Shiroko Station

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Shiroko Station
白子駅
Shiroko Stn Kintetsu01.jpg
Shiroko Station
Location 22-1 Shiroko-eki mae, Suzuka, Mie
(三重県鈴鹿市白子駅前22-1)
Japan
Operated by Kintetsu Railway
Line(s) Nagoya Line
History
Opened 1915
Traffic
Passengers (FY2010) 7266 daily

Shiroko Station (白子駅, Shiroko-eki) is a railway station on the Nagoya Line in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu Railway. Shiroko Station is 52.9 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Kintetsu Nagoya Station.[1] All trains excluding part of limited express trains stop at this station. When Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix is held at Suzuka Circuit, extra trains terminate and originate at this station for the spectators.

Line[edit]

Station layout[edit]

Shiroko Station has two ground-level island platforms serving four tracks. Ticket gates are located in the building over the platforms and tracks.

Platforms[edit]

1, 2  Nagoya Line for Tsu, Osaka, Kobe, Toba, Kashikojima
3, 4  Nagoya Line for Yokkaichi, Kuwana, Nagoya

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kintetsu Nagoya Line
Chiyozaki   Local   Tsuzumigaura
Ise-Wakamatsu   Express   Edobashi

History[edit]

Shiroko Station opened on September 10, 1915 as a station on the Ise Railway. It was renamed to its present name on October 1, 1922. The Ise Railway became the Sangu Express Electric Railway’s Ise Line on September 15, 1936, and was renamed the Nagoya Line on December 7, 1938. After merging with Osaka Electric Kido on March 15, 1941, the line became the Kansai Express Railway's Nagoya Line. [2] This line was merged with the Nankai Electric Railway on June 1, 1944 to form Kintetsu.[2] A new station building was completed in March 1979.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Mie Prefectural Shiroko High School
  • Suzuka Municipal Shiroko Elementary School
Bus stop (Shiroko Station West, 白子駅西)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ a b [1] Kintetsu Company History

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 34°50′2.49″N 136°35′22.5″E / 34.8340250°N 136.589583°E / 34.8340250; 136.589583