Shōwa Station (Kanagawa)

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Shōwa Station
昭和駅
JREast-Showa-station-entrance.jpg
Shōwa Station entrance May 2008
Location 1 Ōgimachi, Kawasaki, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
(川崎市川崎区扇町1)
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Tsurumi Line
History
Opened 1931
Traffic
Passengers ([1]) 569 daily

Shōwa Station (昭和駅?, Shōwa-eki) is a railway station operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Lines[edit]

Shōwa Station is served by the Tsurumi Line, and is 6.4 kilometers from the terminus at Tsurumi Station.

Station layout[edit]

Station platform, May 2008

Shōwa Station has a single side platform serving bi-directional traffic.

Platforms[edit]

1  Tsurumi Line Tsurumi, Ōgimachi

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Tsurumi Line
Hama-Kawasaki Main Line Ōgimachi

History[edit]

Shōwa Station was opened on March 20, 1931 as a temporary stop on the privately held Tsurumi Rinkō Railway (鶴見臨港鉄道?, Tsurumi Rinkō Tetsudō). Tsurumi Rinkō Railway was nationalized into the Japanese Government Railways on July 1, 1943.[2] at which time the stop was upgraded to a full station. The station has been unattended since March 1, 1971. Upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on April 1, 1987 the station has been operated by JR East. The station was named Shōwa because it was adjacent to a factory of Shōwa Fertilizer Company (present-day Showa Denko).[3] The Showa Denko factory still exists next to the station.

References[edit]

  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7
  1. ^ Kawasaki City statistics. Average number of boarding passengers in 2008.
  2. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 71. ISBN 4533029809. 
  3. ^ Sutēshon Kurabu (ed.) (1988). Eki—JR Zensen Zen'eki (Jō) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Bungeishunjū. p. 64. ISBN 4-16-748701-2. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Shōwa Station (Kanagawa) at Wikimedia Commons


Coordinates: 35°30′24.61″N 139°43′26.03″E / 35.5068361°N 139.7238972°E / 35.5068361; 139.7238972