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Shibakawa Station (渋川駅, Shibukawa-eki) is a railway station on the Joetsu Line in Shibukawa, Gunma, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Shibukawa Station
渋川駅
Shibukawa Station entrance 20110813.jpg
Shibukawa Station in August 2011
Location 1651-4 Shibukawa, Shibukawa-shi, Gunma-ken, Japan
Japan
Coordinates 36°29′29″N 139°00′33″E / 36.4914°N 139.0091°E / 36.4914; 139.0091Coordinates: 36°29′29″N 139°00′33″E / 36.4914°N 139.0091°E / 36.4914; 139.0091
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Distance 21.1 km from Takasaki
Platforms 1 side + 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Other information
Website Official website
History
Opened 1 July 1921
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016) 3,407 daily
Location
Shibakawa Station is located in Japan
Shibakawa Station
Shibakawa Station
Location within Japan

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LinesEdit

Shibukawa Station is a station on the Jōetsu Line. It is 21.1 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Takasaki.[1] It is the official terminal station of the Agatsuma Line and 55.3 kilometers from the opposing terminus at Ōmae.

Station layoutEdit

The station has a single side platform and a single island platform connected to the station building by an underground passage. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi ticket office.

From the bus terminal, local buses leave bound for Takasaki Station, Maebashi Station, Ikaho, Nakanojō Station, Numata direction, and other destinations. Long-distance buses leave for Tokyo, Osaka, and other destinations. A taxi stand is by the main entrance.

In the center of the sidewalk portion of the rotary is a large map of Japan; there is a sculpture in the center of the map, at the point where Shibukawa (the geographical center of Japan) is.

PlatformsEdit

1  Joetsu Line for Minakami
 Agatsuma Line for Nakanojō and Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi
2-3  Joetsu Line for Shin-Maebashi and Takasaki
 Agatsuma Line for Takasaki and Ueno

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Joetsu Line
Yagihara - Shikishima
Agatsuma Line
Yagihara - Kanashima

HistoryEdit

Shibukawa Station opened on 1 July 1921.[1] Upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, it came under the control of JR East.[1]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 3,407 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 3,997[3]
2005 3,563[4]
2010 3,515[5]
2015 3,441[6]
2016 3,407[2]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 450. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  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 23 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. Retrieved 23 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. Retrieved 23 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. Retrieved 23 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. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 

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