Tsuruga Station

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Tsuruga Station

敦賀駅
Turuga Station 2018.09.jpg
Tsuruga Station in September 2018
Location1-1-24 Kanawa-cho, Tsuruga-shi, Fukui-ken 914-0026
Japan
Coordinates 35°38′41″N136°4′36″E / 35.64472°N 136.07667°E / 35.64472; 136.07667 Coordinates: 35°38′41″N136°4′36″E / 35.64472°N 136.07667°E / 35.64472; 136.07667
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms3 island platforms
Tracks7
Other information
StatusStaffed ("Midori no Madoguchi")
Station codeJR-A01 (Hokuriku Main Line)
JR-B08 (Kosei Line)
Website Official website
History
Opened10 March 1882
Passengers
FY20163,610 daily
Location
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Tsuruga Station
Location within Japan

Tsuruga Station (敦賀駅, Tsuruga-eki) is a railway station in the city of Tsuruga, Fukui, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). It is served by the Hokuriku Main Line and the Obama Line. A freight-only branch Line known as the Tsuruga Port Line operated by JR Freight also runs from this station.

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Lines

Tsuruga Station is served by the Hokuriku Main Line and is located 45.9 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Maibara. Trains of the Kosei Line also continue past their nominal terminus at Ōmi-Shiotsu to terminate at this station. The station is also a terminus of the 84.3 kilometer Obama Line to Higashi-Maizuru.

Tsuruga is scheduled to become a station on the high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen line when the extension west of Kanazawa opens around 2025. [1]

Station layout

The platforms in March 2007 JRW-tsuruga-platform-hokuriku-main-line.jpg
The platforms in March 2007

The station has three island platforms serving seven tracks. It has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office. The station platforms were rebuilt in December 2012, while a new station building was completed at the end of 2013. The overhead line power supply changes between 1,500 V DC and 20 kV AC (60 Hz) at this station (Hokuriku Main Line only).

Platforms

1-2  Obama Line for Obama and Higashi-Maizuru
3  Hokuriku Main Line Limited Express Thunderbird and Shirasagi for Kanazawa, Toyama, and Wakuraonsen
 Hokuriku Main LineLimited Express Shirasagi for Awaraonsen, Kanazawa, Toyama, and Wakuraonsen
 Hokuriku Main LineLocal services for Fukui and Kanazawa
4 Hokuriku Main Line Kosei Line Special Rapid / Local services for Maibara and Osaka
5 Hokuriku Main LineKosei Line Special Rapid / Local services for Maibara and Osaka
 Hokuriku Main LineLocal services for Fukui and Kanazawa
6 Hokuriku Main LineLimited Express Thunderbird for Osaka
 Hokuriku Main LineLimited Express Shirasagi for Maibara and Nagoya
7 Hokuriku Main LineKosei Line Special Rapid / Local services for Maibara and Osaka
 Hokuriku Main LineLocal services for Fukui and Kanazawa

Adjacent stations

«Service»
Hokuriku Main Line (Maibara - Tsuruga)
Shin-Hikida  Special Rapid Terminus
Shin-Hikida  Rapid Terminus
Shin-Hikida  Local Terminus
Hokuriku Main Line (Tsuruga - Kanazawa)
Terminus Rapid  Imajo
Terminus Local  Minami-Imajo
Obama Line
Terminus Rapid  Awano
Terminus Local  Nishi-Tsuruga

History

Tsuruga Station opened on 10 March 1882. [2] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West. [3]

Future plans

From October 2014, a gauge-changing test track was scheduled to be built next to the station on the site of the former motive power depot. The 180 m long test track will be used to test an experimental variable-gauge bogie, which can be changed from 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) and vice versa. The aim is prove durability in cold and snowy conditions with a view to using the variable-gauge Gauge Change Train on through services between the standard-gauge Hokuriku Shinkansen and narrow-gauge Hokuriku Main Line in the future. [4]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 3,610 passengers daily (boarding passengers only). [5]

Surrounding area

See also

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References

  1. "Hokuriku Shinkansen route" (in Japanese). Fukui Prefecture. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  2. 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧[JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 43. ISBN   4-533-00503-9.
  3. Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編[Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 132. ISBN   4-533-02980-9.
  4. "フリーゲージトレイン実験線を開設、JR西" [JR West to build a Gauge Change Train test track]. Tetsudo.com (in Japanese). Japan: Asahi Interactive Inc. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  5. 駅別JR貨客輸送状況(1日平均) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2016)](PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Fukui Prefectural Government. 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2018.