Kanazawa Station

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November 28, 2021

Kanazawa Station is a station of West Japan Railway Company (JR West) and IR Ishikawa Railway located in Kinoshinbomachi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. This section also describes Hokutetsu Kanazawa Station on the Hokuriku Railroad Asanogawa Line.

Overview

This station is the representative station of Kanazawa City, which is the prefectural capital of Ishikawa Prefecture. JR West's Hokuriku Shinkansen, Hokuriku Main Line, and IR Ishikawa Railway's IR Ishikawa Railway Line are on board. The Nanao Line train also runs from Tsubata Station via the IR Ishikawa Railway Line. The IR Ishikawa Railway Line is a "parallel conventional line" section of the Hokuriku Main Line, which was separated from JR West when the Hokuriku Shinkansen opened to this station on March 14, 2015. On the Hokuriku Main Line, all trains such as the limited express "Thunderbird" from Osaka / Kyoto and the limited express "Shirasagi" from Nagoya / Maibara stop, and all trains except "Thunderbird" 1 round trip (departing from Wakura Onsen Station on the Nanao Line) It will be the first train and the last train. Of these, many trains were operating from this station toward Toyama before the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension. After the Hokuriku Shinkansen extends to Tsuruga Station, the conventional lines south of this station will be transferred to IR Ishikawa Railway. The office management code for JR Kanazawa Station is ▲ 541449. Hokutetsu Kanazawa Station is located in the basement of the Kanazawa Station's Kenrokuen Exit (East Exit) station square. It was opened as "Kanazawa Ekimae Station" by the Asanogawa Electric Railway, the predecessor of the Asanogawa Line, and continues to the present after being merged with the Hokuriku Railroad and underground. In the past, the Hokuriku Railroad stations and stops were scattered in three places along with the Kanazawa station square stop (Kanazawa city line) and Nakahashi station (Kanazawa line), and they were connected to each other on foot, including the (at that time) JNR Kanazawa station. Was going. In 2001 (2001), both JR Kanazawa Station and Hokutetsu Kanazawa Station were selected as the 3rd Central Station 100 Selections. In 2005 (Heisei 17), the "Tsumi-mon", which is the image of a Noh drum, and the "Motenashi Dome", which is covered with glass and has an underground plaza, were completed. In 2011 (Heisei 23), it was selected as one of the "most beautiful stations in the world" by Travel + Leisure (web version) in the United States.

JR West / IR Ishikawa Railway

Chronology

1898 (Meiji 31) April 1-Komatsu Station on the Public Railway Hokuriku Line-Opened as the terminal station (general station) due to the opening of the extension between the stations. November 1-Public Railway Hokuriku Line This station-Takaoka station extension With the opening of the station, it will be a station on the way. October 12, 1909 (Meiji 42) --With the establishment of the name of the national railway line, it becomes a station belonging to the Hokuriku Main Line. October 1, 1938 (Showa 13) --Hokuriku Main Line This station --Tsubata station is double tracked. June 1, 1949 (Showa 24) --With the enforcement of the Japanese National Railways Law, it was inherited by the Japanese National Railways (JNR). August 1, 1950-Kanazawa Railway Management Bureau is established. July 25, 1954-Reinforced concrete 4-story station building opens. September 28, 1960-Hokuriku Main Line Nishikanazawa Station-Double track between our stations. April 4, 1963 (Showa 38) --Hokuriku Main Line Fukui Station --AC electrification between our stations. August 24, 1964 --Hokuriku Main Line This station --AC electrification between Toyama marshalling yard (currently Toyama freight station). May 30, 1980-Start of elevated construction. March 7, 1985-Separated freight business and moved to Takayanagi-machi, Kanazawa. March 1986 (Showa 61) --Started construction of the elevated body. April 1, 1987-With the privatization of the JNR division, it becomes a station for West Japan Railway Company (JR West) and Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight). From this day, JR West Kanazawa branch office was established. June 5, 1990-Passenger station and down freight line are elevated (virtually completed). Moved station building equipment under the overpass. 1991

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