Tenryū-Futamata Station

Tenryū-Futamata Station (天竜二俣駅, Tenryū-Futamata-eki) is a railway station in Tenryū-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, operated by the third sector Tenryū Hamanako Railroad.

Tenryū-Futamata Station

天竜二俣駅
Tenryū-Futamata Turntable and Roundhouse.jpg
Tenryū-Futamata Tenryū-Futamata Turntable and Roundhouse in 2005
LocationFutamata-cho, Akura, Tenryū-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka-ken 431-3311
Japan
Coordinates34°51′34.08″N 137°49′11.16″E / 34.8594667°N 137.8197667°E / 34.8594667; 137.8197667Coordinates: 34°51′34.08″N 137°49′11.16″E / 34.8594667°N 137.8197667°E / 34.8594667; 137.8197667
Operated byTenryū Hamanako Railroad
Line(s) Tenryū Hamanako Line
Distance26.2 kilometers from Kakegawa
Platforms1 side + 1 island platform
Other information
StatusStaffed
WebsiteOfficial website
History
OpenedJune 1, 1940
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016)256 daily
Location
Tenryū-Futamata Station is located in Shizuoka Prefecture
Tenryū-Futamata Station
Tenryū-Futamata Station
Location within Shizuoka Prefecture
Tenryū-Futamata Station is located in Japan
Tenryū-Futamata Station
Tenryū-Futamata Station
Tenryū-Futamata Station (Japan)
Tenryū-Futamata Station building in April 2008

LinesEdit

Tenryū-Futamata Station is served by the Tenryū Hamanako Line, and is located 26.2 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Kakegawa Station.

Station layoutEdit

The station has one side platform and one island platform serving three tracks. The station is staffed. The rail yard for the Tenryū Hamanako Line is located next to this station, and retains the roundhouse and turntable from the days the line used steam locomotives. Both are listed by that national government as Registered Tangible Cultural Properties under the category of “Heritage of Industrial Modernization”.[1]

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Tenryū Hamanako Railroad
Tenryū Hamanako Line
Kaminobe - Futamata-Hommachi

Station HistoryEdit

Tenryū-Futamata Station was established on April 1, 1940 when the section of the Japan National Railways Futamata Line was extended from Enshū-Mori Station to Kanasashi Station. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from 1982. After the privatization of JNR on March 15, 1987, the station came under the control of the Tenryū Hamanako Line.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 256 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).

Surrounding areaEdit

  • Locomotive Park
  • Hamamatsu City Tenryu Public Library

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "天竜浜名湖鉄道運転区事務室" (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Tenryū-Futamata Station at Wikimedia Commons