Toride Station

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Toride Station
取手駅
Toride-Sta-West.JPG
Toride Station west entrance, June 2010
Location
Prefecture Ibaraki
(See other stations in Ibaraki)
City Toride
History
Year opened 1896
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Kantō Railway
Line(s) Jōban Line
Jōsō Line

Toride Station (取手駅 Toride-eki?) is a railway station on the Jōban Line in Toride, Ibaraki, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is also shared by the private railway operator Kanto Railway.

Lines[edit]

Toride Station is served by the following lines.

Station layout[edit]

Toride Station east entrance, June 2009

Platforms[edit]

1/2 Jōban Line (Local) for Abiko, Kita-Senju
Subway TokyoChiyoda.png Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line for Yoyogi-Uehara
3/4 Jōban Line (Rapid) for Kashiwa, Matsudo, and Ueno
5 Jōban Line (Rapid) for Kashiwa, Matsudo, and Ueno
Jōban Line for Tsuchiura, Mito, and Iwaki
6 Jōban Line for Tsuchiura, Mito, and Iwaki
7/8 Jōsō Line for Moriya, Mitsukaido, and Shimodate

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Jōban Line (Rapid)
Kashiwa   Special Rapid   Fujishiro
Tennōdai   Rapid   Terminus
Tennōdai   Local
(Rapid service between Toride and Ueno)
  Fujishiro
Jōban Line (Local)
Tennōdai   Local
(Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line through service)
  Terminus
Kantō Railway Jōsō Line
Terminus   Rapid   Nishi-Toride
Terminus   Local   Nishi-Toride

History[edit]

The station opened on 25 December 1896.[1]

2010 knife attack[edit]

A 27-year-old Japanese man was arrested after stabbing 14 people outside of the west entrance of Toride Station on the morning of 17 December 2010. The suspect was alleged to have boarded a bus where he stabbed mostly high school and middle school students, before being subdued. None of the victims was seriously injured.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JR East Toride Station information" (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Japan knife attacker injures at least 13 people". BBC News. 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  3. ^ "取手駅前、登校バス乗りこみ切りつけ 容疑の27歳逮捕" (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  4. ^ "14 hurt in Ibaraki Pref. knife attack". Yomiuri Shimbun. 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°53′47″N 140°03′47″E / 35.896451°N 140.063123°E / 35.896451; 140.063123