Mito Station (Ibaraki)

Mito Station (水戸駅, Mito-eki) is a junction passenger railway station in the city of Mito, Ibaraki, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the third sector Kashima Rinkai Railway.[1]

Mito Station

水戸駅
Mito (Ibaraki) station.jpg
Mito Station South entrance, May 2012
Location1-1-1 Miyamachi, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken 310-0015
Japan
Coordinates36°22′16″N 140°28′41″E / 36.3711°N 140.4780°E / 36.3711; 140.4780Coordinates: 36°22′16″N 140°28′41″E / 36.3711°N 140.4780°E / 36.3711; 140.4780
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms4 island platforms
Connections
  • Bus terminal
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened16 January 1889
Passengers
FY201929,172 (JR Lines) daily
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Tsuchiura
(limited service)
toward Shinagawa
Hitachi Katsuta
toward Sendai
Akatsuka
(limited service)
toward Shinagawa
Tokiwa Katsuta
toward Takahagi
Akatsuka
toward Shinagawa
Jōban Line
Local-Futsuu
Katsuta
toward Sendai
Akatsuka
toward Oyama
Mito Line Terminus
Terminus Suigun Line Hitachi-Aoyagi
Preceding station Kashima Rinkai Railway Following station
Terminus Ōarai Kashima Line Higashi-Mito
Seasonal services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Kairakuen
(limited service, seasonal)
One-way operation
Hitachi Katsuta
toward Sendai
Tokiwa Katsuta
toward Takahagi
Kairakuen
(seasonal)
One-way operation
Jōban Line
Local-Futsuu
Katsuta
toward Sendai
Mito Line Terminus
Location
Mito Station is located in Ibaraki Prefecture
Mito Station
Mito Station
Location within Ibaraki Prefecture
Mito Station is located in Japan
Mito Station
Mito Station
Mito Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Mito Station is served by the JR East Jōban Line and Suigun Line, and also by the Kashima Rinkai Railway's Ōarai-Kashima Line. It is located 115.3 km from the official starting point of the Jōban Line at Nippori Station and is a terminus of the Suigun Line and of the Ōarai-Kashima Line.

Station layoutEdit

 
Mito Station north entrance, October 2008

The station consists of four island platforms serving eight tracks. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office and a "View Plaza" travel agency.[1]

PlatformsEdit

1/2  Suigun Line for Kami-Sugaya, Hitachi-Ōta, Hitachi-Daigo, and Kōriyama
3/4  Jōban Line for Katsuta, Hitachi, Takahagi, Iwaki, Haranomachi and Sendai
5/6  Jōban Line
(JU Ueno-Tokyo Line)
for Tomobe, Ishioka, Tsuchiura, Toride, Ueno, Tokyo and Shinagawa
 Mito Line for Tomobe, Kasama, Shimodate, and Oyama
7  Jōban Line Limited Express
(JU Ueno-Tokyo Line)
for Tomobe, Ishioka, Tsuchiura, Ueno, Tokyo and Shinagawa
8  Kashima Rinkai Tetsudo Ōarai-Kashima Line for Ōarai, Shin-Hokota, and Kashima-Jingu

HistoryEdit

 
The south entrance in April 1990 before rebuilding

Mito station opened on the Mito Line on 16 January 1889.[2] The Suigun Line opened on 16 November 1897. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987. A new station building was completed in July 1994.

The Kashima Rinkai Tetsudo Ōarai-Kashima Line opened on 14 March 1985.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the JR East portion of the station was used by an average of 29,172 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3] In fiscal 2019, the Kashima Rinkai Railway portion of the station was used by an average of 2064 passengers daily.[4]

The passenger figures (boarding passengers only) for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
1913 807[2]
1960 27,589[2]
1971 31,085[2]
1984 31,976[2]
2000 30,421[5]
2005 29,216[6]
2010 27,109[7]
2015 29,767[8]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 各駅情報(水戸駅) [Station Information (Mito Station)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 480. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2019年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2019)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  4. ^ "統計年報 平成30年版 14.運輸・通信". Mito City. December 26, 2019.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 December 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Mito Station (Ibaraki) at Wikimedia Commons