JR Kanaya Station in 2007
|Location||Kanaya, Shimada, Shizuoka
|Passengers (2006)||2,471(Tōkaidō Main Line) daily|
Kanaya Station (金谷駅 Kanaya-eki) is an interchange railway station in Shimada, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on the Tōkaidō Main Line, and a terminus of the Ōigawa Railway’s Ōigawa Main Line. It is located 212.9 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station. It is operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).
Kanaya Station was opened on May 16, 1890, a year after when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Shizuoka with Hamamatsu was completed. The Ōigawa Railway service began on June 10, 1927. Regularly scheduled freight service was discontinued in 1971.
JR Kanaya Station has a two opposing side platforms serving Track 1 and Track 2 which are on headshunts, allowing for tracks for express trains to pass in between. The platforms are connected to the station building by an underpass. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a manned "Green Window" service counter.
The adjacent Ōigawa Kanaya Station has a single side platform. The platform is equipped with Selective Door Operation, as trains longer than four cars in length are too long for the platform. The station originally was built with a terminal headshunt, which is no longer in existence.
|1||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For Kakegawa, Hamamatsu, Toyohashi|
|2||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For Shimada, Shizuoka|
|1・2||■ Ōigawa Main Line||Shin-Kanaya Station・Senzu Station|
|Central Japan Railway Company|
|Tōkaidō Main Line|
|Home Liner: Does not stop at this station|
|Ōigawa Main Line|
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- Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(in Japanese)