Shin-Yokohama Station

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Shin-Yokohama Station
新横浜駅
Shinyokohama station ekimae.JPG
The main station building and forecourt, March 2012
Location
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Yokohama
Ward Kōhoku
Neighborhood etc. Shinohara-chō
Postal code 222-0026
(in Japanese) 横浜市港北区篠原町
History
Year opened 1964
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Central
JR East
Yokohama City Transportation Bureau
Line(s) Tōkaidō Shinkansen, Yokohama Line, Yokohama Subway Blue Line
Statistics 57,439 passengers/day ((JR East, FY2012))
Aiga bus inv.svg Large bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Shin-Yokohama Station (新横浜駅 Shin-yokohama-eki?) is a railway station in Yokohama, Japan, jointly operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central), East Japan Railway Company (JR East), and Yokohama City Transportation Bureau.

Lines[edit]

Shin-Yokohama Station is served by the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, Yokohama Line, and Yokohama Subway Blue Line.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of an island platform at ground level serving the Yokohama Line, with two elevated island platforms for the shinkansen tracks overhead. The shinkansen platforms 2 and 3 have safety fences, as some trains passed non-stop through the station prior to 2008. The JR Central portion of the station includes a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

JR platforms[edit]

1,2 Tōkaidō Shinkansen for Tokyo
3,4 Tōkaidō Shinkansen for Nagoya, Shin-Osaka, and Hakata
5 Yokohama Line for Kikuna, Higashi-Kanagawa,Yokohama, and Ōfuna
6 Yokohama Line for Machida and Hachiōji

Yokohama Municipal Subway platforms[edit]

1 Blue Line for Yokohama,Kannai, Kami-Ōoka, Totsuka, and Shōnandai
2 Blue Line for Azamino

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Shinagawa   Nozomi   Nagoya
Shinagawa   Hikari   Odawara
Shinagawa   Kodama   Odawara
Yokohama Line
Kikuna   Rapid   Kamoi
Kikuna   Local   Kozukue
Yokohama Subway Blue Line (B25)
Kishine-kōen (B24) - Kita Shin-Yokohama (B26)

History[edit]

Shin-Yokohama Station opened on October 1, 1964, with the opening of the Tōkaidō Shinkansen.[1] At the time, the surrounding area was completely rural, and the site was selected as it was the intersection of the Tōkaidō Shinkansen tracks with the existing Yokohama Line. The station was connected to the Yokohama Municipal Subway system on March 14, 1985.[2] With the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the JNR portion of the station came under the operational control of JR East. The station building was remodeled in 1998.[citation needed]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2012, the JR East station was used by an average of 57,439 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3] The JR East passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 44,226[4]
2005 48,040[5]
2010 56,415[6]
2011 56,666[7]
2012 57,439[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

The Nissan Stadium (formerly International Stadium Yokohama) (the largest stadium in Japan with a capacity of 72,327 seats) was the host to the 2002 FIFA World Cup final match and is the home of the Yokohama F Marinos soccer team, and the Yokohama Arena are located about a 10-minute walk each from the station. The Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum is about a 5-minute walk from the station.

Nearby hotels[edit]

  • Shin-Yokohama Prince Hotel
  • Hotel Associa Shin-Yokohama

References[edit]

  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 24. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 
  2. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 235. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  3. ^ a b "各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 35°30′27″N 139°37′03″E / 35.50750°N 139.61750°E / 35.50750; 139.61750