Matsusaka Station

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Matsusaka Station
Matsusaka Station
Location Kyomachi 301 (JR Central)
Kyomachi 1-ku 43-1 (Kintetsu)
Matsusaka, Mie

Operated by
Opened 1893
Passengers (FY2010) 1683 (JR)
7434 (Kintetsu) daily

Matsusaka Station (松阪駅 Matsusaka-eki?) is a joint use railway station in Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) and Kintetsu. The station is 34.6 rail kilometres from the terminus of the Kisei Line at Kameyama Station and 8.4 rail kilometres from the terminus of the Kintetestu Yamada Line at Ise-Nakagawa Station.


Matsusaka Station opened on December 31, 1894 as a station on Sangu Railway Line. The line was nationalized on October 1, 1907, becoming the Sangu Line of the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) on October 12, 1909. On August 17, 1912, the Mie Electric Railway began operations at Matsusaka Station. The Meishō Line began operations from August 25, 1929. On March 27, 1930, Sangu Kyuko Electric Railway Co. connected to Matsusaka Station. A new station building was completed on December 3, 1937. Sangu Kyuko was acquired by Osaka Electric Railway Co. in March 1941, and renamed Kansai Kyuko Railway Co., subsequently merging with the Nankai Railway to form Kintetsu in 1944. The station was transferred to the control of the Japan National Railways (JNR) Kisei Main Line on July 15, 1959. A new station building was completed in November 1962. Mie Electric Railway went out of business in 1964. All freight operations were discontinued in 1984. The station was absorbed into the JR Central network upon the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987.


Station layout[edit]

Matsusaka Station has a total of five platforms serving seven tracks. Of these, the JR portion of the station uses one side platform and two island platforms and the Kintetsu portion has one side platform and one island platform. The platforms are connected by overpasses.


1  JR Central Kisei Line local trains for Kameyama
rapid "Mie" for Nagoya
a local train departing for Shingu at 5:22 a.m.
2  not used the same track as Number 1
3  JR Central Kisei Line local trains for Kameyama
limited express "Nanki" for Nagoya
4  JR Central Kisei Line for Shingu and Iseshi
5  JR Central Meisho Line for Ieki and Ise-Okitsu
 JR Central Kisei Line local trains for Iseshi (partly)
a local train departing for Kameyama at 9:03 a.m.
6  Yamada Line for Ise-Nakagawa, Tsu, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto
7  Yamada Line for Ujiyamada, Toba and Kashikojima
for Ise-Nakagawa and Nagoya
8  Yamada Line for Ujiyamada, Toba and Kashikojima

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
JR Central Kisei Main Line
Tsu   Limited Express "Nanki"   Taki
Tsu   Rapid "Mie"   Taki
Rokken   Local   Tokuwa
JR Central Meishō Line
Terminus   Local   Kaminoshō
Yamada Line
Ise-Nakagawa   Limited Express   Iseshi
Ise-Nakagawa   Rapid Express   Iseshi
Ise-Nakagawa   Express   Miyamachi
Matsugasaki   Local   Higashi-Matsusaka

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Matsusaka City Hall
  • Matsusaka Park (former site of Matsusaka Castle)
  • Matsusaka Technical High School

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°34′37″N 136°32′08″E / 34.5768853°N 136.5355539°E / 34.5768853; 136.5355539