Tsu Station

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Tsu Station

津駅
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Tsu Station east exit
Location1191-1 Hadokoro-cho, Tsu-shi, Mie-ken 514-0009
Japan
Coordinates 34°44′2.35″N136°30′36.84″E / 34.7339861°N 136.5102333°E / 34.7339861; 136.5102333 Coordinates: 34°44′2.35″N136°30′36.84″E / 34.7339861°N 136.5102333°E / 34.7339861; 136.5102333
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance15.5 km from Kameyama
9.4 km from Ise-Nakagawa
Platforms2 island + 1 side + 1 bay platform
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeE39
Website Official website
History
OpenedDecember 20, 1930
Passengers
FY20193,609 (JR)
15,689 (Kintetsu)
1,691(Ise Railway) daily
Location
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Tsu Station
Location within Mie Prefecture
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Tsu Station (Japan)
Station name in hiragana (tsu), kanji (Jin ) and romaji (Tsu) TsuStekimeihyo.jpg
Station name in hiragana (), kanji (津) and rōmaji (Tsu)

Tsu Station (津駅, Tsu-eki) is a junction passenger railway station located in the city of Tsu, Mie Prefecture, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central), the private railway operator Kintetsu and the third sector Ise Railway. The name of the station is considered the shortest in Japan because it is the only station name that is written with one kana , even though other stations have shorter names when written in Latin letters, such as Oe Station.

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Lines

Tsu Station is served by the JR Kisei Main Line, and is located 15.5 rail kilometers from the starting point of the line at Kameyama Station. It is also 8.4 kilometers from the terminus of the Nagoya Line at Ise-Nakagawa Station. It is also a terminus of the Ise Line and is 22.3 kilometers from the opposing terminus at Yokkaichi Station.

Station layout

The station consists of four ground-level platforms serving six tracks, connected by pedestrian footbridges. The JR uses one island platform and one side platform and the Kintetsu portion has one island platform. The Ise Railway uses a single bay platform.

Platforms

1 Ise Railway Ise Linelocal trains for Yokkaichi, via Suzuka
2 JR Central Kisei Linelocal trains, Rapid Mie and Limited Express Nanki for Matsusaka, Shingu , Iseshi, Toba and Kii-Katsuura
3 JR Central Kisei Linelocal trains for Kameyama
 through to the Ise Railway Ise LineRapid Mie and Limited Express Nanki for Yokkaichi, Kuwana and Nagoya
4 JR Central Kisei Linelocal trains for Kameyama (siding)
local trains for Matsusaka, Taki, Shingu, Iseshi and Toba (siding)
5 Kintetsu Nagoya Linefor Ise-Nakagawa, Osaka , Kobe , Toba and Kashikojima
6 Kintetsu Nagoya Linefor Yokkaichi, Kuwana and Nagoya

Adjacent stations

«Service»
JR Central Kisei Main Line
Ishinden  Local  Akogi
Ise Railway Ise Line Rapid Mie  Matsusaka
Ise Railway Ise Line Limited Express Nanki   Matsusaka
Kintetsu Nagoya Line
Edobashi  Local  Tsu-shimmachi
Edobashi Express Tsu-shimmachi
Shiroko  Limited Express (Hisai)
Ise-Nakagawa
Nabari (Osaka Line)
Kintetsu Nagoya  Limited Express
(no stops between Nagoya and Tsu)
  Iseshi (Yamada Line)
(Yamato-Yagi) (Osaka Line)
Tsuruhashi (Osaka Line)
Limited Express Shimakaze: Does not stop at this station
Ise Railway Ise Line (12)
Higashi-Ishinden (11) Local Terminus
Suzuka Circuit Ino (6) (during racing events at Suzuka Circuit)
Suzuka (4)
 Rapid Mie (usually) Matsusaka (Kisei Line)
Nakaseko (8) Rapid Mie 4, 6 for Nagoya Matsusaka (Kisei Line)
Suzuka Circuit Ino (6) (during Formula 1 Japanese GP)
Suzuka (4)
 Limited Express Nanki  Matsusaka (Kisei Line)

History

Tsu Station opened on November 4, 1891, as a station on the Tsu spur line of the privately owned Kansai Railway. The line was nationalized on October 1, 1907, becoming the Sangū Line of the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) on October 12, 1909. On April 3, 1932, the Sangū Express Electric Railway began operations at Tsu Station. This line underwent various changes in ownership, eventually becoming the Kintetsu Nagoya Line in 1944. The station was transferred to the control of the Japan National Railways (JNR) Kisei Main Line on July 15, 1959. The JNR Ise Line began operations on September 1, 1973. The station was absorbed into the JR Central network upon the privatization of the (JNR) on April 1, 1987, with the Ise Line spun off to the private sector a few days earlier.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2019, the JR portion of the station was used by an average of 3,609 passengers daily (boarding passengers only). During the same period, the Kintetsu portion was used by 15,689 passengers and the Ise Railway portion by 1,691 passengers daily. [1] platform]]s

Surrounding area

See also

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References

  1. 三重県統計書 [Mie Prefectural Statistics] (in Japanese). Japan: Mie Prefecture. 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

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