Tarui Station (Gifu)

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Tarui Station
垂井駅
Tarui Station (Gifu), ekisha.jpg
Tarui Station in September 2017
Location Tarui-cho, Fuwa-gun, Gifu-ken 503-2100
Japan
Coordinates 35°22′11″N 136°31′53″E / 35.369661°N 136.531362°E / 35.369661; 136.531362Coordinates: 35°22′11″N 136°31′53″E / 35.369661°N 136.531362°E / 35.369661; 136.531362
Operated by JR logo (central).svg JR Central
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line
Distance 418.1 km from Tokyo
Platforms 1 side + 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Other information
Status Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
Website Official website
History
Opened May 25, 1884
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 2628 daily
Location
Tarui Station is located in Japan
Tarui Station
Tarui Station
Location within Japan

Tarui Station (垂井駅, Tarui-eki) is a train station in the town of Tarui, Fuwa District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).

Lines[edit]

Tarui Station is served by the JR Central Tōkaidō Main Line, and is located 418.1 kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Tokyo. The westbound main line track does not pass Tarui station. Express trains and freight trains use this track. The eastbound main line track passes Tarui station and is used by eastbound local trains. Westbound trains use the "Tarui branch line" which parallels the eastbound main line.

Layout[edit]

Tarui Station has one side platform and one island platform connected by a footbridge. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

  • There is a side platform serving a track on the north side of the station and an island platform serving 2 tracks on the south side of the station.
1  Tōkaidō Main Line for Ōgaki, and Nagoya
2  Tōkaidō Main Line trains starting Sekigahara for Ōgaki and Nagoya
3  Tōkaidō Main Line For Maibara and Kyōto
trains starting Sekigahara for Ōgaki and Nagoya

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Central Japan Railway Company
Tōkaidō Main Line
Ōgaki   Local   Sekigahara
Ōgaki   Semi Rapid (westbound only)   Sekigahara
Ōgaki   Rapid   Sekigahara
Ōgaki   New Rapid   Sekigahara
Ōgaki   Special Rapid   Sekigahara
Ōgaki   Home Liner Sekigahara (westbound only)   Sekigahara

History[edit]

1902 Tokaido Line around Tarui was duplicated.
1944 Down bound by-pass line (westbound, hill climb) and Shin Tarui were opened. Former down line was removed. Only up trains stopped at Tarui. Down trains stopped at Shin-Tarui.
1946 Tarui Branch Line was opened where there had been former down line.
1986 Shin-Tarui Station was closed.
  • 25 May 1884 Ogaki - Sekigahara and Tarui stations were opened.
  • 23 Aug 1901 Ogaki - Tarui portion was double tracked.
  • 10 Feb 1902 Tarui - Sekigahara portion was double tracked
  • 11 Oct 1944 By-pass line and Shin Tarui were opened. Only eastbound trains stopped at Tarui.
  • 1 Nov 1946 Tarui branch opened. Every eastbound local train and some westbound local trains stopped at Tarui.
  • 1 Nov 1986 Shin-Tarui Station was closed. Every local train in both directions stopped at Tarui.
  • 1 Apr 1987 Railways were privatized and Tarui Station was inherited by JR Central.

Shin-Tarui Station[edit]

From 1944 to 1986 there was Shin-Tarui Station (新垂井駅, Shin Tarui Eki) on the westbound main line from Ogaki to Sekigahara. It was about 3 km far from Tarui station and only westbound local trains stopped at the station. It had 1 through track and 1 siding track with a side platform. 35°23′30″N 136°30′47″E / 35.391542°N 136.512931°E / 35.391542; 136.512931

The following photographs taken in December 2002 show the remains of Shin Tarui Station:

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 2628 passengers daily (boarding passengers only). [1]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Tarui Town Hall
  • site of Tarui Castle

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 岐阜県統計書(平成28年) [Gifu Prefecture Statistics (Fiscal 2016)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Gifu Prefecture. 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 

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