Ōmiya Station (Saitama)

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Ōmiya Station
大宮駅
JRE Omiya Station west exit.jpg
West entrance of Ōmiya Station, November 2007
Location
Prefecture Saitama
(See other stations in Saitama)
City Saitama
Ward Ōmiya
Neighborhood 630 Nishiki-chō
Address in Japanese さいたま市大宮区錦町630番地
History
Opened 1885
Rail services
Operator(s)
Statistics 245,479 passengers/day (JR East, FY2013)
Bus Large bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Ōmiya Station (大宮駅 Ōmiya-eki?) is a railway station in Ōmiya-ku, Saitama, Japan. It is a major interchange station for the East Japan Railway Company (JR East), and is also operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.

Lines[edit]

The following lines serve the station.

JR East[edit]

Tobu Railway[edit]

Saitama New Urban Transit[edit]

Station layout[edit]

JR East platforms[edit]

No. 1 - 11[edit]

These are five ground-level island platforms. Tracks 5 and 10 are through tracks not served by platforms.

1/2  Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Ueno, Tokyo, Yokohama, and Ōfuna
3/4  Utsunomiya Line for Akabane, Oku, and Ueno
 Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Yokohama, Ōfuna, and Zushi
 Ueno-Tokyo Line for Tokyo, Yokohama, Atami, and Ito
 Musashino for Kita-Asaka, Fuchu-Hommachi, Tachikawa, and Hachioji
 Shimousa for Minami-Koshigaya, Shin-Matsudo, Nishi-Funabashi, and Kaihin-Makuhari
6/7  Takasaki Line for Akabane, Oku, and Ueno
 Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Yokohama, Hiratsuka, and Odawara
 Ueno-Tokyo Line for Tokyo, Yokohama, Atami, and Ito
 Ltd. Exp. Narita Express for Narita Airport
8  Takasaki Line for Kumagaya, Takasaki, Maebashi, Minakami, and Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi
9  Utsunomiya Line for Oyama and Utsunomiya
11  Utsunomiya Line for Oyama and Utsunomiya
 Takasaki Line for Kumagaya, Takasaki, and Maebashi

No. 13 - 18[edit]

These are three elevated island platforms at the third-floor level.

13-15  Shinkansen for Ueno and Tokyo
16  Tohoku Shinkansen
(extra trains)
for Utsunomiya, Fukushima, Sendai, Morioka, and Shin-Aomori
17  Tohoku Shinkansen for Sendai, Morioka, and Shin-Aomori
 Yamagata Shinkansen Tsubasa for Yamagata and Shinjō
 Akita Shinkansen Komachi for Akita
18  Joetsu Shinkansen for Takasaki and Niigata
 Hokuriku Shinkansen for Nagano, Toyama, and Kanazawa

No. 19 - 22[edit]

These are two underground island platforms.

19-20  Saikyo Line for Musashi-Urawa, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Ōsaki, and Shin-Kiba (via Rinkai Line)
21  Kawagoe Line for Sashiogi and Kawagoe
22  Saikyo Line for Musashi-Urawa, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Ōsaki, and Shin-Kiba (via Rinkai Line)
 Kawagoe Line for Sashiogi and Kawagoe

Tobu platforms[edit]

These platforms are bay platforms.

1/2  Urban Park Line for Iwatsuki, Kasukabe, Nodashi, Kashiwa, and Funabashi

New Shuttle platform[edit]

A single platform on the middle of a balloon loop.

   Ina Line (New Shuttle) for Maruyama and Uchijuku

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tohoku Shinkansen
Ueno   Hayabusa/Hayate   Sendai
Ueno   Yamabiko   Utsunomiya
Ueno   Nasuno   Oyama
Joetsu Shinkansen
Ueno   Toki   Kumagaya or Nagaoka
Ueno   Tanigawa   Kumagaya
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Ueno   Kagayaki   Nagano
Ueno   Hakutaka   Takasaki
Ueno   Asama   Kumagaya or Takasaki
Utsunomiya Line
Urawa   Commuter Rapid   Kuki
Urawa   Rapid "Rabbit"   Hasuda
Saitama-Shintoshin   Local   Toro
Takasaki Line
Urawa   Commuter Rapid   Kōnosu
Ageo
Urawa   Rapid "Urban"   Ageo
Saitama-Shintoshin   Local   Miyahara
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Terminus   Narita Express   Ikebukuro
Ageo   Special Rapid
(Takasaki Line - Tōkaidō Main Line)
  Urawa
Miyahara   Rapid
(Takasaki Line - Tōkaidō Main Line)
  Urawa
Hasuda   Rapid
(Utsunomiya Line - Yokosuka Line)
  Urawa
Toro   Local
(Utsunomiya Line - Yokosuka Line)
  Urawa
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Saitama-Shintoshin   Rapid   Terminus
Saitama-Shintoshin   Local   Terminus
Saikyō Line
Musashi-Urawa   Commuter rapid   Through to Kawagoe Line
Yono-Hommachi   Rapid   Through to Kawagoe Line
Kita-Yono   Local   Through to Kawagoe Line
Kawagoe Line
Through to Saikyo Line   Commuter rapid   Nisshin
Through to Saikyo Line   Rapid   Nisshin
Through to Saikyo Line   Local   Nisshin
Tobu Urban Park Line
Terminus   Local   Kita-Ōmiya
New Shuttle Ina Line
Terminus - Tetsudō-Hakubutsukan

History[edit]

Ōmiya Station in 1934

Ōmiya Station opened on 16 March 1885[1] as a station of Nippon Railway.

In 1894, a railway workshop was opened to the north of the station, and this facility is still operated by JR East and Japan Freight Railway Company.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 245,479 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the busiest station operated by JR East in Saitama Prefecture and the eighth busiest station on the JR East network as a whole.[2]

The JR East passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
1999 228,571[3]
2000 228,219[4]
2001 227,835[5]
2002 228,247[6]
2003 227,683[7]
2004 228,271[8]
2005 231,599[9]
2006 233,719[10]
2007 239,111[11]
2008 239,720[12]
2009 236,424[13]
2010 235,151[14]
2011 235,744[15]
2012 240,143[16]
2013 245,479[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

Local and late-night buses and intercity coaches including ones to Narita International Airport[17] and Haneda Airport[18] airports also depart from this station.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 97. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 
  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. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (1999年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 1999)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2001年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2001)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2002年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2002)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2003年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2003)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2004年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2004)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2006年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2006)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  11. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2007年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2007)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  12. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2008年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2008)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  13. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2009年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2009)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  14. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  15. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  16. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ [2]
  19. ^ http://5931bus.com/kosoku/haneda.html retrieved on 6 June 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°54′23″N 139°37′26″E / 35.90639°N 139.62389°E / 35.90639; 139.62389