Shitte Station

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Shitte Station
尻手駅
ShitteStation-front-Oct12-2015.jpg
The station building in October 2015
Location 3 Minami-Saiwaichō, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken 212-0016
Japan
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Distance 1.7 km from Kawasaki
Tracks 3
Connections Bus stop
Other information
Website www.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=786
History
Opened 9 March 1927 (1927-03-09)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2013) 12,873 daily
Location
Shitte Station is located in Japan
Shitte Station
Shitte Station
Location within Japan

Shitte Station (尻手駅?, Shitte-eki) is a railway station on the Nambu Line in Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Shitte Station is served by the 35.5 km Nambu Line from Tachikawa to Kawasaki, and lies 1.7 km from the southern terminus of the line at Kawasaki. It is also the northern terminus and starting point of the 4.1 km Nambu Branch Line to Hama-Kawasaki.

Station layout[edit]

Shitte Station has a single side platform and an island platform serving three elevated tracks, connected by an underpass. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Nambu Line for Kawasaki
2  Nambu Line for Musashi-Kosugi, Musashi-Mizonokuchi, Noborito, and Tachikawa
3  Nambu Branch Line for Hatchōnawate and Hama-Kawasaki

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Nambu Line
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Kawasaki   Local   Yakō
Nambu Branch Line
Terminus Local Hatchōnawate

History[edit]

The station opened on the Nambu Railway on March 9, 1927, initially named Shitte Halt (尻手停留場?, Shitte-Teiryūjō).[1] It officially became a full station in 1929.[1] The Nambu Branch Line opened on 25 March 1930, initially as a freight-only line.[1] The Nambu Railway was nationalized on April 1, 1944, becoming part of the Japanese Government Railway (JGR) system, which became the Japanese National Railways (JNR) from 1949. A freight-only spur line to the Shin-Tsurumi Freight Terminal was opened on 1 October 1973 from the line just north of the station.[1] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[1]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 12,873 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 9,990[3]
2005 11,079[4]
2010 11,691[5]
2013 12,873[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. pp. 65–69. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  2. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°31′51″N 139°41′03″E / 35.5309°N 139.6841°E / 35.5309; 139.6841