Kita-Fuchū Station

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Kita-Fuchū Station
北府中駅
Kita-Fuchu Station entrance 20121124.JPG
Kita-Fuchū Station, November 2012
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
City Fuchū
Neighborhood etc. 2 Harumi-chō
Postal code 183-0057
(in Japanese) 晴見町2丁目
History
Year opened 1956
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Musashino Line
Statistics 13,490 passengers/day (FY2011)

Kita-Fuchū Station (北府中駅 Kita-Fuchū-eki?) is a railway station on the Musashino Line in Fuchū, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]

Lines[edit]

Kita-Fuchū Station is served by the orbital Musashino Line from Fuchū-Hommachi to Nishi-Funabashi and Tokyo.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of a single island platform serving two tracks. Tracks on the west side of the station lead to the Toshiba Fuchu Plant.[2] The station entrance is on the east side of the tracks, and the station is linked to the Toshiba factory entrance on the west side by an overbridge for Toshiba employees only.[2]

Platforms[edit]

View of the platforms looking north, November 2012
1 Musashino Line for Fuchū-Hommachi
2 Musashino Line for Nishi-Kokubunji, Shin-Matsudo, and Nishi-Funabashi

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Musashino Line
Fuchū-Hommachi Nishi-Kokubunji

History[edit]

Station entrance in July 2005 before the addition of a passenger lift

The station opened on 1 September 1956, initially as a station on a branch line from the Chuo Main Line known as the Shimogawara Line (下河原線?).[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

The station was used by 13,490 passengers in fiscal 2011 (boarding passengers only).[3]

The passenger figures (boarding passengers only) for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 11,316[4]
2005 11,387[5]
2010 13,610[6]
2011 13,490[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Toshiba Fuchū factory
  • Fuchū Prison
  • United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders[7]
  • The Ministry of Justice Training Institute for Correction Officials
  • Kita-Fuchū Park
  • Fuchū Park
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Fuchū No. 1 Junior High School

Bus services[edit]

Kita-Fuchū Station is served by Keio Bus services, which stop next to the station.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "各駅情報(北府中駅)" [Station Information (Kita-Fuchū)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Kawashima, Ryozo (May 2010). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第2巻 三鷹駅―八王子エリア [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 2 Mitaka Station - Hachioji Area]. Japan: Kodansha. p.  9/50. ISBN 978-4-06-270062-7. 
  3. ^ 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 26 November 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 26 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  7. ^ United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders Retrieved 26 November 2012

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°40′52″N 139°28′19″E / 35.6810°N 139.4720°E / 35.6810; 139.4720