Matoba Station

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Matoba Station
的場駅
Matoba-Station.jpg
Matoba Station entrance in February 2010
Location 1314 Matoba, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama-ken 350-1102
Japan
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Kawagoe Line
Distance 4.8 km from Kawagoe
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus stop
Other information
Website www.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=1446
History
Opened 22 July 1940
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 3,065 daily
Location
Matoba Station is located in Japan
Matoba Station
Matoba Station
Location within Japan

Matoba Station (的場駅?, Matoba-eki) is a railway station on the Kawagoe Line in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]

Lines[edit]

Matoba Station is served by the Kawagoe Line between Kawagoe and Komagawa, and is located 4.8 km from Kawagoe.[2] Services operate every 20 minutes during the daytime, with some services continuing to and from Hachiōji on the Hachikō Line.[3]

Station layout[edit]

View of the platforms looking east in January 2009

The station consists of an island platform serving two tracks. Many trains cross here on the otherwise single line.[2]

Platforms[edit]

1  Kawagoe Line for Komagawa and Hachiōji
2  Kawagoe Line for Kawagoe

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kawagoe Line
Kasahata Local Nishi-Kawagoe

History[edit]

The station opened on 22 July 1940.[4] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 3,065 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[5] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 2,848[6]
2005 2,956[7]
2010 2,972[8]
2011 2,894[9]
2014 3,065[5]

Surrounding area[edit]

Matoba Station is approximately a 10-minute walk from the Kawagoe-Matoba Bus Stop on the Kan-Etsu Expressway, which is served by long-distance bus services operated by Seibu Bus to destinations including Niigata, Toyama, Nagano, Karuizawa, and Kanazawa.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 各駅情報(的場駅) [Station Information: Matoba Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryozo (February 2011). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第11巻 埼玉南部・東京多摩北部 [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 11 Southern Saitama and Northern Tama Tokyo]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 29/44. ISBN 978-4-06-270071-9. 
  3. ^ JR Timetable, December 2010 issue
  4. ^ 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. 446. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  5. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  10. ^ 高速バス [Express bus services] (in Japanese). Japan: City of Kawagoe. 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°55′3.50″N 139°26′9.84″E / 35.9176389°N 139.4360667°E / 35.9176389; 139.4360667