Sashiōgi Station

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Sashiōgi Station
指扇駅
Sashiogi-Sta-S.JPG
Sashiōgi Station south entrance in November 2015
Location 1716 Hōrai, Nishi-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken
Japan
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Kawagoe Line
Distance 7.7 km from Ōmiya
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus stop
Other information
Website www.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=746
History
Opened 22 July 1940 (1940-07-22)
Rebuilt 2014
Electrified 30 September 1985 (1985-09-30)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 10,848 daily
Location
Sashiōgi Station is located in Japan
Sashiōgi Station
Sashiōgi Station
Location within Japan

Sashiōgi Station (指扇駅?, Sashiōgi-eki) is a railway station on the Kawagoe Line in Nishi-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]

Lines[edit]

Sashiōgi Station is served by the Kawagoe Line between Kawagoe and Ōmiya, and is located 7.7 km from Ōmiya.[2] Most trains continue beyond Ōmiya on the Saikyō Line to Shinjuku and Shin-Kiba. Services operate every 20 minutes during the daytime.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two side platforms serving two tracks.[2] The station entrance was previously located on the south side only, with the platforms connected by a footbridge, but a new north entrance was added in March 2014 as part of a scheme to completely rebuild the station with the ticket barriers located on the second floor, above the platforms, and allowing free passage between the north and south sides of the tracks.[4]

Platforms[edit]

1  Kawagoe Line for Minami-Furuya and Kawagoe
2  Kawagoe Line for Ōmiya, Ikebukuro, and Shinjuku
Rinkai Line through service to Shin-Kiba

Passengers wishing to travel onward to Komagawa and Hachiōji need to change at Kawagoe, as there are no through trains running between Ōmiya and Komagawa.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kawagoe Line
Minami-Furuya   Commuter rapid   Nishi-Ōmiya
Minami-Furuya   Rapid   Nishi-Ōmiya
Minami-Furuya   Local   Nishi-Ōmiya

History[edit]

The station opened on 22 July 1940 in what was then the village of Sashiōgi in Kita-Adachi District, Saitama.[5] 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.[5]

Work to rebuild the station started in 2012, and the new north entrance to the station was opened on 9 March 2014.[4] Station rebuilding was completed during fiscal 2014, including a new station forecourt on the north side.[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 10,848 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[6] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 15,393[7]
2005 14,856[8]
2010 11,703[9]
2011 11,264[10]
2012 11,143[11]
2013 11,098[12]

Surrounding area[edit]

North[edit]

South[edit]

  • Mamiya Library
  • Omiya Musashino High School[17]
  • Nishiasuma Park[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 各駅情報(指扇駅) [Station Information: Sashiōgi Station] (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  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. 25/43. ISBN 978-4-06-270071-9. 
  3. ^ JR Timetable, December 2010 issue
  4. ^ a b c 指扇駅周辺のまちづくり [Sashiogi Station vicinity town planning] (in Japanese). Japan: City of Saitama. March 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  11. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  12. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Sashiogi Hospital" (in Japanese). Sankeikai. 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Shumei Eiko High School" (in Japanese). 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Ageo Tachibana High School" (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Akiha Shrine" (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  17. ^ "Omiya Musashino High School" (in Japanese). 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  18. ^ "Nishiasuma Park" (in Japanese). City of Saitama. 2003. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°55′1.2504″N 139°33′54.3636″E / 35.917014000°N 139.565101000°E / 35.917014000; 139.565101000