Yoshikawaminami Station

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Yoshikawaminami Station

吉川美南駅
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West side of Yoshikawaminami Station, March 2012
Location 2-34 Minami, Yoshikawa-shi, Saitama-ken
(埼玉県吉川市美南二丁目34 )
Japan
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Musashino Line
Platforms 1 island, 1 side platforms
Connections
  • Bus stop
History
Opened 2012
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 2,975 daily

Yoshikawaminami Station (吉川美南駅?, Yoshikawaminami-eki) is a railway station on the Musashino Line in Yoshikawa, Saitama, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It opened on 17 March 2012.[1]

Lines[edit]

Yoshikawaminami Station is located between Yoshikawa and Shim-Misato on the Musashino Line, approximately 1.7 km from Yoshikawa Station.[2] It is located 49.8 kilometers from Fuchūhommachi Station and 78.6 kilometers from the official starting point of the line (for freight operations) at Tsurumi Station.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of one island platform and one side platform serving a total of three tracks.[3] The platforms are long enough to accommodate 8-car trains.[3]

Platforms[edit]

1, 2 JM Musashino Line for Shim-Matsudo, Nishi-Funabashi, Tokyo and Kaihimmakuhari
2, 3 JM Musashino Line for Minami-Urawa and Fuchūhommachi

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Musashino Line
Yoshikawa - Shim-Misato

History[edit]

View of the station under construction, September 2011

Construction work started in November 2009.[3] On 27 January 2010, the new name for the station was formally chosen from three proposed names selected from 131 original proposals: Yoshikawa Namazu-no-sato, Yoshikawa-Minami, and Musashi-Yoshikawa.[4] The station opened on 17 March 2012.

Construction cost[edit]

The total cost of construction for the new station is estimated to be 7.168 billion yen, with JR East paying 2.808 billion yen, and Yoshikawa City paying 4.36 billion yen.[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

JR East forecasts that the station will be used by an average of 23,000 passengers daily within five years of its opening.[4] In fiscal 2014, it was used by 2,975 passengers (boarding passengers only).[5]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Minami Chuo Park
  • Yoshikawa High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ 各駅情報(吉川美南駅) [Yoshikawa-Minami Station information] (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b 新駅情報 [Details of New Station] (in Japanese). Yoshikawa City. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c 吉川美南駅 事業概要 [Yoshikawa-Minami Station Construction Details] (PDF) (in Japanese). Yoshikawa City. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b JR武蔵野線吉川−新三郷駅間で建設中の新駅の名称決定 [Name chosen for new station between Yoshikawa and Shin-Matsudo on the JR Musashino Line]. Sankei News (in Japanese). Japan: The Sankei Shimbun & Sankei Digital. 27 January 2010. Archived from the original on 15 October 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [FY2014 Station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°52′06″N 139°51′28″E / 35.8683°N 139.8579°E / 35.8683; 139.8579