Kanazawa Station

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Kanazawa Station

金沢駅
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The Tsuzumi ("drum") Gate at JR Kanazawa Station East entrance
Location1-1 Kinoshimbo-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken 920-0858
Japan
Coordinates 36°34′42″N136°38′52″E / 36.578269°N 136.647762°E / 36.578269; 136.647762 Coordinates: 36°34′42″N136°38′52″E / 36.578269°N 136.647762°E / 36.578269; 136.647762
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance450.5 km from Tokyo
Platforms5 island platforms
Tracks7
ConnectionsBus terminal
Other information
StatusStaffed ( Midori no Madoguchi )
Website Official website
History
OpenedApril 1, 1898
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016)22,668 daily (JR West)
Location
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Kanazawa Station
Location within Japan

Kanazawa Station (金沢駅, Kanazawa-eki) is a major railway station in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West), the private railway operator Hokuriku Railroad, and the third-sector operator IR Ishikawa Railway.

Contents

Beneath a square in front of the JR station is Hokutetsu-Kanazawa Station, the terminal of the Hokuriku Railroad Asanogawa Line.

Lines

Station layout

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The JR tracks and platforms

JR platforms

JR Kanazawa Station is elevated above street level, featuring three island platforms with one cut-out platform (for Track 4) on the Up (Toyama) side of the middle island platform, serving seven tracks in total. A large roof covers the station building, in order to prevent train stoppages due to accumulated snow within the station.

The Hokuriku Shinkansen platforms are adjacent to the east exit, between the Motenashi Dome and the conventional tracks. The shinkansen station has two island platforms serving four tracks. At the time of its opening, it will be the terminus of the line, although, long-term plans call for the route to be extended first to Tsuruga, and eventually to Osaka .

1 Hokuriku Main Line(Up) Localfor Komatsu, Fukui
Limited Express Raichō
Sleeper Limited Express Nihonkai
for Fukui, Tsuruga, Kyoto , Osaka
Limited Express Shirasagi for Fukui, Tsuruga, Maibara, Nagoya
2 Hokuriku Main Line(Up) Localfor Komatsu, Fukui
Limited Express Raichō , Thunderbird for Fukui, Tsuruga, Kyoto, Osaka
Limited Express Shirasagi for Fukui, Maibara, Nagoya
3 Hokuriku Main Line(Up) Localfor Komatsu, Fukui
Limited Express Raichō for Fukui, Tsuruga, Kyoto, Osaka
Limited Express Shirasagi for Fukui, Maibara, Nagoya
Nanao Line Localfor Hakui, Nanao, Wakuraonsen
4 Nanao Line Localfor Hakui, Nanao, Wakuraonsen
Hokuriku Main Line(Down)Local (Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line, IR Ishikawa Railway Line)for Takaoka, Toyama
5 Hokuriku Main Line(Up) Local
Limited Express Oyasumi Express (operated by JR West)
for Komatsu, Fukui
(Down) Local (Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line, IR Ishikawa Railway Line)for Takaoka, Toyama
Overnight Express Noto (operated by JR West)for Takasaki, Ōmiya, Ueno
Nanao Line Localfor Hakui, Nanao, Wakuraonsen
6 Hokuriku Main Line(Down) Local (Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line, IR Ishikawa Railway Line)for Takaoka, Toyama
Nanao Line Localfor Hakui, Nanao, Wakuraonsen
7 Hokuriku Main Line(Down) Local (Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line, IR Ishikawa Railway Line)
Limited Express Thunderbird (operated by JR West)
Limited Express Shirasagi (operated by JR West)
Limited Express Ohayō Express (operated by JR West)
for Takaoka, Toyama
Sleeper Limited Express Nihonkai (operated by JR West)for Sakata, Akita, Aomori
Nanao Line Local Rapid Service
Limited Express Thunderbird
Limited Express Shirasagi
for Hakui, Nanao, Wakuraonsen
11-14 Hokuriku Shinkansen  For Toyama, Nagano, Tokyo

The departure melody used on the Hokuriku Shinkansen platforms was composed by songwriter and producer Yasutaka Nakata, who was born in Kanazawa. [1]

Hokutetsu platforms

The platforms for the Hokutetsu Asanogawa Line are located underground, below the JR West platforms.

1-2  Hokutetsu Asanogawa Line for Uchinada

Adjacent stations

«Service»
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Toyama   Kagayaki  Terminus
Shin-Takaoka   Hakutaka  Terminus
Shin-Takaoka  Tsurugi  Terminus
Hokuriku Main Line
Nishi-Kanazawa  Local Terminus
IR Ishikawa Railway Line
TerminusLocal Higashi-Kanazawa
Hokutetsu Asanogawa Line
TerminusLocal Nanatsuya

History

The station opened on 1 April 1898. [2] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West. [3]

From 14 March 2015, with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension from Nagano, local passenger operations over sections of the Hokuriku Main Line running roughly parallel to the new shinkansen line were reassigned to different third-sector railway operating companies. [4] From this date, Kanazawa Station will become the western terminus of the IR Ishikawa Railway Line of Ishikawa Prefecture. [4]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2016, the JR West portion of the station was used by an average of 22,668 passengers daily (boarding passengers only). [5]

Surrounding area

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JR Kanazawa Station East entrance

East exit

West exit

Bus services

East Exit

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Gate 6

Gate 1

Gate 2

  • Hokutetsu Highway Bus (Services are operated by Hokutetsu Bus and local companies from the destination areas.)
    • For Tokyo (operated by Hokutetsu Bus and Nishi Tokyo Bus)
    • For Yokohama and Fujisawa (operated by Hokutetsu Bus and Enoden Bus)
    • For Nagoya (operated by Hokutetsu Bus and Meitetsu Bus, JR Tokai Bus, and West JR Bus)
    • For Osaka (operated by Hokutetsu Bus and Hankyu bus)
    • For Sendai (operated by Hokutetsu Bus and Miyagi Kotsu)
    • For Niigata (operated by Hokutetsu Bus and Niigata Kotsu)
    • For Toyama (operated by Hokutetsu Bus and Toyama Chihō Railway)
  • Nippon Chuo Bus [6]
    • For Tokyo

Gate 3

Gate 4

Gate 5

  • Machi Bus for Central Kanazawa (operated by West JR Bus)
  • West JR Highway Bus (Some buses are operated by other operators)
    • Dream Kanazawa for Tokyo (operated with JR Bus Kanto )
    • Kanazawa Express for Tokyo (operated with JR Bus Kanto and Seibu Bus)
    • For Nagoya (daytime) (operated with JR Tokai Bus)
    • Hokuriku Dream Nagoya for Nagoya (night-time) (operated with JR Tokai Bus)
    • For Osaka (daytime)
    • For Osaka (via Fukui Station)
    • For Osaka (night-time)
    • For Toyama

Gate 6

Gate 7

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A route 20 bus

Gate 8

Gate 9

Gate 10

Gate 11

West Exit

Gate 1

Gate 2

  • Hokutetsu Bus Routes 52 and 57

Gate 3

  • Hokutetsu Bus Komatsu Airport Bus [7]

Gate 4

Gate 5

Gate 6

  • Hokutetsu Bus

Gate 7

  • West JR Bus

Gate 8

  • West JR Bus

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