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 north entrance in February 2021
|Location||2 Chome-115 Tsukuba, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken 360-0037|
|Opened||28 July 1883|
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.
|JR East station|
The shinkansen platforms at Kumagaya in January 2007
|Location||2 Tsukuba, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken|
|Operated by||JR East|
|Distance||64.7 km from Tokyo|
|Platforms||3 island + 1 side platform|
|Opened||28 July 1883|
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 Railway station|
The Chichibu Railway platform in February 2021
|Location||1-202-1 Sakuragi-cho, Kumagaya, Saitama-ken|
|Operated by||Chichibu Railway|
|Line(s)||■ Chichibu Main Line|
|Distance||14.9 km from Hanyū|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
The Chichibu Railway Station consists of one island platform serving two tracks, with an elevated station building located above the platform.
|1,2||■ Takasaki Line (Ueno-Tokyo Line)||for Ōmiya, Ueno, Tokyo, Yokohama, Atami, Numazu and Itō (via Tokaido Line and Itō Line)|
|■ Shōnan-Shinjuku Line||for Ōmiya, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Ōfuna, and Odawara (via 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|
|Toki: Does not stop at this station|
|Kagayaki: Does not stop at this station|
|Hakutaka: Does not stop at this station|
|Okegawa or Kōnosu||Akagi / Swallow Akagi||Fukaya|
|Chichibu Main Line|
|Socio Distribution Center||Local||Kami-Kumagaya|
The station on the Takasaki Line opened on July 28, 1883. The Chichibu Line platforms opened on October 7, 1901. 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.
In fiscal 2019, the JR East portion of Kumagaya Station was used by an average of 30,064 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).In fiscal 2018, the Chichibu Railway portion of the station was used by an average of 10,927 passengers daily.
- Kumagaya City Office
- Kumagaya General Hospital
- National Route 17
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- 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.
- 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.
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