Yokkaichi Station

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Yokkaichi Station
四日市駅
JRC-YokkaichiStation.jpg
JR Yokkaichi Station, August 2006
Location 3-85 Honmachi, Yokkaichi, Mie
(三重県四日市市本町3-85)
Japan
Operated by JR Central
Line(s) Kansai Main Line
Connections
  • Bus terminal
History
Opened 1890
Traffic
Passengers (FY2011) 2,359[citation needed] daily

Yokkaichi Station (四日市駅 Yokkaichi-eki?) is a railway station in Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central). It is located 37.2 rail kilometers from Nagoya Station on the Kansai Main Line, and is a terminal station for the Ise Railway and Japan Freight Railway Company. Downtown Yokkaichi is located about 1 km from the station, which is less convenient than the centrally located Kintetsu Yokkaichi Station.

Lines[edit]

Yokkaichi Station is served by the JR Central Kansai Main Line and the Ise Railway Ise Line.

Station layout[edit]

Yokkaichi Station has one, very wide, complex island platform, serving three tracks. The Kansai Main Line uses the outer edges of the island platform, and the Ise Railway uses an indention in one side of the platform, which forms a single bay platform.

Platform[edit]

1  Kansai Main Line for Kameyama
for Kuwana and Nagoya (some services)
 Ise Railway Ise Line limited express Nanki and rapid Mie for Tsu and Matsusaka
2  Kansai Main Line for Kuwana and Nagoya
3  Ise Railway Ise Line local trains for Tsu

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
JR Central Kansai Main Line
Kuwana   Limited express Nanki   Suzuka (Ise Railway)
Kuwana   Rapid Mie   Suzuka (Ise Railway)
Kuwana   Rapid   Minami-Yokkaichi
Tomidahama   Semi Rapid   Minami-Yokkaichi
Tomidahama   Local   Minami-Yokkaichi
Ise Railway Ise Line (1)
Terminus   Local   Minami-Yokkaichi (2)

History[edit]

Yokkaichi Station opened on December 25, 1890,[1] as a station on the Kansai Railway. The Kansai Railway was nationalized on October 1, 1907, and the station became part of the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) system. A new station building was completed on November 3, 1913. The Ise Line began operations from March 1, 1922. JGR became the Japanese National Railways (JNR) after World War II. The station was absorbed into the JR Central network upon the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987. A new station building was completed in 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 86. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 34°57′47″N 136°37′47″E / 34.9630863°N 136.6296566°E / 34.9630863; 136.6296566