|Urawa Station east exit, March 2013|
(See other stations in Saitama)
|Neighborhood etc.||1 Takasago|
Tōhoku Main Line
|Statistics||84,230 passengers/day (FY2013)|
|Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station|
Urawa Station (浦和駅 Urawa-eki?) is a railway station in Urawa-ku, Saitama, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is located near Saitama City Office and the Saitama Prefectural Government Office.
Urawa Station is served by the following JR East lines.
The station has three elevated island platforms, serving six tracks.
|1||■Keihin-Tōhoku Line||for Ueno, Tokyo, Shinagawa, Yokohama, and Negishi Line for Ōfuna|
|2||■Keihin-Tōhoku Line||for Kita-Urawa, Yono, and Ōmiya|
|3||■Utsunomiya Line||for Akabane and Ueno|
|■Takasaki Line||for Akabane and Ueno|
|4||■Utsunomiya Line||for Oyama, Utsunomiya, and Kuroiso|
|■Takasaki Line||for Takasaki and Maebashi|
|5||■Shonan-Shinjuku Line||for Akabane, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, and Yokohama|
|6||■Shonan-Shinjuku Line||for Ōmiya, Utsunomiya, and Takasaki|
|Akabane||Limited express Kusatsu||Ōmiya|
|Akabane||Limited express Akagi||Ōmiya|
|Narita Express: no stop|
|Ikebukuro||Limited express Nikkō||Ōmiya|
|Ikebukuro||Limited express Kinugawa||Ōmiya|
Urawa Station opened on 28 July 1883 as a station of Nippon Tetsudō (lit. Japan Railway) company, when this company opened the railway from Ueno Station to Kumagaya Station (part of today's Takasaki Line). At that time, there were only six stations along the route (Ueno, Ōji, Urawa, Ageo, Kōnosu, and Kumagaya), so Urawa Station is one of the oldest stations of the Tōhoku Main Line, and is also the oldest in the present-day city of Saitama.
Following eight years of construction, the station became fully elevated in March 2013, therefore allowing the Shonan-Shinjuku Line to serve the station from 16 March 2013 onwards.
In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 84,230 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 51st-busiest station operated by JR East. The daily passenger figures (boarding passengers only) in previous years are as shown below.
|Fiscal year||Daily average|
- Saitama Prefectural Government Office
- Saitama City Office
- Isetan department store
- Corso (department store located in front of Urawa Station west exit)
- Parco Department Store
- Urawa Royal Pines Hotel
- Urawa Washington Hotel
- Red Voltage (official goods shop of Urawa Reds football team)
- National Route 17
- National Route 463
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- Urawa Station information (JR East) (Japanese)