Toride Station

Toride Station (取手駅, Toride-eki) is a passenger railway station located in the city of Toride, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is also shared by the private railway operator Kantō Railway.

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Toride Station

Toride Station west entrance, June 2010
General information
Location2 Chūō-chō, Toride-shi, Ibaraki-ken 302-0014
Coordinates35°53′47″N 140°03′47″E / 35.896451°N 140.063123°E / 35.896451; 140.063123Coordinates: 35°53′47″N 140°03′47″E / 35.896451°N 140.063123°E / 35.896451; 140.063123
Operated by
Distance51.1 km from Nippori
Platforms4 island platforms
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi )
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened25 December 1896; 125 years ago (1896-12-25)6
27,277 daily (JR FY2019);
11,506 (Kanto, FY2018)
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
towards Shinagawa
Jōban Line
  Special Rapid
towards Tsuchiura
towards Shinagawa
Jōban Line
towards Sendai
Jōban Line
(limited service)
towards Ayase
Jōban Line
(limited service)
Preceding station Kantō Railway Following station
Terminus Jōsō Line
towards Shimodate
Toride Station is located in Ibaraki Prefecture
Toride Station
Toride Station
Location within Ibaraki Prefecture
Toride Station is located in Japan
Toride Station
Toride Station
Toride Station (Japan)


Toride Station is served by the Jōban Line, and is located 37.4 km (23.2 mi) from the official starting point of the line at Nippori Station. It is a terminus of the 51.1 km (31.8 mi) Jōsō Line of the Kantō Railway.

Station layoutEdit

Toride Station east entrance, June 2009

The JR East portion of the station has three elevated island platforms serving six tracks. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. The Kantō Railway portion of the station has a single ground level island platform.


1/2 JL Jōban Line (Local) for Abiko, Kashiwa, Matsudo and Ayase
C Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line for Kita-senju, Nishi-nippori and Yoyogi-uehara
3/4 JJ Jōban Line (Rapid) for Kashiwa, Matsudo, and Ueno
JU Ueno-Tokyo Line for Tokyo and Shinagawa
5 JJ Jōban Line (Rapid) for Kashiwa, Matsudo, and Ueno
JU Ueno-Tokyo Line for Tokyo and Shinagawa
 Jōban Line for Tsuchiura, Ishioka, Mito, Takahagi, and Iwaki
6  Jōban Line for Tsuchiura, Ishioka, Mito, Takahagi, and Iwaki
7/8  Jōsō Line for Moriya, Mitsukaido, and Shimodate


The station opened on 25 December 1896.[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.

A 27-year-old Japanese man was arrested after stabbing 14 people outside of the west entrance of Toride Station on the morning of 17 December 2010. The suspect was alleged to have boarded a bus where he stabbed mostly high school and middle school students, before being subdued. None of the victims were seriously injured.[2][3][4]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the JR portion of the station was used by an average of 27,277 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[5] In fiscal 2018, the Kanto Railway portion of the station was used by an average of 11,506 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[6]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "JR East Toride Station information" (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2010-12-17.
  2. ^ "Japan knife attacker injures at least 13 people". BBC News. 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2010-12-17.
  3. ^ 取手駅前、登校バス乗りこみ切りつけ 容疑の27歳逮捕 (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2010-12-17.
  4. ^ "14 hurt in Ibaraki Pref. knife attack". Yomiuri Shimbun. 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2010-12-17.
  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 11 August 2020.
  6. ^ 乗降人数(関東鉄道) [Station passenger figures] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Toride City. 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Toride Station at Wikimedia Commons