Kumagaya Station north entrance, June 2011
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.
|JR East station|
The shinkansen platforms at Kumagaya in January 2007
|Location||2 Tsukuba ,Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
|Operated by||JR East|
|Distance||64.7 km from Tokyo|
|Platforms||3 island platform + 1 side platform|
|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 station|
The Chichibu Railway platform in January 2008
|Location||1-202-1 Sakuragi-cho, Kumagaya, Saitama-ken
|Operated by||Chichibu Railway|
|Line(s)||Chichibu Main Line|
|Distance||14.9 km from Hanyū|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
The Chichibu Railway Station consists of one island platform serving two tracks, with an elevated station building located above the platform.
|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|
|Toki: Does not stop at this station|
|Kagayaki: Does not stop at this station|
|Hakutaka: Does not stop at this station|
|Kōnosu||Takasaki Line: Urban Rapid, Commuter Rapid
Shonan-Shinjuku Line Special Rapid
|Chichibu Main Line|
The station on the Takasaki Line opened on July 28, 1883. The Chichibu Line platforms opened on October 7, 1901. 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.
In fiscal 2014, the JR East portion of Kumagaya Station was used by an average of 34,332 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
- Kumagaya City Office
- Kumagaya General Hospital
- National Route 17
- 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.
- 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.
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