Gamagōri Station

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Gamagōri Station
蒲郡駅
JR Central of Gamagori Station 02.JPG
JR Gamagōri Station
Location 1-1 Motomachi, Gamagōri, Aichi
(愛知県蒲郡市元町1-1)
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
History
Opened 1888
Traffic
Passengers (2007) 7192 (JR)
1389 (Meitetsu) daily

Gamagōri Station (蒲郡駅, Gamagōri-eki) is a railway station in Gamagōri, Aichi, Japan operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) and Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu).

Lines[edit]

The JR Central station is served by the Tōkaidō Main Line, and is located 310.6 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station.

The Meitetsu station forms the terminus of the Meitetsu Gamagōri Line.

Station layout[edit]

JR Central[edit]

The JR Central station has two island platforms serving four tracks, of which only the inner tracks (tracks 2 and 3) are normally used.


1/2  Tōkaidō Main Line for Toyohashi and Hamamatsu
3/4  Tōkaidō Main Line for Okazaki and Nagoya

Meitetsu[edit]

Meitetsu Gamagōri Station has a single island platform serving two tracks. Both tracks terminate at this station.


1  Meitetsu Gamagōri Line for Kira Yoshida
2  Meitetsu Gamagōri Line for Kira Yoshida

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōkaidō Main Line
Toyohashi   Special Rapid   Okazaki
Mikawa-Miya   New Rapid   Kōda
Mikawa-Miya   Rapid   Kōda
Mikawa-Miya   Sectional Rapid   Mikawa-Shiotsu
Mikawa-Miya   Local   Mikawa-Shiotsu
Meitetsu Gamagōri Line
Gamagōri-kyōteijō-mae - Terminus

Station history[edit]

Gamagōri Station opened on September 1, 1888 when the section of the Japanese Government Railway (JGR) connecting Hamamatsu Station with Ōbu Station was completed. This line was named the Tōkaidō Line in 1895. On July 24, 1936, the Mikawa Railway (now part of Meitetsu) connected to Gamagōri Station. The JGR became the JNR after World War II. The JNR portion of the station was extensively remodeled in the mid-1960s, with a new station building completed from 1968-1969. The Meitesu portion was likewise remodeled in the early 1970s, with a new station building and bus terminal completed in 1972. With the dissolution and privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the JNR station came under the control of the Central Japan Railway Company. The Tōkaidō Line tracks were elevated in 2003-2005, and a JR station building was completed in 2006. Automated turnstiles using the TOICA IC Card system came into operation from November 25, 2006.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 34°49′23″N 137°13′35″E / 34.8230693°N 137.2263622°E / 34.8230693; 137.2263622