Ogawamachi Station (Saitama)

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Ogawamachi Station
小川町駅
Ogawamachi Station 20121102.JPG
The station entrance in November 2012
Location Ōtsuka, Ogawa-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms 3 island platforms
Other information
Station code TJ-33 (Tobu)
History
Opened 5 November 1923
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 10,869 daily(Tobu); 614 daily (JR East)
Location
Ogawamachi Station is located in Japan
Ogawamachi Station
Ogawamachi Station
Location within Japan

Ogawamachi Station (小川町駅 Ogawamachi-eki?) is a railway station in Ogawa, Saitama, Japan, jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the private railway operator Tobu Railway.[1][2]

Lines[edit]

Ogawamachi Station is served by the Hachikō Line between Komagawa and Takasaki, and also by the Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro in Tokyo. It is located 64.1 km from the Tobu Tojo Line Ikebukuro terminus.[3]

Station layout[edit]

View of the station showing Tobu platforms on left and JR East platforms on right, January 2006

The Tobu side of the station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks. The JR East side of the station consists of one island platform serving two tracks, forming a passing loop on the single-track Hachikō Line. Two storage tracks lie between the Tobu and JR East platforms.

The Tobu station has a season ticket sales office.[4]

Platforms[edit]

1  Tobu Tojo Line for Yorii
2  Tobu Tojo Line for Shinrinkōen, Kawagoe, and Ikebukuro
3  Tobu Tojo Line for Yorii
4  Tobu Tojo Line for Shinrinkōen, Kawagoe, and Ikebukuro
7  Hachikō Line for Yorii and Takasaki
8  Hachikō Line for Ogose and Komagawa

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tobu Tojo Line
Musashi-Ranzan   TJ Liner[Note 1]   Terminus
Musashi-Ranzan   Rapid express   Terminus
Musashi-Ranzan   Rapid   Terminus
Musashi-Ranzan   Express   Terminus
Musashi-Ranzan   Semi express   Terminus
Musashi-Ranzan   Local   Tōbu-Takezawa
Hachikō Line
Myōkaku   Local   Takezawa
  1. ^ Down direction only.

History[edit]

Ogawamachi Station shortly after opening in 1923

The Tobu station opened on 5 November 1923,[2][3] while what is now the JR station opened on 24 March 1934.[1]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Ogawamachi Station becoming "TJ-33".[5]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the Tobu station was used by an average of 10,869 passengers daily.[6]  In fiscal 2014, the JR East station was used by an average of 614 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[7] The passenger figures for the JR East station in previous years (boarding passengers only) are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 638[8]
2005 616[9]
2010 661[10]
2011 602[11]
2012 581[12]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Ogawamachi Town Hall
  • Ogawamachi Post Office
  • Saitama Prefectural Ogawa High School
  • National Route 254

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ogawamachi Station Information" (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Ogawamachi Station Information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 200. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  4. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2016
  5. ^ 「東武スカイツリーライン」誕生! あわせて駅ナンバリングを導入し、よりわかりやすくご案内します [Tobu Sky Tree Line created! Station numbering to be introduced at same time] (pdf). Tobu News (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  6. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 4 March 2016. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  11. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  12. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°03′32″N 139°15′39″E / 36.058892°N 139.260807°E / 36.058892; 139.260807