Saitama-Shintoshin Station

Saitama-Shintoshin Station (さいたま新都心駅, Saitama-Shintoshin-eki, lit. "Saitama New Urban Center Station") is a railway station in the city of Saitama, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

JK46 JU06
Saitama-Shintoshin Station

さいたま新都心駅
Saitama-Shintoshin Sta.-concourse 20151101a.jpg
The station entrance in November 2015
Location4 Kishiki-chō, Ōmiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken 330-0843
Japan
Coordinates35°53′38″N 139°38′01″E / 35.89389°N 139.63361°E / 35.89389; 139.63361Coordinates: 35°53′38″N 139°38′01″E / 35.89389°N 139.63361°E / 35.89389; 139.63361
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Distance28.7 km from Tokyo
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus stop
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened1 April 2000
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016)50,069 daily
Location
Saitama-Shintoshin Station is located in Saitama Prefecture
Saitama-Shintoshin Station
Saitama-Shintoshin Station
Location within Saitama Prefecture
Saitama-Shintoshin Station is located in Japan
Saitama-Shintoshin Station
Saitama-Shintoshin Station
Saitama-Shintoshin Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

 
The platforms in July 2014

Saitama-Shintoshin Station is served by the Keihin-Tohoku Line, Takasaki Line, and Tohoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line), and lies 28.7 km (17.8 mi) from Tokyo Station.

Station layoutEdit

This station has and elevated station building with two ground-level island platforms serving four tracks. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi ticket office.

PlatformsEdit

1 JK Keihin-Tohoku Line for Ueno, Tokyo, Shinagawa, Yokohama, and Negishi Line for Ōfuna
2 JK Keihin-Tohoku Line for Ōmiya
3 JU Utsunomiya Line (Ueno-Tokyo Line) for Ueno, Tokyo, Yokohama, Ōfuna, Atami, Numazu and Ito (via JT Tokaido Line and JT Ito Line)
JU Takasaki Line (Ueno-Tokyo Line) for Ueno, Tokyo, Yokohama, Ōfuna, Atami, Numazu and Ito (via JT Tokaido Line and JT Ito Line)
4 JU Utsunomiya Line for Ōmiya, Oyama, Utsunomiya, and Kuroiso
JU Takasaki Line for Ōmiya, Kumagaya and Takasaki

Platform edge doors are scheduled to be installed on the Keihin-Tohoku Line platforms (1 and 2) in 2017, being brought into service on 23 September 2017.[1]

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Keihin-Tohoku Line JK46
Yono JK45   Rapid   Ōmiya
OMYJK47
Yono JK45   Local   Ōmiya
OMYJK47
Takasaki Line JU06
Commuter Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Rapid Urban: Does not stop at this station
Urawa
URWJU05
  Local   Ōmiya
OMYJU07
Utsunomiya Line JU06
Commuter Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Rapid Rabbit: Does not stop at this station
Urawa
URWJU05
  Local & Rapid Acty   Ōmiya
OMYJU07

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 1 April 2000.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 50,069 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 97th busiest JR East station.[2] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 15,033[3]
2005 35,874[4]
2010 39,090[5]
2015 48,371[6]
2016 50,069[2]

Surrounding areaEdit

Bus servicesEdit

There is a direct express bus service to and from Narita Airport.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ さいたま新都心駅でホームドア設置がすすむ [Work proceeding on installation of platform edge doors at Saitama-Shintoshin Station]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 30 July 2017. Archived from the original on 8 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2016年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2016)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Archived from the original on 8 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Archived from the original on 8 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Archived from the original on 8 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2016. Archived from the original on 8 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  7. ^ Cocoon City official website (in Japanese)
  8. ^ Narita International Airport Official Website Airport Access Information: Buses & Taxis. Retrieved on 8 July 2008

External linksEdit