Kobuchizawa Station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kobuchizawa Station
小淵沢駅
150720 Kobuchizawa Station Hokuto Yamanashi pref Japan01n.jpg
Kobuchizawa Station in July 2015
Location 1024 Kobuchizawa-cho, Hokuto, Yamanashi
(山梨県北杜市小淵沢町1024)
Japan
Coordinates 35°51′49″N 138°19′01″E / 35.8635436°N 138.3169377°E / 35.8635436; 138.3169377Coordinates: 35°51′49″N 138°19′01″E / 35.8635436°N 138.3169377°E / 35.8635436; 138.3169377
Operated by JR East
Line(s)
Connections
  • Bus stop
History
Opened 1904
Traffic
Passengers (FY2010) 1,291 daily

Kobuchizawa Station (小淵沢駅 Kobuchizawa-eki?) is a railway station on the Chuo Main Line in Kobuchisawa in the city of Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Kobuchizawa Station is served by the Chuo Main Line from Tokyo, and also forms the starting point of the rural Koumi Line to Komoro in Nagano Prefecture.

Station layout[edit]

Kobuchizawa Station has two island platforms connected to a wooden station building by a footbridge. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Chuo Main Line for Kami-Suwa, Shiojiri, and Matsumoto
2  Chuo Main Line for Kōfu, Hachiōji, and Shinjuku
4-5  Koumi Line for Nobeyama, Sakudaira, and Komoro

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Chuo Main Line
Nagasaka - Shinano-Sakai
Koumi Line
Terminus - Kai-Koizumi

History[edit]

The station opened on December 21, 1904 as a station on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR). The Koumi Line began operations from the station on July 27, 1933. The JGR became the Japanese National Railways (JNR) after the end of World War II. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from February 1984.[citation needed] With the dissolution and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). Automated turnstiles using the Suica IC Card system came into operation from October 16, 2004.[citation needed]

Future developments[edit]

The station building is scheduled to be rebuilt, with the new structure, designed by architectural firm Atsushi Kitagawara Architects, reopening in 2017.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Kobuchizawa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway
  • Resort Outlets Yatsugatake shopping center
  • Teikyo Daisan High School

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Miyoshi Kozo. Chuo-sen Machi to eki Hyaku-niju nen. JT Publishing (2009) ISBN 453307698X (Japanese)
  • JR全線全駅ステーション倶楽部編(上) [Complete JR Line/Station Compendium (Vol. 1)] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Bunshun Bunko. September 1988. p. 145. ISBN 4-16-748701-2. 
  1. ^ Kikuchi, Daisuke (29 August 2015). "Kitagawara shapes a new Kobuchizawa Station". The Japan Times Online. Japan: The Japan Time Ltd. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 

External links[edit]