Gifu Station

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CA74CG00
Gifu Station

岐阜駅
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Gifu Station
LocationHashimoto 1-chome, Gifu-shi, Gifu-ken 500-8856
Japan
Coordinates 35°24′34″N136°45′23″E / 35.409514°N 136.75652°E / 35.409514; 136.75652 Coordinates: 35°24′34″N136°45′23″E / 35.409514°N 136.75652°E / 35.409514; 136.75652
Operated by JR logo (central).svg JR Central
Line(s)
Distance396.3 km from Tokyo
Platforms3 island platforms
Tracks6
Other information
StatusStaffed ( Midori no Madoguchi )
Station codeCA74, CG00
Website Official website
History
OpenedJanuary 21, 1887
Previous namesKanō (until 1888)
Passengers
FY201631,742 daily
Location
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Gifu Station
Location within Gifu Prefecture
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Gifu Station
Gifu Station (Japan)
JR Gifu Station seen from Gifu City Tower 43 Gifu Station.JPG
JR Gifu Station seen from Gifu City Tower 43

Gifu Station (岐阜駅, Gifu-eki) is a railway station in the heart of the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).

Contents

Lines

Gifu Station is served by the JR Central Tōkaidō Main Line, and is located 396.3 kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Tokyo. It is also the terminal station for the Takayama Main Line. Along with Nishi-Gifu Station and Nagamori Station, it is one of the three JR Central stations in the city of Gifu.

Station layout

The station consists of three elevated island platforms serving six tracks for the Tōkaidō Main Line and Takayama Main Line, with the station building underneath. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. [1]

Platforms

Track layout Rail Tracks map JR-C Gifu Station.svg
Track layout
1  Tōkaidō Main Line for Nagoya and Okazaki (including limited express Shirasagi for Nagoya)
extra rapid Moonlight Nagara for Tokyo
2 Tōkaidō Main Linefor Nagoya and Okazaki (including limited express Hida for Nagoya)
3  Takayama Line for Mino-Ōta, Gero and Takayama
 Tōkaidō Main Linefor Nagoya and Okazaki (partly)
4  Takayama Line for Mino-Ōta and Takayama
limited express Hida for Mino-Ōta, Takayama and Toyama via the Takayama Line
 Tōkaidō Main Linestarting for Nagoya and Okazaki
for Ōgaki and Maibara
limited express Hida 36 for Ōsaka
5 Tōkaidō Main Linefor Ōgaki and Maibara
starting for Nagoya and Okazaki
6 Tōkaidō Main Linefor Ōgaki and Maibara

Adjacent stations

«Service»
Tōkaidō Main Line
Kisogawa  Local  Nishi-Gifu
Owari-Ichinomiya  Semi Rapid
Rapid
New Rapid
Special Rapid
  Nishi-Gifu
Owari-Ichinomiya  Home Liner  Hozumi
Owari-Ichinomiya or Nagoya or Takayama Main Line Limited Express Hida  Takayama Main Line or Ogaki
Takayama Main Line
Terminus Local  Nagamori
Tōkaidō Main Line Limited Express Hida   Unuma or Mino-Ōta

History

Gifu Station circa 1919 Old Gifu Station1919.jpg
Gifu Station circa 1919

The station first opened on January 21, 1887, named Kanō Station (加納駅) and was primarily used for the transport of goods. On December 15, 1888, it became a passenger rail station, at which point its name was changed to Gifu Station. On July 22, 1913, the former Aichi Station building, which closed in 1909, was moved to the area that is now the south side of Gifu Station. This station was used until it was burned to the ground during the firebombings of Gifu City in 1945. On April 1, 1987, it became part of JR Central. On November 1, 1986, construction of the elevated rail lines began, with construction ending on March 2, 1996. The station was extensively remodelled in 2008.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 31,742 passengers daily (boarding passengers only). [2]

Surrounding area

Bus services

On the north side of JR Gifu Station are bus boarding platforms for all of the bus lines belonging to Gifu Bus, Co., Ltd. There are 15 bus boarding platforms in all, with 12 serving bus lines to different parts of Gifu and its surrounding municipalities. The first two platforms are only for alighting and the last one is currently not being used. [3]

See also

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References

  1. JR Central Gifu Station information. JR Central. Accessed December 5, 2007. Archived November 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. 岐阜県統計書(平成28年) [Gifu Prefecture Statistics (Fiscal 2016)](PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Gifu Prefecture. 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  3. Gifu Bus Platform Guide Archived 2008-09-14 at the Wayback Machine . Gifu Bus., Co., Ltd. Accessed December 5, 2007.