North gate of kariya Station
(See other stations in Aichi)
|Neighborhood||55 Sakuramachi 1-chome|
|Address in Japanese||愛知県刈谷市桜町一丁目55|
Tōkaidō Main Line
19,679 (Meitetsu) passengers/day 2008
|Medium bus terminal at this station|
Kariya Station (刈谷駅 Kariya-eki?) is a railway station in Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, on both the Tōkaidō Main Line and the Meitetsu Mikawa Line The station is 341.6 rail kilometers from Tokyo on the Tōkaidō Main Line and 3.6 rail kilometers from Chiryū on the Mikawa Line.
Kariya Station was opened on September 1, 1888 the section of the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) connecting Hamamatsu Station with Ōbu Station was completed. This line was named the Tōkaidō Line in 1895 and the Tōkaidō Main Line in 1909. On February 5, 1914, the privately owned Mikawa Railway built a station for the Mikawa Line adjacent to this station, and named it Kariya-shin Station (刈谷新駅 Kariya-shin-eki?). The two stations were merged on February 10, 1927. The Mikawa Railway became part of Meitetsu in 1941, and the JGR became the Japan National Railway (JNR) after World War II. All freight operations were shifted to the nearby Kariya Container Center in 1986. With the privatization and dissolution of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of the Central Japan Railway Company (JR-C).
The station consists of 2 island platforms serving 4 tracks.
|1-2||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||Okazaki, Toyohashi|
|3-4||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||Ōbu, Nagoya|
The station consists of a single island platform serving 2 tracks.
|1||■ Mikawa Line||Chiryū|
|2||■ Mikawa Line||Mikawa Takahama, Hekinan|
|Central Japan Railway Company|
|Tōkaidō Main Line|
- Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(Japanese)
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