Tokoname Line for Jingū-mae, Nagoya, Gifu, Inuyama, Shin Kani, and Tsushima (from Tokoname)
4  Tokoname Line for Jingū-mae, Nagoya, Gifu, and Inuyama (side line from Tokoname)
3rd level
5  Kōwa Line for Jingū-mae, Nagoya, Gifu, and Inuyama (side line from the Kōwa Line)
6  Kōwa Line for Jingū-mae, Nagoya, Gifu, and Inuyama (from the Kōwa Line)
Ōtagawa Station track diagram.

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Tokoname Line
Jingū-mae   μSKY trains
(departing from Central Japan Int'l Airport before 9 a.m.)
  Owari Yokosuka
Jingū-mae   Limited Express (特急)   Owari Yokosuka
Jingū-mae[3]   Rapid Express (快速急行)   Owari Yokosuka
Ōe[4]   Express (急行)   Owari Yokosuka
Shūrakuen   Semi Express (準急)   Owari Yokosuka
Shin Nittetsu-mae   Local (普通)   Owari Yokosuka
Kōwa Line
(from Tokoname Line)   Limited Express (特急)   Chita Handa[5]
(From Tokoname Line)   Rapid Express (快速急行)   Minami Kagiya
(From Tokoname Line)   Express (急行)   Minami Kagiya
(From Tokoname Line)   Semi Express (準急)   Minami Kagiya
(From Tokoname Line)   Local (普通)   Takayokosuka

References[edit]

  1. ^ 太田川 [Ōtagawa] (in Japanese). Nagoya Railroad. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  2. ^ 鷲田 鉄也 (September 2010), クロニクル常滑線, 週刊朝日百科, 週刊歴史でめぐる鉄道全路線 (in Japanese), Japan: Asahi Shimbun Publications, Inc. (9), p. 9, ISBN 978-4-02-340139-6 
  3. ^ Partially Ōe and Shūrakuen
  4. ^ Partially Daidocho and Shūrakuen
  5. ^ Partially Minami Kagiya, Tatsumigaoka, and Sumiyoshichō

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°01′13″N 136°53′33″E / 35.0203°N 136.8924°E / 35.0203; 136.8924