Hiratsuka Station

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.

JT11
Hiratsuka Station

平塚駅
Hiratsukaekin.jpg
The north side of Hiratsuka Station
LocationTakarachō, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
(神奈川県平塚市宝町)
Japan
Operated byJR East
Line(s)Tokaido Main Line
Distance63.8 km from Tokyo
Platforms2 island platforms
ConnectionsBus terminal
Other information
Websitewww.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=1337
History
Opened1887
Traffic
Passengers (FY2007[1])60,445 daily
Services
Preceding station   JR East   Following station
JT13
toward Odawara
Shonan Liner
JT10
toward Tokyo
JT14
toward Atami
Tōkaidō Main Line
     Commuter Rapid
Tōkaidō Main Line
Rapid Acty
JT12
toward Atami
Tōkaidō Main Line
     Local & Rapid Rabbit/Urban
One-way operation
Ohayō Liner Shinjuku
JT10
toward Shinjuku
JT13
toward Odawara
Home Liner Odawara
One-way operation
JT14
toward Odawara
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
     Special Rapid
JT10
toward Maebashi
JT12
toward Odawara
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
     Rapid (Tōkaidō & Takasaki Lines)

LinesEdit

Hiratsuka Station is served by the Tokaido Main Line and also Shonan-Shinjuku Line through services.

LayoutEdit

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.

Station layoutEdit

1,2 JT Tokaido Line
(Ueno-Tokyo Line)
for Yokohama, Tokyo, Ueno, Ōmiya
JU Utsunomiya Line for Utsunomiya and Kuroiso
JU Takasaki Line for Takasaki and Maebashi
JS Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Yokohama, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya, Takasaki and Maebashi (via JU Takasaki Line)
3 JT Tōkaidō Line for Kōzu, Odawara, Atami, Numazu
JT Itō Line for Itō
JS Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Yokohama, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya, Takasaki and Maebashi (via JU Takasaki Line)
4 JT Tōkaidō Line for Kōzu, Odawara, Atami, Numazu
JT Itō Line for Itō

HistoryEdit

 
Hiratsuka Station in the early 20th century

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.[citation needed]

With the dissolution and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of the East Japan Railway Company.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(in Japanese)
  1. ^ Average number of entering passengers Archived 2001-05-06 at the Wayback Machine, fiscal 2007 (in Japanese)

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 35°19′40.4″N 139°21′2.1″E / 35.327889°N 139.350583°E / 35.327889; 139.350583