Tsuge Station

Tsuge Station (柘植駅, Tsuge-eki) is a junction passenger railway station of the West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) located in the city of Iga, Mie, Japan.

Tsuge Station

柘植駅
Tsuge Station ekisha.JPG
Tsuge Station in November 2015
General information
Location211 Tsuge-machi, Iga City, Mie Prefecture 519-1402
Japan
Coordinates34°50′49″N 136°15′21″E / 34.84689°N 136.25576°E / 34.84689; 136.25576Coordinates: 34°50′49″N 136°15′21″E / 34.84689°N 136.25576°E / 34.84689; 136.25576
Owned byLogo of the West Railway Company (JR West) JR West
Operated byJR West
Line(s)
Distance
Platforms1 side platform and 1 island platform
Tracks3
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
Bicycle facilitiesBicycle facilities Available
Disabled accessNone
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened19 February 1890; 132 years ago (1890-02-19)
ElectrifiedKusatsu Line: 1980
Passengers
2019308 daily
Services
Preceding station   JR logo (west).svg JR-West   Following station
Shindō
toward Kamo and Iga-Ueno
  Kansai Line   Kabuto
toward Kameyama
Shindō
toward Kamo and Iga-Ueno
  Kansai Line   Terminus
Aburahi
toward Osaka, Kyoto, and Kusatsu
  Kusatsu Line   Terminus
Location
Tsuge Station is located in Mie Prefecture
Tsuge Station
Tsuge Station
Location within Mie Prefecture
Tsuge Station is located in Kansai region
Tsuge Station
Tsuge Station
Tsuge Station (Kansai region)
Tsuge Station is located in Japan
Tsuge Station
Tsuge Station
Tsuge Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Tsuge Station is served by the Kansai Main Line and is located 79.9 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Nagoya Station and 20.0 rail kilometers from Kameyama Station. It is also terminus of the and Kusatsu Line and is 36.7 rail kilometers from the opposing terminus of that line at Kusatsu Station.

LayoutEdit

The station consists of a side platform and an island platform with three tracks on the ground level, connected by a footbridge.

PlatformsEdit

1  Kansai Line for Kamo and Iga-Ueno
2  Kansai Line for Kameyama
for Kamo (one train only)
 Kusatsu Line for Kyoto and Kusatsu (a few trains in the morning only)
3  Kusatsu Line for Osaka and Kyoto, and Kusatsu
 Kansai Line for Kameyama (one train only)

HistoryEdit

Tsuge Station was opened on February 18, 1890 with the extension of the Kansai Railway from Mikumo Station, making it the oldest station within Mie Prefecture. The Kansai Railway was extended to Yokkaichi Station on December 25, 1890 and to Ueno Station on January 15, 1897. The line was nationalized on October 1, 1907, becoming part of the Imperial Government Railways (IGR), which became Japan National Railways (JNR) after World War II. Freight operations were discontinued from August 1, 1972. With the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of JR-West.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 308 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

The old Iga Kaido highway and its post town remain to the south of the station, but no urban area around the station itself.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 三重県統計書 [Mie Prefectural Statistics] (in Japanese). Japan: Mie Prefecture. 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Tsuge Station at Wikimedia Commons