Yorii Station

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Yorii Station
寄居駅
Yorii Station south entrance 20170211.jpg
The south entrance in February 2017
Location Yorii, Yorii-machi, Ōsato-gun, Saitama-ken
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms 3 island platforms
Other information
Station code TJ-38 (Tobu)
History
Opened 7 October 1901
Location
Yorii Station is located in Japan
Yorii Station
Yorii Station
Location within Japan

Yorii Station (寄居駅, Yorii-eki) is a railway station in Yorii, Saitama, Japan, jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the private railway operators Tobu Railway and Chichibu Railway.[1][2]

Lines[edit]

Yorii Station is served by the following three lines.

On the Tobu Tojo Line during the daytime, the station is served by two "Local" (all-stations) trains per hour in each direction to and from Ogawamachi. There are no direct trains to or from Ikebukuro.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of three island platforms, each serving two tracks for the Tobu Tojo Line, Chichibu Main Line, and Hachikō Line.

Platforms[edit]

1/2  Tobu Tojo Line for Ogawamachi, Kawagoe, and Ikebukuro
3  Chichibu Main Line for Nagatoro, Chichibu, and Mitsumineguchi
4  Chichibu Main Line for Kumagaya, Gyōdashi, and Hanyū
5  Hachiko Line for Ogawamachi,Ogose, and Komagawa
6  Hachiko Line for Takasaki

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tobu Tojo Line
Tamayodo Local Terminus
Chichibu Main Line
Nagatoro SL Paleo Express Takekawa
Nogami Chichibuji Takekawa
Sakurazawa Local Hagure
Hachiko Line
Orihara Local Yōdo

History[edit]

The south entrance in March 2006, before the addition of lifts

The station opened on October 7, 1901, as the terminus of the Jōbu Railway (present-day Chichibu Railway) from Kumagaya.[4][5] From April 2, 1903, the Jōbu Railway line was extended from Yorii to Hagure.[4]

The Tobu Railway station opened on July 10, 1925, with the completion of the Tōjō Line from Ogawamachi.[4][5]

The JR (former Japanese Government Railways) station opened on January 25, 1933, following the extension of the Hachikō Line from Kodama. The Hachikō Line was extended south to Ogawamachi on October 6, 1934.[6]

The JR East section became Suica-compatible from February 2002. The Tobu section became Pasmo-compatible from March 2007.[citation needed]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Yorii Station becoming "TJ-38".[7]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2010, the Tobu station was used by an average of 4,347 passengers daily.[8] In fiscal 2012, the JR East station was used by an average of 399 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[9] The passenger figures for the JR East station in previous years (boarding passengers only) are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 460[10]
2005 473[11]
2010 423[12]
2011 376[13]
2012 399[9]

Surrounding area[edit]

Yorii Town Office in February 2017
  • Yorii Town Office
  • Yorii Library

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yorii Station Information" (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Yorii Station Information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  3. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published January 2015
  4. ^ a b c Wakuda, Yasuo (1993). 私鉄史ハンドブック [Private Railway Handbook] (in Japanese). Tokyo: Denkisha Kenkyūkai. ISBN 4-88548-065-5.
  5. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.
  6. ^ 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). I. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 167. ISBN 4533029809.
  7. ^ 「東武スカイツリーライン」誕生! あわせて駅ナンバリングを導入し、よりわかりやすくご案内します [Tobu Sky Tree Line created! Station numbering to be introduced at same time] (pdf). Tobu News (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  8. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information (Passenger statistics)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Archived from the original on January 1, 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  9. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  11. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  12. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  13. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013.

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 36°07′04″N 139°11′41″E / 36.117770°N 139.194632°E / 36.117770; 139.194632