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.
|Location||Nakaroku-178 Uguiurachō, Yatomi-shi, Aichi-ken 498-0028|
|Coordinates||35°6′49.9″N 136°43′32.3″E / 35.113861°N 136.725639°ECoordinates: 35°6′49.9″N 136°43′32.3″E / 35.113861°N 136.725639°E|
|Distance||16.4 kilometers from Nagoya|
|Platforms||1 side + 1 island platforms|
|Station code||CJ05, TB11|
|Opened||May 24, 1895|
|Previous names||Maegasu (until 1895)|
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.
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.
|1||■ JR Central Kansai Line||for Kuwana, Yokkaichi and Kameyama|
|2||■ JR Central Kansai Line||for Nagoya|
|3||■ Meitetsu Bisai Line||for Tsushima|
|Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central)|
|Kansai Main Line|
|Rapid: Does not stop at this station|
|Rapid "Mie": Does not stop at this station|
|Limited Express "Nanki": Does not stop at this station|
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. 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.
- Yatomi City Hall
- ^ "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.
- ^ 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.
- ^ ご利用範囲 (in Japanese). Nagoya Railroad. 29 March 2009. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
- ^ 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
- ^ "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.
- ^ "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.
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