Mitaka Station

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JC12 JB01
Mitaka Station

三鷹駅
Mitaka Station Ngate.JPG
North entrance, May 2015
Location3-46-1 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo
(東京都三鷹市下連雀3丁目46-1)
Japan
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Chūō Main Line
Platforms3 island platforms
Connections
  • Bus stop
History
Opened1930
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014)92,836 daily

Mitaka Station (三鷹駅, Mitaka-eki) is a railway station in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Mitaka Station is served by the Chūō Main Line, acting as the terminus for all-stations Chūō-Sōbu Line services from Chiba, with Chūō Line (Rapid) limited stop services from Tokyo. Some Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line inter-running services also originate and terminate here. The station is 24.1 kilometers from Tokyo Station.

Kaiji, Narita Express, and rarely Azusa limited express services on the Chūō Main Line stop at Mitaka.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of three island platforms serving six tracks,[1] with the station building located above and perpendicular to the platforms. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

A Chūō-Sōbu Line train at Mitaka Station, February 2003

Platforms[edit]

1/2 JB Chūō-Sōbu Line for Nakano, Shinjuku, Akihabara, Tsudanuma, and Chiba
T Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line for Nishi-Funabashi
3/4 JC Chūō Line (Rapid) for Tachikawa, Hachiōji, Takao
JC Ome Line for Ōme
5/6 JC Chūō Line (Rapid) for Shinjuku and Tokyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Chūō Line (Rapid) JC12
Kichijōji JC11   Narita Express   Kokubunji JC16
Chūō Liner: Does not stop at this station
Ōme Liner: Does not stop at this station
Commuter Special Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Nakano JC06   Ōme Special Rapid   Kokubunji JC16
Nakano JC06   Chūō Special Rapid   Kokubunji JC16
Kichijōji JC11   Commuter Rapid   Kokubunji JC16
Kichijōji JC11   Rapid   Musashi-Sakai JC13
Kichijōji JB02   Local[Note 1]   Musashi-Sakai JC13
Chūō-Sōbu Line JB01
Kichijōji JB02   Local   Musashi-Sakai[Note 2] JC13
Kichijōji JB02   Tozai Line through service   Terminus
  1. ^ Early morning and late night only
  2. ^ Early morning and late night through service

History[edit]

Mitaka Station opened on 25 June 1930.[1] On 15 July 1949, an unmanned train, with its controls tied down, crashed into the station, killing 6 and injuring 20. The incident remains shrouded in mystery.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 92,836 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 44th-busiest station operated by JR East.[2] The daily passenger figures (boarding passengers only) in previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 82,335[3]
2005 85,602[4]
2010 90,214[5]
2011 89,295[6]
2012 90,253[7]
2013 92,724[8]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryozo (May 2010). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第2巻 三鷹駅―八王子エリア [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 1 Mitaka Station - Hachioji Area]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 7/41. ISBN 978-4-06-270062-7.
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2015. Archived from the original on 6 May 2001. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 7 October 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 6 May 2001. Retrieved 16 September 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°42′10″N 139°33′39″E / 35.70278°N 139.56083°E / 35.70278; 139.56083