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Utsunomiya Station (宇都宮駅, Utsunomiya-eki) is a railway station in the city of Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The station also is a freight depot for the Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight).
Station and the connecting pedestrian walkway
|Location||1 Kawamukocho, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321-0965|
|Distance||109.5 km from Tokyo|
|Status||Staffed ( Midori no Madoguchi )|
|Opened||16 July 1885|
Tōbu Utsunomiya Station is located 1.6 km west of this station.
Utsunomiya Station is served by the following JR East lines.
The elevated Shinkansen platforms are designed to handle 16-car trains. Inbound and Outbound trains have their own platform. An additional two through (passing) tracks (lines 2 and 3) are located between the platforms.
The platforms for local trains are a combination of both island and individual platforms, designed to handle 15-car trains. A side track (often used for freight trains) is located between platforms 5 and 7.
LED information signboards are located on the 2nd-floor concourse both outside and within the ticket gates. Further LED signboards are located on each individual platform.
|1||■ Tohoku Shinkansen||for Nasushiobara, Fukushima, Sendai, Morioka|
|■ Yamagata Shinkansen||for Yamagata and Shinjo|
|4||■ Tohoku Shinkansen||for Ōmiya, Ueno, and Tokyo|
|5||■ Nikko Line||for Kanuma, Imaichi, and Nikko|
|7-10||■ Utsunomiya Line||for Nasushiobara and Kuroiso (Some direct through services to Karasuyama Line)|
|■ Utsunomiya Line (Ryōmō Line)||for Oyama, Tochigi, Maebashi, and Takasaki|
|■ Utsunomiya Line (Ueno-Tokyo Line)||for Ōmiya, Ueno, Tokyo, Yokohama, Atami, Numazu and Ito (via Tokaido Line and Ito Line)|
|■ Shonan-Shinjuku Line||for Ōmiya, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Ōfuna and Zushi (via Yokosuka Line)|
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- July 16, 1885: Station opens on what is now the Tōhoku Main Line.
- June 1, 1890: Nikkō Line begins operation
- June 23, 1982: Tōhoku Shinkansen begins operation
- November 18, 2001: Introduction of Suica-enabled ticket gates.
- October 12, 2003: Introduction of Suica-enabled ticket gates for Shinkansen passes.
- January 29, 2008: Introduction of Suica-only ticket gates.
In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 37,374 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
- 各駅の乗車人員 (2019年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2019)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
Media related to Utsunomiya Station at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)