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Sakuragichō Station
桜木町駅
SakuragichoStation.jpg
Sakuragichō Station as seen from the top of the Landmark Tower
Location
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Yokohama
Ward Naka
History
Year opened 1872
Former name Yokohama Station
Present name since 1915
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East, Yokohama Municipal Subway
Line(s) Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Negishi Line, Blue Line (Line 3)

Sakuragichō Station (桜木町駅 Sakuragichō-eki ?), is a railway station located in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan.

Contents

Lines

Sakuragichō Station is served by the following lines.

Station layout

The JR East platforms are located in the above-ground portion of Sakuragichō Station.

1 Negishi Line Isogo ・Ōfuna
2 (This platform is for disembarking only)
3- 4 Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Negishi Line
Kawasaki・Tokyo・Ōmiya
Yokohama Line Shin-Yokohama・Machida・Hachiōji

The Yokohama City Subway is located on the 4th underground floor, south of the main station.

1 Blue Line Kannai ・Totsuka ・Shōnandai
2 Blue Line Yokohama ・ Shin-Yokohama ・ Azamino

History

Sakuragichō Train Fire, 1951

Sakuragichō is one of Japan's oldest stations. It opened on June 12, 1872 as Yokohama Station when the service between Shinagawa and Yokohama provisionally started. The station was renamed Sakuragichō Station on August 15, 1915 when the next Yokohama Station opened (near Takashimachō Station).

Between March 31, 1932 and January 30, 2004, Sakuragichō Station was the terminus of the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line.

On April 24, 1951, a 63 series Keihin Line (now part of the Negishi Line) train approaching the station caught fire when the train hit a loose overhead wire and caused a short circuit. The fire killed 106 and injured 92.[1]

Station area

The station is located near the Minato Mirai 21 district and Landmark Tower, Japan's tallest skyscraper.

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Keihin-Tōhoku Line—Negishi Line
Yokohama - Kannai
Yokohama Subway Blue Line (Line 3) (B18)
Kannai (B17) - Takashimachō (B19)

References

  1. ^ Saito, Masao "Japanese Railway Safety and the Technology of the Day". Japan Railway & Transport Review No. 33 (pp.4–13). Retrieved on 3 August 2008.

External links

Coordinates: 35°27′03″N 139°37′52″E / 35.45083°N 139.63111°E / 35.45083; 139.63111

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