Ageo Station

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Ageo Station
View of the west entrance to Ageo Station
Location Kashiwaza 1-1-18, Ageo-shi, Saitama-ken
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Takasaki Line
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Opened 1883
Passengers (FY2014) 41,168 daily

Ageo Station (上尾駅 Ageo-eki?) is a railway station on the Takasaki Line operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Ageo, Saitama, Japan.


Ageo Station is served by the Takasaki Line, with through Shonan-Shinjuku Line and Ueno-Tokyo Line services to and from the Tokaido Line. It is 8.2 kilometers from the nominal starting point of the Takasaki Line at Ōmiya.


The station has one side platform and one island platform serving three tracks, connected by a footbridge, with an elevated station building located above the platforms. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.


1, 2  Takasaki Line for Ōmiya, Urawa, and Ueno
Ueno-Tokyo Line (Tokaido Line, Ito Line through service) for Tokyo, Yokohama, Atami, and Ito
 Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Ōmiya, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Ōfuna, and Hiratsuka
2, 3  Takasaki Line for Kumagaya, Kagohara, Takasaki, and Maebashi

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Takasaki Line/Ueno-Tokyo Line
Ōmiya   Urban Rapid   Okegawa
Miyahara   Local   Kita-Ageo
Shonan-Shinjuku Line
Ageo   Special Rapid   Kitamoto
Kita-Ageo   Rapid   Kitamoto


The daily average usage for 2014 was 41,168 people[1]


The station opened on 28 July 1883. On 13 March 1973, when a labor union attempted to protest by causing train delays, thousands of commuters rioted at the station, assaulting station personnel and destroying equipment over a six-hour period. [2] The station became part of the JR East network after the privatization of the JNR on 1 April 1987.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Ageo City Hall
  • Ageo Post Office
  • Ageo City General Hospital

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Railway Rampage, Commuters Riot". Spokane Daily Chronicle. March 13, 1973. 

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Coordinates: 35°58′22″N 139°35′20″E / 35.972901°N 139.588904°E / 35.972901; 139.588904