Higashi-Kawaguchi Station

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Higashi-Kawaguchi Station
東川口駅
JR Higashi Kawaguchi sta 001.jpg
The south side of the JR East station with the entrance to the Saitama Railway station on the right, May 2008
Location
Prefecture Saitama
(See other stations in Saitama)
City Kawaguchi
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Saitama Railway Corporation
Line(s) Musashino Line
Saitama Rapid Railway Line
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station

Higashi-Kawaguchi Station (東川口駅 Higashi-Kawaguchi-eki?) is a railway station in Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan, jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the third sector railway operator Saitama Railway Corporation.

Lines[edit]

The JR East station is served by the orbital Musashino Line from Fuchū-Hommachi to Nishi-Funabashi and Tokyo.

The Saitama Railway Station is served by the 14.6 km Saitama Rapid Railway Line, which extends from Akabane-iwabuchi in Kita, Tokyo to Urawa-Misono in Midori-ku, Saitama, and lies 12.2 km from the starting point of the line at Akabane-iwabuchi.[1] The majority of services on the line continue southward onto the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line to Meguro and on the Tokyu Meguro Line to Hiyoshi in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Station layout[edit]

The JR East part of the station consists of an elevated island platform serving two tracks. The Saitama Railway part of the station is located underground, and also consists of an island platform serving two tracks.

JR East[edit]

JR East
Higashi-Kawaguchi Station
東川口駅
Higashi-Kawaguchi-Sta-S-JR.JPG
The south entrance, June 2012
Location
Neighborhood etc. 1 Tozuka
Postal code 333-0811
(in Japanese) 埼玉県川口市戸塚1丁目
History
Year opened 1973
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Musashino Line
Statistics 32,447 passengers/day (FY2013)

Platforms[edit]

1 Musashino Line for Minami-Urawa, Nishi-Kokubunji, and Fuchū-Hommachi
2 Musashino Line for Minami-Koshigaya, Shin-Matsudo, Nishi-Funabashi, and Tokyo

Facilities[edit]

The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Musashino Line
Higashi-Urawa Local Minami-Koshigaya


Saitama Railway[edit]

Saitama Railway Corporation
Higashi-Kawaguchi Station
東川口駅
Saitama-Railway-Higashi-kawaguchi-station-2-entrance.jpg
No. 2 entrance, November 2007
Location
Neighborhood etc. 1-1-1 Higashi-Kawaguchi
Postal code 333-0801
(in Japanese) 埼玉県川口市東川口1丁目1-1
History
Year opened 2001
Rail services
Station number(s)     
Operator(s) Saitama Railway Corporation
Line(s) Saitama Rapid Railway Line
Statistics 12,174 passengers/day (FY2011)

The Saitama Rapid Railway section The station has an underground island platform serving two tracks. The platforms are equipped with waist-height platform edge doors.

Platforms[edit]

1 Saitama Rapid Railway Line for Urawa-Misono
2 Saitama Rapid Railway Line for Akabane-iwabuchi
Subway TokyoNamboku.png Tokyo Metro Namboku Line for Meguro
Tokyu Meguro Line for Hiyoshi

Facilities and accessibility[edit]

The station concourse and platforms have elevator access. Universal access toilets are available on the concourse level.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Saitama Rapid Railway Line
Tozuka-angyō - Urawa-Misono


Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 32,447 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2] In fiscal 2011, the Saitama Railway station was used by an average of 12,174 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1] The JR East passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 24,474[3]
2005 25,806[4]
2010 29,263[5]
2013 32,447[2]

History[edit]

The JR East station opened on April 1, 1973, as one of the original stations on the then-Japanese National Railways (JNR) Musashino Line.[6] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[6] The Saitama Rapid Railway Line opened on 28 March 2001.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 216. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  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. 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] II. Japan: JTB. p. 74. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°52′30.9468″N 139°44′38.93″E / 35.875263000°N 139.7441472°E / 35.875263000; 139.7441472