Ogose Station

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Ogose Station
越生駅
Ogose Station entrance 20120326.JPG
Station entrance, March 2012
Location
Prefecture Saitama
(See other stations in Saitama)
District Iruma
Town Ogose
Neighborhood etc. Ogose
Postal code 350-0416
(in Japanese) 埼玉県入間郡越生町越生
History
Year opened 1933
Rail services
Station number(s) TJ-47 (Tobu)
Operator(s) JR East
Tobu Railway
Line(s) Hachikō Line
Tobu Ogose Line

Ogose Station (越生駅 Ogose-eki?) is a railway station in the town of Ogose, Saitama, Japan, jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the private railway operator Tobu Railway.[1][2]

Lines[edit]

Ogose Station is served by the single-track Hachikō Line between Komagawa and Takasaki, and also forms the terminus of the 10.9 km Tobu Ogose Line single-track branch from Sakado. The station lies 8.5 km from the starting point of the Hachikō Line at Komagawa.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two island platforms for Tobu and JR East respectively. The JR East platform serves only one track since the removal of the track on platform 1 in April 2013 to allow construction of a passenger lift. An additional storage track is located on the east side of the Tobu platform. The station has a JR Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

The toilets located on the north end of the Tobu platform were removed in 2013 when the platform was lengthened as part of the work to add lift access to the platforms.

Platforms[edit]

2 Hachikō Line for Ogawamachi, Yorii, and Takasaki
for Komagawa
3/4 Tobu Ogose Line for Kawakado and Sakado

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hachikō Line
Moro Local Myōkaku
Tobu Ogose Line
Bushū-Karasawa   Local   Terminus

History[edit]

Ogose Station on the day of its opening in 1933
A 7800 series 4-car EMU approaching Ogose Station, April 1977

The JR East station (formerly JNR) opened on 15 April 1933.[3] The Tobu station opened on 16 December 1934.[4]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Ogose Line, with Ogose Station becoming "TJ-47".[5]

In 2013, construction work started to add lift access between the platforms and the station entrance. This entailed lifting the track serving platform 1, removal of the toilet block at the north end of the Tobu platform, and lengthening the Tobu platform by one car length to the north.[6]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2012, the JR East station was used by an average of 700 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[7] In fiscal 2010, the Tobu station was used by an average of 4,221 passengers daily.[8]

The passenger figures for the JR East station in previous years (boarding passengers only) are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 973[9]
2005 732[10]
2010 741[11]
2011 685[12]
2012 700[7]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Saitama Prefectural Ogose High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ogose Station Information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ogose Station Information" (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 56. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 
  4. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 200. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  5. ^ "「東武スカイツリーライン」誕生! あわせて駅ナンバリングを導入し、よりわかりやすくご案内します" [Tobu Sky Tree Line created! Station numbering to be introduced at same time] (pdf). Tobu News (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Question and Answer" (pdf). Ogose Council Newsletter (in Japanese). Ogose, Japan: Ogose Town Council. 1 June 2012. p. 8. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度)" [Station passenger statistics (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "駅情報(乗降人員)" [Station information (Passenger statistics)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°57′46″N 139°17′58″E / 35.9627°N 139.2994°E / 35.9627; 139.2994