Kaneko Station

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Kaneko Station
Kaneko Station 20150309.jpg
The station entrance and forecourt in March 2015
Location Minamimine, Iruma-shi, Saitama-ken
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Hachikō Line
Distance 20.5 km from Hachiōji
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Website www.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=470
Opened 10 December 1931
Rebuilt 2014-2015
Passengers (FY2014) 2,037 daily
Kaneko Station is located in Japan
Kaneko Station
Kaneko Station
Location within Japan

Kaneko Station (金子駅?, Kaneko-eki) is a railway station on the Hachikō Line in Iruma, Saitama, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]


Kaneko Station is served by the Hachikō Line between Hachiōji and Komagawa, with many services continuing to and from Kawagoe on the Kawagoe Line. The station is 20.5 kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Hachiōji.

Station layout[edit]

View of the platforms, January 2009

The station consists of two opposed side platforms serving two tracks, which form a passing loop on the single-track line. The platforms are connected to the station building by a footbridge.


1  Hachikō Line for Haijima and Hachiōji
2  Hachikō Line for Komagawa and Kawagoe

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hachikō Line
Hakonegasaki   Local   Higashi-Hannō


The station in May 2006, before rebuilding

The station opened on 10 December 1931 in the former village of Kaneko.[2] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[2]

The southern section of the Hachikō Line between Hachiōji and Komagawa was electrified on 16 March 1996, with through services commencing between Hachiōji and Kawagoe.

From September 2014, the wooden station building was replaced by a temporary structure while a new station building was built.[3] The new station structure was brought into use from 8 February 2015.[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 2,037 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[5] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 1,819[6]
2005 2,254[7]
2010 2,121[8]
2013 2,097[9]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Surugadai University
  • Iruma City Hall - Kaneko branch office
  • Kaneko Elementary School
  • Kaneko Middle School

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kaneko Station Information" (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 199. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  3. ^ 八高線金子駅が仮駅舎に [Temporary structure at Kaneko Station on the Hachiko Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  4. ^ 金子駅新駅舎供用開始 [New Kaneko Station building brought into use]. RM News (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°48′39.74″N 139°19′43.12″E / 35.8110389°N 139.3286444°E / 35.8110389; 139.3286444