Kikuna Station

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Kikuna Station
菊名駅
KikunaSthigashi.jpg
Kikuna Station East Exit
Location
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Yokohama
Ward Kōhoku
Neighborhood etc. Kikuna 7-chome
Postal code 222 - 0011
(in Japanese) 神奈川県 横浜市港北区菊名7丁目
History
Year opened 1926
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East, Tokyu Corporation
Line(s) Yokohama Line, Tōkyū Tōyoko Line
Statistics 49,566 (JR) 127,268 (Tōkyū ) passengers/day 2008 [1]
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station

Kikuna Station (菊名駅 Kikuna-eki?) is a commuter railway station on the East Japan Railway Company's Yokohama Line and on the Tokyu Corporation’s Tōkyū Tōyoko Line located in Kanagawa Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is 4.8 kilometers from the terminus of the Yokohama Line at Higashi-Kanagawa Station and 18.8 kilometers from the terminus of the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line at Shibuya Station.

History[edit]

Kikuna Station was opened on February 14, 1926 as a station on the privately held Tokyo-Yokohama Railway Company (the predecessor to the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line). The Japanese Government Railways (the predecessor to the JNR) began operations to Kikuna on September 1 of the same year. All freight operations were suspended from 1970. In 1972, Tōkyū Tōyoko Line portion of the station was rebuilt, with new elevated tracks and a new station building; however, the tracks remained unused until the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line connected to the station in 1988 (which was then discontinued on 15 March 2013 when the Daikan-yama to Shibuya section of Tōkyū Tōyoko Line was moved to underground and with through running to Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line began). With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the JNR portion of the station came under the operational control of JR East. The Tōkyū Tōyoko Line platforms were lengthened in 1991 to accommodate seven-car trains; with through running with Fukutoshin Line, the platforms were lengthened again to accommodate ten-car trains.

Lines[edit]

Through services operate to/from Shibuya Station via the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line.

Station layout[edit]

JR Kikuna Station has a single island platform serving two elevated tracks, connected to the station building and the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line by an underpass. Tōkyū Tōyoko Kikuna Station has two island platforms serving four tracks.

JR East platforms[edit]

1 Yokohama Line Higashi-Kanagawa, (Negishi Line) Yokohama, Sakuragichō, Isogo, Ofuna, (Yokosuka Line) Zushi
2 Yokohama Line Shin-Yokohama, Nagatsuta, Machida, Hashimoto, Hachiōji
Matsumoto (Hamakaiji Limited Express via Chūō Main Line and Shinonoi Line)

Tokyu platforms[edit]

3-4 Tōkyū Tōyoko Line Yokohama, (Minatomirai Line) Minatomirai, Motomachi-Chūkagai
5 Tōkyū Tōyoko Line Musashi-Kosugi, Jiyūgaoka, Naka-Meguro, Shibuya
Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Kotake-Mukaihara and Wakōshi
6 Tōkyū Tōyoko Line Musashi-Kosugi, Jiyūgaoka, Shibuya

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Yokohama Line
Ōguchi Local Shin-Yokohama
Higashi-Kanagawa Rapid Shin-Yokohama
Tōkyū Tōyoko Line
Ōkurayama Local Myōrenji
Tsunashima Express Yokohama
Hiyoshi Commuter Ltd. Express Yokohama
Musashi-Kosugi Ltd. Express Yokohama

References[edit]

  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7
  1. ^ JR East statistics. Average number of incoming passengers in fiscal year 2008.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°30′35″N 139°37′53″E / 35.50972°N 139.63139°E / 35.50972; 139.63139