|Operated by||JR Central|
|Previous names||Kanō (until 1888)|
Gifu Station (岐阜駅? Gifu-eki) is a railway station in the heart of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) and is located. Along with Meitetsu Gifu Station, it is one of the two main rail stations in Gifu City.
|1||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||for Nagoya and Okazaki (including limited express Shirasagi for Nagoya)
limited express Shinano 9 from Osaka for Nagano
extra rapid Moonlight Nagara for Tokyo
|2||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||for Nagoya and Okazaki (including limited express Hida for Nagoya)|
|3||■ Takayama Line||for Mino-Ōta and Takayama|
|■ Tōkaidō Line||for Nagoya and Okazaki (partly)|
|4||■ Takayama Line||for Mino-Ōta and Takayama
limited express Hida for Mino-Ōta, Takayama and Toyama via the Takayama Line
|■ Tōkaidō Main Line||starting for Nagoya and Okazaki
for Ōgaki and Maibara
limited express Hida 36 for Ōsaka
|5||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||for Ōgaki and Maibara
starting for Nagoya and Okazaki
|6||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||for Ōgaki and Maibara|
|Tōkaidō Main Line|
|Takayama Main Line|
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The station first opened on January 21, 1887, when it was called Kanō Station (加納駅?) and was primarily used for the transport of goods. On December 15, 1888, it became a passenger rail station, at which point its name was changed to Gifu Station. On July 22, 1913, the former Aichi Station building, which closed in 1909, was moved to the area that is now the south side of Gifu Station. This station was used until it was burned to the ground during the firebombings of Gifu City in 1945. On November 1, 1986, construction of the elevated rail lines began, with construction ending on March 2, 1996.
Currently, the north side of the station is undergoing extensive redevelopment. This redevelopment includes new bus boarding platforms, a new taxi boarding area, area beautification, walkways leading directly to the second floor of the station, and many other features. Construction is expected to be completed in August 2008.
Bus boarding platforms
On the north side of JR Gifu Station, there are bus boarding platforms for all of the bus lines belonging to Gifu Bus, Co., Ltd. There are 15 bus boarding platforms in all, with 12 serving bus lines to different parts of Gifu and its surrounding municipalities. The first two platforms are only for alighting and the last one is currently not being used.
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