Higashi-Kawaguchi Station

Higashi-Kawaguchi Station (東川口駅, Higashi-Kawaguchi-eki) is an interchange passenger railway station in located in the city of Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan, jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the third sector railway operator Saitama Railway Corporation.

Higashi-Kawaguchi Station

東川口駅
JR Higashi Kawaguchi sta 001.jpg
The south side of the JR East station with the entrance to the Saitama Railway station on the right, May 2008
General information
LocationKawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture
Japan
Coordinates35°52′30.9468″N 139°44′38.93″E / 35.875263000°N 139.7441472°E / 35.875263000; 139.7441472Coordinates: 35°52′30.9468″N 139°44′38.93″E / 35.875263000°N 139.7441472°E / 35.875263000; 139.7441472
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms2 island platforms
ConnectionsBus interchange Bus stop
Location
Higashi-Kawaguchi Station is located in Saitama Prefecture
Higashi-Kawaguchi Station
Higashi-Kawaguchi Station
Location within Saitama Prefecture
Higashi-Kawaguchi Station is located in Japan
Higashi-Kawaguchi Station
Higashi-Kawaguchi Station
Higashi-Kawaguchi Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

The JR East station is served by the orbital Musashino Line from Fuchūhommachi to Nishi-Funabashi and Tokyo. It is located 39.2 kilometers from Fuchūhommachi Station.

The Saitama Railway Station is served by the 14.6 km Saitama Rapid Railway Line, which extends from Akabane-iwabuchi in Kita, Tokyo to Urawa-Misono in Midori-ku, Saitama, and lies 12.2 km from the starting point of the line at Akabane-iwabuchi.[1] The majority of services on the line continue southward onto the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line to Meguro and on the Tokyu Meguro Line to Hiyoshi in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Station layoutEdit

The JR East part of the station consists of an elevated island platform serving two tracks, with the station building located underneath. The Saitama Railway part of the station is located underground, and also consists of an island platform serving two tracks.

JR EastEdit

JM23
Higashi-Kawaguchi Station

東川口駅
JR East station
 
JR East Higashi-Kawaguchi Station south entrance, June 2012
General information
Location1 Tozuka, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama-ken
(埼玉県川口市戸塚1丁目)
Japan
Operated by  JR East
Line(s)JM      Musashino Line
Distance68.0 km (42.3 mi) from Tsurumi
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsElevated
Other information
StatusStaffed ( "Midori no Madoguchi" )
Station codeJM23
History
Opened1 April 1973; 49 years ago (1 April 1973)
Passengers
FY201936,918 daily
Services
Preceding station   JR East Following station
Higashi-Urawa
JM24
towards Ōmiya
Shimōsa Minami-Koshigaya
JM22
Higashi-Urawa
JM24
Musashino Line Minami-Koshigaya
JM22

PlatformsEdit

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

FacilitiesEdit

The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

Saitama RailwayEdit

SR25
Higashi-kawaguchi Station

東川口駅
Saitama Railway Corporation station
 
Saitama Railway Higashi-kawaguchi Station No.2 entrance, November 2007
General information
Location1-1-1 Higashi-Kawaguchi, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama-ken
(埼玉県川口市東川口1丁目1-1)
Japan
Operated by  Saitama Rapid Railway
Line(s)     Saitama Railway Line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Other information
Station code  SR25
History
Opened28 March 2001; 21 years ago (28 March 2001)
Passengers
FY201916,934 daily
Services
Preceding station   Saitama Rapid Railway Following station
Tozuka-angyō
SR24
Saitama Railway Line Urawa-misono
SR26
towards Urawa-Misono

The station has an underground island platform serving two tracks. The platforms are equipped with waist-height platform edge doors.

PlatformsEdit

1  Saitama Rapid Railway Line for Urawa-Misono
2  Saitama Rapid Railway Line for Akabane-iwabuchi
  Tokyo Metro Namboku Line for Meguro
Tokyu Meguro Line for Hiyoshi

Facilities and accessibilityEdit

The station concourse and platforms have elevator access. Universal access toilets are available on the concourse level.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the JR East station was used by an average of 36,918 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2] In fiscal 2019, the Saitama Railway station was used by an average of 16,934 passengers daily.[3]

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

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 24,474[4]
2005 25,806[5]
2010 29,263[6]
2015 34,509[7]

HistoryEdit

The JR East station opened on April 1, 1973, as one of the original stations on the then-Japanese National Railways (JNR) Musashino Line.[8] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[8] The Saitama Rapid Railway Line opened on 28 March 2001.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 216. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
  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 11 August 2020.
  3. ^ 経営状況、輸送状況 [Business status, transportation status] (in Japanese). Japan: Saitama Railway Corporation. 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  8. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. Vol. II. Japan: JTB. p. 74. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Higashi-Kawaguchi Station at Wikimedia Commons