Ōtsuki Station

Ōtsuki Station (大月駅, Ōtsuki-eki) is a railway station on the Chūō Main Line in the city of Ōtsuki, Yamanashi, Japan, jointly operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Fuji Kyuko.[1]

JC32
Ōtsuki Station

大月駅
Otsuki Station 20060813.jpg
Ōtsuki Station, August 2006
General information
Location1-1-1 Ōtsuki, Ōtsuki-shi Yamanashi-ken
Japan
Coordinates35°36′48″N 138°56′34″E / 35.6132°N 138.9427°E / 35.6132; 138.9427Coordinates: 35°36′48″N 138°56′34″E / 35.6132°N 138.9427°E / 35.6132; 138.9427
Elevation358 meters
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance87.8 km from Tokyo
Platforms1 side + 2 island platforms
Tracks5
Connections
  • Bus stop
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
Station codeJC32 (JR), FJ01 (Fuji Kyuko)
WebsiteOfficial website
History
OpenedOctober 1, 1902
Passengers
FY2011, JR East5,153 daily
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Enzan
CO37
towards Minami-Otari
Azusa Hachiōji
JC22
towards Chiba or Tokyo
Enzan
CO37
towards Ryūō
Kaiji Hachiōji
JC22
towards Tokyo
through to Fuji Kyuko Fuji Excursion Hachiōji
JC22
towards Shinjuku
Terminus Chūō Line
  Commuter Special Rapid
  Chūō Special Rapid
Saruhashi
JC31
towards Tokyo
Chūō Line
  Commuter Rapid
Saruhashi
One-way operation
Chūō Line
Rapid
Saruhashi
JC31
towards Tokyo
Hatsukari
CO33
towards Shiojiri
Chūō Line
Local
Saruhashi
JC31
towards Tachikawa
Preceding station Fuji Kyuko Following station
Tsurubunkadaigakumae
(FJ08)
towards Kawaguchiko
Fuji Excursion through to JR East
Fujisan and Mt. Fuji View Terminus
Kamiōtsuki
(FJ02)
towards Kawaguchiko
Fujikyuko Line
Location
Ōtsuki Station is located in Yamanashi Prefecture
Ōtsuki Station
Ōtsuki Station
Location within Yamanashi Prefecture
Ōtsuki Station is located in Japan
Ōtsuki Station
Ōtsuki Station
Ōtsuki Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Ōtsuki Station is served by the Chūō Main Line (including Chūō Line (Rapid) services) from Tokyo, and is 87.8 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Tokyo Station on the Chūō Main Line. It is also the terminus of the privately operated 26.6 km (16.5 mi) Fujikyuko Line to Kawaguchiko.

Kaiji limited express services and some Azusa and Super Azusa limited express services stop at this station.[2] A limited amount of Narita Express trains also stop at this station, with some of them continuing on to Kawaguchiko on the Fujikyuko Line.[3]

Station layoutEdit

 
Fujikyuko Line platforms 1 & 2, January 2011
 
View of JR East platforms 4 & 5, August 2006

The JR East section of the station consists of one side platform and one island platform serving three tracks, connected by a footbridge. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.[1]

The Fujikyuko section of the station consists of a single island platform serving two terminating tracks, and also shares Platform 3, the side platform, with JR East.

PlatformsEdit

1, 2  Fujikyuko Line for Fujisan and Kawaguchiko
3  Chūō Main Line for Kōfu, Kobuchizawa, Kami-Suwa, and Matsumoto
 Chūō Main Line for Hachiōji, Shinjuku, and Tokyo
 Chūō Line (Rapid) for Takao, Hachiōji, Tachikawa, Shinjuku, and Tokyo
4  Chūō Line (Rapid) for Takao, Hachiōji, Tachikawa, Shinjuku, and Tokyo
 Fujikyuko Line for Fujisan and Kawaguchiko (through services)
5  Chūō Main Line for Hachiōji, Shinjuku, and Tokyo
 Chūō Line (Rapid) for Takao,Hachiōji, Tachikawa, Shinjuku, and Tokyo

Station historyEdit

Ōtsuki Station opened on October 1, 1902.[1] The Fujikyuko station opened on 19 June 1929.[4]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2017, the JR East station was used by an average of 5,377 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[5] The Fujiyuko portion of the station was used by an average of 3417 passengers daily (boarding passengers only) in 2016[6]

The passenger figures for JR East in previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 5,825[7]
2005 5,378[8]
2010 5,241[9]
2015 5,528[10]

Surrounding areaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Miyoshi Kozo. Chuo-sen Machi to eki Hyaku-niju nen. JT Publishing (2009) ISBN 453307698X (in Japanese)
  • JR全線全駅ステーション倶楽部編(上) [Complete JR Line/Station Compendium (Vol. 1)] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Bunshun Bunko. September 1988. p. 145. ISBN 4-16-748701-2.
  1. ^ a b c 各駅情報(大月駅) [Station Information (Ōtsuki Station)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  2. ^ JR Timetable, October 2012 issue, p.112-113
  3. ^ "JR-EAST Train Reservation".
  4. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 220. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2017)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  6. ^ "大月市統計書 平成29年版" (PDF). Otsuki City. March 2019. p. 74. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 20, 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 30 September 2016.

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