Ishikawachō Station

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JK
09

Ishikawachō 'Motomachi-Chūkagai' Station
石川町<元町・中華街>駅
Ishikawacho Station.jpg
Ishikawachō Station in July 2006
Location 2 Ishikawachō, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken
Japan
Coordinates 35°26′18″N 139°38′35″E / 35.43833°N 139.64306°E / 35.43833; 139.64306Coordinates: 35°26′18″N 139°38′35″E / 35.43833°N 139.64306°E / 35.43833; 139.64306
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) JK Negishi Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Other information
Station code JK-09
Website Official website
History
Opened 19 May 1964
Traffic
Passengers (FY2012) 34,571 daily
Location
Ishikawachō Station is located in Kanagawa Prefecture
Ishikawachō Station
Ishikawachō Station
Location within Kanagawa Prefecture
Ishikawachō Station is located in Japan
Ishikawachō Station
Ishikawachō Station
Location within Kanagawa Prefecture

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-Tohoku Line for Shin-Sugita and Ōfuna
2  Negishi Line - Keihin-Tohoku 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 on 1 April 1987.

Due to confusion generated from which station on the Negishi Line was closest to Motomachi and the local Chinatown, the station signage and the visual train announcements were changed on September 15, 2016 to read "Ishikawachō 'Motomachi-Chūkagai' Station" (石川町〈元町・中華街〉駅?, Ishikawachō-Motomachi-Chūkagai-eki).[2] Despite the station's now similar name to Motomachi-Chūkagai Station on the Minato Mirai Line, the two stations are located relatively far from each other.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 34,571 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 41,153[4]
2005 35,725[5]
2010 34,286[6]
2011 34,148[7]
2012 34,571[3]

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.

See also[edit]

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. ^ 駅名表示を石川町(元町・中華街)に変更 JR東日本横浜支社 [JR East to change station name signs to Ishikawachō 'Motomachi-Chūkagai']. Nikkei Shimbun (in Japanese). Japan: Nikkei Inc. 29 July 2016. Archived from the original on 28 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 

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