Koganei Station

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Koganei Station
小金井駅
JreKoganeiSt2.jpg
East entrance, December 2006
Location Kogane, Shimotsuke, Tochigi
(栃木県下野市小金井)
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s)
Connections
  • Bus stop
History
Opened 1893
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 3,911 daily[1]

Koganei Station (小金井駅 Koganei-eki?) is a railway station on the Utsunomiya Line in Shimotsuke, Tochigi, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Koganei Station is served by the Utsunomiya Line (Tohoku Main Line), and is 88.1 km from the starting point of the line at Tokyo. Through services to and from the Tokaido Line and Yokosuka Line are also provided via the Shonan-Shinjuku Line and Ueno-Tokyo Line.

Station layout[edit]

This station has an elevated station building, located above two island platforms serving four tracks. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1/2  Utsunomiya Line for Utsunomiya and Kuroiso
 Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Utsunomiya
3/4  Utsunomiya Line for Oyama, Ōmiya, and Ueno
 Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Ōmiya, Shinjuku, Yokohama, and Zushi

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Utsunomiya Line
Oyama   Commuter Rapid   Jichi-Idai
Oyama   Rapid   Jichi-Idai
Oyama   Local   Jichi-Idai

History[edit]

Koganei Station opened on 25 March 1893.[2] During World War II, Koganei Station was strafed by American fighter aircraft on 28 July 1945, killing some 30 civilians on a Tohoku Main Line train stopped at the station. A monument describing the event exists at the west exit of the station.[3] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 3,879 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 4,039[5]
2005 3,947[6]
2010 3,988[7]
2014 3,911[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Former Kokubunji town hall
  • Shimotsuke Koganei Post Office

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [FY2014 station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  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. 394. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  3. ^ [http://www.city.shimotsuke.lg.jp/hp/page000011700/hpg000011689.htm Shimotsuke city official home page (Japanese)
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°22′27″N 139°50′32″E / 36.3743°N 139.8421°E / 36.3743; 139.8421