Shizuoka Station

Shizuoka Station (静岡駅, Shizuoka-eki) is a major railway station in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, operated by the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).

CA17
Shizuoka Station

静岡
Shizuoka Station (North exit).jpg
Shizuoka Station north side
LocationKurogane-chō, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka
Japan
Operated byJR logo (central).svg JR Central
Line(s)
Connections
  • Bus terminal
History
Opened1889
Passengers
FY200660,372 daily
Location
CA17 Shizuoka Station is located in Japan
CA17 Shizuoka Station
CA17
Shizuoka Station
Location within Japan

LinesEdit

Shizuoka Station is served by the Tōkaidō Shinkansen and Tōkaidō Main Line, and is 180.2 rail km from Tokyo.

Station layoutEdit

Shizuoka Station has four platforms serving six tracks. Two island platforms with Tracks 1–4 serve the Tōkaidō Main Line trains, and long distance night trains. These platforms are connected with the station concourse via an underpass and are also connected at the same level to the Tōkaidō Shinkansen platforms. The Shinkansen station consists of two opposing side platforms serving two tracks, with two central tracks for non-stop trains. The station building has automated ticket machines, TOICA automated turnstiles, and a manned "Green Window" service counter.

PlatformsEdit

1  Tōkaidō Main Line for Numazu and Atami
 Sleeping Car trains for Ōsaka, Shikoku, and Chugoku
2  Tōkaidō Main Line for Numazu and Atami
 Limited Express Fujikawa for Minobu and Kōfu
 Sleeping Car trains for Ōsaka, Shikoku, Chugoku
3,4  Tōkaidō Main Line for Hamamatsu and Toyohashi
5  Tōkaidō Shinkansen for Mishima and Tokyo
6  Tōkaidō Shinkansen for Shin-Ōsaka and Hakata

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Nozomi: Does not stop at this station
Odawara,
Atami, or
Mishima
  Hikari   Hamamatsu or
Nagoya
Shin-Fuji   Kodama   Kakegawa
Tōkaidō Main Line CA17
Fuji CA08   Sleeper Limited Express Sunrise Seto & Sunrise Izumo   Hamamatsu CA34 (westbound)
Osaka (JR-A47) (eastbound)
Shimizu CA14   Limited Express Fujikawa   Terminus
Shimizu CA14   Rapid   Fujieda CA22
Higashi-Shizuoka CA16   Local   Abekawa CA18

HistoryEdit

Shizuoka station first opened on February 1, 1889, when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Shizuoka with Kōzu was completed. A grand opening ceremony had been planned, but on this day a huge fire destroyed over 1,000 buildings in downtown Shizuoka. Railroad Minister Inoue Masaru cancelled his planned visit, and later the same day, the town around Gotemba Station, also in Shizuoka Prefecture, burned down. The initial Shizuoka Station building was rebuilt in 1907 and again in 1935. The Tōkaidō Shinkansen platforms were opened in 1964. In 1967, freight operations were relocated from Shizuoka Station to Higashi-Shizuoka Station (the present-day Shizuoka Freight Terminal). The station underwent a massive rebuilding program from the late 1970s, with the Tōkaidō Main Line tracks elevated in 1979 to the same level as the Tōkaidō Shinkansen tracks, and the Parche shopping centre/new station building completed in 1981. From 2006 to 2008, major renovations took place inside and around the station, including the underground walkways to and from the station, and the Asty shopping and dining complexes adjoined to the station.

ReferencesEdit

  • Yoshikawa, Fumio (2002). Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing. ISBN 4-87687-234-1. (in Japanese)

External linksEdit


Coordinates: 34°58′18″N 138°23′20″E / 34.97167°N 138.38889°E / 34.97167; 138.38889