Yokosuka Station

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Yokosuka Station

横須賀駅
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Yokosuka Station
Location 1-1 Hemi-cho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa
(神奈川県横須賀市東逸見町一丁目1)
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Yokosuka Line
Connections
  • Bus stop
History
Opened 1889
Traffic
Passengers (FY2008) 6,092 daily

Yokosuka Station (横須賀駅 Yokosuka-eki?) is a railway station on the Yokosuka Line in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Yokosuka Station is served by the Yokosuka Line. It is located 15.9 km from the junction at Ōfuna Station, and 65.3 km from Tokyo Station.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of bay platforms and a side platform serving three tracks. Platform 1, formerly used for freight operations, is currently not in use. Platform 2 is used for trains which originate or terminate at Yokosuka, and Platform 3 is for bi-directional traffic.

Platforms[edit]

2  Yokosuka Line for Zushi,Ōfuna, Yokohama, Tokyo, (Sobu Line Rapid Service) Chiba
(Narita Line) Narita Airport
3  Yokosuka Line for Zushi, Ōfuna, Yokohama, Tokyo, (Sobu Line Rapid Service) Chiba
(Narita Line) Narita Airport
 Yokosuka Line for Kinugasa and Kurihama

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Yokosuka Line
Taura - Kinugasa

History[edit]

Yokosuka Station opened on June 16, 1889 as the initial terminal station on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) spur line from Ōfuna to serve the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal and related Imperial Japanese Navy facilities at Yokosuka. This spur line was renamed the Yokosuka Line on October 12, 1909. The present station building, the third building on this site was completed in April, 1940 and the line extended past Yokosuka to Kurihama Station in 1944. Freight operations were discontinued from February 1, 1984. The station came under the management of JR East upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987.

References[edit]

  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°17′03″N 139°39′18″E / 35.28417°N 139.65500°E / 35.28417; 139.65500]