Higashiura Station

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Higashiura Station
東浦駅
JR Higashiura Station Building.jpg
Higashiura Station
Location Fujie, Higashiura, Chita, Aichi
(愛知県知多郡東浦町大字藤江字柳牛19番地)
Japan
Operated by JR Central
Line(s) Taketoyo Line
History
Opened 1944
Traffic
Passengers (FY2008[citation needed]) 1,800 daily

Higashiura Station (東浦駅 Higashiura-eki?) is a railway station on the Taketoyo Line in Higashiura, Aichi, Japan, operated by the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).

Lines[edit]

Higashiura Station is served by the Taketoyo Line, and lies 6.8 km from the terminus of the line at Ōbu Station. It also forms the starting point of the 8.2 km freight-only Kinuura Rinkai Railway Hekinan Line to the terminal at Hekinanshi.

Station layout[edit]

Higashiura Station has two opposed side platforms connected by a footbridge.

Platforms[edit]

1  Taketoyo Line for Ōbu
2  Taketoyo Line for Taketoyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Taketoyo Line
Ishihama - Kamezaki

History[edit]

Higashiura Station was opened on November 11, 1944 as a passenger station on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR), which became the Japanese National Railways (JNR) after World War II. Small parcel services began in 1947, and freight services in 1948. Freight services were discontinued in January 1960; however, the Kinuura Rinkai Railway opened the Hekinan Line on May 25, 1977, which restored freight service to the station.[1] Small parcel operations were discontinued in 1984. With the privatization and dissolution of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of JR Central. Automatic turnstiles were installed in May 1992, and the TOICA system of magnetic fare cards was implemented in November 2006.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 117. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 


Coordinates: 34°57′00″N 136°58′13″E / 34.9499°N 136.9702°E / 34.9499; 136.9702