Iwata Station (Shizuoka)
JR Iwata Station in 2008
|Location||633-1 Nakaizumi, Iwata, Shizuoka
|Operated by||Central Japan Railway Company|
|Line(s)||Tōkaidō Main Line|
|Previous names||Nakaizumi Station (until 1942)|
|Passengers (2006)||8,028 daily|
Iwata Station (磐田駅 Iwata-eki?) is a railway station on the Tōkaidō Main Line of Central Japan Railway Company in Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The station is 245.9 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station.
Iwata Station was built as Nakaizumi Station (中泉駅 Nakaizumi-eki?) on April 16, 1889 when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Shizuoka with Hamamatsu was completed. It was renamed “Iwata Station” on October 10, 1942. The station building was rebuilt in 1915, 1957, and 2000. Regularly scheduled freight service was discontinued on February 26, 1996; however, occasional freight trains operated by the Japan Freight Railway Company stopped at a rail siding at Iwata to service the industrial zone to the east of the station.
A large bus terminal was established at the south exit of the station in 2006.
A statue of the local football club Júbilo Iwata's mascot, Júbilo-kun, modeled on the black-tailed flycatcher, stands prominently in front of the station's north exit. Buses at the stop nearby provide service to the club's stadium, Yamaha Stadium, on game days.
Iwata Station has a side platform serving Track 1, which is an infrequently used auxiliary platform, and an island platform serving Track 2 and Track 3. The two platforms are connected by an overpass. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a manned "Green Window" service counter.
|1||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||auxiliary platform|
|2||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For Shizuoka, Numazu|
|3||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For Hamamatsu, Toyohashi|
|Central Japan Railway Company|
|Tōkaidō Main Line|
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- Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(Japanese)
- Iwata Station official home page.(Japanese)