Toride Station

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Toride Station
Toride Station west entrance, June 2010
Location Chuo-cho, Toride, Ibaraki
Operated by
Opened 1896
Passengers (FY2014) 27,410 (JR) [1] daily

Toride Station (取手駅, Toride-eki) is a railway station on the Jōban Line in Toride, Ibaraki, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is also shared by the private railway operator Kanto Railway.


Toride Station is served by the Jōban Line, and is located 37.4 km from the official starting point of the line at Nippori Station. It is a terminus of the 51.1 km Jōsō Line of the Kantō Railway

Station layout[edit]

Toride Station east entrance, June 2009

The JR East portion of Toride station has three elevated island platforms serving six tracks. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi ticket office. The Kanto Railway portion of the station has a single ground level island platform.


1/2  Jōban Line (Local) for Abiko, Kita-Senju
Subway TokyoChiyoda.png Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line for Yoyogi-Uehara
3/4  Jōban Line (Rapid) for Kashiwa, Matsudo, and Ueno
5  Jōban Line (Rapid) for Kashiwa, Matsudo, and Ueno
 Jōban Line for Tsuchiura, Mito, and Iwaki
6  Jōban Line for Tsuchiura, Mito, and Iwaki
7/8  Jōsō Line for Moriya, Mitsukaido, and Shimodate

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Jōban Line (Rapid)
Kashiwa   Special Rapid   Fujishiro
Tennōdai   Rapid   Terminus
Tennōdai   Local
(Rapid service between Toride and Ueno)
Jōban Line (Local)
Tennōdai   Local
(Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line through service)
Kantō Railway Jōsō Line
Terminus   Rapid   Nishi-Toride
Terminus   Local   Nishi-Toride


The station opened on 25 December 1896.[2] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.

A 27-year-old Japanese man was arrested after stabbing 14 people outside of the west entrance of Toride Station on the morning of 17 December 2010. The suspect was alleged to have boarded a bus where he stabbed mostly high school and middle school students, before being subdued. None of the victims were seriously injured.[3][4][5]

Surrounding area[edit]


  1. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "JR East Toride Station information" (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  3. ^ "Japan knife attacker injures at least 13 people". BBC News. 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  4. ^ 取手駅前、登校バス乗りこみ切りつけ 容疑の27歳逮捕 (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  5. ^ "14 hurt in Ibaraki Pref. knife attack". Yomiuri Shimbun. 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 

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Coordinates: 35°53′47″N 140°03′47″E / 35.896451°N 140.063123°E / 35.896451; 140.063123