Ishioka Station

Ishioka Station (石岡駅, Ishioka-eki) is a passenger railway station located in the city of Ishioka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East)..[1]

Ishioka Station

石岡駅
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The east entrance of Ishioka Station in September 2016
Location1-1-17 Kokufu, Ishioka-shi, Ibaraki-ken 315-0014
Japan
Coordinates36°11′29″N 140°16′47″E / 36.19139°N 140.27972°E / 36.19139; 140.27972Coordinates: 36°11′29″N 140°16′47″E / 36.19139°N 140.27972°E / 36.19139; 140.27972
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Joban Line
Distance80.0 km from Nippori
Platforms1 side platform + 1 island platform
Tracks3
Other information
StatusStaffed ("Midori no Madoguchi" )
Websitewww.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=112
History
Opened4 November 1895
Passengers
FY20195591 daily
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Tsuchiura
toward Shinagawa
Tokiwa Tomobe
toward Takahagi
Takahama
toward Shinagawa
Jōban Line
Local-Futsuu
Hatori
toward Sendai
Location
Ishioka Station is located in Ibaraki Prefecture
Ishioka Station
Ishioka Station
Location within Ibaraki Prefecture
Ishioka Station is located in Japan
Ishioka Station
Ishioka Station
Ishioka Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Ishioka Station is served by the Joban Line, and is located 80.0 km from the official starting point of the line at Nippori Station. It also used to be the terminal for the Kashima Railway Line until the line closed on 31 March 2007.

Station layoutEdit

The station consists of one side platform and one island platform, connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.[1]

PlatformsEdit

 
The former Kashima Railway platform in September 2006
1  Jōban Line for Tomobe, Mito, Katsuta, Hitachi, Takahagi and Iwaki
2, 3  Jōban Line
(JU Ueno-Tokyo Line)
for Tsuchiura, Toride, Kashiwa, Ueno, Tokyo and Shinagawa

There was also a platform and depot for the Kashima Railway Line, from 1922 until it closed on 31 March 2007.

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 4 November 1895.[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 5591 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Surrounding areaEdit

 
East side of the station, February 2012
  • Ishioka City Hall
  • Ishioka No1. High School

There is a bus service from here to Ibaraki Airport.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 各駅情報(石岡駅) [Station Information: Ishioka Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  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. ^ Ibaraki Airport website Retrieved 8 September 2012 Archived 10 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ishioka Station at Wikimedia Commons