Utsunomiya Station

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Utsunomiya Station
宇都宮駅
Tohoku line utunomiya sta-01.jpg
Station and the connecting pedestrian walkway
Location Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s)
Connections Bus terminal
History
Opened 16 July 1885
Location
Utsunomiya Station is located in Tochigi Prefecture
Utsunomiya Station
Utsunomiya Station
Location within Tochigi Prefecture
Utsunomiya Station is located in Japan
Utsunomiya Station
Utsunomiya Station
Location within Tochigi Prefecture

Utsunomiya Station (宇都宮駅?, Utsunomiya-eki) is a railway station in Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Tōbu Utsunomiya Station is located 1.6 km west of this station.

Lines[edit]

Utsunomiya Station is served by the following JR East lines.

Platforms[edit]

Shinkansen platform

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.

Platform/Track Line Towards
1 Tōhoku Shinkansen Nasushiobara, Fukushima, Sendai, and Morioka
Yamagata Shinkansen Yamagata and Shinjō
2 Tohoku Shinkansen
Yamagata Shinkansen
Passing track
3 Tokyo-bound Shinkansen Passing track
4 Tokyo-bound Shinkansen Ōmiya, Ueno, and Tokyo
5 Nikkō Line Kanuma, Imaichi, and Nikkō
6 Freight track
7
8
9
10
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)

History[edit]

  • 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.

Passenger statistics[edit]

The east side of Utsunomiya Station

In fiscal 2008, Utsunomiya Station was used by an average of 35,416 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utsunomiya Station" (PDF). JR East (in Japanese). [dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°33′34″N 139°53′55″E / 36.559532°N 139.898529°E / 36.559532; 139.898529