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Hiratsuka Station (平塚駅, Hiratsuka-eki) is a railway station on the Tokaido Main Line in the city of Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The station is 63.8 kilometers from the starting point of the Tokaido Main Line at Tokyo Station.
The north side of Hiratsuka Station
|Location||Takarachō, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa|
|Operated by||JR East|
|Line(s)||Tokaido Main Line|
|Distance||63.8 km from Tokyo|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Passengers (FY2007)||60,445 daily|
Hiratsuka Station has two island platforms serving four tracks, connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station building has large shopping complexes to the north and south of the tracks.
|for Yokohama, Tokyo, Ueno, Ōmiya|
Utsunomiya Line for Utsunomiya and Kuroiso
Takasaki Line for Takasaki and Maebashi
|Shōnan-Shinjuku Line||for Yokohama, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya, Takasaki and Maebashi (via Takasaki Line)|
|3||Tōkaidō Line||for Kōzu, Odawara, Atami, Numazu|
Itō Line for Itō
|Shōnan-Shinjuku Line||for Yokohama, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya, Takasaki and Maebashi (viaTakasaki Line)|
|4||Tōkaidō Line||for Kōzu, Odawara, Atami, Numazu|
Itō Line for Itō
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Hiratsuka Station was opened on July 11, 1887, for both freight and passenger service on what was later designated the Tokaido Main Line of Japanese National Railways (JNR). A number of short freight spur lines radiated out from Hiratsuka Station to serve the various industries which were developed in the vicinity of the station. Most of these spur lines were no longer in operation by 1924. The original station building was destroyed by soil liquefaction during the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, which also brought down the bridge over the nearby Sagami River.
The station building was completely rebuilt in June 1973.
With the dissolution and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of the East Japan Railway Company.
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- JR East station information (in Japanese)