Ogawamachi Station (Saitama)

Ogawamachi Station (小川町駅, Ogawamachi-eki) is a railway station in Ogawa, Saitama, Japan, operated jointly by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the private Tobu Railway Company.[1][2]

TJ33
Ogawamachi Station

小川町駅
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The station entrance in September 2020
LocationŌtsuka, Ogawa-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms3 island platforms
Other information
Station codeTJ-33 (Tobu)
History
Opened5 November 1923
Passengers
FY201410,869 daily(Tobu); 614 daily (JR East)
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Takezawa
toward Takasaki
Hachikō Line
Myōkaku
toward Komagawa
Preceding station Tobu Railway Following station
Terminus TJ Liner
(limited service)
Musashi-Ranzan
One-way operation
Kawagoe Musashi-Ranzan
TJ32
toward Ikebukuro
Tojo Line
Rapid Express
Rapid
Express
Semi Express
Local
Tōbu-Takezawa
TJ34
toward Yorii
Tojo Line
Local
Terminus
Location
TJ33 Ogawamachi Station is located in Japan
TJ33 Ogawamachi Station
TJ33
Ogawamachi Station
Location within Japan

LinesEdit

Ogawamachi Station is served by the Hachikō Line between Komagawa and Takasaki, and also by the Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro in Tokyo. It is located 64.1 km from the Tobu Tojo Line Ikebukuro terminus.[3]

Station layoutEdit

 
View of the station showing Tobu platforms on right and JR East platforms on left, September 2020

The Tobu side of the station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks. The JR East side of the station consists of one island platform serving two tracks, forming a passing loop on the single-track Hachikō Line. Two storage tracks lie between the Tobu and JR East platforms.

The Tobu station has a season ticket sales office.[4]

PlatformsEdit

1  Tobu Tojo Line for Yorii
2  Tobu Tojo Line for Shinrinkōen, Kawagoe, and Ikebukuro
3  Tobu Tojo Line for Yorii
4  Tobu Tojo Line for Shinrinkōen, Kawagoe, and Ikebukuro
7  Hachikō Line for Yorii and Takasaki
8  Hachikō Line for Ogose and Komagawa

HistoryEdit

 
Ogawamachi Station shortly after opening in 1923

The Tobu station opened on 5 November 1923,[2][3] while what is now the JR station opened on 24 March 1934.[1]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Ogawamachi Station becoming "TJ-33".[5]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2014, the Tobu station was used by an average of 10,869 passengers daily.[6]  In fiscal 2014, the JR East station was used by an average of 614 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[7] The passenger figures for the JR East station in previous years (boarding passengers only) are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 638[8]
2005 616[9]
2010 661[10]
2011 602[11]
2012 581[12]

Surrounding areaEdit

  • Ogawamachi Town Hall
  • Ogawamachi Post Office
  • Saitama Prefectural Ogawa High School
  • National Route 254

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ogawamachi Station Information" (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Ogawamachi Station Information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 200. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.
  4. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2016
  5. ^ 「東武スカイツリーライン」誕生! あわせて駅ナンバリングを導入し、よりわかりやすくご案内します [Tobu Sky Tree Line created! Station numbering to be introduced at same time] (PDF). Tobu News (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. 9 February 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  6. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 2 April 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  11. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  12. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 36°03′32″N 139°15′39″E / 36.058892°N 139.260807°E / 36.058892; 139.260807