Minami-Furuya Station

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Minami-Furuya Station
南古谷駅
Minami-Furuya Station entrance 20121016.JPG
Minami-Furuya Station in October 2012
Location 252 Namiki, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama-ken 350-0023
Japan
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Kawagoe Line
Distance 12.4 km from Ōmiya
Platforms 1 side + 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections Bus stop
Other information
Website www.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=1501
History
Opened 22 July 1940 (1940-07-22)
Rebuilt 2010-2011
Electrified 30 September 1985 (1985-09-30)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 7,991 daily
Location
Minami-Furuya Station is located in Japan
Minami-Furuya Station
Minami-Furuya Station
Location within Japan

Minami-Furuya Station (南古谷駅?, Minami-Furuya-eki) is a railway station on the Kawagoe Line in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Minami-Furuya Station is served by the Kawagoe Line between Kawagoe and Ōmiya, and is located 12.4 km from Ōmiya.[1] The majority of services continue beyond Ōmiya on the Saikyo Line to Shinjuku and Shin-Kiba. In the morning peak, some eastbound trains towards Tokyo and some westbound trains toward Komagawa and Hachiōji start from this station, as it is located close to Kawagoe Depot. Services operate every 20 minutes during the daytime.[2]

Station layout[edit]

View of the station looking east from platform 1 in October 2008

The station consists of one side platform and one island platform serving three tracks, connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station building and entrance is located on the south side of the tracks.[1]

Platforms[edit]

1  Kawagoe Line for Kawagoe, Komagawa, and Hachiko Line through service to Hachiōji
2/3  Kawagoe Line for Ōmiya, Ikebukuro, and Shinjuku, Rinkai Line through service to Shin-Kiba

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kawagoe Line
Kawagoe   Commuter rapid   Sashiōgi
Kawagoe   Rapid   Sashiōgi
Kawagoe   Local   Sashiōgi

History[edit]

Minami-Furuya Station opened on 22 July 1940.[3] The line was electrified on 30 September 1985, from which date through-running began to and from the Saikyo Line. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 7,991 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 6,538[5]
2005 7,437[6]
2010 7,837[7]
2011 7,879[8]
2012 7,908[9]

Surrounding area[edit]

Unicus Minami-Furuya Shopping Centre in April 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 25/43. ISBN 978-4-06-270071-9. 
  2. ^ JR Timetable, December 2010 issue
  3. ^ 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. 445. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°54′11.6352″N 139°31′9.88″E / 35.903232000°N 139.5194111°E / 35.903232000; 139.5194111