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Hiratsuka Station

Hiratsuka Station
North side of Hiratsuka Station
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Hiratsuka
Neighborhood Takarachō
Postal code 254-0034
Address in Japanese 神奈川県平塚市宝町
Opened 1887
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Tokaido Main Line
Statistics 60,445 passengers/day (FY2007)[1]
Medium bus terminal at this station

Hiratsuka Station (平塚駅 Hiratsuka-eki) is a railway station on the Tokaido Main Line in the city of Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The station is 63.8 kilometers from the starting point of the Tokaido Main Line at Tokyo Station.


  • Lines 1
  • Layout 2
  • Station layout 3
  • Adjacent stations 4
  • Station history 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Hiratsuka Station is served by the Tokaido Main Line and also Shonan-Shinjuku Line through services.


Hiratsuka Station has two island platforms serving four tracks, connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station building has large shopping complexes to the north and south of the tracks.

Station layout

1  Tokaido Main Line for Ōfuna, Yokohama, and Tokyo
 Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ōmiya, Kumagaya, Takasaki, and Maebashi
2  Tokaido Main Line for Ōfuna, Yokohama, and Tokyo
 Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ōmiya, Kumagaya, Takasaki, and Maebashi
3  Tokaido Main Line for Odawara, Atami, Numazu, and Itō (Itō Line)
 Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ōmiya, Kumagaya, Takasaki, and Maebashi
4  Tokaido Main Line for Odawara, Atami, Numazu, and Itō (Itō Line)

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Chigasaki   Tokaido Main Line   Ōiso
Chigasaki   Shōnan-Shinjuku Line   Ōiso

Station history

Hiratsuka Station was opened on July 11, 1887, for both freight and passenger service on what was later designated the Tokaido Main Line of Japanese National Railways (JNR). A number of short freight spur lines radiated out from Hiratsuka Station to serve the various industries which were developed in the vicinity of the station. Most of these spur lines were no longer in operation by 1924. The original station building was destroyed by soil liquefaction during the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, which also brought down the bridge over the nearby Sagami River.

Regularly scheduled freight services were discontinued in September 1971 with the opening of Sagami Freight Depot. The station building was completely rebuilt in June 1973.

With the dissolution and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of the East Japan Railway Company. Automated turnstiles using the Suica IC card system came into operation from November 18, 2001.


  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(Japanese)
  1. ^ Average number of entering passengers, fiscal 2007 (Japanese)

External links

  • JR East station information (Japanese)

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