Arakawaoki Station

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Arakawaoki Station
荒川沖駅
JR Arakawaoki sta 001.jpg
Arakawaoki Station, August 2008
Location Arakawaoki Higashi 2-1-6, Tsuchiura, Ibaraki
(茨城県土浦市荒川沖東二丁目1-6)
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Jōban Line,
History
Opened 1896
Traffic
Passengers (FY2013) 8084 daily

Arakawaoki Station (荒川沖駅?, Arakawaoki-eki) is a JR East railway station located in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Its is pronounced Arakawa-oki-eki.

Lines[edit]

Arakawaoki Station is served by the Jōban Line, and is located 57.2 km from the official starting point of the line at Nippori Station.

Station layout[edit]

Arakawaoki Station is an elevated station with two opposed side platforms. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Jōban Line for Tsuchiura, Mito, and Iwaki
2  Jōban Line for Toride, Kashiwa, and Ueno

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Joban Line
Hitachino-Ushiku Special Rapid Tsuchiura
Hitachino-Ushiku Local Tsuchiura

History[edit]

Arakawaoki Station opened on 25 December 1896.[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987. On 23 March 2008, one person was killed and seven people injured when a man (Masahiro Kanagawa, aged 24) went on a stabbing spree with two knives in the passageway linking the station to the nearby shopping street.[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • former Arakawaoki-shuku
  • Tsuchiura-Arakawaoki Post Office
  • JGSDF Camp Kasumigaura

References[edit]

  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 103. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 
  2. ^ "Suspect in stabbing spree sought death sentence". The Asahi Shimbun. Japan: The Asahi Shimbun Company. 14 April 2008. Archived from the original on 15 April 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 

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Coordinates: 36°01′50″N 140°09′57″E / 36.0305°N 140.1659°E / 36.0305; 140.1659