Jimmuji Station

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Jimmuji Station
神武寺駅
Jimmuji Station entrance 20150725.JPG
Jimmuji Station building, July 2015
Location 2-11-2 Ikego, Zushi, Kanagawa
(神奈川県逗子市池子二丁目11-2)
Japan
Operated by Keikyu
Line(s) Keikyu Zushi Line
Other information
Station code KK52
History
Opened 1931
Traffic
Passengers (FY2008) 6,240 daily

Jimmuji Station (神武寺駅 Jinmuji-eki?) is a railway station on the Keikyu Zushi Line in Zushi, Kanagawa, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keikyu.

Lines[edit]

Jimmuji Station is served by the Keikyu Zushi Line branch line from Kanazawa Hakkei to Shin-Zushi. It is located 4.1 km from the junction at Kanazawa Hakkei Station, and 45.0 km from the starting point of the line at Shinagawa Station.

Station layout[edit]

Jimmuji Station has two side platforms serving two tracks. The platforms are connected by a level crossing for passenger use. A dedicated entrance and exit is provided on the north side of the station for US Navy personnel, which links directly to the adjoining Ikego housing complex.

On the north side of the station are narrow gauge (1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)) storage tracks used for transferring rolling stock from J-TREC's Yokohama factory to JR East's tracks at Zushi Station.

Platforms[edit]

1  Keikyu Zushi Line for Shin-Zushi
2  Keikyu Zushi Line for Yokohama, Shinagawa, Haneda Airport, and Oshiage

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keikyu Zushi Line
Mutsuura   Limited Express   Shin-Zushi
Mutsuura   Airport Express   Shin-Zushi
Mutsuura   Local   Shin-Zushi

History[edit]

The station entrance in July 2006

Jimmuji Station opened on April 1, 1931, as a temporary stop on the Shōnan Electric Railway, the predecessor to the current Keikyu. It was initially located 300 meters towards Kanagawa Hakkei than the present station. It became a full station on June 11, 1936. In 1942, the Shōnan Electric Railway became part of the Tokyu Corporation, and Jimmuji Station was relocated to its present address on September 1, 1944. In 1948, the Keihin Electric Railway (later Keikyu) spun out from the Tokyu Corporation. A new station building was completed in March 2007.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • CFAY Ikego Housing Detachment
  • Kanagawa Prefectural Zushi High School
  • Toshoji Temple (東昌寺?)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Miura, Kazuo. Keikyū Kakuekiteisha to Kamakura Monogatari. Inban Publishing (1998). ISBN 4-8083-0624-7 (Japanese)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°18′22.19″N 139°35′34.23″E / 35.3061639°N 139.5928417°E / 35.3061639; 139.5928417