Yatomi Station

Yatomi Station (弥富駅, Yatomi-eki) is a junction railway station in the city of Yatomi, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Tōkai) and the private railway company, Nagoya Railway (Meitetsu). The station's elevation is 0.93 m below sea level, the lowest among all above-ground stations of JR Group.[2]

Yatomi Station

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Yatomi Station
General information
LocationNakaroku-178 Uguiurachō, Yatomi-shi, Aichi-ken 498-0028
Coordinates35°6′49.9″N 136°43′32.3″E / 35.113861°N 136.725639°E / 35.113861; 136.725639Coordinates: 35°6′49.9″N 136°43′32.3″E / 35.113861°N 136.725639°E / 35.113861; 136.725639
Operated by
Distance16.4 kilometers from Nagoya
Platforms1 side + 1 island platforms
Other information
Station codeCJ05, TB11
OpenedMay 24, 1895
Previous namesMaegasu (until 1895)
Yatomi Station is located in Aichi Prefecture
Yatomi Station
Yatomi Station
Location within Aichi Prefecture
Yatomi Station is located in Japan
Yatomi Station
Yatomi Station
Yatomi Station (Japan)
Track layout


Yatomi Station is served by the Kansai Main Line, and is located 16.4 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Nagoya Station. It is also a terminal station for the Meitetsu Bisai Line and is 30.9 kilometers from the opposing terminal of the line at Tamanoi.

Station layoutEdit

The station has a single side platform used by the Kansai Main Line, and a single island platform, shared by the Kansai Main Line and the Meitetsu Bisai Line, connected by a footbridge. The station is staffed. This is one of the few stations operated by Meitetsu that does not accept Tranpass magnetic fare cards.[3]


1  JR Central Kansai Line for Kuwana, Yokkaichi and Kameyama
2  JR Central Kansai Line for Nagoya
3  Meitetsu Bisai Line for Tsushima

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central)
Kansai Main Line
Eiwa   Local   Nagashima
Kanie   Semi Rapid   Kuwana
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Rapid "Mie": Does not stop at this station
Limited Express "Nanki": Does not stop at this station
Nagoya Railroad
Bisai Line
Terminus - Gonosan

Station historyEdit

Yatomi Station was first opened on May 24, 1895 as Maegasu Station (前ヶ須駅, Maegasu-eki), on the privately held Kansai Railroad. It was renamed to its present name on November 7, 1895. The Kansai Railroad was nationalized in 1907 and became the Kansai Line of the Japanese Government Railways (JGR). On April 3, 1898, Yatomi Station also became a terminal of a section of line operated by the Bisai Railroad, which was bought by Meitetsu on August 1, 1925, and in the process became a station on the Meitetsu Bisai Line as it is today.[4] The JGR became the JNR (Japan National Railways) after World War II. Freight operations were discontinued from October 1, 1980. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of JR Central. Automatic wicket gates using the TOICA smart card were installed from October 25, 2006.

Station numbering was introduced to the section of the Kansai Main Line operated JR Central in March 2018; Yatomi Station was assigned station number CI05.[5][6]

Surrounding areaEdit

  • Yatomi City Hall

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "title error" 第10章 運輸・通信 (平成20年度刊愛知県統計年鑑) [Statistics of Aichi in Year 20 of the Heisei Era] (in Japanese). Aichi Prefecture. 2008. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  2. ^ Keiō Gijuku Daigaku Tetsudō Kenkyūkai, Keidai Tekken Mita Kai "2001-nen Tetsudō Nandemo Nihon'ichi" Japan Railfan Magazine No. 477 (January 2001) p.45. The source claims that this station is the lowest among all railways in Japan, but Japanese Wikipedia article for this station (ja:弥富駅, as of 2008-05-20) claims without citation that Ryōzō Kawashima and Naoki Tanemura have claimed that Kintetsu-Yatomi Station may be lower than this station.
  3. ^ ご利用範囲 (in Japanese). Nagoya Railroad. 29 March 2009. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  4. ^ 鷲田, 鉄也 (September 2010), "title error", 週刊朝日百科, 週刊歴史でめぐる鉄道全路線 (in Japanese), Japan: Asahi Shimbun Publications, Inc., no. 8, pp. 21, 22, ISBN 978-4-02-340138-9
  5. ^ "在来線駅に駅ナンバリングを導入します" [Introducing station numbering to conventional line stations] (PDF). jr-central.co.jp (in Japanese). 13 December 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 January 2023. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
  6. ^ "JR東海,在来線に駅ナンバリングを導入" [JR Tokai Introduces Station Numbering to Conventional Lines]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). 14 December 2017. Archived from the original on 1 November 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2023.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Yatomi Station at Wikimedia Commons