Minami-Urawa Station

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Minami-Urawa Station

南浦和駅
Minami Urawa Station West Exit.jpg
Station west entrance, June 2005
Location 2-37-2 Minami-Urawa, Minami-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken
(埼玉県さいたま市南区南浦和2丁目37-2)
Japan
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms + 2 side platforms
History
Opened 1961
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 58,408 daily

Minami-Urawa Station (南浦和駅 Minami-urawa-eki?) is a railway station on the Musashino Line in Minami-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]

Lines[edit]

Minami-Urawa Station is served by the Keihin-Tōhoku Line linking Saitama Prefecture with central Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture, and the orbital Musashino Line. Many Keihin-Tōhoku services originate and terminate at this station. The station is located 31.7 kilometers from Fuchūhommachi Station on the Musashino Line.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two island platforms for the Keihin-Tōhoku Line, serving four tracks, with two opposed elevated side platforms for the Musashino Line located above and at a right angle to the island platforms. The station building is elevated and is located on a mezzanine level in between the two sets of platforms. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

Musashino Line platforms
Keihin-Tohoku Line platforms
1, 2  Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Ueno, Tokyo, Shinagawa, Yokohama, and Negishi Line for Ōfuna
3, 4  Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Kita-Urawa, Yono, and Ōmiya
5  Musashino Line for Kita-Asaka, Nishi-Kokubunji, and Fuchūhommachi
6  Musashino Line for Shim-Matsudo, Nishi-Funabashi, Tokyo, and Kaihimmakuhari


Minami-Urawa Track Layout
 Ōmiya
4 3 2 1
Shonan-Shinjuku Line
Utsunomiya Line
Keihin-Tohoku Line
Musashino Line
6 Nishi-Funabashi
5 Fuchūhommachi
Saitama Rail Yard

 Tokyo


Source: [2]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Warabi   Rapid   Urawa
Warabi   Local   Urawa
Musashino Line
Musashi-Urawa Holiday Rapid Kamakura Minami-Koshigaya
Musashi-Urawa Local Higashi-Urawa

History[edit]

The station opened on July 1, 1961 on the Keihin-Tōhoku Line.[1] The Musashino Line platforms opened on April 1, 1973 when passenger services on the line started. A widely reported incident occurred at the station about 9:15 a.m. on July 22, 2013, when a woman fell into the gap between a train and the edge of the platform. About 40 bystanders helped station staff push against the side of the train so that the woman could be safely extricated. A member of the station staff began pushing the train after the woman fell into the gap and bystanders quickly joined in to help with the rescue effort. The woman was not seriously injured.[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 58,048 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 51,863[5]
2005 55,624[6]
2010 56,804[7]
2011 56,408[8]
2012 57,499[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 各駅情報(南浦和駅) [Minami-Urawa Station information] (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  2. ^ 祖田圭介 (October 2006). "立体交差駅66クロス". Tetsudo Fan (Magazine). 交友. 546: p. 26.  (Japanese)
  3. ^ http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000423339
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 3 August 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 3 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°50′52″N 139°40′09″E / 35.84778°N 139.66917°E / 35.84778; 139.66917