Kitamoto Station

Kitamoto Station (北本駅, Kitamoto-eki) is a passenger railway station located in the city of Kitamoto, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) .

Kitamoto Station

北本駅
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East entrance of Kitamoto Station, 2007
LocationKitamoto 1-12, Kitamoto-shi, Saitama-ken 364-0006
Japan
Coordinates36°01′55″N 139°32′01″E / 36.0319°N 139.5335°E / 36.0319; 139.5335Coordinates: 36°01′55″N 139°32′01″E / 36.0319°N 139.5335°E / 36.0319; 139.5335
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Takasaki Line
Distance16.4 km from Ōmiya
Platforms1 side + 2 island platforms
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi )
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened1 August 1928
Previous namesKitamurajuku (to 1961)
Passengers
FY201918,491 daily
Location
Kitamoto Station is located in Saitama Prefecture
Kitamoto Station
Kitamoto Station
Location within Saitama Prefecture
Kitamoto Station is located in Japan
Kitamoto Station
Kitamoto Station
Kitamoto Station (Japan)
Station platforms, 2020

LinesEdit

Kitamoto Station is served by the Takasaki Line, with through Shōnan-Shinjuku Line and Ueno-Tokyo Line services to and from the Tōkaidō Line. It is 16.4 kilometers from the nominal starting point of the Takasaki Line at Ōmiya.

Station layoutEdit

The station has one side platform and one island platform serving three tracks, connected by a footbridge, with an elevated station building located above the platforms. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

PlatformsEdit

1,2  Takasaki Line (Ueno-Tokyo Line) for Ōmiya, Ueno, Tokyo, Yokohama, Atami, Numazu and Ito (via JT Tokaido Line and JT Ito Line)
 Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Ōmiya, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Ōfuna, and Odawara (via JT Tokaido Line)
2,3  Takasaki Line for Kumagaya, Kagohara, Takasaki, and Maebashi

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Takasaki Line
Commuter Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Rapid Urban: Does not stop at this station
Okegawa   Local   Kōnosu
Shonan-Shinjuku Line
Okegawa   Special Rapid   Kōnosu
Okegawa   Rapid   Kōnosu

HistoryEdit

Kitamoto Station was opened on 1 August 1928 as Kitamotojuku Station (北本宿駅, Kitamotojuku eki). It was renamed to its present name on 21 March 1961. The station became part of the JR East network after the privatization of the JNR on 1 April 1987.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 18,491 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2019年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2019)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kitamoto Station at Wikimedia Commons