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Utsunomiya Station (宇都宮駅, Utsunomiya-eki) is a railway station in Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Utsunomiya Station
宇都宮駅
Tohoku line utunomiya sta-01.jpg
Station and the connecting pedestrian walkway
Location Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Japan
Coordinates 36°33′34″N 139°53′55″E / 36.559532°N 139.898529°E / 36.559532; 139.898529Coordinates: 36°33′34″N 139°53′55″E / 36.559532°N 139.898529°E / 36.559532; 139.898529
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Connections Bus terminal
Other information
Website Official website
History
Opened 16 July 1885
Location
Utsunomiya Station is located in Tochigi Prefecture
Utsunomiya Station
Utsunomiya Station
Location within Tochigi Prefecture
Utsunomiya Station is located in Japan
Utsunomiya Station
Utsunomiya Station
Location within Tochigi Prefecture

Tōbu Utsunomiya Station is located 1.6 km west of this station.

Contents

LinesEdit

Utsunomiya Station is served by the following JR East lines.

LayoutEdit

 
Shinkansen platform

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.

PlatformsEdit

1  Tohoku Shinkansen for Nasushiobara, Fukushima, Sendai, Morioka, and Shin-Aomori
 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 for Oyama, Ōmiya, and Ueno (Some direct through services to Ryomo Line)
 Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Ōmiya, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Yokohama, and Zushi

Some Nikkō Line trains operate from platform 7. Some Utsunomiya Line trains operate from platform 5.

HistoryEdit

  • 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.

Passenger statisticsEdit

 
The east side of Utsunomiya Station

In fiscal 2008, Utsunomiya Station was used by an average of 35,416 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Utsunomiya Station" (PDF). JR East (in Japanese). [dead link]

External linksEdit