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Urawa Station (浦和駅, Urawa-eki) is a railway station in Urawa-ku, Saitama, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is located near Saitama City Office and the Saitama Prefectural Government Office.

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Urawa Station

浦和駅
Urawa Station West 2018-01-25.jpg
Urawa Station west entrance in January 2018
Location1-16-12 Takasago, Urawa-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken
Japan
Coordinates35°51′30.53″N 139°39′25.51″E / 35.8584806°N 139.6570861°E / 35.8584806; 139.6570861Coordinates: 35°51′30.53″N 139°39′25.51″E / 35.8584806°N 139.6570861°E / 35.8584806; 139.6570861
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Distance24.2 km from Tokyo
Platforms3 island platforms
ConnectionsBus terminal
Other information
Station codeJU05, JS23, JK43
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened28 July 1883
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014)84,725 daily
Location
Urawa Station is located in Saitama Prefecture
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Location within Saitama Prefecture
Urawa Station is located in Japan
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Urawa Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Urawa Station is served by the Tohoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line, Takasaki Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line, and Shonan-Shinjuku Lines. It is 6.1 kilometers from Ōmiya and 24.2 kilometers from Tokyo.

Station layoutEdit

Track layout

 Ōmiya,Utsunomiya, Takasaki,Maebashi

6 5
4 3
2 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Akabane, Tokyo, Yokohama, Ōfuna

The station has three elevated island platforms, serving six tracks, with the station building underneath. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

PlatformsEdit

1 JK Keihin-Tohoku Line for Ueno, Tokyo, Shinagawa, Yokohama, and Negishi Line for Ōfuna
2 JK Keihin-Tohoku Line for Kita-Urawa, Yono, and Ōmiya
3 JU Utsunomiya Line for Akabane, Ueno
JU Ueno-Tokyo Line for Tokyo, Yokohama, and Ōfuna
JU Takasaki Line for Akabane and Ueno
JU Ueno-Tokyo Line for Tokyo, Yokohama, and Ōfuna
4 JU Utsunomiya Line for Oyama, Utsunomiya, and Kuroiso
JU Takasaki Line for Takasaki and Maebashi
5 JS Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Akabane, Shinjuku, Yokohama and Ōfuna
JO Yokosuka Line for Zushi
JT Tokaido Line for Odawara
6 JS Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Ōmiya
JU Utsunomiya Line for Utsunomiya
JU Takasaki Line for Takasaki

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Utsunomiya Line JU05
Akabane
ABNJU04
  Commuter Rapid   Ōmiya
OMYJU07
Akabane
ABNJU04
  Rapid Rabbit   Ōmiya
OMYJU07
Akabane
ABNJU04
  Local & Rapid Acty   Saitama-Shintoshin JU06
Takasaki Line JU05
Akabane
ABNJU04
  Limited express Kusatsu   Ōmiya
OMYJU07
Akabane
ABNJU04
  Limited express Akagi   Ōmiya
OMYJU07
Akabane
ABNJU04
  Commuter Rapid   Ōmiya
OMYJU07
Akabane
ABNJU04
  Rapid Urban   Ōmiya
OMYJU07
Akabane
ABNJU04
  Local   Saitama-Shintoshin JU06
Shonan-Shinjuku Line JS23
Narita Express: Does not stop at this station
Ikebukuro
IKBJS21
  Limited express Nikkō   Ōmiya
OMYJS24
Ikebukuro
IKBJS21
  Limited express Kinugawa   Ōmiya
OMYJS24
Akabane
ABNJS22
  Special Rapid   Ōmiya
OMYJS24
Akabane
ABNJS22
  Rapid   Ōmiya
OMYJS24
Akabane
ABNJS22
  Local   Ōmiya
OMYJS24
Keihin-Tōhoku Line JK43
Minami-Urawa JK42   Rapid   Kita-Urawa JK44
Minami-Urawa JK42   Local   Kita-Urawa JK44

HistoryEdit

 
Urawa Station platform 1 under construction in November 2006

Urawa Station opened on 28 July 1883[1] as a station of Nippon Tetsudō (lit. Japan Railway) company, when this company opened the railway from Ueno Station to Kumagaya Station (part of today's Takasaki Line). At that time, there were only six stations along the route (Ueno, Ōji, Urawa, Ageo, Kōnosu, and Kumagaya), so Urawa Station is one of the oldest stations of the Tōhoku Main Line, and is also the oldest in the present-day city of Saitama.

Following eight years of construction, the station became fully elevated in March 2013, therefore allowing the Shonan-Shinjuku Line to serve the station from 16 March 2013 onwards.[2]

In 2017, chest-height platform edge doors were installed on the Keihin-Tohoku Line platforms (1 and 2), brought into use from 21 October 2017.[3]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 84,720 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 51st-busiest station operated by JR East.[4] The daily passenger figures (boarding passengers only) in previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 73,995[5]
2005 73,633[6]
2010 79,113[7]
2011 78,807[8]
2012 80,269[9]
2013 84,230[10]
2014 84,720[4]

Surrounding areaEdit

 
Saitama Prefectural Government Officein March 2015
  • Saitama Prefectural Government Office
  • Saitama City Office
  • Isetan department store
  • Corso (department store located in front of Urawa Station west exit)
  • Parco Department Store
  • Urawa Royal Pines Hotel
  • Urawa Washington Hotel
  •   National Route 17
  •   National Route 463

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 97. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.
  2. ^ 浦和駅の高架化、完成 16日から湘南新宿ライン停車 [Urawa Station elevated platforms complete, Shonan-Shinjuku Line to serve station for the 16th] (in Japanese). Japan: Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  3. ^ 京浜東北線浦和駅でホームドアの使用開始 [Platform edge doors commence operation at Urawa Station on Keihin-Tohoku Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 23 October 2017. Archived from the original on 23 October 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2014.

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