Gotemba Station

Gotemba Station

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Gotemba Station

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is a railway station on the Gotemba Line of Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) located in the eastern part of Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

History

Gotemba Station opened on February 1, 1889 as one of the original stations of the Tōkaidō Main Line between and . The opening was not auspicious, as Gotemba suffered from a massive fire on the morning of the opening ceremonies, which burned over 1,100 houses and laid waste to most of the town. The town quickly rebuilt as a tourist destination and base for travelers wishing to climb Mount Fuji. With the opening of the Tanna Tunnel in 1934, the course of the Tōkaidō Main Line changed to a more direct route between and , leaving the loop north to Gotanda a spur line redesignated the Gotemba Line.

From 1955, in a joint operation with the Odakyu Electric Railway Company, JNR began operating the limited express Asagiri from to Gotemba. During summer months, steam locomotives, including a bank engine make scheduled runs from Gotemba to nearby .

Regularly scheduled freight services were discontinued from November 15, 1982. Along with its division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control and operation of the Central Japan Railway Company.

Station layout

Gotemba Station has a single side platform and a single island platform serving three tracks. The station building is elevated, and connected to the platforms by an overpass.

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Adjacent station



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