Musashi-Kosugi Station

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Musashi-Kosugi Station
JR East Musashi-Kosugi Station, north exit
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Kawasaki
Ward Nakahara

Musashi-Kosugi Station (武蔵小杉駅 Musashi-Kosugi-eki?) is a railway interchange station located in Nakahara Ward of eastern Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the private railway operator Tokyu Corporation.


Musashi-Kosugi Station is served by JR East's Nambu Line, Yokosuka Line, and Shōnan-Shinjuku Line, as well as Tokyu's Tōyoko Line and Meguro Line.

JR East[edit]

JR East
Musashi-Kosugi Station
Neighborhood etc. 3-492 Kosugimachi
Postal code 211-0063
(in Japanese) 神奈川県川崎市中原区小杉町3-492
Year opened 1927
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Nambu Line
Yokosuka Line
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Statistics 76,831 passengers/day (FY2009)[1]
Aiga bus inv.svg Large bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Station layout[edit]

JR Musashi-Kosugi Station has two opposed side platforms serving the two tracks (Platform 1 and Platform 2) of the Nambu Line and one island platform serving the two tracks (Platform 3 and Platform 4) of the Yokosuka Line. The Shōnan-Shinjuku Line and Narita Express share the Yokosuka Line platforms. The two sections of the JR station are located separately and connected by a 400 m long passage. All platforms are elevated, as is the station building.


1 Nambu Line for Mukaigawara, Yakō, Kawasaki
2 Nambu Line for Musashi-Mizonokuchi, Noborito, Tachikawa
3 Yokosuka Line for Yokohama, Ōfuna, and Kurihama
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line (for the Tokaido Line) for Yokohama, Odawara, and Zushi
Super View Odoriko for Atami, Izukyū-Shimoda
4 Yokosuka Line for Tokyo, Chiba, and Narita Airport
Narita Express for Narita Airport
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ōmiya, Takasaki and Utsunomiya
Super View Odoriko for Shinjuku and Ikebukuro

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Nambu Line
Kashimada   Rapid   Musashi-Nakahara
Mukaigawara   Local   Musashi-Nakahara
Yokosuka Line
Shinagawa Narita Express Yokohama
Nishi-Ōi - Shin-Kawasaki
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Shinjuku   Super View Odoriko   Yokohama
Ōsaki   Special Rapid   Yokohama
Ōsaki   Rapid   Yokohama
Nishi-Ōi   Local   Shin-Kawasaki


Musashi-Kosugi Station
Neighborhood etc. 3-472 Kosugimachi
Postal code 211-0063
(in Japanese) 神奈川県川崎市中原区小杉町3-472
Year opened 1945
Rail services
Operator(s) Tokyu Corporation
Line(s) Toyoko Line
Meguro Line
Statistics 205,822 passengers/day (FY2008)

Station layout[edit]

Tokyu Musashi-Kosugi Station has two island platforms serving four tracks. The outer tracks (Platform 1 and Platform 4) are used by the Tokyu Toyoko Line, and the inner tracks (Platform 2 and Platform 3) are used by the Tokyu Meguro Line. All platforms are elevated, as is the station building.


1 Tokyu Toyoko Line for Kikuna, Yokohama, Minatomirai, Motomachi-Chūkagai
2 Tokyu Meguro Line for Hiyoshi
3 Tokyu Meguro Line for Ōokayama, Meguro, Akabane-Iwabuchi (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line), Urawa-Misono (Saitama Rapid Railway Line), Nishi-Takashimadaira (Toei Mita Line)
4 Tokyu Toyoko Line for Jiyūgaoka, Naka-Meguro, Shibuya, (Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line)

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tokyu Toyoko Line
Jiyūgaoka   Ltd. Exp.   Kikuna
Jiyūgaoka   Commuter Ltd. Exp.   Hiyoshi
Tamagawa   Express   Hiyoshi
Shin-Maruko   Local   Motosumiyoshi
Tokyu Meguro Line (MG11)
Hiyoshi (MG13)   Express   Tamagawa (MG09)
Motosumiyoshi (MG12)   Local   Shin-Maruko (MG10)


The area around the station was served by the Nambu and Toyoko lines since the 1920s, but it took long time to have this integrated Musashi-Kosugi Station in 1945. Since then, the station has functioned as a major transfer point for people residing in Kawasaki (along the Nambu Line) who commute to Tokyo.

Although the station was already a major station along the two lines in the 1990s, the station started further expansion of its role when the Meguro Line opened in 2000 with direct service to the Tokyo subway lines. The 2010 opening of the new platform for the Yokosuka Line and Shōnan-Shinjuku Line connected the station with many directions in Kantō region, including Narita Airport.

Musashi-Kosugi Station opened as Ground-mae Stop (グラウンド前停留場 Guraundomae-Teiryūjō?) and as Musashi-Kosugi Stop (武蔵小杉停留場 Musashi-Kosugi-Teiryūjō?) on the Nambu Railway on November 1, 1927. The nearby Kōgyōtoshi Station (工業都市駅 Kōgyōtoshi-eki?) on the Toyoko Line opened on December 11, 1939. The Nambu Railway was nationalized on April 1, 1944, becoming part of into the Japanese Government Railway (JGR) system. Ground-mae Stop became Musashi-Kosugi Station, and the former Musashi-Kosugi Stop was abolished. After the end of World War II, JGR became the Japanese National Railways (JNR). On June 16, 1945, Musashi-Kosugi Station on the Toyoko Line opened, and on March 31, 1953 Kōgyōtoshi Station was abolished.

On November 27, 1988, Grade separation work removed the level crossings on Tachikawa-bound tracks, and by December 20, 1988, grade separation work removed the level crossings on Kawasaki-bound tracks. Along with privatization and division of JNR, JR East started operating the former JNR portion of the station on April 1, 1987. On August 6, 2000, the Tokyu Meguro Line opened; the line was extended to connect to the Tokyu Meguro Line on June 22, 2008. The station was further expanded on March 13, 2010, when Yokosuka Line and Shōnan-Shinjuku Line trains began stopping.

Surrounding area[edit]


See also[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 (2009). Boarding passengers only.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°34′33″N 139°39′35″E / 35.575736°N 139.659665°E / 35.575736; 139.659665