Takasaki Station

Takasaki Station (高崎駅, Takasaki-eki) is a junction railway station located in the city of Takasaki, Gunma, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the private railway operator Jōshin Dentetsu. It is also a freight depot for the Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight).

Takasaki Station

高崎駅
Esite-takasaki.jpg
Takasaki Station east entrance
Location222 Yashimachō, Takasaki-shi, Gunma-ken
Japan
Coordinates36°19′19″N 139°00′47″E / 36.322°N 139.013°E / 36.322; 139.013Coordinates: 36°19′19″N 139°00′47″E / 36.322°N 139.013°E / 36.322; 139.013
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance105.0 kilometers from Tokyo
Platforms6 island + 1 bay platforms
ConnectionsBus terminal
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi )
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened1 May 1884
Passengers
FY201932,160 daily (JR East)
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Jōmō-Kōgen
toward Niigata
Jōetsu Shinkansen Honjō-Waseda
toward Tokyo
Jōmō-Kōgen Jōetsu Shinkansen
Annaka-Haruna
(limited service)
toward Kanazawa
Hokuriku Shinkansen Ōmiya
toward Tokyo
Karuizawa
toward Nagano
Hokuriku Shinkansen Honjō-Waseda
toward Tokyo
Shin-Maebashi Kusatsu Kumagaya
toward Ueno
Shin-Maebashi
toward Minakami
Minakami Honjō
toward Ueno
Shin-Maebashi
toward Maebashi
Akagi Shinmachi
toward Ueno or Shinjuku
Takasakitonyamachi
toward Maebashi
Takasaki Line
  Commuter Rapid
Rapid Urban
  Local
Kuragano
toward Tokyo
Terminus Shōnan–Shinjuku Line
  Special Rapid
Kuragano
toward Odawara
Takasakitonyamachi
toward Maebashi
Shōnan–Shinjuku Line
  Local
Terminus Hachikō Line
Kuragano
toward Komagawa
Takasakitonyamachi
toward Nagaoka
Jōetsu Line Terminus
Takasakitonyamachi
toward Ōmae
Agatsuma Line
Takasakitonyamachi
toward Oyama
Ryōmō Line
Kita-Takasaki
toward Yokokawa
Shin'etsu Main Line
Takasaki – Yokokawa
Preceding station Joshin Electric Railway Following station
Minami-Takasaki
toward Shimonita
Jōshin Line Terminus
Location
Takasaki Station is located in Gunma Prefecture
Takasaki Station
Takasaki Station
Location within Gunma Prefecture
Takasaki Station is located in Japan
Takasaki Station
Takasaki Station
Takasaki Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Takasaki Station is served by the Jōetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen lines and is 74.7 km from Ōmiya and 105.0 kilometers from Tokyo. It is also served by the Hachikō Line and the Takasaki Line with through services to and from the Agatsuma Line and Ryōmō Lines. The Jōetsu Line and Shin'etsu Main Line both terminate at Takasaki Station. The Jōshin Dentetsu Jōshin Line also terminates at Takasaki Station and is 33.7 kilometers from the opposing terminus of the line at Shimonita.

Station layoutEdit

The Shinkansen portion of the station has two elevated island platforms, with the station building underneath. The JR East local portion of the station has three ground-level island platforms, with one platform forming a half-bay platform, so that a total of seven tracks can be served, and the Jōshin Dentetsu portion of the station has a single bay platform.

JR EastEdit

1   (Not in use)
2
4
 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)
 Jōetsu Line for Shin-Maebashi, Shibukawa, Minakami, Echigo-Yuzawa, Nagaoka
 Agatsuma Line for Shin-Maebashi, Shibukawa, Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi, Manza-Kazawaguchi
 Ryōmō Line for Shin-Maebashi, Maebashi, Kiryū, Sano, Oyama
(Through trains from the Takasaki Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line)
 Shin'etsu Main Line for Annaka, Yokokawa
 Limited Express Kusatsu for Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi
 Limited Express Akagi
Swallow Akagi
for Maebashi
3  Hachikō Line for Gunma-Fujioka, Yorii, Komagawa
5
6
 Joetsu Line for Shin-Maebashi, Shibukawa, Minakami, Echigo-Yuzawa, Nagaoka
 Agatsuma Line for Shin-Maebashi, Shibukawa, Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi, Manza-Kazawaguchi
 Ryōmō Line for Shin-Maebashi, Maebashi, Kiryū, Sano, Oyama
 Shin'etsu Main Line for Annaka, Yokokawa
7
8
 Takasaki Line (Ueno-Tokyo Line) for Ōmiya, Ueno, Tokyo, Yokohama, Atami, Numazu and Ito (via JT Tōkaidō Line and JT Itō Line) (Through trains from the Ryōmō Line)
 Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Ōmiya, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Ōfuna and Odawara (via JT Tokaido Line) (Through trains from the Ryōmō Line)
 Limited Express Kusatsu for Ueno
 Limited Express Akagi
Swallow Akagi
for Ōmiya, Ueno, Shinjuku
11
12
 Joetsu Shinkansen for Echigo-Yuzawa, Nagaoka, Niigata
 Hokuriku Shinkansen for Nagano, Toyama, Kanazawa
 Jōetsu Shinkansen, Hokuriku Shinkansen for Ōmiya, Ueno, Tokyo
13
14
 Jōetsu Shinkansen, Hokuriku Shinkansen for Ōmiya, Ueno, Tokyo

Jōshin DentetsuEdit

0  Jōshin Line for Shimonita

NotesEdit

HistoryEdit

The JR East station opened on May 1, 1884, as the then-terminus of the Nippon Railway. The Jōshin Line opened on May 10, 1897. Upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, it came under the control of JR East. The Jōetsu Shinkansen was extended to Takasaki Station on November 15, 1982.

Bus terminalsEdit

Buses serving the station are operated by the following operators.

  • Gunma Bus
  • Gunma Chuo Bus
  • Kan-etsu Kotsu
  • Joshin Railway
  • Nippon Chuo Bus

Highway busesEdit

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the JR portion of the station was used by an average of 32,160 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[5] The Jōshin Dentetsu portion of the station was used by 2280 passengers daily in fiscal 2018.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "日本中央バス 毎日運行!!高速バス". www.ncbbus.co.jp. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  2. ^ "関越交通株式会社|アザレア号". 関越交通株式会社. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  3. ^ "Maebashi,Takasaki - Haneda Airport | Scheduled Bus Services | Airport Limousine Bus". www.limousinebus.co.jp. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  4. ^ "富士急ハイランド線(季節運行)". 関越交通株式会社. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  5. ^ 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 Takasaki Station at Wikimedia Commons