Ichikawa Station

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Coordinates: 35°43′44.86″N 139°54′27.72″E / 35.7291278°N 139.9077000°E / 35.7291278; 139.9077000

Ichikawa Station
市川駅
JR Ichikawa sta 003.jpg
The south entrance and station forecourt, July 2010
Location
Prefecture Chiba
(See other stations in Chiba)
City Ichikawa
Neighborhood 1 Ichikawa
Postal code 272-0034
Address in Japanese 千葉県市川市市川1丁目
History
Opened 1894
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Sōbu Line (Rapid)
Chūō-Sōbu Line
Statistics 59,153 passengers/day (FY2013)
Bus There is a bus stop near this station

Ichikawa Station (市川駅 Ichikawa-eki?) is a railway station in Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Ichikawa Station is served by the Sōbu Line (Rapid) and all-stations Chūō-Sōbu Line services.

Station layout[edit]

The station has two elevated island platforms serving four tracks, with additional passing tracks on either side of the Sōbu Line (Rapid) tracks for non-stop (limited express and commuter rapid) services.

Platforms[edit]

1  Chūō-Sōbu Line for Kinshichō, Akihabara, and Shinjuku
2  Chūō-Sōbu Line for Nishi-Funabashi, Tsudanuma, and Chiba
3  Sōbu Line (Rapid) for Kinshichō, Tokyo, and Yokohama
4  Sōbu Line (Rapid) for Funabashi, Chiba, Narita, Kisarazu, and Kazusa-Ichinomiya

Facilities[edit]

The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office and a View Plaza travel agency. The "Shapo" shopping building adjoins the station.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Sōbu Line (Rapid)
Narita Express: no stop
Commuter Rapid: no stop
Shin-Koiwa   Rapid   Funabashi
Chūō-Sōbu Line
Koiwa   Local   Motoyawata

History[edit]

The north entrance in March 2007, before addition of an overhanging roof

The station opened on 20 July 1894.[1] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[1]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 59,153 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 75th-busiest station operated by JR East.[2] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 56,955[3]
2005 57,349[4]
2010 58,979[5]
2011 58,331[6]
2012 58,522[7]
2013 59,153[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

The north entrance, October 2011

Bus services[edit]

Bus stops are located on the north and south sides of the station, served by Keisei Bus. As of January 2015, the following bus services are available from Ichikawa Station.[8]

Service No. Destination
松11 Matsudo Station
市41・42, 市45 Higashi-Matsudo Station
松51, 松54・55, 市43・44 Matsudo Station via Kita-Kokubun Station
市81・82 Kita-Kokubun Station
市61, 市62, 市63 Motoyawata Station

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 604. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  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 24 January 2015. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  8. ^ 路線バス時刻表検索 [Keisei Bus service timetable search] (in Japanese). Japan: Keisei Bus. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 

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