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The Nambu Line entrance in March 2016
|Location||Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken
|Operated by||JR East|
|Distance||5.7 km from Tsurumi|
|Opened||1 May 1918|
|Passengers (FY2008)||2,606 daily|
Hama-Kawasaki Station is served by the Tsurumi Line and is also the terminus of the 4.1 km Nambu Branch Line from Shitte. It lies 5.7 kilometers from the terminus of the Tsurumi Line at Tsurumi Station.
Hama-Kawasaki Station consists of two separate structures for the Tsurumi Line and Nambu Branch Line, located on either side of a street. The Nambu Branch Line station consists of an island platform with only the terminating track 2 on the west side used by Nambu Branch Line trains. Track 1 is a freight-only line, and the platform edge is fenced off on this side. The Tsurumi Line station also consists of an island platform, serving two tracks.
|2||■ Nambu Branch Line||for Hatchōnawate and Shitte|
|3||■ Tsurumi Line||for Ōgimachi|
|■ Tsurumi Line||for Asano, Bentembashi, and Tsurumi|
|4||■ Tsurumi Line||for Asano, Bentembashi, and Tsurumi|
|Nambu Branch Line|
Hama-Kawasaki Station opened on May 1, 1918, as a dedicated freight depot on the Tokaido Main Line. The privately held Tsurumi Rinkō Railway (鶴見臨港鉄道 Tsurumi Rinkō Tetsudō?) also began operations to Hama-Kawasaki from March 10, 1926. However, on March 14, 1929, the Tsurumi Rinkō Railway transferred its freight depot to the adjacent Watarida Station (渡田駅 Watarida-eki?). On March 25, 1930, the Nambu Railway began freight operations to Shin-Hamakawasaki Station and Hama-Kawasaki Station. Shin-Hamakawasaki began accepting passenger traffic from April 10, 1930, as did Watarida Station on October 28 of the same year.
The Tsurumi Rinkō Railway was nationalized into the Japanese Government Railways on July 1, 1943. at which time Watarida Station and Hama-Kawasaki Station were joined into a single station. The Nambu Line was likewise nationalized on April 1, 1944, and Shin-Hamakawasaki Station was merged into Hama-Kawasaki Station.
The station has been unstaffed since March 1, 1971. Upon the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987, the station has been operated by JR East and JR Freight.
|Fiscal year||Daily average|
- Kawashima, Ryozo (18 March 2009). 日本の鉄道 東海道ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第１巻 東京駅 － 横浜エリア [Railways of Japan - Tokaido Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 1 Tokyo - Yokohama area] (in Japanese). Japan: Kodansha. p. 53-55. ISBN 978-4-06-270011-5.
- Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 71. ISBN 4533029809.
- JR東日本各駅の乗車人員 [JR East station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: City of Kawasaki. 2008. Archived from the original (xls) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
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