Fujikawa Station (Shizuoka)
JR Fujikawa Station in 2007
|Location||Naka-no-go 1228-4, Fuji, Shizuoka
|Operated by||Central Japan Railway Company|
|Line(s)||Tōkaidō Main Line|
|Previous names||Iwabuchi (until 1970)|
|Passengers (2006)||1,765 daily|
Fujikawa Station (富士川駅 Fujikawa eki?) is a railway station on the Tōkaidō Main Line of Central Japan Railway Company in Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The station is 149.7 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station.
Fujikawa Station first opened as Iwabuchi Station (岩淵駅 Iwabuchi-eki?) on February 1 1889, when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Shizuoka with Kōzu was completed. The initial plan for the Tōkaidō Main Line was to construct stations in accord with the traditional 53 stages of the Tōkaidō road. However, in between Fujikawa-juku and Kanbara-juku there was a traditionally unnumbered intermediary post station where a branch road led to the pilgrimage location of Mount Minobu. It was decided to build a railroad station at this location, and to bypass nearby Kambara Town instead. This led to a predictable uproar from Kambara, so Kambara Station was built a year later, but at an inconvenient distance outside of town, so as to keep the spacing between stations fairly even. A station in the center of Kambara was not actually built until Shin-Kambara Station in 1968. Iwabuchi Station was renamed "Fujikawa" in 1970. Regularly scheduled freight services were discontinued in 1972, and all freight services by 1985.
Fujikawa Station has a single side platform serving Track 1 and an island platform serving Track 2 and Track 3, connected to the station building by an overpass. Track 2 is used for through transit of express trains. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a manned "Green Window" service counter.
|1||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For Fuji・Numazu・Mishima・Atami|
|2||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For express trains|
|3||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For Shimizu・Shizuoka・Hamamatsu|
|Central Japan Railway Company|
|Tōkaidō Main Line|
|Rapid: Does not stop at this station|
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- Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(Japanese)
- Official home page.(Japanese)