Tsurumi Station

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Tsurumi Station
鶴見駅
TsurumiSthigashi.jpg
East side of Tsurumi Station, November 2005
Location
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Yokohama
Ward Tsurumi
Neighborhood etc. 1 Tsurumi-Chūō
Postal code 230-0051
(in Japanese) 神奈川県横浜市鶴見区鶴見中央1丁目
History
Year opened 1872
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Tsurumi Line
Statistics 76,445 passengers/day (FY2011)
Aiga bus inv.svg Large bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Tsurumi Station (鶴見駅 Tsurumi-eki ?) is a railway station in Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Tsurumi Station is an interchange between the Keihin-Tōhoku Line and the Tsurumi Line (of which it is a terminus), and is 52.0 km from the northern terminus of the Keihin-Tōhoku Line at Ōmiya Station.

Station layout[edit]

205 series trains at the Tsurumi Line platforms

Tsurumi Station is an elevated station with one island platform for the Keihin-Tōhoku Line, and two opposed side platforms for the Tsurumi Line.

From the north side of the Keihin-Tōhoku Line platform are located, in order, The Tokaido Line passenger train lines in both directions, The Tokaido Line Tokyo-bound freight train tracks, three tracks for trains to stop at overnight, and the Tokaido Line freight train tracks for the direction from Tokyo. None of these have platforms.

Between the Keihin-Tōhoku Line and Tsurumi Line there is a ticket gate, which is a remnant of when the Tsurumi Line was operated by the separate Tsurumi Rinkō Tetsudō Kabushiki Gaisha (鶴見臨港鉄道株式会社?).

There is a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office as well as automatic ticket gates. The Keihin-Tōhoku Line platforms are connected to the concourse by escalators and elevators.

Platforms[edit]

1 Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Higashi-Kanagawa, Yokohama, Isogo, and Ōfuna
2 Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Kawasaki, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Ueno, and Ōmiya
3, 4 Tsurumi Line for Tsurumi-Ono, Asano, Ōgimachi, Umi-Shibaura, and Ōkawa

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Kawasaki   Rapid   Shin-Koyasu
Kawasaki   Local   Shin-Koyasu
Tsurumi Line
Terminus Local Kokudō

History[edit]

Tsurumi Station was opened on November 15, 1872 as a station on the Japanese Government Railways (the predecessor to the Japanese National Railways) Tōkaidō Main Line, initially for passenger operations only. Freight services started on April 1, 1898. The Keihin Line began operations to Tsurumi from December 20, 1914. On December 23, 1934, the Tsurumi Rinkō Railway (present-day Tsurumi Line) connected to Tsurumi Station. The station was the location of a major railway accident, the Tsurumi Accident on November 9, 1963. It was one of the five major post-war JNR accidents. Upon the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987 the station has been operated by JR East.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 76,445 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 75,234[2]
2005 76,197[3]
2010 76,665[4]
2011 76,445[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°30′31″N 139°40′34″E / 35.50861°N 139.67611°E / 35.50861; 139.67611