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 2 Harumi-chō
Postal code 183-0057
Address in Japanese 晴見町2丁目
History
Opened 1956
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Musashino Line
Statistics 14,059 passengers/day (FY2013)
Bus There is a bus stop near this station

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).

Lines[edit]

Kita-Fuchū Station is served by the orbital Musashino Line from Fuchū-Hommachi to Nishi-Funabashi and Tokyo, and is situated 1.7 km from the western terminus of the line at Fuchū-Hommachi.[1]

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

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] The line became part of the Musashino Line from 1 April 1973.[3] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by 14,059 passengers (boarding passengers only).[4] The passenger figures (boarding passengers only) for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 11,316[5]
2005 11,387[6]
2010 13,610[7]
2011 13,490[8]
2013 14,059[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Toshiba Fuchu factory
  • Fuchu Prison
  • United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders[9]
  • The Ministry of Justice Training Institute for Correction Officials

Parks[edit]

The entrance to Kita-Fuchu Park adjacent to Kita-Fuchu Station, November 2014
  • Kita-Fuchu Park
  • Fuchu-Chuo park
  • Fuchu Park
  • Suzukake Park

Schools and colleges[edit]

Bus services[edit]

The southbound Keio bus stop adjacent to Kita-Fuchu Station, November 2014

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 31. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 
  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 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. 73. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  4. ^ 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 14 November 2014. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  9. ^ 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