Bentenjima Station

Summary

Bentenjima Station (弁天島駅, Bentenjima-eki) is a railway station in Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, operated by the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Tōkai ).

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Bentenjima Station

弁天島駅
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JR Bentenjima Station in 2008
General information
LocationMaisaka-cho, Bentenjima, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-She, Shizuoka-ken
Japan
Coordinates34°41′24.81″N 137°36′10.52″E / 34.6902250°N 137.6029222°E / 34.6902250; 137.6029222Coordinates: 34°41′24.81″N 137°36′10.52″E / 34.6902250°N 137.6029222°E / 34.6902250; 137.6029222
Operated byJR logo (central).svg JR Central
Line(s)JR Central Tokaido Line.svg Tokaido Main Line
Distance269.8 kilometers from Tokyo
Platforms1 island platform
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeCA37
History
OpenedJuly 11, 1906
Passengers
FY2017792 daily
Location
Bentenjima Station is located in Shizuoka Prefecture
Bentenjima Station
Bentenjima Station
Location within Shizuoka Prefecture
Bentenjima Station is located in Japan
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Bentenjima Station
Bentenjima Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Bentenjima Station is served by the JR Tōkai Tōkaidō Main Line, and is located 269.8 kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Tokyo.

Station layoutEdit

Bentenjima Station has a single island platform serving Track 1 and Track 2. The platforms are unusually wide, and the station building is located underneath the platforms. The station is staffed.

PlatformsEdit

1  Tōkaidō Main Line For Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Mishima
2  Tōkaidō Main Line For Toyohashi, Nagoya, Ogaki, Maibara

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Central Japan Railway Company
Tōkaidō Main Line
Maisaka   Special Rapid   Araimachi
Maisaka   New Rapid   Araimachi
Maisaka   Local   Araimachi

Station historyEdit

Bentenjima Station was opened on July 11, 1906 when the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Hamamatsu Station with Ōbu Station was completed. It was originally a seasonal station, open only during the summer months for visitors to the nearby beach resorts. It became a permanent station on September 1, 1916. Regularly scheduled freight service was discontinued in 1971.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2017, the station was used by an average of 792 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 静岡県統計年鑑2017(平成29年)) (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Shizuoka Prefecture. 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(in Japanese)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bentenjima Station at Wikimedia Commons