Nagoya Station

Nagoya Station (名古屋駅, Nagoya-eki) is a major railway station in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Japan. It is one of the world's largest train stations by floor area (410,000 m2),[1] and houses the headquarters of the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central). Much of this space is located in the JR Central Towers atop the station, as well as in underground concourses. The current station complex was completed on December 20, 1999. The station and the area around it is officially called Meieki (名駅) in the Japanese addressing system.

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Nagoya Station

名古屋駅
JR Central Towers.jpg
JR Central Towers, part of the station,
directly adjacent the platforms
LocationNakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Japan
Coordinates35°10′14.78″N 136°52′53.77″E / 35.1707722°N 136.8816028°E / 35.1707722; 136.8816028Coordinates: 35°10′14.78″N 136°52′53.77″E / 35.1707722°N 136.8816028°E / 35.1707722; 136.8816028
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History
OpenedMay 1, 1886
Location
Nagoya Station is located in Japan
Nagoya Station
Nagoya Station
Location within Japan

The station is adjacent to Meitetsu Nagoya Station, the terminal of Meitetsu, and Kintetsu Nagoya Station, the terminal of the Kintetsu Nagoya Line.

The twin-towered station rises over 50 storeys, and is the tallest railway-station building in the world.[2]

LinesEdit

JR CentralEdit

Aonami LineEdit

Nagoya SubwayEdit

Station layoutEdit

 
The Sakuradori Exit concourse in July 2014
 
The Tokaido Shinkansen platform 16/17 in July 2014

JR CentralEdit

The platforms and the tracks are elevated. Six island platforms for the Tōkaidō Main Line, Chuo Line, and Kansai Line are situated in the eastern part of the station (the side where JR Central Towers are situated) and serve 12 tracks. Two island platforms for the Tokaido Shinkansen are situated in the western part and serve four tracks.


1/2  Tōkaidō Main Line for Toyohashi and Taketoyo
3/4  Tōkaidō Main Line for Toyohashi and Taketoyo
(through trains to the Taketoyo Line and Home Liner)
for Gifu and Ōgaki(Home Liner)
4  Tōkaidō Main Line Shirasagi limited express for Fukui and Kanazawa
5/6  Tōkaidō Main Line for Gifu and Ōgaki
7/8  Chūō Main Line for Tajimi and Nakatsugawa (local and rapid trains)
10  Chūō Main Line for Tajimi and Nakatsugawa (Central Liner, Home Liner)
Shinano limited express for Nagano
11  Tōkaidō Main Line Hida limited express for Gero and Takayama
 Chūō Main Line for Tajimi and Nakatsugawa (some trains)
 Kansai Main Line for Yokkaichi and Kameyama (some local trains)
12  Kansai Main Line for Yokkaichi, Kameyama
Nanki limited express for Matsusaka, Shingu, and Kii-Katsuura
13  Kansai Main Line for Yokkaichi and Kameyama
rapid Mie for Matsusaka and Toba
14/15  Tōkaidō Shinkansen for Shizuoka and Tokyo
16/17  Tōkaidō Shinkansen for Shin-Osaka and Hakata

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Tokaido Shinkansen
Shin-Yokohama   Nozomi   Kyoto
Toyohashi, Hamamatsu,
Shizuoka or Odawara
  Hikari   Gifu-Hashima, Maibara or Kyoto
Mikawa-Anjō   Kodama   Gifu-Hashima
Tōkaidō Main Line
Kanayama   Semi Rapid
Rapid
New Rapid
Special Rapid
Home Liner
  Owari-Ichinomiya
Terminus   Limited Express Hida   Owari-Ichinomiya or Gifu
Kanayama or Chikusa   Limited Express Shinano   Terminus
Otobashi   Local   Biwajima
Chūō Main Line
Kanayama   All services   Terminus
Kansai Main Line
Terminus   Rapid
Mie
  Kuwana
Terminus   Rapid   Kuwana
Terminus   Limited Express Nanki   Kuwana
Terminus   Semi Rapid   Kanie
Terminus   Local   Hatta

Aonami LineEdit

The station is situated in the west of the JR Central Lines, on the Inazawa Line. The station has an island platform serving two tracks with platform gates.

1/2  Aonami Line for Arako and Kinjō-futō

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Aonami Line (AN 01)
Terminus Local Sasashima-raibu (AN 02)
Terminus Non-stop Kinjō-futō (AN 11)

Nagoya SubwayEdit

An island platform for the Sakura-dori Line serving two tracks is located east to west under the central concourse of JR Nagoya Station. The platform is fenced with platform gates.

An island platform for the Higashiyama Line serving two tracks is located south to north under underground city Meieki Chikagai (Meichika), in the east of JR Nagoya Station. The southern part of the platform is used for the trains for Fujigaoka and the northern one is for the trains for Takahata.

1  Higashiyama Line for Sakae, Higashiyama Koen, and Fujigaoka
2  Higashiyama Line for Nakamura Koen and Takahata
3  Sakura-dori Line for Imaike, Aratamabashi, Nonami, and Tokushige
4  Sakura-dori Line to Nakamura Kuyakusho

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Higashiyama Line (H 08)
Fushimi (H 07) - Kamejima (H 09)
Sakura-dori Line(S 02)
Nakamura Kuyakusho (S 01) - Kokusai Center (S 03)

HistoryEdit

Nagoya Station first opened on 1 May 1886.[3]

Surrounding areaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nagoya Station". Gojapango.com. Archived from the original on 2016-11-06. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  2. ^ "Planning a Trip in Nagoya at Frommer's". Frommers.com. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  3. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 21. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.

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