Kiryū Station

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Kiryū Station
桐生駅
Kiryu sta north.jpg
Kiryū Station North entrance, August 2004
Location Hirose-cho, Kiryū, Gunma
(群馬県桐生市末広町)
Japan
Operated by JR East, Watarase Keikoku Railway
Line(s) Ryōmō Line, Watarase Keikoku Line
History
Opened 1888
Traffic
Passengers (FY2013) 3,920 daily

Kiryū Station (桐生駅 Kiryū-eki?) is a railway station in Kiryū, Gunma, Japan, jointly operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the third-sector railway operating company Watarase Keikoku Railway.

Lines[edit]

Kiryū Station is a station on the JR East Ryōmō Line, and is located 52.9 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Oyama. It is also the terminal station for the Watarase Keikoku Railway Watarase Keikoku Line, and is 44.1 kilometers from the opposing terminus of the line at Matō.

Station layout[edit]

Kiryū Station has two elevated island platforms. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Watarase Keikoku Line for Ōmama, Ashio, and Matō
2  Ryōmō Line for Ashikaga, Tochigi, and Oyama
3,4  Ryōmō Line for Isesaki, Maebashi, and Takasaki

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Ryōmō Line
Omata Local Iwajuku
Watarase Keikoku Line
Terminus - Shimo-Shinden

History[edit]

Kiryū Station opened on 15 November 1888. The station building was rebuilt in 1928. Upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, it came under the control of JR East.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Kiryū City Hall
  • Kiryū Post Office
  • Kiryū City Library
  • Kiryū Public Hall
  • National Route 17

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°24′40″N 139°20′00″E / 36.4111°N 139.3334°E / 36.4111; 139.3334