Katsuta Station

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Katsuta Station
勝田駅
Katsuta Eki.jpg
Station building, July 2008
Location 1-1 Katsuta-Chuo, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki
(茨城県ひたちなか市勝田中央1-1)
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
History
Opened 1910
Traffic
Passengers (JR East, FY2012) 12,173 daily

Katsuta Station (勝田駅 Katsuta-eki?) is a railway station in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the third-sector railway operator Hitachinaka Seaside Railway.

Lines[edit]

Katsuta Station is served by the Jōban Line from Ueno in Tokyo, and is located 121.1 km from the official starting point of the line at Nippori Station. It is also the terminus of the 14.3 km single-track Hitachinaka Seaside Railway Minato Line to Ajigaura.

Station layout[edit]

Katsuta Station has two island platforms. The station building is elevated and is located above the platforms. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Minato Line for Nakaminato and Ajigaura
2  Jōban Line for Mito, Tsuchiura and Ueno
3  Mito Line for Kasama, Shimodate and Oyama
4  Jōban Line for Hitachi, Takahagi and Iwaki

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Jōban Line
Mito   Local   Sawa
Minato Line
Terminus - Nikkōmae

History[edit]

The JR East (formerly JNR) Katsuta Station opened on 18 March 1910.[1] The Hitachinaka Seaside Railway (formerly Minato Railway) station opened on 25 December 1913.[2] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2012, the JR East station was used by an average of 12,173 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3] The Hitachinaka Seaside Railway station was used by an average of 834 passengers daily in fiscal 2011.[2] The JR East passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 12,723[4]
2005 11,876[5]
2010 11,817[6]
2011 11,803[7]
2012 12,173[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 104. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 
  2. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 207. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  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 17 September 2013. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°23′38″N 140°31′29″E / 36.3938°N 140.5246°E / 36.3938; 140.5246