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Ishikawachō Station

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JK09
Ishikawachō Station
'Motomachi-Chūkagai'

石川町<元町・中華街>駅
Ishikawachō Station in July 2006
Location2 Ishikawachō, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken v
Japan
Coordinates35°26′18″N 139°38′35″E / 35.43833°N 139.64306°E / 35.43833; 139.64306Coordinates: 35°26′18″N 139°38′35″E / 35.43833°N 139.64306°E / 35.43833; 139.64306
Operated by
JR East
Line(s)JK Negishi Line
Distance3.8 km from Yokohama
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Other information
StatusStaffed ( "Midori no Madoguchi" )
Station codeJK-09
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened19 May 1964
Passengers
FY201923,377 daily
Services
Preceding station
JR East
Following station
Yamate
JK08
towards Ōfuna
Negishi Line Kannai
JK10
towards Yokohama
Yamate
One-way operation
Yokohama Line
Local
Kannai
JK10
towards Hachiōji
Location
Ishikawachō Station
Ishikawachō Station
Location within Kanagawa Prefecture
Ishikawachō Station
Ishikawachō Station
Ishikawachō Station (Japan)

Ishikawachō Station (石川町駅, Ishikawachō-eki) is a passenger railway station located in Naka-ku, Yokohama, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines

Ishikawachō Station is served by the Negishi Line, which is linked with the Keihin-Tōhoku Line from Yokohama to Ōmiya, and is also served by some Yokohama Line through-running services. The station is 3.8 km from the starting point of the Negishi Line at Yokohama and 62.9 km from the starting point of the Keihin-Tōhoku Line at Ōmiya.

Station layout

Ishikawachō Station has two elevated opposed side platforms serving two tracks with the station building underneath. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

Platforms

1 JK Negishi Line for Isogo and Ōfuna
2 JK Negishi Line-Keihin-Tohoku Line for Yokohama, Tokyo, and Ōmiya
JH Yokohama Line for Yokohama, Nagatsuta, Machida, and Hachiōji

History

Ishikawachō Station opened on May 19, 1964, as a station on the Japanese National Railways (JNR).[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987.

Due to confusion generated from which station on the Negishi Line was closest to Motomachi and the local Chinatown, the station signage and the visual train announcements were changed on September 15, 2016 to read "Ishikawachō 'Motomachi-Chūkagai' Station" (石川町〈元町・中華街〉駅, Ishikawachō-Motomachi-Chūkagai-eki).[2] Despite the station's now similar name to Motomachi-Chūkagai Station on the Minato Mirai Line, the two stations are located relatively far from each other.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 23,377 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3]

The passenger figures (boarding passengers only) for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 41,153[4]
2005 35,725[5]
2010 34,286[6]
2015 32,639 [7]

Surrounding area

The station is located near the Motomachi and Yokohama Chinatown tourist areas in Yokohama. However, Motomachi-Chūkagai Station on the Minato Mirai Line, which opened in 2004, is closer to those locations.

See also

References

  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 33. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.
  2. ^ 駅名表示を石川町(元町・中華街)に変更 JR東日本横浜支社 [JR East to change station name signs to Ishikawachō 'Motomachi-Chūkagai']. Nikkei Shimbun (in Japanese). Japan: Nikkei Inc. 29 July 2016. Archived from the original on 28 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  7. ^ 神奈川県県勢要覧(平成28年度 [Kanagawa Prefecture official statistics (fiscal 2010)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Kanagawa Prefecture. Retrieved 26 March 2021.

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