Mikawa-Anjō Station

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Mikawa-Anjō
三河安城
Mikawa-Anjo Station shinkansen-north side.jpg
Shinkansen north gate of Mikawa-Anjō Station
Location 1-18-2 Mikawa-Anjō, Anjō, Aichi
(愛知県安城市三河安城町一丁目18-2)
Japan
Operated by JR Central
Line(s)
Connections
  • Bus terminal
History
Opened 1988
Traffic
Passengers (2008) 5,132 daily
Tokaidō Main Line south gate

Mikawa-Anjō Station (三河安城駅 Mikawa-Anjō-eki?) is a railway station in Anjō, Aichi, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).

Lines[edit]

Mikawa-Anjō Station is served by the Tōkaidō Shinkansen and Tōkaidō Main Line, and is situated 336.3 rail km from Tokyo.

Station layout[edit]

Mikawa-Anjō Station has four opposed side platforms serving a total of four tracks.

Platforms[edit]

1  Tōkaidō Shinkansen for Nagoya and Shin-Ōsaka
2  Tōkaidō Shinkansen for Shizuoka and Tokyo
3  Tōkaidō Main Line for Ōbu and Nagoya
4  Tōkaidō Main Line for Okazaki and Toyohashi

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Nozomi
Hikari: Does not stop at this station
Toyohashi Kodama Nagoya
Tōkaidō Main Line
Anjō Local Higashi-Kariya
Semi Rapid
Rapid
New Rapid
Special Rapid
Home Liner: Does not stop at this station

History[edit]

When the Tōkaidō Shinkansen opened, the distance between Toyohashi Station and Nagoya Station was the second longest on the route of the line. In 1969, the mayors of Okazaki, Toyota, Anjō, Gamagōri, Nishio, Hekinan, Isshiki, Kira, Kōta, Hazu, Nukata and Otowa submitted the petition of establishing Kokuteikōen-Mikawa Station (国定公園三河駅 Kokuteikōen-Mikawa-eki?) in Kota.

These cities and towns formed the "Alliance for Mikawa Station". Kōta town subsequently recommended Ashinoya near Kōda Station. Okazaki city recommended Shōna-chō, Okazaki, Anjō city recommended Furui-chō near Hekikai-Furui Station, and Nihongi-chō where the Tōkaidō Shinkansen and Tōkaidō Main Line intersect as possible candidate locations. The alliance entrusted the decision to the Aichi prefectural government. On January 5, 1984, the prefectural government decided to build the station in Nihongi, Anjō. Construction work started on July 29, 1985, and the station was opened on March 13, 1988.

References[edit]

  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(Japanese)

External links[edit]

Media related to Mikawa-Anjo Station at Wikimedia Commons


Coordinates: 34°58′08″N 137°03′38″E / 34.968967°N 137.060669°E / 34.968967; 137.060669