Nishi-Yokohama Station

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Nishi-Yokohama Station
西横浜駅
Nishiyokohama Station.jpg
Nishi-Yokohama Station building
Location Nishi-Hiranuma chō 8-1, Nishi, Yokohama, Kanagawa
(神奈川県西区西平沼町8-1)
Japan
Operated by Sagami Railway
Line(s) Main Line
Connections
History
Opened 1929
Traffic
Passengers (2005) 12,347 daily

Nishi-Yokohama Station (西横浜駅 Nishi-Yokohama-eki?) is a railway station located in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan. It is 1.8 kilometers from the eastern terminus of the line at Yokohama Station.

Lines[edit]

Station layout[edit]

Nishi-Yokohama Station has a single island platform serving two tracks.

Platforms[edit]

1 Sagami Railway Main Line FutamatagawaYamatoEbinaIzumino Line to Shōnandai
2 Sagami Railway Main Line Yokohama

History[edit]

Nishi-Yokohama Station was opened on February 14, 1929 and was the terminal of the Jinchū Railway until the opening of Hiranumabashi Station in 1931. The station was primarily a freight terminal connecting the Sotetsu Line with the national railway's freight terminal at Hodogaya Station via a short branch line. The freight service on the branch was discontinued on September 30, 1979.[1] On February 14, 1993 an unexploded bomb from World War II was discovered during construction work near the station. The current station building dates from June 26, 2005.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Sagami Railway Main Line
Hiranumabashi   Local   Tennōchō
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Express: Does not stop at this station

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sotetsu Group Hand Book 2013" (PDF) (in Japanese). p. 79. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 35°27′13″N 139°36′31″E / 35.4537°N 139.6087°E / 35.4537; 139.6087