Maebashi Station

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Maebashi Station
前橋駅
Maebashi-eki-2.jpg
Maebashi Station, South exit, January 2007
Location 2 Omotechō, Maebashi, Gunma
(群馬県前橋市表町二丁目)
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Ryōmō Line
History
Opened 1889
Traffic
Passengers (FY2013) 10,087 daily

Maebashi Station (前橋駅 Maebashi-eki?) is a railway station on the Ryōmō Line in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is one of two main railway stations of Maebashi; the other is Chūō Maebashi Station of the private railway operator Jōmō Electric Railway.

Lines[edit]

Maebashi Station is served by the Ryōmō Line, and is located 81.9 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Oyama Station. Some Shōnan Shinjuku Line and the Ueno-Tokyo Line services also originate at this station.

Station layout[edit]

Maebashi Station has two elevated island platforms serving three tracks, with the station building underneath. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Ryōmō Line for Isesaki, Kiryū, and Oyama
for Takasaki and Tōkyō (some)
2  Ryōmō Line for Takasaki and Tōkyō (most)
for Isesaki, Kiryū, and Oyama (some)
3  Ryōmō Line for Takasaki and Tōkyō

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Ryōmō Line
Maebashi-Ōshima Local Shin-Maebashi

History[edit]

Maebashi Station was opened by Ryōmō Railway on November 20, 1889. From August 20, 1884, Nippon Railway operated another Maebashi Station on the other side of the Tone River, but this station was closed on December 26, 1889 when a bridge across the river was completed and Nippon Railway trains began sharing the Ryōmō Railway station. Ryōmō Railway was merged into Nippon Railway on January 1, 1897 and Nippon Railway was nationalized on November 1, 1906.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Maebashi Omote-machi Post Office

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese) II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 461–62. ISBN 4533029809. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°23′01″N 139°04′25″E / 36.3837°N 139.0735°E / 36.3837; 139.0735