Yokokawa Station

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Yokokawa Station

横川駅
Yokokawa station, Gunma in June 2015.jpg
Yokokawa Station in June 2015
Location398 Matsuida-machi Yokogawa, Annaka-shi, Gunma-ken 379-0301
Japan
Coordinates36°20′10″N 138°44′13″E / 36.33611°N 138.73694°E / 36.33611; 138.73694Coordinates: 36°20′10″N 138°44′13″E / 36.33611°N 138.73694°E / 36.33611; 138.73694
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Shin'etsu Line
Distance29.7 km from Takasaki
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Other information
StatusStaffed
WebsiteOfficial website
History
OpenedOctober 15, 1885
Passengers
FY2019208
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Terminus Shin'etsu Main Line
Takasaki – Yokokawa
Nishi-Matsuida
toward Takasaki
Former services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Karuizawa
toward Niigata
Shin'etsu Main Line Nishi-Matsuida
toward Takasaki
Location
Yokokawa Station is located in Gunma Prefecture
Yokokawa Station
Yokokawa Station
Location within Gunma Prefecture
Yokokawa Station is located in Japan
Yokokawa Station
Yokokawa Station
Yokokawa Station (Japan)

Yokokawa Station (横川駅, Yokokawa-eki) is a railway station in the city of Annaka, Gunma, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Yokokawa Station is a terminal station for its segment of the Shinetsu Main Line, and is located 29.7 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Takasaki.

Station layout[edit]

The station has a two opposed side platforms connected to the station building by a footbridge. There is a third track in the middle for through traffic.

Platforms[edit]

1/3  Shinetsu Main Line for Takasaki

History[edit]

Yokokawa Station opened on October 15, 1885 as the terminus of the governmental railway between Takasaki and Yokokawa. The station became an intermediate station of the railway connecting Takasaki and Niigata (later named the Shinetsu Main Line) when the Usui Pass section of the railway, connecting Yokokawa and Karuizawa, opened on April 1, 1893.[1]

The Usui Pass section of the railway closed on October 1, 1997. Yokokawa Station has been the terminus of the line since then.[1]

The former Yokokawa locomotive depot for bank engines used on the Usui Pass was transformed into the Usui Pass Railway Heritage Park, which exhibits the bank engines (JNR Class EF63 electric locomotives) and other rolling stock.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 208 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. 574. ISBN 4533029809.
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2019年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2019)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2020.

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