Ishikawachō Station

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Ishikawachō Station
石川町駅
Ishikawacho Station.jpg
Ishikawachō Station, July 2006
Location 2 Ishikawachō, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa
(神奈川県横浜市中区石川町2丁目)
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Negishi Line
History
Opened 1964
Traffic
Passengers (FY2012) 34,571 daily

Ishikawachō Station (石川町駅 Ishikawachō-eki?) is a railway station on the Negishi Line in Naka-ku, Yokohama, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Ishikawachō Station is served by the Negishi Line, which is linked with the Keihin-Tōhoku Line from Yokohama to Ōmiya, and is also served by some Yokohama Line through-running services. The station is 3.8 km from the starting point of the Negishi Line at Yokohama and 62.9 km from the starting point of the Keihin-Tōhoku Line at Ōmiya.

Station layout[edit]

Ishikawachō Station has two elevated opposed side platforms serving two tracks. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Negishi Line - Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Shin-Sugita and Ōfuna
2  Negishi Line - Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Yokohama, Tokyo, and Ōmiya
 Yokohama Line for Shin-Yokohama, Machida, and Hachiōji

History[edit]

Ishikawachō Station opened on May 19, 1964, as a station on the Japanese National Railways (JNR).[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR in 1987.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 34,571 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 41,153[3]
2005 35,725[4]
2010 34,286[5]
2011 34,148[6]
2012 34,571[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

The station is located near the Motomachi and Yokohama Chinatown tourist areas in Yokohama. However, Motomachi-Chūkagai Station on the Minato Mirai Line, which opened in 2004, is closer to those locations.

References[edit]

  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7
  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 33. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 
  2. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°26′18″N 139°38′35″E / 35.43833°N 139.64306°E / 35.43833; 139.64306