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Takaoka Station (Toyama)

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Takaoka Station

高岡駅
Takaoka Station "Zuiryuji" (South) entrance, December 2012
Location6-1 Shimozekimachi, Takaoka, Toyama
(富山県高岡市下関町6番1号)
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line, Himi Line, Jōhana Line
Connections

Takaoka Station (高岡駅, Takaoka-eki) is a major interchange railway station on the Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line in Takaoka, Toyama, Japan, operated by Ainokaze Toyama Railway.

Lines

Takaoka Station is situated on the Ainokaze Toyama Railway, and is also the starting point of the 16.5 km (10.3 mi) Himi Line to Himi in Himi, Toyama and the 29.5 km (18.3 mi) Jōhana Line to Jōhana in Nanto, Toyama.

Limited express services

There is no limited express services at the station as the city of Takaoka is served by the Hokuriku Shinkansen at Shin-Takaoka Station. Prior to the opening of the Shinkansen in 2015, the station was served by the following limited express services.

Station layout

The station has three island platforms and one side platform serving a total of seven tracks. The station building is located above the tracks, with the Kojokoen Entrance (古城公園口) on the north side (actually indicated as the "East Entrance"), and the Zuiryuji Entrance (瑞龍寺口) on the south side.[1] The station has a staffed ticket office.[1]

Platforms

View from the Toyama (east) end of platforms 3/4, December 2012
View from the Toyama (east) end of platforms 3/4, December 2012
A Hokuriku sleeping car service at Takaoka Station, January 2010
A Hokuriku sleeping car service at Takaoka Station, January 2010
1  Johana Line for Johana
2  Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line for Toyama and Tomari
 Johana Line for Johana
3  Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line for Toyama and Tomari
 Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line for Kanazawa
4  Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line for Kanazawa
5  Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line for Toyama and Tomari
6  Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line for Toyama and Tomari
7  Himi Line for Himi

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line
Isurugi Ainokaze Liner Kosugi
Takaoka-Yabunami   Local   Etchū-Daimon
Johana Line
Terminus   Local   Shin-Takaoka
Himi Line
Terminus   Local   Etchū-Nakagawa

History

Takaoka Station opened on 1 November 1898.[2]

Work started in October 2007 to rebuild the station with an overpass connecting the north and south sides.[3] The new overhead station building was completed in August 2011.[3] Remodelling of the surrounding area was scheduled to be completed by early 2015.[3]

  • Former north entrance, November 2008
    Former north entrance, November 2008
  • Former south entrance, April 2006
    Former south entrance, April 2006
  • Temporary structure on the south side during rebuilding work, March 2010
    Temporary structure on the south side during rebuilding work, March 2010
  • Construction work on the north side of the station structure, December 2012
    Construction work on the north side of the station structure, December 2012

Surrounding area

Manyosen tram stop, April 2014
Manyosen tram stop, April 2014

Kojokoen Entrance (north side)

Zuiryuji Entrance (south side)

  • Zuiryuji Temple

References

  1. ^ a b "Takaoka Station map" (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: West Japan Railway Company. 22 November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  2. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 44. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.
  3. ^ a b c 高岡駅周辺整備の概要 [Outline of Takaoka Station vicinity redevelopment] (in Japanese). Japan: City of Takaoka. 21 March 2013. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  4. ^ Takaoka Art Museum website Retrieved 12 November 2013. (in Japanese)


Coordinates: 36°44′28″N 137°00′55″E / 36.741176°N 137.015167°E / 36.741176; 137.015167

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