Kumagaya Station

Kumagaya Station (熊谷駅, Kumagaya-eki) is an interchange passenger railway station located in the city of Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan, operated jointly by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the private railway operator Chichibu Railway.

Kumagaya Station

熊谷駅
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Kumagaya Station north entrance in February 2021
Location2 Chome-115 Tsukuba, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken 360-0037
Japan
Coordinates36°08′24″N 139°23′24″E / 36.140°N 139.390°E / 36.140; 139.390Coordinates: 36°08′24″N 139°23′24″E / 36.140°N 139.390°E / 36.140; 139.390
Operated by
Line(s)
History
Opened28 July 1883
Location
Kumagaya Station is located in Saitama Prefecture
Kumagaya Station
Kumagaya Station
Location within Saitama Prefecture
Kumagaya Station is located in Japan
Kumagaya Station
Kumagaya Station
Kumagaya Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Kumagaya Station is served by the JR East Jōetsu Shinkansen and Hokuriku Shinkansen high-speed shinkansen lines from Tokyo, the Takasaki Line to Takasaki. It is located 64.7 kilometers from Tokyo. The station is also served by the privately operated Chichibu Main Line from Hanyū to Mitsumineguchi. It is located 14.9 km from Hanyū on the Chichibu Main Line.[1]

Station layoutEdit

JR EastEdit

Kumagaya Station

熊谷駅
JR East station
 
The shinkansen platforms at Kumagaya in January 2007
Location2 Tsukuba, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
Japan
Operated by  JR East
Line(s)
Distance64.7 km from Tokyo
Platforms3 island + 1 side platform
History
Opened28 July 1883
Passengers
FY201930,064 daily

The JR East station consists of two ground-level island platforms, serving four tracks for the Takasaki Line, with an elevated station building above the platforms. Shinkansen services are provided by one side platform and one island platform serving three tracks, located above the station building. The station has a “Midori no Madoguchi” staffed ticket office.

Chichibu RailwayEdit

Kumagaya Station

熊谷駅
Chichibu Railway station
 
The Chichibu Railway platform in February 2021
Location1-202-1 Sakuragi-cho, Kumagaya, Saitama-ken
Japan
Operated by  Chichibu Railway
Line(s) Chichibu Main Line
Distance14.9 km from Hanyū
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Passengers
FY201810,927

The Chichibu Railway Station consists of one island platform serving two tracks, with an elevated station building located above the platform.

PlatformsEdit

1,2  Takasaki Line (Ueno-Tokyo Line) for Ōmiya, Ueno, Tokyo, Yokohama, Atami, Numazu and Itō (via JT Tokaido Line and JT Itō Line)
 Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Ōmiya, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Ōfuna, and Odawara (via JT Tōkaidō Line)
3-4  Takasaki Line for Kagohara, Takasaki, and Maebashi
5  Chichibu Main Line for Gyōdashi and Hanyū
6  Chichibu Main Line for Yorii, Chichibu, and Mitsumineguchi
11  Shinkansen (Not normally used)
12  Jōetsu Shinkansen for Ōmiya, Ueno, and Tokyo
13  Jōetsu Shinkansen for Takasaki, Echigo-Yuzawa, and Niigata
 Hokuriku Shinkansen for Takasaki, Nagano, Toyama, and Kanazawa

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Jōetsu Shinkansen
Toki: Does not stop at this station
Ōmiya   Tanigawa   Honjō-Waseda
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Kagayaki: Does not stop at this station
Hakutaka: Does not stop at this station
Ōmiya   Asama   Honjō-Waseda
Takasaki Line
Ōmiya Kusatsu Takasaki
Okegawa or Kōnosu Akagi / Swallow Akagi Fukaya
Kōnosu   Commuter Rapid   Kagohara
Kōnosu   Rapid Urban   Kagohara
Gyōda   Local   Kagohara
Shonan-Shinjuku Line
Kōnosu   Special Rapid   Kagohara
Gyōda   Rapid   Kagohara
Chichibu Main Line
Terminus Paleo Express Takekawa
Gyōdashi Chichibuji Takekawa
Socio Distribution Center Local Kami-Kumagaya

HistoryEdit

The station on the Takasaki Line opened on July 28, 1883. The Chichibu Line platforms opened on October 7, 1901.[1] The Jōetsu Shinkansen platforms opened on November 15, 1982. 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 JR East portion of Kumagaya Station was used by an average of 30,064 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]In fiscal 2018, the Chichibu Railway portion of the station was used by an average of 10,927 passengers daily.[3]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 192. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.
  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 2 August 2020.
  3. ^ 8-1 鉄道による駅別旅客及び貨物輸送状況 (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kumagaya Station at Wikimedia Commons