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Minami-Urawa Station

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JK42 JM25
Minami-Urawa Station

南浦和駅
Minami-Urawa Station west entrance, September 2019
Location2-37-2 Minami-Urawa, Minami-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken 336-0017
Japan
Coordinates35°50′52″N 139°40′09″E / 35.84778°N 139.66917°E / 35.84778; 139.66917Coordinates: 35°50′52″N 139°40′09″E / 35.84778°N 139.66917°E / 35.84778; 139.66917
Operated by
JR East
Line(s)
Distance22.5 km to Tokyo
Platforms2 island + 2 side platforms
Other information
StatusStaffed ("Midori no Madoguchi" )
WebsiteOfficial website
History
OpenedJuly 1, 1961
Passengers
FY201960,144 daily
Services
Preceding station
JR East
Following station
Warabi
JK41
towards Yokohama
Keihin–Tōhoku Line
  Rapid
Local
Urawa
URWJK43
towards Ōmiya
Musashi-Urawa
JM26
towards Ōmiya
Shimōsa Higashi-Urawa
JM24
Musashi-Urawa
JM26
Musashino Line Higashi-Urawa
JM24
Location
Minami-Urawa Station
Minami-Urawa Station
Location within Saitama Prefecture
Minami-Urawa Station
Minami-Urawa Station
Minami-Urawa Station (Japan)

Minami-Urawa Station (南浦和駅, Minami-Urawa-eki) is a junction passenger railway station located in Minami-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]

Lines

Minami-Urawa Station is served by the Keihin-Tōhoku Line linking Saitama Prefecture with central Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture, and the orbital Musashino Line. Many Keihin-Tōhoku services originate and terminate at this station. The station is located 31.7 kilometers from Fuchūhommachi Station on the Musashino Line.

Station layout

The station consists of two island platforms for the Keihin-Tōhoku Line, serving four tracks, with two opposed elevated side platforms for the Musashino Line located above and at a right angle to the island platforms. The station building is elevated and is located on a mezzanine level in between the two sets of platforms. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Platforms

Musashino Line platforms
Musashino Line platforms
Keihin-Tohōku Line platforms
Keihin-Tohōku Line platforms
1, 2 JK Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Ueno, Tokyo, Shinagawa, Yokohama, and Negishi Line for Ōfuna
3, 4 JK Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Kita-Urawa, Yono, and Ōmiya
5 JM Musashino Line for Kita-Asaka, Nishi-Kokubunji, and Fuchūhommachi
6 JM Musashino Line for Shim-Matsudo, Nishi-Funabashi, Tokyo, and Kaihimmakuhari
Minami-Urawa Track Layout

 Ōmiya

4 3
2 1
6
Nishi-Funabashi
5
Fuchūhommachi
Saitama Rail Yard

 Tokyo


Source:[2]

History

The station opened on July 1, 1961 on the Keihin-Tōhoku Line.[1] The Musashino Line platforms opened on April 1, 1973 when passenger services on the line started. A widely reported incident occurred at the station about 9:15 a.m. on July 22, 2013, when a woman fell into the gap between a train and the edge of the platform. About 40 bystanders helped station staff push against the side of the train so that the woman could be safely extricated. A member of the station staff began pushing the train after the woman fell into the gap and bystanders quickly joined in to help with the rescue effort. The woman was not seriously injured.[3]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 60,144 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 51,863[5]
2005 55,624[6]
2010 56,804[7]
2015 58,581[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b 各駅情報(南浦和駅) [Minami-Urawa Station information] (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  2. ^ 祖田圭介 (October 2006). 立体交差駅66クロス. Tetsudo Fan (in Japanese). 交友. 546: 26.
  3. ^ http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000423339
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2020年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2020)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  5. ^ 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 3 August 2013.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company.

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