Okazaki Station

Okazaki Station (岡崎駅, Okazaki-eki) is an interchange railway station in the city of Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, jointly operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Tōkai) and the Aichi Kanjō Railway (Aikan).

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Okazaki Station

岡崎駅
JRC tokaido main line Okazaki station 01.jpg
West gate of Okazaki Station in June 2005
LocationHigashiarako Hanecho, Okazaki-shi, Aichi-ken
Japan
Coordinates34°55′32″N 137°09′26″E / 34.9255953°N 137.1573114°E / 34.9255953; 137.1573114Coordinates: 34°55′32″N 137°09′26″E / 34.9255953°N 137.1573114°E / 34.9255953; 137.1573114
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance325.9 kilometers from Tokyo
Platforms2 island + 1 side platforms
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeCA52, 01
WebsiteOfficial website (JR)
Official website (Aikan)
History
OpenedSeptember 1, 1888
Passengers
FY201718,138 daily (JR)
5,198 (Aikan)
Location
Okazaki Station is located in Aichi Prefecture
Okazaki Station
Okazaki Station
Location within Aichi Prefecture
Okazaki Station is located in Japan
Okazaki Station
Okazaki Station
Okazaki Station (Japan)
Track layout

LinesEdit

Okazaki Station is served by the Tōkaidō Main Line, and is located 325.9 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Tokyo Station. It is also the southern terminus of the Aichi Loop Line and is 45.3 kilometers from the northern terminus at Kōzōji Station.

Station layoutEdit

The station consists of two island platforms serving 4 tracks, and a side platform with one track. It shared facilities for the Tōkaidō Main Line and the Aichi Loop Line.. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA, Manaca, Suica and PASMO automated turnstiles and a staffed ticket office.

PlatformsEdit

0  Aichi Loop Line Shin-Toyota, Kozoji
1  Tōkaidō Main Line Toyohashi, Hamamatsu
 Tōkaidō Main Line Ōbu, Nagoya
2  Tōkaidō Main Line Toyohashi, Hamamatsu
3  Tōkaidō Main Line Ōbu, Nagoya
4  Tōkaidō Main Line Ōbu, Nagoya

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Aichi Loop Line
Terminus - Mutsuna
Tōkaidō Main Line
Gamagori   Special Rapid   Anjō
Kōda   New Rapid   Anjō
Kōda   Rapid   Anjō
Kōda   Sectional Rapid   Anjō
Aimi   Local   Nishi-Okazaki

Station historyEdit

Okazaki Station was opened September 1, 1888 when the section of the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) line connecting Hamamatsu with Obu was completed. This line was named Tōkaidō Line in 1895, and the Tōkaidō Main Line in 1909. The Nishio Railway began operations to Okazaki Station from October 30, 1911 (later taken over by Meitetsu, operations were discontinued in 1943). In 1930, the first bus system operated by the national government began operations from Okazaki Station. After World War II, the JGR became the Japan National Railway (JNR). A portion of the former Nishio Line was reopened in December 1951 as the "Fukuoka Line", which operated to June 1962. The JNR Okata Line (the forerunner of the Aichi Loop Line) began freight operations in October 1970 and passenger operations in April 1976. However, freight operations were discontinued in January 1984. With the privatization and dissolution of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of the Central Japan Railway Company. A new elevated station building was completed in October 1990.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2017, the JR portion of the station was used by an average of 18,138 passengers daily (arriving passengers only) and the Aichi Loop Railway portion by 5,198.[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

  • Okazaki City Hall
  • Okazaki Technical High School
  • Okazaki Minami Junior High School

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(in Japanese)
  1. ^ City of Okazaki Statistics Portal (in Japanese). Japan: Okazaki City. 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Okazaki Station at Wikimedia Commons