Ōmiya Station (Saitama)

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Ōmiya Station
大宮駅
JRE Omiya Station west exit.jpg
West entrance of Ōmiya Station, November 2007
Location
Prefecture Saitama
(See other stations in Saitama)
City Saitama
Ward Ōmiya
Neighborhood etc. 630 Nishiki-chō
(in Japanese) さいたま市大宮区錦町630番地
History
Year opened 1885
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Tobu Railway
Saitama New Urban Transit
Statistics 235,744 passengers/day (JR East, FY2011)
Aiga bus inv.svg Large bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Ōmiya Station (大宮駅 Ōmiya-eki?) is a railway station in Ōmiya-ku, Saitama, Japan. It is a major interchange station for the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

The following lines serve the station.

JR East[edit]

Tobu Railway[edit]

Saitama New Urban Transit[edit]

Station layout[edit]

JR East platforms[edit]

No. 1 - 11[edit]

These are five ground-level island platforms. Tracks 5 and 10 are through tracks not served by platforms.

1/2 Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Ueno, Tokyo, Yokohama, and Ōfuna
3/4 Utsunomiya Line for Akabane, Oku, and Ueno
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Yokohama, Ōfuna, and Zushi
Musashino for Kita-Asaka, Fuchu-Hommachi, Tachikawa, and Hachioji
Shimousa for Minami-Koshigaya, Shin-Matsudo, Nishi-Funabashi, and Kaihin-Makuhari
6/7 Takasaki Line for Akabane, Oku, and Ueno
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Yokohama, Hiratsuka, and Odawara
Ltd. Exp. Narita Express for Narita Airport
8 Takasaki Line for Kumagaya, Takasaki, Maebashi, Minakami, and Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi
9 Utsunomiya Line for Oyama and Utsunomiya
11 Utsunomiya Line for Oyama and Utsunomiya
Takasaki Line for Kumagaya, Takasaki, and Maebashi

No. 13 - 18[edit]

These are three elevated island platforms at the third-floor level.

13-15 Shinkansen for Ueno and Tokyo
16 Tōhoku Shinkansen
(extra trains)
for Utsunomiya, Fukushima, Sendai, Morioka, and Shin-Aomori
17 Tōhoku Shinkansen for Sendai, Morioka, and Shin-Aomori
Yamagata Shinkansen Tsubasa for Yamagata and Shinjō
Akita Shinkansen Komachi for Akita
18 Jōetsu Shinkansen for Takasaki and Niigata
Nagano Shinkansen for Nagano

No. 19 - 22[edit]

These are two underground island platforms.

19/20/22 Saikyō Line for Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Ōsaki, and Shin-Kiba (via Rinkai Line)
21/22 Kawagoe Line for Sashiogi and Kawagoe

Tobu platforms[edit]

These platforms are bay platforms.

1/2 Urban Park Line for Iwatsuki, Kasukabe, Nodashi, Kashiwa, and Funabashi

New Shuttle platform[edit]

A single platform on the middle of a balloon loop.

  Ina Line (New Shuttle) for Maruyama and Uchijuku

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōhoku Shinkansen
Ueno   Hayabusa/Hayate   Sendai
Ueno   Yamabiko   Utsunomiya
Ueno   Nasuno   Oyama
Jōetsu Shinkansen, Nagano Shinkansen
Ueno   Toki   Kumagaya or Nagaoka
Ueno   Tanigawa   Kumagaya
Ueno   Asama   Kumagaya or Karuizawa
Utsunomiya Line
Urawa   Commuter Rapid   Kuki
Urawa   Rapid "Rabbit"   Hasuda
Saitama-Shintoshin   Local   Toro
Takasaki Line
Urawa   Commuter Rapid   Kōnosu
Ageo
Urawa   Rapid "Urban"   Ageo
Saitama-Shintoshin   Local   Miyahara
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Terminus   Narita Express   Ikebukuro
Ageo   Special Rapid
(Takasaki Line - Tōkaidō Main Line)
  Urawa
Miyahara   Rapid
(Takasaki Line - Tōkaidō Main Line)
  Urawa
Hasuda   Rapid
(Utsunomiya Line - Yokosuka Line)
  Urawa
Toro   Local
(Utsunomiya Line - Yokosuka Line)
  Urawa
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Saitama-Shintoshin   Rapid   Terminus
Saitama-Shintoshin   Local   Terminus
Saikyō Line / Kawagoe Line
Musashi-Urawa   Commuter rapid   Nisshin
Yono-Hommachi   Rapid   Nisshin
Kita-Yono   Local   Nisshin
Tobu Urban Park Line
Terminus   Local   Kita-Ōmiya
New Shuttle Ina Line
Terminus - Tetsudō-Hakubutsukan

History[edit]

Ōmiya Station in 1934

Ōmiya Station opened on 16 March 1885[1] as a station of Nippon Railway.

In 1894, a railway workshop was opened to the north of the station, and this facility is still operated by JR East and Japan Freight Railway Company.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the JR East station was used by an average of 235,744 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the eighth busiest station operated by JR East.[2]

The JR East passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
1999 228,571[3]
2000 228,219[4]
2001 227,835[5]
2002 228,247[6]
2003 227,683[7]
2004 228,271[8]
2005 231,599[9]
2006 233,719[10]
2007 239,111[11]
2008 239,720[12]
2009 236,424[13]
2010 235,151[14]
2011 235,744[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

Local and late night buses and intercity coaches including ones to Narita[15] and Haneda[16] airports also depart from this station.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 97. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 
  2. ^ a b "各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (1999年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 1999)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2001年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2001)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2002年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2002)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2003年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2003)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2004年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2004)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2006年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2006)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2007年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2007)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2008年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2008)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2009年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2009)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  15. ^ [1]
  16. ^ [2]
  17. ^ http://5931bus.com/kosoku/haneda.html retrieved on 6 June 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°54′23″N 139°37′26″E / 35.90639°N 139.62389°E / 35.90639; 139.62389