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Maebashi Station (前橋駅, Maebashi-eki) is a railway station on the Ryōmō Line in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is one of two main railway stations of Maebashi; the other is Chūō Maebashi Station of the private railway operator Jōmō Electric Railway.

Maebashi Station

前橋駅
Maebashi-eki-2.jpg
Maebashi Station, South exit, January 2007
Location2 Omotechō, Maebashi, Gunma
(群馬県前橋市表町二丁目)
Japan
Operated byJR East
Line(s)Ryōmō Line
History
Opened1889
Traffic
Passengers (FY2013)10,087 daily

LinesEdit

Maebashi Station is served by the Ryōmō Line, and is located 81.9 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Oyama Station. Some Shōnan Shinjuku Line and the Ueno-Tokyo Line services also originate at this station.

Station layoutEdit

Maebashi Station has two elevated island platforms serving three tracks, with the station building underneath. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi ticket office.

PlatformsEdit

1  Ryōmō Line for Isesaki, Kiryū, and Oyama
2,3  Ryōmō Line for Takasaki
Takasaki Line (Ueno-Tokyo Line, JT Tokaido Line) for Ōmiya, Tokyo, Yokohama, Atami
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line (JT Tokaido Line) for Ōmiya, Shinjuku, Yokohama, and Odawara
  • Platform 1 mainly serves Oyama-bound trains, while Platforms 2,3 mainly serve Takasaki-bound trains.

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Ryōmō Line
Terminus   Takasaki Line Commuter Rapid   Shin-Maebashi
Terminus   Takasaki Line Rapid Urban   Shin-Maebashi
Terminus   Shonan-Shinjuku Line Rapid   Shin-Maebashi
Terminus   Takasaki Line Local   Shin-Maebashi
Maebashi-Ōshima   Ryōmō Line Local   Shin-Maebashi

HistoryEdit

 
Maebashi Station in the early 20th century

Maebashi Station was opened by Ryōmō Railway on November 20, 1889. From August 20, 1884, Nippon Railway operated another Maebashi Station on the other side of the Tone River, but this station was closed on December 26, 1889 when a bridge across the river was completed and Nippon Railway trains began sharing the Ryōmō Railway station. Ryōmō Railway was merged into Nippon Railway on January 1, 1897 and Nippon Railway was nationalized on November 1, 1906.[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

  • Maebashi Omote-machi Post Office

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ishino, Tetsu; et al., eds. (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 461–62. ISBN 4533029809.

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