Shimizu Station (Shizuoka)
JR Shimizu Station east gate in 2008
|Location||Manago-machi, Shimizu, Shizuoka, Shizuoka|
|Operated by||Central Japan Railway Company|
|Line(s)||Tōkaidō Main Line|
|Previous names||Ejiri (until 1934)|
|Passengers (2006)||11,272 daily|
Shimizu Station (清水駅 Shimizu-eki) is a railway station on the Tōkaidō Main Line of Central Japan Railway Company in Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The station is 169 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station.
Shimizu Station first opened as Ejiri Station (江尻駅 Ejiri-eki) on February 1, 1889, when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Shizuoka with Kōzu was completed. It was named after Ejiri-juku, the 18th station of the historical Tōkaidō. In 1934 it was renamed Shimizu Station.
From 1916 the Shimizukō Line ran as a branch line from Shimizu Station through the industrial port area of the town before terminating in Miho. In 1984 this line was torn up and replaced by a bus service. Regularly scheduled freight services were discontinued in 1984, and all freight services by 2001. Transfer to the Shizuoka-Shimizu Railway is available via Shin-Shimizu Station, a ten-minute walk from the east exit. The current station building was completed in June 2003.
Shimizu Station has a single island platform serving Track 1 and Track 2, connected to the station building by an overpass. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles and a manned "Green Window" service counter.
|1||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For Fuji・Numazu・Mishima・Atami|
|2||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For Shizuoka・Hamamatsu|
|Tōkaidō Main Line|
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- Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(in Japanese)
- Official home page.(in Japanese)