Maebashi Station

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

前橋駅
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Maebashi Station, South exit, January 2007
Location2 Omotechō, Maebashi-shi, Gunma-ken 371-0024
Japan
Coordinates36°23′01″N 139°04′25″E / 36.3837°N 139.0735°E / 36.3837; 139.0735Coordinates: 36°23′01″N 139°04′25″E / 36.3837°N 139.0735°E / 36.3837; 139.0735
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Ryōmō Line
Distance81.9 km from Oyama
Platforms2 island platforms
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi )
WebsiteOfficial website
History
OpenedNovember 20, 1889
Passengers
FY201910,511 daily
Location
Maebashi Station is located in Gunma Prefecture
Maebashi Station
Maebashi Station
Location within Gunma Prefecture
Maebashi Station is located in Japan
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Maebashi Station
Maebashi Station (Japan)

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

The station consists of 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]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 10,511 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

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.
  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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Maebashi Station at Wikimedia Commons