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Urawa Station

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Urawa Station

浦和駅
JR Urawa Station Platform 1 and 2
Location1-16-12 Takasago, Urawa-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken 330-0063
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 by
JR East
Line(s)Tōhoku Main Line
Distance24.2 km from Tokyo
Platforms3 island platforms
ConnectionsBus terminal
Other information
Station codeJU05, JS23, JK43
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened28 July 1883
Passengers
FY201995,865 daily
Services
Preceding station
JR East
Following station
Minami-Urawa
JK42
towards Yokohama
Keihin–Tōhoku Line
  Rapid
Local
Kita-Urawa
JK44
towards Ōmiya
Akabane
URWJU04
towards Ueno
Kusatsu Ōmiya
OMYJU07
Minakami Ōmiya
OMYJU07
towards Minakami
Akagi Ōmiya
OMYJU07
towards Takasaki
Akabane
URWJU04
towards Tokyo
Utsunomiya / Takasaki Lines
Rapid Rabbit & Urban
Ōmiya
OMYJU07
towards Utsunomiya or Maebashi
Akabane
ABNJU04
towards Tokyo
Utsunomiya / Takasaki Lines
Local
Saitama-Shintoshin
JU06
towards Kuroiso or Maebashi
Ikebukuro
IKBJS21
towards Shinjuku
Nikkō and Kinugawa Ōmiya
OMYJS24
Akabane
ABNJS22
towards Odawara or Zushi
Shōnan–Shinjuku Line
  Special Rapid
  Rapid
  Local
Ōmiya
OMYJS24
Location
Urawa Station
Urawa Station
Location within Saitama Prefecture
Urawa Station
Urawa Station
Urawa Station (Japan)
Urawa Station west entrance in January 2018
Urawa Station west entrance in January 2018

Urawa Station (浦和駅, Urawa-eki) is a junction passenger railway station located 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.

Lines

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

Station layout

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.

Platforms

1 JK Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Ueno, Tokyo, Shinagawa, Yokohama, and Negishi Line for Ōfuna
2 JK Keihin-Tōhoku 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 Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Akabane, Shinjuku, Yokohama and Ōfuna
JO Yokosuka Line for Zushi
JT Tokaido Line for Odawara
6 JS Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Ōmiya
JU Utsunomiya Line for Utsunomiya
JU Takasaki Line for Takasaki

History

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 Shōnan-Shinjuku Line to serve the station from 16 March 2013 onwards.[2]

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

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 95,865 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[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]
2015 87,650[8]

Surrounding area

  • 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 also

References

  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, Shōnan-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.
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2019年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2019)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  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 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2016.

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