Okayama Station

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Okayama Station

岡山駅
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JR Okayama Sta.
Location Kita-ku, Okayama, Okayama Prefecture
Japan
Coordinates 34°39′59″N133°55′07″E / 34.66639°N 133.91861°E / 34.66639; 133.91861 Coordinates: 34°39′59″N133°55′07″E / 34.66639°N 133.91861°E / 34.66639; 133.91861
Operated by JR logo (west).svg JR West
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Tracks6
Connections Okayama Electric Tramway
Other information
Website www.jr-odekake.net/eki/top.php?id=0650608
History
Opened18 March 1891
Location
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Okayama Station
Location within Japan

Okayama Station (岡山駅, Okayama-eki) is a railway station in Kita-ku, Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The station is operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West).

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The shinkansen platforms in July 2014 Okayama Station Platform 2014.jpg
The shinkansen platforms in July 2014

Okayama Station is one of the major intersections of railways in the Chūgoku region. All trains connecting Honshū and Shikoku via the Great Seto Bridge originate and terminate here.

The station is served by the following JR West lines:

In addition to the JR lines, a tram stop of the Okayama Electric Tramway named Okayama-Ekimae Station is located in front of the JR station.

Station Layout

The Shinkansen platforms are located on the 3rd level of the station and has 2 island platforms that serve 4 tracks, whilst the conventional lines on the ground floor have 4 island platforms that serve 10 tracks. All platforms. Platforms 5 and 7 are bay platforms near tracks 6 and 8. In 2004, the Tsuyama and Kibi Line platforms (Platforms 16 and 17 at the time) were moved over to the west side of Okayama Station due to renovations, and the shape and size of all platforms have changed since 2004.

The station building is one of the few stations whose front exit is the Shinkansen exit. It was converted to a bridge in October 2006, and its main functions, including Shinkansen communication, are installed on the second floor. In addition, the west exit station building was abolished due to the construction of the east-west connecting road, and the ticket gates were concentrated on the second floor and underground except for some. Many of the long concourses under the elevated tracks that once existed are now commercial facilities.

This station has a station master that is also the station master for the Sanyo Main Line stations of Kitanagase and Niwase, the Uno Line Stations of Ōmoto through Kuguhara, the Kibi Line stations of Bizen-Mikado through Bitchū-Takamatsu, and the Tsuyama Line stations of Hōkaiin through Fukuwatari.

Prior to this, Kitanagase and Niwase stations were controlled by Kurashiki and Nakashō stations, Omoto through Kuguhara Stations on the Uno line were controlled by Kojima station, Each station on the Kibi Line was managed by the Bitchu Railway Department (after the abolition, Niimi Station [management station] and Soja Station [district station]), but it was changed from the policy of matching with the administrative area in principle.

Platform NoLine NameDirectionNotes
1・2 JRW oka-W.svg Sanyo Main Line for KurashikiFukuyamaHiroshima Used by Rapid Sun Liner services
JRW san-V.svg Hakubi Line for Kurashiki ・Bitchū-TakahashiNiimiYonago Used by Limited Express Yakumo servies
3・4 JRW oka-S.svg Sanyo Main Linefor WakeHimejiTottori Used by Limited Express Super Inaba services
JRW oka-N.svg Ako Line for SaidaijiBanshū-Akō
5 JRW oka-M.svg Seto-Ōhashi Line
JRW oka-L.svg Uno Line
for ChayamachiKojimaShikokuUno Used by some Local and Rapid services
6・8Used by Rapid Marine Liner , Limited Express, and the Sleeper Limited Express Sunrise Seto services
7Used by all local trains and some temporary rapid services
9 JRW oka-T.svg Tsuyama Line for FukuwatariTsuyama Used by Local and Rapid Kotobuki services
10 JRW oka-U.svg Kibi Line (Momotaro Line) for Bitchū-TakamatsuSoja
21・22 Shinkansen jrw.svg Sanyo Shinkansen for HiroshimaHakataKagoshima-Chūō
23・24for Shin-ŌsakaNagoyaTokyo

Adjacent Stations

«Service»
Sanyo Shinkansen
Himeji or
Shin-Kobe
  Nozomi   Fukuyama or
Hiroshima
Aioi or
Himeji
  Hikari   Shin-Kurashiki or
Fukuyama
Aioi  Kodama  Shin-Kurashiki
Himeji or
Shin-Kobe
  Mizuho   Fukuyama or
Hiroshima
Shin-Kobe or
Himeji
  Sakura  Fukuyama
Sanyo Main Line
Himeji Sleeper Limited Express Sunrise Seto / Sunrise Izumo  (Sunrise Seto) Kojima
(Sunrise Izumo) Kurashiki
Kamigori  Limited Express Super Inaba  Terminus
Kurashiki  Limited Express Yakumo  Terminus
Nishigawara  Local  Kitanagase
Seto-Ōhashi Line
Terminus Limited Express Nanpū   Kojima
Terminus Limited Express Shiokaze   Kojima
Terminus Limited Express Uzushio   Kojima
Terminus Rapid Marine Liner   Ōmoto
Terminus Local  Ōmoto
Tsuyama Line
Terminus Rapid Kotobuki  Hōkaiin
Terminus Local Hōkaiin
Kibi Line
Terminus Local  Bizen-Mikado

History

The station opened on March 18, 1891. Between 1972 and 1975, the station was the western terminus of the Sanyō Shinkansen.


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