Maebashi Station (前橋駅, Maebashi-eki) is a passenger railway station in the city of 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, South exit, January 2007
|Location||2 Omotechō, Maebashi-shi, Gunma-ken 371-0024|
|Operated by||JR East|
|Line(s)||■ Ryōmō Line|
|Distance||81.9 km from Oyama|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Status||Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi )|
|Opened||November 20, 1889|
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.
|1||■ Ryōmō Line||for Isesaki, Kiryū, and Oyama|
|2,3||■ Ryōmō Line||for Takasaki|
■ Takasaki Line (Ueno-Tokyo Line, Tokaido Line) for Ōmiya, Tokyo, Yokohama, Atami
■ Shōnan-Shinjuku Line ( Tokaido Line) for Ōmiya, Shinjuku, Yokohama, and Odawara
- Platform 1 mainly serves Oyama-bound trains, while Platforms 2,3 mainly serve Takasaki-bound trains.
|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|
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.
In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 10,511 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
- Maebashi Omote-machi Post Office
- 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.
- 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.
Media related to Maebashi Station at Wikimedia Commons
- JR East Station information (in Japanese)