Okabe Station

Okabe Station (岡部駅, Okabe-eki) is a passenger railway station located in the city of Fukaya, Saitama, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is also a freight depot for the Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight).

Okabe Station

岡部駅
JREast-Takasaki-line-Okabe-station-building-20100910.jpg
the entrance of Okabe Station, September 2010
Location2661-3 Oka, Fukaya-shi, Saitama-ken 369-0201
Japan
Coordinates36°12′21″N 139°14′16″E / 36.2057°N 139.2377°E / 36.2057; 139.2377Coordinates: 36°12′21″N 139°14′16″E / 36.2057°N 139.2377°E / 36.2057; 139.2377
Operated by
Line(s) Takasaki Line
Distance50.1 km from Ōmiya.
Platforms2 island platforms
Other information
StatusStaffed
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened16 December 1909
Passengers
FY20193183 daily
Location
Okabe Station is located in Saitama Prefecture
Okabe Station
Okabe Station
Location within Saitama Prefecture
Okabe Station is located in Japan
Okabe Station
Okabe Station
Okabe Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Okabe Station is served by the Takasaki Line, with through Shōnan-Shinjuku Line and Ueno-Tokyo Line services to and from the Tokaido Line. It is 50.1 kilometers from the nominal starting point of the Takasaki Line at Ōmiya.

LayoutEdit

The station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks, connected to the station building by an underground passage. The station is staffed.

PlatformsEdit

1,2  Takasaki Line (Ueno-Tokyo Line) for Ōmiya, Ueno, Tokyo, Yokohama, Atami, Numazu and Ito (via JT Tokaido Line and JT Ito Line)
 Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Ōmiya, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Ōfuna, and Odawara (via JT Tokaido Line)
3,4  Takasaki Line for Honjō, Takasaki, and Maebashi
  • Platforms 2 and 4 serve as side tracks for terminating trains.

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Takasaki Line
Fukaya   Rapid Urban   Honjō
Fukaya   Local   Honjō
Shonan-Shinjuku Line
Fukaya   Special Rapid   Honjō
Fukaya   Rapid   Honjō

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 16 December 1909. The station became part of the JR East network after the privatization of the JNR on 1 April 1987.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 3183 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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 Okabe Station at Wikimedia Commons