Ageo Station

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Ageo Station
上尾駅
AgeoEkiNishiguchi2005-8.jpg
View of the west entrance to Ageo Station
Location Kashiwaza 1-1-18, Ageo-shi, Saitama-ken
埼玉県上尾市柏座一丁目1-18
Japan
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Takasaki Line
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
History
Opened 1883
Traffic
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.

Lines[edit]

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.

Layout[edit]

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.

Platforms[edit]

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

Statistics[edit]

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

History[edit]

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]

References[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. 

External links[edit]

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