Ōfuna Station

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Ōfuna Station
大船駅
OfunaStnishi.jpg
West gate of JR Ōfuna Station
Location
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Kamakura
Neighborhood etc. 1 Ōfuna
Postal code 247-0056
(in Japanese) 神奈川県鎌倉市大船一丁目
History
Year opened 1888
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East, Shonan Monorail
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line
Negishi Line
Yokosuka Line
Shōnan Monorail Enoshima Line
Statistics 92,839 passengers/day (FY2008)
Aiga bus inv.svg Medium bus terminal at this station
Shonan Monorail at Ōfuna Station

Ōfuna Station (大船駅 Ōfuna-eki?) is a railway station in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Ōfuna Station is served by the Tōkaidō Main Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line, Negishi Line (Keihin-Tōhoku Line), Yokosuka Line as well as the Shonan Monorail. It is 46.5 km from the terminus of the Tōkaidō Main Line at Tokyo Station.

Station layout[edit]

Ōfuna Station is an elevated station with five island platforms serving a total of 11 tracks. "Track 0" to the outside of Track 1 has no platform access and is reserved for the through passage of freight trains. The adjacent Shonan Monorail station has a single bay platform.

There are above-track station buildings at both ends of the platforms, toward Fujisawa and toward Totsuka, offering passage between lines inside the ticket gates. The Sunaoshi River (砂押川 Sunaoshi-gawa?), which runs between the two current station buildings, is a city boundary, meaning that the end of the station near Fujisawa is in Kamakura, while the end toward Totsuka is in Sakae-ku, Yokohama. However, the station master's office is, as was before the station's rebuilding, on the Kamakura side, so the station is treated as a Kamakura station, and not considered to be within the city of Yokohama.

The Fujisawa-side station building has the southern ticket gates and connects to East and West exits. The station building is connected by a passageway beside the building to the Shounan Monorail station. There is also a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office and a View Plaza travel agency.

In the Totsuka-side station building is the northern ticket gate, connected to the Kasama Entrance.

Platforms[edit]

1-2 Tokaido Main Line for Yokohama, Kawasaki, Shinagawa, and Tokyo
Shonan Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya, Kumagaya, Takasaki, and Maebashi
3-4 Tokaido Main Line for Fujisawa, Chigasaki, Hiratsuka, Kōzu, Odawara, and Atami
5-6 Yokosuka Line for Yokohama, Musashi-Kosugi, Shinagawa and Tokyo
Sōbu Main Line for Chiba, Narita Line for Narita Airport,
Uchibō Line for Kimitsu, Sotobō Line for Kazusa-Ichinomiya
Shonan Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya, Oyama, and Utsunomiya
Narita Express for Narita Airport
7 Yokosuka Line for Zushi, Kamakura, Yokosuka, and Kurihama
Shonan Shinjuku Line for Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ōmiya
8 Yokosuka Line for Zushi, Kamakura, Yokosuka, and Kurihama
9-10 Negishi Line for Isogo and Yokohama
Keihin Tōhoku Line for Tokyo, Ueno, and Ōmiya
Yokohama Line for Higashi-Kanagawa, Shin-Yokohama, Machida, and Hachioji

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōkaidō Main Line
Shinagawa   Commuter Rapid   Fujisawa
Totsuka   Acty   Fujisawa
Totsuka   Local   Fujisawa
Yokosuka Line
Totsuka   Narita Express   Kita-Kamakura(some)
Totsuka Local Kita-Kamakura
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Totsuka   Special Rapid
(Takasaki Line - Tōkaidō Main Line)
  Fujisawa
Totsuka   Rapid
(Takasaki Line - Tōkaidō Main Line)
  Fujisawa
Totsuka   Rapid
(Utsunomiya Line - Yokosuka Line)
  Kita-Kamakura
Totsuka   Local
(Utsunomiya Line - Yokosuka Line)
  Kita-Kamakura
Negishi Line
Hongōdai   Rapid   Terminus
Hongōdai   Local   Terminus
Shōnan Monorail Enoshima Line
Terminus Local Fujimichō

History[edit]

Yokohama Dreamland Monorail platforms in June 1984

Ōfuna Station opened on November 1, 1888 as a station on the Tōkaidō Main Line. The Yokosuka Line between Ōfuna and Yokosuka opened on June 16, 1889.[citation needed] Freight operations began in 1894.[citation needed]

In May 1966, the Yokohama Dreamland Monorail began operations from Ōfuna to Yokohama Dreamland, an amusement park built some 7 km north of the station. However, the monorail stopped running in September 1967 after cracks were found in the guideway.[1]

In March 7, 1970 another monorail began operations from Ōfuna to the south. This Shonan Monorail eventually connected the station to Enoshima.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 97,118 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 42nd-busiest station operated by JR East.[2] A total of 4,817,536 passengers used the Shōnan Monorail station in fiscal 2012.[3] The daily average passenger figures (boarding passengers only) for JR East in previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 83,660[4]
2005 87,333[5]
2010 93,679[6]
2011 93,397[7]
2012 95,317[8]
2013 97,118[2]

References[edit]

  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7
  1. ^ Demery, Leroy W. Monorails in Japan, p.25. Carquinez Associates, 2005.
  2. ^ a b "各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "運輸・通信・道路" [Transportation, Communications and Roads] (pdf) (in Japanese). Kanagawa Prefectual Government. p. 241. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°21′12″N 139°31′52″E / 35.35333°N 139.53111°E / 35.35333; 139.53111