Kuroiso Station is a railway station on the Utsunomiya Line in Nasushiobara, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. This station serves as the terminal station for two subsections of the JR East Tohoku Main Line, connecting the Utsunomiya Line and the Southern Tōhoku Main Line, it lies 163.3 km from the starting point of the line at Tokyo. This station has one side platform and two island platforms serving a total of five tracks; the platforms are connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. Kuroiso Station began operation on December 1886 as a station of Nippon Railway; the Nippon Railway was nationalized on November 1, 1906, the station became a JGR station From June 1, 1949, the station came under the control of the JNR. The portion of the Utsunomiya Line from Hōshakuji - Kuroiso was electrified on May 22, 1959, the section from Kuroiso - Shiroishi was electrified on July 1, 1959. With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.
The station, located in the former city of Kuroiso, sits in front of a street lined with several local cafes and businesses. Having a bus terminal, it serves as a gateway to the neighboring town of Nasu, known in Japan for its mountain hot springs and as the location of the Nasu Imperial Villa. List of railway stations in Japan JR East station information
Utsunomiya Station is a railway station in Utsunomiya, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company. Tōbu Utsunomiya Station is located 1.6 km west of this station. Utsunomiya Station is served by the following JR East lines. Tōhoku Shinkansen Utsunomiya Line Shōnan-Shinjuku Line Nikkō Line Karasuyama Line The elevated Shinkansen platforms are designed to handle 16-car trains. Inbound and Outbound trains have their own platform. An additional two through tracks 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 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; some Nikkō Line trains operate from platform 7. Some Utsunomiya Line trains operate from platform 5. 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 2008, Utsunomiya Station was used by an average of 35,416 passengers daily. List of railway stations in Japan Official website
Tōkaidō Main Line
The Tōkaidō Main Line is a major Japanese railway line of the Japan Railways Group network, connecting Tokyo and Kōbe stations. It is 515.4 km long. The high-speed Tōkaidō Shinkansen parallels the line; the term "Tōkaidō Main Line" is a holdover from pre-Shinkansen days. Today, there are no passenger trains that operate over the entire length of the line, so longer intercity trips require several transfers along the way; the Tokaido Main Line is owned and operated by three JR companies: East Japan Railway Company Central Japan Railway Company West Japan Railway Company Total distance: 713.6 km East Japan Railway Company Tokyo – Atami: 104.6 km Shinagawa – Shin-Kawasaki – Tsurumi: 17.8 km Hamamatsuchō – Tokyo Freight Terminal – Kawasaki Freight Terminal – Hama-Kawasaki: 20.6 km Tsurumi – Hatchō-Nawate: 2.3 km Tsurumi – Higashi-Takashima – Sakuragichō: 8.5 km Tsurumi – Yokohama-Hazawa – Higashi-Totsuka: 16.0 km Central Japan Railway Company Atami – Maibara: 341.3 km Ōgaki – Mino-Akasaka: 5.0 km Ōgaki – – Sekigahara: 13.8 km West Japan Railway Company Maibara – Kōbe: 143.6 km Kyōto Freight Terminal – Tambaguchi: 3.3 km Suita – – Amagasaki: 10.7 km Suita – Umeda – Fukushima: 8.5 km Japan Freight Railway Company Sannō Signal – Nagoya-Minato: 6.2 km Suita Signal – Osaka Freight Terminal: 8.7 km Japan Freight Railway Company Shinagawa – Atami: 97.8 km Shinagawa – Shin-Tsurumi Signal: 13.9 km Tokyo Freight Terminal – Hama-Kawasaki: 12.9 km Tsurumi – Yokohama-Hazawa – Higashi-Totsuka: 16.0 km Tsurumi – Hatchō-Nawate: 2.3 km Tsurumi – Shinkō – Sakuragichō: 11.2 km Atami – Maibara: 341.3 km Minami-Arao Signal – Sekigahara: 10.7 km Minami-Arao Signal – Mino-Akasaka: 1.9 km Maibara – Kōbe: 139.0 km Kyōto Freight Terminal – Tambaguchi: 3.3 km Suita – Umeda – Fukushima: 8.5 km Gauge: 1,067 mm Narrow gauge railway Stations: Passenger: 166 JR East: 34 JR Central: 82 JR West: 50 Freight only: 14 Tracks: Four or more Tokyo – Odawara: 83.9 km Nagoya – Inazawa: 11.1 km Kusatsu – Kōbe: 98.1 km Two Odawara – Nagoya Inazawa – Kusatsu Shinagawa – Shin-Kawasaki – Tsurumi Hamamatsuchō – Tokyo Freight Terminal – Kawasaki Freight Terminal – Hama-Kawasaki Tsurumi – Hatchō-Nawate Tsurumi – Higashi-Takashima Tsurumi – Yokohama-Hazawa – Higashi-Totsuka Suita – Umeda Suita – – Amagasaki Single-track: All other sections Electrification: 1,500 V DC Railway signalling: Automatic Train Control Maximum speed: Tokyo – Ōfuna, Odawara – Toyohashi: 110 km/h Ōfuna – Odawara, Toyohashi – Maibara: 120 km/h Minami-Arao Signal – Tarui – Sekigahara, Minami-Arao Signal – Mino-Akasaka: 85 km/h Maibara – Kōbe: 130 km/h This section is operated by East Japan Railway Company.
The Tokaido Main Line in the Greater Tokyo Area has local services, two rapid services called Rapid Acty and Commuter Rapid. It runs on dedicated tracks parallel to the Yamanote Line between Tokyo and Shinagawa, the Keihin-Tōhoku Line between Tokyo and Yokohama, the Yokosuka Line between Yokohama and Ōfuna; some Shōnan-Shinjuku Line trains share the segment south of Yokohama to Odawara. The Ueno–Tokyo Line, a JR East project, extended the services of the Utsunomiya Line, the Takasaki Line, the Joban Line to Tokyo Station, allowing for through services to and from the Tokaido Line from March 2015. All trains along this section of the line have bi-level "Green Cars" with forward-facing seats, with each set of trains having 2 of them. Green Cars can be used after paying an additional fee; some trains run through services beyond Atami, as far as Numazu. With the Ueno-Tokyo Line, Utsunomiya Line Rapid Rabbit and Takasaki Line Rapid Urban services now run along the Tokaido Line, stop at all stations on this line.
As such, the two services are classified as'Local' service trains within the Tokaido Line. Tokaido Line Rapid Acty services now run up to the Utsunomiya Line. Shōnan Liner services are all-reserved commuter express trains with comfortable seating, they operate from Odawara to Tokyo on weekday mornings, with a few services terminating in Shinagawa. Return services run from Tokyo to Odawara on weekday evenings. Like commuter rapid trains, Shōnan Liner services make no stops between Shinagawa and Fujisawa. Between Fujisawa and Odawara, varying stops are made. In addition to the standard fare, a reserved seat fee of ¥500 is requir
The Gotemba Line is a railway line in Japan operated by the Central Japan Railway Company. It connects Kōzu Station in Odawara to Numazu via Gotemba; the Mt. Fuji limited express Gotemba via Matsuda. 211 series 313 series Odakyu 60000 series MSE 113 series Odakyu 3000 series SE 115 series E231 series 371 series Odakyu 20000 series RSE The present-day Gotemba Line was built as part of the original route of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Tokyo with Osaka. The portion between Kōzu and Numazu was opened on February 1, 1889, although it was not named the "Tokaido Line" until 1896. Portions were double tracked from 1891 and the double tracking was completed by 1901; the line took an indirect route between Kōzu and Numazu in order to avoid the Hakone Mountains, which affected the potential journey time between Tokyo and Osaka. A more direct route had been planned as early as 1909, but technical difficulties delayed the completion of the Tanna Tunnel until December 1, 1934. With the opening of the tunnel, the route of the Tōkaidō Main Line became via Atami Station, leaving the section between Kōzu Station and Numazu Station as a spur line renamed as the Gotemba Line.
In 1943, due to the reduced traffic on the Gotemba line, the urgent requirement for steel in World War II, the line was returned to a single track railway. Diesel multiple units replaced Steam locomotive hauled passenger trains in 1955, a cooperative agreement was reached with the owned Odakyu Electric Railway to operate express trains directly from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo in the same year; the line was electrified from 1968, scheduled freight services were discontinued at most stations by 1982. A new Centralized traffic control system was installed in December 1989, with a programmed route control system implemented from March 1990. Installation for the TOICA automated turnstile system was completed at all stations in 2010. Gotemba station - A 19 km 762mm gauge horse tramway opened to Kawaguchiko in 1898, closed in 1905 but was reopened in 1909, it connected to the Tsuru horse tramway, providing a connection to Otsuki station on the Chuo Main Line until 1919, when it was truncated by 9 km closing 10 years later.
Shimo-Togari station - The Izu Railway Co. opened a line to Shuzenji in 1898, electrifying the line at 1500 VDC in 1918. In 1934 following the opening of the Tanna Tunnel and associated realignment, the line was truncated to Mishima-Hirokoji station on the Tokaido Main Line
Yokohama Station is a major interchange railway station in Nishi-ku, Japan. It is the busiest station in Kanagawa Prefecture and the fifth-busiest in the world as of 2013, serving 760 million passengers a year. Yokohama Station is served by the following lines: East Japan Railway Company Tokaido Main Line Yokosuka Line Yokohama Line Shōnan-Shinjuku Line Keihin-Tohoku Line Negishi Line Keikyu Keikyu Main Line Sagami Railway Sagami Railway Main Line Tokyu Corporation Tokyu Toyoko Line Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Minatomirai Line Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line The JR East and Keikyu platforms are located in the main above-ground portion of Yokohama Station. Keikyu's section consists of platforms 1 to 2, JR East operates platforms 3 to 10. Tokyu Corporation and the Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Company share the same underground station located in the 5th underground level of Yokohama Station, to the west of the JR platforms; the Yokohama Municipal Subway is located on west of the main station.
Sagami Railway is an above-ground structure to the west of the main station, connected to the Sotetsu Department Store. Notes Yokohama City Air Terminalfor Haneda Airport for Narita Airport Eastside bus terminal for Tokyo Disney Resort for JR Gotemba Station, Hakone Tōgendai Yokohama City Air Terminal for JR Nagoya Station, JR Okayama Station Eastside bus terminal for JR Kyoto Station, JR Ōsaka Station, JR Sendai Station, JR Akita Station Yokohama Municipal Bus Sotetsu Bus Kanachu Bus Keikyu Bus The west and east have a complex underground business district which spans over several floors and is directly connected with the buildings which surround the station. Yokohama station has three bus terminals, two other bus terminals are located near the station. Porta Sogo Lumine Kiyoken Marui Yokohama Sky Building Bay Quarter Yokohama Yokohama Plaza Hotel Yokohama Central Post Office The Port Service Yokohama Station East Exit pier The Diamond Takashimaya CIAL Sotetsu Joinus Sotetsu Movil 109 cinemas Yokohama station westside second bus terminal Yokohama Cinema Society Yokohama Excel Hotel Tokyu Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel and Towers Yokohama More's Yodobashi Camera Yokohama store Bic Camera Yokohama store Vivre Daiei NTT Yokohama East Building On May 7, 1872, Yokohama Station opened as one of the first railway stations in Japan.
On July 11, 1887, the railway was extended from Yokohama to Kōzu Station. Through trains between Shimbashi Station and Kōzu Station required a switchback at Yokohama Station. On August 1, 1898, a line bypassing Yokohama Station was opened to avoid the switchback. Through trains stopped at Kanagawa Station or Hodogaya Station instead of Yokohama Station, shuttle trains connected Yokohama and Hodogaya until Hiranuma Station opened near present-day Hiranumabashi Station on October 10, 1901. Hiranuma Station had no connection to public transport such as trams, so that major part of the passengers for the city continued to use trains that stopped at Yokohama Station. On August 15, 1915, the second Yokohama Station opened close to the present day Takashimachō Station to allow Tōkaidō Main Line trains to call at Yokohama Station; the original Yokohama Station was renamed Sakuragichō Station. JR East uses this date as the opening date of the current Yokohama Station; the terminal of the Keihin Line had been in Takashimachō since 1914 and was merged to the new station.
The government-run electric line was this year extended to Sakuragichō. On 1 September 1923, the station was destroyed by a fire in the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake. Six days the station reopened with a temporary building; the city of Yokohama and the Ministry of Railways agreed in February 1924 that the station would be relocated. On May 18, 1928, the Tokyo Yokohama Railway extended from its former terminal of Kanagawa Station was connected to the station; the extension line passed through the construction site of the new Yokohama Station of the government railways. On October 15, 1928, the third Yokohama Station opened on the north side of the second station; the Tōkaidō Main Line moved to its current route, the route of the bypass line opened in 1898. The government railways and the Toyoko Line shared the station from the beginning. On February 5, 1930, the Keihin Electric Railway was connected to the station. On December 27, 1933, the Jinchū Railway was connected to the station. On December 9, 1957, the north side underground entrance opened.
On December 1, 1965, the MARS on-line ticket reservation system was introduced at the station. On September 4, 1976, the Yokohama City Subway Line No. 3 was connected to Yokohama Station. On November 7, 1980, the new east station building and east-west passage opened. On January 31, 2004, The Tōkyū Tōyoko Line platform reopened underground, on February 1, 2004, the Minatomirai Line opened. On August 26, 2010, JR East announced the development of a new station building to replace the current West Entrance, tentatively named the Yokohama Station West Station Building (横浜駅 西口駅ビル, Yokohama-eki Nish
The Itō Line is a railway line owned by the East Japan Railway Company which connects Atami and Itō Stations, along the east coast of Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. From Itō, the line continues south to Shimoda under the owned and operated Izu Kyūkō Line. Local trains E231 series 10-car EMUs E233 series 10-car EMUs Izukyu 2100 series 7-car EMUs Izukyu 8000 series 3-car or 6-car coupled EMUs Limited express 185 series 7-car or 10-car EMUs 251 series 10-car EMUs E259 series 6-car EMUs Izukyu 2100 series 7-car or 8-car EMUs Sightseeing trains 651-1000 series 4-car EMUs A rebuilt four-car 651 series resort train set named Izu Craile is scheduled to enter service on the Ito Line from summer 2016; the name is a portmanteau formed from "Cresciuto", "train", the suffix "-ile". Car 1 will have window-facing counter seats on the seaward side, car 2 will have a bar counter and lounge, car 3 will have semi-open compartments, car 4 will have conventional unidirectional 2+2-abreast seating.
Most of the local trains are only run between Atami Station and Izukyū Shimoda station via Izu Kyūkō Line. A few local trains with Green Cars departing from Itō Station enter the Tokaido Main Line, with most of them entering the Ueno-Tokyo Line, the farthest terminals are Utsunomiya Station or Kagohara Station; as such, Itō Station is the most southern terminal of the Ueno-Tokyo Line. Initial plans called for the Japanese National Railways to build a spur line linking Atami on the Tokaido Main Line with Shimoda. However, funding was limited in the 1930s due to a combination of a tight fiscal policy under Prime Minister Osachi Hamaguchi during the Great Depression, a number of technical issues; the projected route of the Itō line along the mountainous east coast of the Izu Peninsula required numerous tunnels and bridges. Workers digging a tunnel near Usami encountered problems with underground hot springs, similar to that experienced in the construction of the Tanna Tunnel, completed years than projected and far over budget.
On March 30, 1935, the initial 8.7 km section of the Itō Line linking Atami with Ajiro was opened. The second section from Ajiro to Itō was opened on December 15, 1938. Both sections were electrified at 1,500 V DC. Further work was delayed, canceled due to the outbreak of World War II. CTC signalling was commissioned in 1958, the Atami to Kinomiya section was duplicated in 1968; the entire line was designed to be built as double track, earthworks were undertaken on this basis, including tunneling, but to date only the first 1.2 km of the line has been duplicated. Construction south of Itō resumed in 1961, when the private-sector Tokyu Corporation acquired the rights to complete the line to Shimoda and established the Izukyu Corporation to manage construction and operations of this section; this article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia
The Ueno-Tokyo Line known as the Tōhoku Through Line, is a railway line in Tokyo, operated by the railway operator East Japan Railway Company, linking Ueno Station and Tokyo Station, extending the services of the Utsunomiya Line, the Takasaki Line, the Joban Line southward and onto the Tokaido Main Line and vice versa. The project began on 30 May 2008; the line opened with the 14 March 2015 timetable revision, with the project costing about JPY40 billion. Direct travel was expected to ease congestion on the Yamanote Line and Keihin-Tōhoku Line, reduce the travel time from Ōmiya to Tokyo by about 11 minutes. Beginning from Ueno Station, the project involved re-laying about 2.5 km of existing tracks that linked the two stations until separated near Kanda Station to make room for the Tōhoku Shinkansen extension to Tokyo. The gap was reconnected by a new 1.3 km top deck on the existing Shinkansen viaduct near Kanda Station with ramps at either end up from the existing formations. Provision was made during construction of the Shinkansen link for eventual restoration of through traffic on the Tohoku Lines.
JR East built train turnback facilities at Shinagawa Station on the Tokaido Line, allowing through trains from Ueno to terminate there and return north. Trains from the Utsunomiya Line, Joban Line, Takasaki Line run non-stop between Ueno and Tokyo Station and continue on the Tokaido Line towards Shinagawa, Yokohama, Ōfuna, Hiratsuka, Kōzu, Atami, Numazu in the JR Central Tokaido Main Line and Ito in the Itō Line. Up to 15 services per hour run during the morning peak, increased to 20 per hour in 2016. Joban Line limited express services were extended south of Ueno via the Ueno-Tokyo Line, with most services terminating at Shinagawa Station. At present, the longest journey of the Ueno-Tokyo Line is the local train that runs between Atami and Kuroiso; the total length is 267.9 km and the journey time is about 4 hours 40~45 minutes. It runs through 5 prefectures in Tokyo Metropolis; the Tohoku Main Line ran to Tokyo station both prior to and following World War II. Although the connector between Ueno and Tokyo was only used for freight trains and forwarding at first, the Allied occupation forces ran passenger trains from Tokyo Station through the Tohoku Main Line following World War II, this was followed by a number of through services from the 1950s until the 1970s.
The connection between Ueno and Tokyo was closed to passenger service in April 1973, to freight service in January 1983. A government panel recommendation in 2000 suggested restoring the connector between Ueno and Tokyo by 2015, JR East announced the project on 27 March 2002; the project received support from various local governments in Saitama Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefecture, other areas to the north of Tokyo. However, residents of the area surrounding the project cited light blockage and earthquake risk, applied to a Tokyo court for an injunction against construction in 2007; the lawsuit was dismissed in 2012. The project was scheduled to be completed in fiscal 2013, but completion was delayed by the effects of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. In January 2014, JR East president Tetsuro Tomita indicated that the company was considering the possibility of linking the Ueno-Tokyo Line in the future with a new direct access line to Haneda Airport under consideration. Although there had been discussion of completing this extension prior to the 2020 Olympics, the plan was indefinitely shelved in 2015.
Shōnan–Shinjuku Line, a similar line on the west side of Tokyo Official website