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Station and the connecting pedestrian walkway
|Operated by||JR East|
|Opened||16 July 1885|
Tōbu Utsunomiya Station is located 1.6 km west of this station.
Utsunomiya Station is served by the following JR East lines.
- Tōhoku Shinkansen
- Utsunomiya Line (Tōhoku Main Line)
- Shōnan-Shinjuku Line (Direct service to Zushi and Shinjuku via the Utsunomiya Line from Utsunomiya to Ōmiya.)
- Nikkō Line
- Karasuyama Line (Limited direct service. Most trips require a transfer at Hōshakuji.)
The elevated Shinkansen platforms are designed to handle 16-car trains. Inbound and Outbound trains have their own platform. An additional two through (passing) tracks (lines 2 and 3) are located between the platforms.
The platforms for local trains are a combination of both island and individual platforms, designed to handle 15-car trains. A side track (often used for freight trains) is located between platforms 5 and 7.
LED information signboards are located on the 2nd-floor concourse both outside and within the ticket gates. Further LED signboards are located on each individual platform.
|1||■Tōhoku Shinkansen||Nasushiobara, Fukushima, Sendai, and Morioka|
|■Yamagata Shinkansen||Yamagata and Shinjō|
|3||■Tokyo-bound Shinkansen||Passing track|
|4||■Tokyo-bound Shinkansen||Ōmiya, Ueno, and Tokyo|
|5||■Nikkō Line||Kanuma, Imaichi, and Nikkō|
|■Utsunomiya Line (Tōhoku Main Line)||Yaita, Nasushiobara, Kuroiso （Some trains provide direct through service to the Karasuyama Line）|
|■Utsunomiya Line (Tōhoku Main Line)||Oyama, Ōmiya, Ueno （Some trains provide direct through service to the Ryōmō Line at Oyama）|
|■Shōnan-Shinjuku Line||Ōmiya, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Yokohama, Zushi (Direct through service to the Yokosuka Line)|
- Some Nikkō Line trains operate from platform 7. Some Utsunomiya Line trains operate from platform 5.
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- July 16, 1885: Station opens on what is now the Tōhoku Main Line.
- June 1, 1890: Nikkō Line begins operation
- June 23, 1982: Tōhoku Shinkansen begins operation
- November 18, 2001: Introduction of Suica-enabled ticket gates.
- October 12, 2003: Introduction of Suica-enabled ticket gates for Shinkansen passes.
- January 29, 2008: Introduction of Suica-only ticket gates.
In fiscal 2008, Utsunomiya Station was used by an average of 35,416 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
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