Sakuma Station

佐久間駅
Sakuma Station in September 2006
LocationSakuma-cho, Sakuma 2434, Tenryū-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka
Japan
Coordinates35°05′32″N 137°48′37″E / 35.092127°N 137.810158°E / 35.092127; 137.810158Coordinates: 35°05′32″N 137°48′37″E / 35.092127°N 137.810158°E / 35.092127; 137.810158
Operated by
JR Central
Line(s)
Iida Line
Distance63.5 km from Toyohashi
Platforms1 side platform
Other information
StatusUnstaffed
History
OpenedDecember 30, 1936
Previous namesSakuma-Misakuboguchi (until 1938)
Passengers
FY201711 (daily)
Location
Sakuma Station
Sakuma Station
Location within Shizuoka Prefecture
Sakuma Station
Sakuma Station
Sakuma Station (Japan)

Sakuma Station (佐久間駅, Sakuma-eki) is a railway station on the Iida Line in Tenryū-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).

Lines

Sakuma Station is served by the Iida Line and is 63.5 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Toyohashi Station.

Station layout

The station has one ground-level side platform serving a single bi-directional track. The station building doubles as a branch of the Hamammatsu City Library, and passengers waiting for trains have access to the collection. The station formerly had an island platform, but was rebuilt in 2008.. The station is not attended.

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Iida Line
Limited Express "Inaji" (特急「伊那路」): Does not stop at this station
Chūbu-Tenryū   Local (普通)   Aizuki

Station history

Sakuma station was established on November 10, 1936 as the "Sakuma-Masakuboguchi stop" (佐久間水窪口停留場) on the now-defunct Sanshin Railway. Its name was changed to the "Sakuma stop" in 1938, and it was upgraded to a full station on February 7, 1941. On August 1, 1943, the Sanshin Railway was nationalized along with several other local lines to form the Iida line.

The station was relocated slightly to the west in 1955 as a part of rerouting of the line to avoid the rising waters of the Sakuma Dam. All freight services were discontinued in December 1971 and the station were unmanned from February 1984. 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.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 11 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

Surrounding area

See also

References

  1. ^ 静岡県統計年鑑2017(平成29年)) (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Shizuoka Prefecture. 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2019.

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