Kumagaya Station

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Kumagaya Station
熊谷駅
Kumagaya Station North Entrance 20110624.JPG
Kumagaya Station north entrance, June 2011
Location
Prefecture Saitama
(See other stations in Saitama)
City Kumagaya
Neighborhood 2 Tsukuba
Address in Japanese 筑波2丁目
History
Opened 1883
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Chichibu Railway
Line(s) Joetsu Shinkansen
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Takasaki Line
Chichibu Main Line
Statistics 30,715 passengers/day (JR East, FY2010)
Bus There is a bus stop near this station

Kumagaya Station (熊谷駅 Kumagaya-eki?) is a railway station in Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan, operated jointly by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the Chichibu Railway

Lines[edit]

Kumagaya Station is served by the JR East Joetsu Shinkansen and Hokuriku Shinkansen high-speed shinkansen lines from Tokyo, the Takasaki Line to Takasaki, and also the privately operated Chichibu Main Line from Hanyū to Mitsumineguchi. It is located 14.9 km from Hanyū on the Chichibu Main Line.[1]

Station layout[edit]

Platforms[edit]

View of the shinkansen platforms, January 2007
1-2  Takasaki Line for Ōmiya and Ueno
 Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Yokohama, and Odawara
 Ueno-Tokyo Line for Tokyo, Yokohama, and Atami
3-4  Takasaki Line for Honjō and Takasaki
5  Chichibu Main Line for Gyōdashi and Hanyū
6  Chichibu Main Line for Yorii, Chichibu, and Mitsumineguchi
11  Shinkansen (Not normally used)
12  Joetsu Shinkansen for Ōmiya, Ueno, and Tokyo
13  Joetsu Shinkansen for Takasaki, Nagaoka, and Niigata
 Hokuriku Shinkansen for Nagano, Toyama, and Kanazawa

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Joetsu Shinkansen
Toki: no stop
Ōmiya Tanigawa Honjō-Waseda
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Kagayaki: no stop
Hakutaka: no stop
Ōmiya Asama Honjō-Waseda
Takasaki Line
Kōnosu Takasaki Line: Urban Rapid, Commuter Rapid (select)
Shonan-Shinjuku Line Special Rapid
Kagohara
Gyōda Local Kagohara
Chichibu Main Line
Terminus Paleo Express Takekawa
Gyōdashi Chichibuji Takekawa
Mochida Local Kami-Kumagaya

History[edit]

The station on the Takasaki Line opened on July 28, 1883. The Chichibu Line platforms opened on October 7, 1901.[1] The Jōetsu Shinkansen platforms opened on November 15, 1982.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 30,715 passengers daily.[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 192. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 [Station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 36°08′24″N 139°23′24″E / 36.140°N 139.390°E / 36.140; 139.390