Shin-Koiwa Station

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Shin-Koiwa Station
新小岩駅
JRE-shinkoiwa-south-entrance.jpg
South entrance, January 2007
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Katsushika
Neighborhood etc. 1 Shin-koiwa
(in Japanese) 東京都葛飾区新小岩1丁目
History
Year opened 1928
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Sōbu Line (Rapid)
Chūō-Sōbu Line
Statistics 72,306 passengers/day (FY2013)

Shin-Koiwa Station (新小岩駅 Shin-Koiwa-eki?) is a railway station in the Shin-Koiwa neighborhood, in Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Shin-Koiwa Station is served by the Sōbu Line (Rapid) and the Chūō-Sōbu Line.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office and also a "View Plaza" travel agent.

Platforms[edit]

1 Chūō-Sōbu Line for Akihabara and Shinjuku
2 Chūō-Sōbu Line for Nishi-Funabashi and Chiba
3 Sōbu Line (Rapid) for Kinshicho, Tokyo, and Yokohama
4 Sōbu Line (Rapid) for Funabashi and Chiba

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Sōbu Line (Rapid)
Kinshichō Ichikawa
Chūō-Sōbu Line
Hirai Local Koiwa

History[edit]

Shin-Koiwa Station opened on 10 July 1928.[1]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 72,306 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 59th-busiest station operated by JR East.[2] The daily average passenger figures (boarding passengers only) in previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 67,697[3]
2005 69,849[4]
2010 71,121[5]
2011 70,435[6]
2012 70,880[7]
2013 72,306[2]

Accidents[edit]

JR East is considering installing platform-edge doors due to the large number of passenger accidents and suicides occurring at this station.[8] Between July 2011 and June 2013, 13 incidents occurred in which passengers were hit by trains at this station.[8] Katsushika Ward made an official request to JR East to install platform-edge doors at the station in July 2012.[8]

On 27 June 2013, at around 14:40, a man in his thirties jumped in front of a 12-car Narita Express Yokohama to Narita Airport service passing non-stop through the station. The man died and his body hit a woman standing on the platform, injuring her.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 144. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 
  2. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d 新小岩駅:JR東、ホームドアを検討 飛び込み相次ぎ [JR East considers platforms doors for Shin-Koiwa Station - Large number of suicides]. Mainichi jp (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 

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Coordinates: 35°43′0.4116″N 139°51′29.8080″E / 35.716781000°N 139.858280000°E / 35.716781000; 139.858280000