JR Washizu Station in 2008
|Location||1295-14 Washizu, Kosai, Shizuoka
|Operated by||Central Japan Railway Company|
|Line(s)||Tōkaidō Main Line|
|Passengers (2006)||3,222 daily|
Washizu Station (鷲津駅? Washizu-eki) is a railway station on the Tōkaidō Main Line of Central Japan Railway Company in Kosai, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The station is 276.6 rail kilometers from Tokyo and is approximately at the half-way point on the Tōkaidō Main Line between Tokyo Station and Nagoya Station.
On September 1, 1888 the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Hamamatsu Station with Ōbu Station was completed, and a rail siding was established at the site of present-day Washizu Station. As the area was completely rural at the time, stops were discontinued from August 1892; however, due to the strong petition by the surrounding villages, a station was established on January 10, 1915 for both passenger service and freight. Freight service was discontinued on April 26, 1971.
Washizu Station has a side platform serving Track 1, and an island platform serving Track 2 and Track 3. The platforms are connected 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 Toyohashi, Nagoya, and Maibara|
|2・3||■ Tōkaidō Main Line||For Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, and Numazu|
|Central Japan Railway Company|
|Tōkaidō Main Line|
- Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(Japanese)
- Official home page (Japanese)