Kuwana Station

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Kuwana Station
Kuwana Station, West Exit
Location 135 Higashikata, Kuwana, Mie
Operated by
Opened 1895
Passengers (FY2011) 4,742 (JR)
2,628 (Yōrō) daily

Kuwana Station (桑名駅 Kuwana-eki?) is a union railway station in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan. It serves JR Central’s Kansai Main Line and is 23.8 rail kilometers from the terminus of that line at Nagoya Station. It also serves the private railway operator Kintetsu Railway and is 23.7 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Kintetsu Nagoya Line at Kintetsu Nagoya Station. It is also a terminal station for the Yōrō Railway Yōrō Line. The Sangi Railway's Nishi-Kuwana Station is physically adjacent to the station


Station layout[edit]

Kuwana Station has a single island platform and a side platform serving the 3 tracks used by JR Central. There are an additional two island platforms with 4 tracks for use by the Kintetsu and Yōrō Railway.


1  JR Central Kansai Line for Yokkaichi, Kameyama and Matsusaka
2  JR Central Kansai Line for Nagoya
3  JR Central Kansai Line for Yokkaichi and Kameyama (siding)
for Nagoya (siding)
4  Yōrō Railway Yōrō Line for Tado, Yōrō and Ōgaki
6  Kintetsu Nagoya Line for Yokkaichi, Tsu, Kashikojima, Ōsaka and Kōbe
7, 8  Kintetsu Nagoya Line for Nagoya

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
JR Central Kansai Line
Nagashima   Local   Asahi
Yatomi   Semi Rapid   Asahi
Nagoya   Rapid   Yokkaichi
Nagoya   Rapid "Mie"   Yokkaichi
Kintetsu Nagoya Line
Kintetsu Nagashima   Local   Masuo
Kintetsu Nagashima   Semi-Express   Masuo
Kintetsu Yatomi   Express   Kintetsu Tomida
Yōrō Railway Yōrō Line
Terminus - Harima


Kuwana Station opened on July 5, 1894 as a station on the privately owned Kansai Railway. The line was nationalized on October 1, 1907, becoming part of the Japanese Government Railway (JGR) network. The Yōrō Railway began operations to Kuwana Station on April 27, 1919. The Ise Electric Railway (later known as the Kintetsu Nagoya Line) began operations on January 30, 1929.[1] Scheduled freight operations were discontinued from 1982.


  1. ^ [1] Kintetsu Company History

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Coordinates: 35°4′3.1″N 136°40′59.2″E / 35.067528°N 136.683111°E / 35.067528; 136.683111