Mikawashima Station

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Not to be confused with Shin-Mikawashima Station.
Mikawashima Station
三河島駅
Mikawashima Station across road.jpg
Station entrance under elevated tracks
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Arakawa
Neighborhood etc. 1 Nishinippori
(in Japanese) 東京都荒川区西日暮里1丁目
History
Year opened 1905
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Jōban Line

Mikawashima Station (三河島駅 Mikawashima-eki?) is a railway station on the Jōban Line in Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Mikawashima Station is served by the Jōban Line.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of a single island platform serving two tracks.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Jōban Line (Rapid)
Special Rapid: no stop
Nippori   Rapid   Minami-Senju

History[edit]

Mikawashima Station opened on 1 April 1905.[1]

Accident[edit]

On 3 May 1962, there was a crash between a freight train and two passenger trains which resulted in 160 deaths and 296 injuries. The crash occurred about 350 meters east of Mikawashima Station when an Ueno-bound passenger train (train number 2000H) crashed into the wreckage of a crash between a Toride-bound passenger train (2117H) and a Mito-bound freight train (number 287) as well as a crowd of evacuating passengers from 2117H.

Surrounding area[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 103. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 35°44′01″N 139°46′38″E / 35.7336°N 139.7771°E / 35.7336; 139.7771