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Ōfuna Station

大船駅
West entrance of JR East Ōfuna Station
Location1 Ōfuna, Kamakura, Kanagawa
(神奈川県鎌倉市大船一丁目)
Japan
Coordinates35°21′12″N 139°31′52″E / 35.35333°N 139.53111°E / 35.35333; 139.53111Coordinates: 35°21′12″N 139°31′52″E / 35.35333°N 139.53111°E / 35.35333; 139.53111
Operated byJR East, Shonan Monorail
Line(s)
Connections
  • Bus terminal
History
Opened1888
Passengers
JR, FY201397,118 daily
Services
Preceding station
JR East
Following station
Odawara
JT16
towards Itō or Atami
Odoriko Yokohama
YHMJT05
towards Tokyo
Fujisawa
JT08
towards Odawara
Shōnan Shinagawa
SGWJT03
towards Tokyo
Tōkaidō Line
Rapid Acty
Totsuka
One-way operation
Fujisawa
JT08
towards Atami
Tōkaidō Line
Local
Totsuka
TTKJT06
towards Tokyo
Terminus Narita Express Totsuka
TTKJO10
Kita-Kamakura
JO08
towards Kurihama
Yokosuka Line Totsuka
TTKJO10
towards Tokyo
Fujisawa
JT08
towards Odawara
Shōnan–Shinjuku Line
  Special Rapid
  Rapid
Totsuka
TTKJS10
Kita-Kamakura
JS08
towards Zushi
Shōnan–Shinjuku Line
  Rapid
  Local
Terminus Negishi Line Hongōdai
JK02
towards Yokohama
Yokohama Line
Local
Hongōdai
JK02
towards Hachiōji
Preceding station Shonan Monorail Following station
Fujimichō
(SMR2)
Enoshima Line Terminus
Shonan Monorail at Ōfuna Station
Shonan Monorail at Ōfuna Station

Ōfuna Station(Japanese: 大船駅, Japanese pronunciation: [Ōfuna-eki]) is a railway station in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines

Ōfuna Station is served by the Tokaido Main Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line, Negishi Line (Keihin-Tōhoku Line), Yokosuka Line, as well as the Shonan Monorail. It is 46.5 km from the terminus of the Tōkaidō Main Line at Tokyo Station.

Station layout

Ōfuna Station is an elevated station with five island platforms serving a total of 11 tracks. The adjacent Shonan Monorail station has a single bay platform.

There are above-track station buildings at both ends of the platforms, toward Fujisawa and toward Totsuka, offering passage between lines inside the ticket gates. The Sunaoshi River (砂押川, Sunaoshi-gawa), which runs between the two current station buildings, is a city boundary, meaning that the end of the station near Fujisawa is in Kamakura, while the end toward Totsuka is in Sakae-ku, Yokohama. However, the station master's office is, as was before the station's rebuilding, on the Kamakura side, so the station is treated as a Kamakura station, and not considered to be within the city of Yokohama.

The Fujisawa-side station building has the southern ticket gates and connects to East and West exits. The station building is connected by a passageway beside the building to the Shounan Monorail station. There is also a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office and a View Plaza travel agency.

In the Totsuka-side station building is the northern ticket gate, connected to the Kasama Entrance.

Platforms

1-2 JT Tōkaidō Line
(Ueno-Tokyo Line)
for Yokohama, Tokyo, Ueno, Ōmiya
JU Utsunomiya Line for Utsunomiya and Kuroiso
JU Takasaki Line for Takasaki and Maebashi
JS Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya, Kumagaya, Takasaki, and Maebashi (via JU Takasaki Line)
3-4 JT Tōkaidō Line for Hiratsuka, Kōzu, Odawara, Atami and Numazu
JT Itō Line for Itō
5-6 JO Yokosuka Line for Yokohama, Musashi-Kosugi, Shinagawa and Tokyo
JO Sōbu Line (Rapid) for Chiba, Narita Line for Narita Airport,
Uchibō Line for Kimitsu, Sotobō Line for Kazusa-Ichinomiya
JS Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya, Oyama, and Utsunomiya (via JU Utsunomiya Line)
 Narita Express for Yokohama, Tokyo, Narita Airport
7 JO Yokosuka Line for Zushi, Kamakura, Yokosuka, and Kurihama
JS Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya, Oyama, and Utsunomiya (via JU Utsunomiya Line)
8 JO Yokosuka Line for Zushi, Kamakura, Yokosuka, and Kurihama
9-10 JK Negishi Line for Isogo, Yokohama, Tokyo, Ueno, and Ōmiya (via JK Keihin Tōhoku Line)
JH Yokohama Line for Yokohama, Higashi-Kanagawa, Shin-Yokohama, Machida, and Hachioji
  • The south end of the down Tokaido Line platforms (3-4), July 2015
    The south end of the down Tokaido Line platforms (3-4), July 2015
  • The station interior, July 2015
    The station interior, July 2015

History

Yokohama Dreamland Monorail platforms in June 1984
Yokohama Dreamland Monorail platforms in June 1984

Ōfuna Station opened on November 1, 1888 as a station on the Tōkaidō Main Line. The Yokosuka Line between Ōfuna and Yokosuka opened on June 16, 1889. Freight operations began in 1894.[1]

In May 1966, the Yokohama Dreamland Monorail began operations from Ōfuna to Yokohama Dreamland, an amusement park built some 7 km north of the station. However, the monorail stopped running in September 1967 after cracks were found in the guideway.[2]

On March 7, 1970 another monorail began operations from Ōfuna to the south. This Shonan Monorail eventually connected the station to Enoshima.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 97,118 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 42nd-busiest station operated by JR East.[3] A total of 4,817,536 passengers used the Shōnan Monorail station in fiscal 2012.[4] The daily average passenger figures (boarding passengers only) for JR East in previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 83,660[5]
2005 87,333[6]
2010 93,679[7]
2011 93,397[8]
2012 95,317[9]
2013 97,118[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Ishino, Tetsu; et al., eds. (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 14, 80. ISBN 4533029809.
  2. ^ Demery, Leroy W. Monorails in Japan, p.25. Carquinez Associates, 2005.
  3. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  4. ^ 運輸・通信・道路 [Transportation, Communications and Roads] (PDF) (in Japanese). Kanagawa Prefectual Government. p. 241. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 September 2014.
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