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

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]

Accidents[edit]

JR East is considering installing platform-edge doors due to the large number of passenger accidents and suicides occurring at this station.[2] Between July 2011 and June 2013, 13 incidents occurred in which passengers were hit by trains at this station.[2] Katsushika Ward made an official request to JR East to install platform-edge doors at the station in July 2012.[2]

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.[2]

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 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