Shitte Station

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This article is about the station in Kanagawa Prefecture. For the freight terminal in Ibaraki Prefecture, see Shitte Freight Terminal.
Shitte Station
尻手駅
JR Shitte station.jpg
Station building, September 2008
Location
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Kawasaki
Ward Saiwai
Neighborhood etc. 3 Minami-Saiwaichō
Postal code 212-0016
(in Japanese) 神奈川県川崎市幸区南幸町3丁目
History
Year opened 1927
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Nambu Line
Nambu Branch Line
Statistics 12,873 passengers/day (FY2013)
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station

Shitte Station (尻手駅 Shitte-eki?) is a railway station on the Nambu Line in Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Shitte Station is served by the Nambu Line from Tachikawa to Kawasaki, and lies 1.7 km from the southern terminus of the line at Kawasaki. It is also the northern terminus of the Nambu Branch Line to Hama-Kawasaki.

Station layout[edit]

Shitte Station has a single side platform and an island platform serving three elevated tracks, connected by an underpass. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1 Nambu Line for Kawasaki
2 Nambu Line for Musashi-Kosugi, Musashi-Mizonokuchi, Noborito, and Tachikawa
3 Nambu Branch Line for Hatchōnawate and Hama-Kawasaki

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Nambu Line
Rapid: no stop
Kawasaki   Local   Yakō
Nambu Branch Line
Terminus Local Hatchōnawate

History[edit]

The station opened on the Nambu Railway on March 9, 1927, initially named Shitte Halt (尻手停留場 Shitte-Teiryūjō?).[1] It officially became a full station in 1929.[1] The Nambu Branch Line opened on 25 March 1930, initially as a freight-only line.[1] The Nambu Railway was nationalized on April 1, 1944, becoming part of the Japanese Government Railway (JGR) system, which became the Japanese National Railways (JNR) from 1949. A freight-only spur line to the Shin-Tsurumi Freight Terminal was opened on 1 October 1973 from the line just norht of the station.[1] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[1]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 12,873 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 9,990[3]
2005 11,079[4]
2010 11,691[5]
2013 12,873[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] II. Japan: JTB. p. 65-69. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  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. 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°31′51″N 139°41′03″E / 35.5309°N 139.6841°E / 35.5309; 139.6841