Kumagaya Station

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Kumagaya Station
熊谷駅
Kumagaya Station North Entrance 20110624.JPG
Kumagaya Station north entrance, June 2011
Location Kumagaya, Saitama
(埼玉県熊谷市)
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
Location
Kumagaya Station is located in Japan
Kumagaya Station
Kumagaya Station
Location within Japan

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 private railway operator 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. It is located 64.7 kilometers from Tokyo. The station is also served by 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]

JR East[edit]

Kumagaya Station
熊谷駅
JR East station
E4inKumagayaSt1.JPG
The shinkansen platforms at Kumagaya in January 2007
Location 2 Tsukuba ,Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
埼玉県熊谷市筑波2丁目)
Japan
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Distance 64.7 km from Tokyo
Platforms 3 island platform + 1 side platform
History
Opened 1883
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 30,432 daily

The JR East station consists of two ground-level island platforms, serving four tracks for the Takasaki Line, with an elevated station building above the platforms. Shinkansen services are provided by one side platform and one island platform serving three tracks, located above the station building. The station has a “Midori no Madoguchi” staffed ticket office.

Chichibu Railway[edit]

Kumagaya Station
熊谷駅
Chichibu Railway station
Chichibu-railway-Kumagaya-station-platform.jpg
The Chichibu Railway platform in January 2008
Location 1-202-1 Sakuragi-cho, Kumagaya, Saitama-ken
(埼玉県熊谷市桜木町一丁目202-1)
Japan
Operated by Chichibu Railway
Line(s) Chichibu Main Line
Distance 14.9 km from Hanyū
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 5,841

The Chichibu Railway Station consists of one island platform serving two tracks, with an elevated station building located above the platform.

Platforms[edit]

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: Does not stop at this station
Ōmiya   Tanigawa   Honjō-Waseda
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Kagayaki: Does not stop at this station
Hakutaka: Does not stop at this station
Ōmiya   Asama   Honjō-Waseda
Takasaki Line
Kōnosu Takasaki Line: Urban Rapid, Commuter Rapid
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. The station became part of the JR East network after the privatization of the JNR on 1 April 1987.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the JR East portion of Kumagaya Station was used by an average of 34,332 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[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 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 

External links[edit]


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