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).
|Location||2661-3 Oka, Fukaya-shi, Saitama-ken 369-0201|
|Line(s)||■ Takasaki Line|
|Distance||50.1 km from Ōmiya.|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Opened||16 December 1909|
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.
The station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks, connected to the station building by an underground passage. The station is staffed.
|1,2||■ Takasaki Line (Ueno-Tokyo Line)||for Ōmiya, Ueno, Tokyo, Yokohama, Atami, Numazu and Ito (via Tokaido Line and Ito Line)|
|■ Shōnan-Shinjuku Line||for Ōmiya, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Ōfuna, and Odawara (via Tokaido Line)|
|3,4||■ Takasaki Line||for Honjō, Takasaki, and Maebashi|
- Platforms 2 and 4 serve as side tracks for terminating trains.
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.
In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 3183 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
- former Okabe Town Hall
- Okabe Post Office
- Saitama Institute of Technology
- 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.
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