Hiratsuka Station

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Hiratsuka Station
平塚駅
Hiratsukaekin.jpg
The north side of Hiratsuka Station
Location Takarachō, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
(神奈川県平塚市宝町)
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Tokaido Main Line
Distance 63.8 km from Tokyo
Platforms 2 island platforms
Connections Bus terminal
Other information
Website www.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=1337
History
Opened 1887
Traffic
Passengers (FY2007[1]) 60,445 daily
Location
Hiratsuka Station is located in Japan
Hiratsuka Station
Hiratsuka Station
Location within Japan

Hiratsuka Station (平塚駅 Hiratsuka-eki?) is a railway station on the Tokaido Main Line in the city of Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The station is 63.8 kilometers from the starting point of the Tokaido Main Line at Tokyo Station.

Lines[edit]

Hiratsuka Station is served by the Tokaido Main Line and also Shonan-Shinjuku Line through services.

Layout[edit]

Hiratsuka Station has two island platforms serving four tracks, connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station building has large shopping complexes to the north and south of the tracks.

Station layout[edit]

1  Tokaido Main Line for Ōfuna, Yokohama, and Tokyo
 Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ōmiya, Kumagaya, Takasaki, and Maebashi
2  Tokaido Main Line for Ōfuna, Yokohama, and Tokyo
 Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ōmiya, Kumagaya, Takasaki, and Maebashi
3  Tokaido Main Line for Odawara, Atami, Numazu, and Itō (Itō Line)
 Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ōmiya, Kumagaya, Takasaki, and Maebashi
4  Tokaido Main Line for Odawara, Atami, Numazu, and Itō (Itō Line)

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tokaido Main Line
Shonan-Shinjuku Line
Chigasaki - Ōiso

History[edit]

Hiratsuka Station in the early 20th century

Hiratsuka Station was opened on July 11, 1887, for both freight and passenger service on what was later designated the Tokaido Main Line of Japanese National Railways (JNR). A number of short freight spur lines radiated out from Hiratsuka Station to serve the various industries which were developed in the vicinity of the station. Most of these spur lines were no longer in operation by 1924. The original station building was destroyed by soil liquefaction during the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, which also brought down the bridge over the nearby Sagami River.

The station building was completely rebuilt in June 1973.[citation needed]

With the dissolution and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of the East Japan Railway Company.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(Japanese)
  1. ^ Average number of entering passengers, fiscal 2007 (Japanese)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°19′40.4″N 139°21′2.1″E / 35.327889°N 139.350583°E / 35.327889; 139.350583