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Tokaido Main Line
Tokaido Main Line

The Tōkaidō Main Line (東海道本線 Tōkaidō-honsen) is the busiest trunk line of Japan Railway (JR), connecting Tokyo Station and Kobe Station. It is 589.5 km (366 miles) long, not counting its many freight feeder lines around the major cities. The Tokaido Shinkansen runs largely parallel to the line. Image File history File links Tokaido Main Line map. ... Image File history File links Tokaido Main Line map. ... Approximate areas that the JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu Companies cover. ... Tokyo Station Tokyo Station (東京駅; -eki) is a train station located in the centre of Tokyo in the Marunouchi business district near the Imperial Palace grounds and somewhat to the north of the Ginza commercial district. ... Kōbe station (神戸駅 Kōbe Eki) is a station located in Chuo-ku, Kobe, Japan. ... Tōkaidō Shinkansen (東海道新幹線) is the original Shinkansen line that opened in 1964 between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka. ...


The term "Tokaido Main Line" is largely a holdover from pre-Shinkansen days: now, various portions of the line have different names, which are officially used in JR. Today, there are no passenger trains that operate over the entire length of the line (other than certain overnight services; see below), so longer intercity trips require several transfers along the way.


The Tokaido Main Line is operated by three JR companies:

Contents

Yamanote Line, Tokyo JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo, Japan Above Yurakucho in Tokyo East Japan Railway Company (東日本旅客鉄道 Higashi-Nihon Ryokyaku Tetsudo or JR東日本; JR Higashi-Nihon) (TYO: 9020) is a Japanese private railroad company, the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven JR companies. ... Tokyo Station Tokyo Station (東京駅; -eki) is a train station located in the centre of Tokyo in the Marunouchi business district near the Imperial Palace grounds and somewhat to the north of the Ginza commercial district. ... Atami Station is a train station in Atami, Shizuoka, Japan. ... JR Central Towers in Nagoya The Central Japan Railway Company (東海旅客鉄道 JR Tōkai; JR 東海) is the main railway company operating in the Chubu (Nagoya) region of central Japan. ... Atami Station is a train station in Atami, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Maibara Station Shinkansen platforms Maibara Station (米原駅) is a train station in Maibara, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. ... West Japan Railway Company (西日本旅客鉄道株式会社 Nishi Nihon Ryokaku Tetsudô Kabushiki Gaisha), commonly known as JR-West (JR西日本 JR Nishi Nihon), is one of JR companies in Japan that covers western Honshu. ... Maibara Station Shinkansen platforms Maibara Station (米原駅) is a train station in Maibara, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. ... Kōbe station (神戸駅 Kōbe Eki) is a station located in Chuo-ku, Kobe, Japan. ...


Route Data

  • East Japan Railway Company, Central Japan Railway Company, West Japan Railway Company
  • Total distance: 713.6km (Tōkyō — Kōbe)
    • East Japan Railway Company
      • 104.6km (Tōkyō — Atami)
      • 17.8km (Shinagawa — Shin-Kawasaki — Tsurumi)
      • 20.6km (Hamamatsuchō — Tōkyō Freight Terminal — Kawasaki Freight Terminal — Hama-Kawasaki)
      • 2.3km (Tsurumi — Hacchō-Nawate)
      • 8.5km (Tsurumi — Higashi-Takashima — Sakuragichō)
      • 2.7km (Irie Signalbox — Shin-Kyō) (not used by passenger trains, currently being removed)
      • 16.0km (Tsurumi — Yokohama-Hazawa — Higashi-Totsuka)
    • Central Japan Railway Company
      • 341.3km (Atami — Maibara) (3.3km Kanayama — Nagoya section is considered part of the Chūō Main Line; however, the Chūō Main Line does not stop at Otōbashi)
      • 5.0km (Ōgaki — Mino-Akasaka)
      • 13.8km (Ōgaki — (Shin-Tarui) — Sekigahara)
    • West Japan Railway Company
      • 143.6km (Maibara — Kōbe)
      • 3.3km (Umekōji — Tambaguchi) (not used by passenger trains)
      • 10.7km (Suita — (Miyabara Switchyard) — Amagasaki) (this section is also known as the Hoppō Freight Line)
      • 8.5km (Suita — Umeda — Fukushima) (not used by passnger trains; this section is also known as the Umeda Freight Line)
    • Japan Freight Railway Company
      • 第一種鉄道事業
        • 6.2km (Sannō Signalbox — Nagoya-Minato)
        • 8.7km (Suita Signalbox — Ōsaka Freight Terminal)
      • 第二種鉄道事業
        • 97.8km (Shinagawa — Atami)
        • 13.9km (Shinagawa — Shin-Tsurumi Signalbox)
        • 12.9km (Tōkyō Freight Terminal — Hama-Kawasaki)
        • 16.0km (Tsurumi — Yokohama-Hazawa — Higashi-Totsuka)
        • 2.3 (Tsurumi — Hacchō-Nawate)
        • 11.2km (Tsurumi — Shin-Kyō — Sakuragichō)
        • 341.3km (Atami — Maibara)
        • 10.7km (Minami-Arao Signalbox — Sekigahara)
        • 1.9km (Minami-Arao Signalbox — Mino-Akasaka)
        • 139.0km (Maibara — Kōbe) (via Hoppō Freight Line)
        • 3.3km (Umekōji — Tambaguchi)
        • 8.5km (Suita — Umeda — Fukushima)
  • Rail gauge: 1,067 mm
  • Stations: 161 (not including branch line stations other than Shinagawa — Shin-Kawasaki and Ōgaki — Mino-Akasaka sections)
    • JR East: 34
    • JR Central: 80
    • JR West: 47
  • Tracks
    • Three-track or more
      • 83.9 km (Tōkyō — Odawara)
      • 98.1 km (Asakusa — Kōbe)
    • Dual-track
      • Odawara — Asakusa
      • Shinagawa — Shin-Kawasaki — Tsurumi
      • Hamamatsuchō — Tōkyō Freight Terminal — Kawasaki Freight Terminal — Hama-Kawasaki
      • Tsurumi — Hacchō-Nawate
      • Tsurumi — Higashi-Takashima
      • Tsurumi — Yokohama-Hazawa — Higashi-Totsuka
      • Suita — Umeda
      • Suita — (Miyabara Switchyard) — Amagasaki
    • Single-track
      • Irie Signalbox — Shin-Kyō
      • Higashi-Takashima — Sakuragichō
      • Sannō Signalbox — Nagoya-Minato
      • Ōgaki — Mino-Akasaka
      • Ōgaki — (Shin-Tarui) — Sekigahara
      • Umekōji — Tambaguchi
      • Suita — Ōsaka Freight Terminal
      • Umeda — Fukushima
  • Electrification: All (except Sannō Signalbox — Nagoya-Minato section) (Direct Current 1,500 V)

Yamanote Line, Tokyo JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo, Japan Above Yurakucho in Tokyo East Japan Railway Company (東日本旅客鉄道 Higashi-Nihon Ryokyaku Tetsudo or JR東日本; JR Higashi-Nihon) (TYO: 9020) is a Japanese private railroad company, the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven JR companies. ... JR Central Towers in Nagoya The Central Japan Railway Company (東海旅客鉄道 JR Tōkai; JR 東海) is the main railway company operating in the Chubu (Nagoya) region of central Japan. ... West Japan Railway Company (西日本旅客鉄道株式会社 Nishi Nihon Ryokaku Tetsudô Kabushiki Gaisha), commonly known as JR-West (JR西日本 JR Nishi Nihon), is one of JR companies in Japan that covers western Honshu. ... Rail gauge is the distance between the inner sides of the two rails of a railroad. ... Overhead wire in Coventry, England A railway electrification system is a way of supplying electric power to electric locomotives or multiple units. ...

Stations

Tokyo Area

The section of the Tokaido Main Line nearest Tokyo has several overlapping names. The line between Tokyo and Yokohama is part of the Keihin-Tohoku Line, while the line between Tsurumi and Ofuna is part of the Yokosuka Line. Along these segments, Tokaido Line trains run on their own dedicated set of tracks. Many Japanese rail fans call trains on the eastern section "Shonan densha" to avoid confusion. Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... A northbound Keihin-Tohoku line rapid train bound for Minami-Urawa pauses at Ueno Station The Keihin-Tohoku Line (京浜東北線) is a 59 km railway line in Japan that connects the cities of Saitama, Warabi, Kawaguchi, Tokyo, Kawasaki, and Yokohama. ... A northbound Yokosuka Line train bound for Narita Airport passes a grade crossing outside of the Kita-Kamakura station. ...

Tokyo Station Tokyo Station (東京駅; -eki) is a train station located in the centre of Tokyo in the Marunouchi business district near the Imperial Palace grounds and somewhat to the north of the Ginza commercial district. ... YÅ«rakuchō Station (有楽町駅; -eki) is located in Tokyos Chiyoda Ward. ... JR Shinbashi Station Shinbashi Station (新橋駅; -eki) is a major interchange station in Tokyos Minato Ward. ... Hamamatsuchō Station (浜松町駅; -eki) is a station on the Yamanote and Keihin-Tōhoku lines located in Tokyos Minato-ku. ... Tamachi Station (田町駅; -eki) is a station on the Yamanote and Keihin-Tōhoku lines located in Tokyos Minato-ku. ... Shinagawa (品川駅; -eki) is the first major station south of Tokyo Station and is a major interchange between the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, several JR commuter and regional lines as well as the private Keihin KyÅ«kō (京浜急行) line. ... Kawasaki Station is a railway station in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. ... Yokohama Station, located in Yokohama City in the Kanagawa Prefecture, is centered around rail. ... Higashi-Totsuka Station (東戸塚駅; -eki) is in the Totsuka District of Yokohama City in Kanagawa prefecture. ... Totsuka Station (Japanese: 戸塚駅) is a train station in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. ... Ofuna Station is a train station in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. ... Fujisawa Station (藤沢駅) is a railway station in Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan. ... Chigasaki Station is a train station in Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. ... Kozu Station(国府津駅) is a train station in Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan. ... Odawara Station is a train station in Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan. ... Atami Station is a train station in Atami, Shizuoka, Japan. ...

Tokaido Line

  • Atami Station
  • Kannami Station
  • Mishima Station
  • Numazu Station
  • Katahama Station
  • Hara Station
  • Higashi-Tagonoura Station
  • Yoshiwara Station
  • Fuji Station
  • Fujikawa Station
  • Shin-Kambara Station
  • Kambara Station
  • Yui Station
  • Okitsu Station
  • Shimizu Station
  • Kusanagi Station
  • Higashi-Shizuoka Station
  • Shizuoka Station
  • Abekawa Station
  • Mochimune Station
  • Yaizu Station
  • Nishi-Yaizu Station
  • Fujieda Station
  • Rokugo Station
  • Shimada Station
  • Kanaya Station
  • Kikugawa Station
  • Kakegawa Station
  • Aino Station
  • Fukuroi Station
  • Iwata Station
  • Toyodacho Station
  • Tenryugawa Station
  • Hamamatsu Station
  • Takatsuka Station
  • Maisaka Station
  • Bentenjima Station
  • Araimachi Station
  • Washizu Station
  • Shinjohara Station
  • Futagawa Station
  • Toyohashi Station
  • Nishi-Kozakai Station
  • Aichi-Mito Station
  • Mikawa-Otsuka Station
  • Mikawa-Miya Station
  • Gamagori Station
  • Mikawa-Shiotsu Station
  • Sangane Station
  • Koda Station
  • Okazaki Station
  • Nishi-Okazaki Station
  • Anjo Station
  • Mikawa-Anjo Station
  • Higashi-Kariya Station
  • Kariya Station
  • Aizuma Station
  • Obu Station
  • Kyowa Station
  • Odaka Station
  • Kasadera Station
  • Atsuta Station
  • Kanayama Station
  • Otobashi Station
  • Nagoya Station
  • Biwajima Station
  • Kiyosu Station
  • Inazawa Station
  • Owari-Ichinomiya Station
  • Kisogawa Station
  • Gifu Station
  • Nishi-Gifu Station
  • Hozumi Station
  • Ogaki Station
  • Tarui Station
  • Sekigahara Station
  • Kashiwabara Station
  • Omi-nagaoka Station
  • Samegai Station
  • Maibara Station

Atami Station is a train station in Atami, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Mishima Station (三島駅) is a train station in Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan (三島, 静岡, 日本). ... Numazu Station (沼津駅) is a railway station in Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan (日本国静岡県沼津市). ... Shizuoka Station (静岡駅) is a railway station located in Shizuoka, Japan, on the Tokaido Shinkansen (東海道新幹線) and Tokaido Main Line (東海道本線). ... Kakegawa Station (掛川駅) is a train station in Kakegawa, Shizuoka, Japan (掛川, 静岡, 日本), on the Tokaido Shinkansen (東海道新幹線), Tokaido Main Line (東海道本線), and Tenryu-Hamanako Railway (天竜浜名湖鉄道). ... Hamamatsu Station (浜松駅) is a train station in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, on the Tokaido Shinkansen and Tokaido Main Line. ... Toyohashi Station (豊橋駅) is a train station in Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan, on the Tokaido Shinkansen and Tokaido Main Line,Iida Line,Nagoya Railroad. ... Mikawa-Anjo Station (三河安城駅) is a train station in Anjo, Aichi, Japan, on the Tokaido Shinkansen and Tokaido Main Line. ... Kanayama Station(金山駅) is a train station in Naka-ku, Nagoya, Japan. ... JR Central Towers Nagoya Station (名古屋駅) is a train station in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Japan. ... Maibara Station Shinkansen platforms Maibara Station (米原駅) is a train station in Maibara, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. ...

Biwako Line

Beyond Maibara, the Biwako Line also turns into Nagahama Station on the Hokuriku Main Line. The Hokuriku Main Line (北陸本線) is a line of the West Japan Railway Company connecting the Kansai region to the Sea of Japan coast. ...

  • Special Rapid Services (新快速) stop at Nagahama, Tamura, Sakata, Maibara, Hikone, Notogawa, Omi-Hachiman, Yasu, Moriyama, Kusatsu, Ishiyama, Otsu, Yamashina, and Kyoto
  • Rapid Services (快速) stop at all stations between Nagahama and Kyoto
  • Local trains (普通) stop at all stations between Yasu and Kyoto
  • Nagahama Station (Hokuriku Line)
  • Tamura Station (Hokuriku Line)
  • Sakata Station (Hokuriku Line)
  • Maibara Station
  • Hikone Station
  • Minami-Hikone Station
  • Kawase Station
  • Inae Station
  • Notogawa Station
  • Azuchi Station
  • Omi-Hachiman Station
  • Shinohara Station
  • Yasu Station
  • Moriyama Station
  • Ritto Station
  • Kusatsu Station
  • Minami-Kusatsu Station
  • Seta Station
  • Ishiyama Station
  • Zeze Station
  • Otsu Station
  • Yamashina Station
  • Kyoto Station

Maibara Station Shinkansen platforms Maibara Station (米原駅) is a train station in Maibara, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. ... Christmas tree in Kyoto Station, as viewed from outside the main JR gate, looking west. ...

Kyoto Line

JR Kyoto Line(JR京都線)

  • Special Rapid Services (新快速) stop at Kyoto, Takatsuki, Shin-Osaka, and Osaka.
  • Rapid Services (快速) stop at every station between Kyoto and Takatsuki except JR Katsura and Shimamoto, including Ibaraki, Shin-Osaka, and Osaka. They pass through Nishi-Oji, Mukomachi, and Yamazaki in the morning and at night.
  • Local trains (普通) stop at all stations except JR Katsura and Shimamoto.
  • Kyoto Station
  • Nishi-Oji Station
  • JR Katsura Station (under construction)
  • Mukomachi Station
  • Nagaokakyo Station
  • Yamazaki Station
  • Shimamoto Station (under construction)
  • Takatsuki Station
  • Settsu-Tonda Station
  • Ibaraki Station
  • Senrioka Station
  • Kishibe Station
  • Suita Station
  • Higashi-Yodogawa Station
  • Shin-Osaka Station
  • Osaka Station

Christmas tree in Kyoto Station, as viewed from outside the main JR gate, looking west. ... Shin-Osaka Station (新大阪駅), or New Osaka Station, is a train station in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka, Japan. ... Ōsaka Station (大阪駅 Ōsaka eki) is a JR station located in the Umeda district of Osaka, Japan. ...

Kobe Line

The JR Kobe Line continues as far west as Himeji Station, although the line between Kobe and Himeji is technically part of the Sanyo Main Line (which goes all the way to Hakata Station in Fukuoka). The JR Kōbe Line (JR神戸線, JR Kōbe sen) is an alias of a part of Tokaido and Sanyo Main Lines. ... Himeji Station (姫路駅, Himeji Eki) on the West Japan Railway Company (JR West) is located in the heart of Himeji, Japan. ... The Sanyō Main Line (山陽本線, Sanyō-honsen) is the JR main railway line in western Japan, connecting Kobe Station and Moji Station, largely running parallel the coast of the Inland Sea, in other words the southern edge of western Honshu. ... Hakata Station (博多駅) is the main railway terminal in Fukuoka city, Japan. ... View of downtown Fukuoka as seen from an observation deck in Minami-ku, facing north. ...

ÅŒsaka Station (大阪駅 ÅŒsaka eki) is a JR station located in the Umeda district of Osaka, Japan. ... Amagasaki Station (尼崎駅) Amagasaki Station (JR) Amagasaki Station (Hanshin) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Sannomiya station (三ノ宮駅 (JR) or 三宮駅 (others) Sannomiya-eki) is located in the heart of Kobe. ... Kōbe station (神戸駅 Kōbe Eki) is a station located in Chuo-ku, Kobe, Japan. ...

Trains

In addition to standard local, rapid, and special rapid service trains, the Tokaido Line also hosts a number of limited express services.


Daytime trains

  • Biwako Express (Maibara-Osaka)
  • Fujikawa (Shizuoka-Fuji)
  • Haruka (Maibara-Kansai International Airport)
  • Hida (Nagoya-Gifu, Gifu-Osaka)
  • Odoriko (Tokyo-Atami)
  • Shinano (Nagoya-Osaka)
  • Shirasagi (Nagoya-Maibara)
  • Tokai (Tokyo-Shizuoka)

Satellite photo of Kansai Airport (lower-right island) in Osaka Bay. ...

Overnight trains

Most overnight trains on the Tokaido Line go from Tokyo to western Honshu, or even as far as Kyushu. todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div... Kyushu region, Japan Kyushu (九州) is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands. ...

  • Asakaze (Tokyo-Shimonoseki)
  • Fuji (Tokyo-Oita)
  • Hayabusa (Tokyo-Kumamoto)
  • Moonlight Nagara (Tokyo-Ogaki)

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In 1962, as one of the commemorative projects for the 90th anniversary of Japanese railways, it was restored to its original form to be an exhibit at the newly opened Osaka Transport Museum.
Prior to transfer, it was operated on the main line around Kobe-Osaka-Kyoto.
Tokai Region (6171 words)
The 116.4 km of the Tokaido main line in this district is entirely within JR Central's zone of operations from Toyohashi (Aichi Prefecture) in the east through Nagoya to Ogaki (Gifu Prefecture) in the west.
To reduce congestion, the new and important Kanayama Station was opened in 1989 to serve JR Central's Tokaido and Chuo main lines, Meitetsu's Nagoya Line, and Nagoya Transportation Bureau's Meijo subway line.
Its section of the Kansai main line passes close to the Ise Bay coast and its main purpose is to link Nagoya with nearby population centres, such as Kuwana, Yokkaichi, Suzuka and Kameyama.
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