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Yōkōdai Station

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JK04
Yōkōdai

洋光台
Yōkōdai Station
LocationYōkōdai 3-14-1, Isogo-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken 235-0045
Japan
Coordinates35°22′43.3″N 139°35′47.4″E / 35.378694°N 139.596500°E / 35.378694; 139.596500Coordinates: 35°22′43.3″N 139°35′47.4″E / 35.378694°N 139.596500°E / 35.378694; 139.596500
Operated by
JR East
Line(s)JK Negishi Line
Distance14.1 km from Yokohama
Platforms1 island platform
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeJK04
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened17 March 1970
Passengers
FY201920,064 daily
Services
Preceding station
JR East
Following station
Kōnandai
JK03
towards Ōfuna
Negishi Line Shin-Sugita
JK05
towards Yokohama
Kōnandai
One-way operation
Yokohama Line
Local
Shin-Sugita
JK05
towards Hachiōji
Location
Yōkōdai Station
Yōkōdai Station
Location within Kanagawa Prefecture
Yōkōdai Station
Yōkōdai Station
Yōkōdai Station (Japan)

Yōkōdai Station (洋光台駅, Yōkōdai-eki) is a passenger railway station located in Isogo-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines

Yōkōdai Station is served by the Negishi Line from Yokohama to Ōfuna in Kanagawa Prefecture. with through services inter-running to and from the Keihin-Tōhoku Line and also the Yokohama Line. It is 14.1 kilometers from the terminus of the Negishi line at Yokohama, and 73.2 kilometers from the northern terminus of the Keihin-Tōhoku Line at Ōmiya.

Station layout

The station consists of one island platform serving two tracks. The platform is connected to the station building by an underpass. The station is staffed.

Platforms

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

History

The area around Yōkōdai Station was formerly a small rural pocket within central Yokohama. It was developed into a large housing district in the early 1970s. The Japan National Railways (JNR) Keihin-Tōhoku Line was extended from its former terminus at Isogo Station, and Yōkōdai Station was opened on 17 March 1970. The line was further extended to Ōfuna Station in 1973. The station came under the management of JR East on April 1, 1987 after the privatization of the JNR.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 20,064 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

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

Fiscal year daily average
2005 21,959 [2]
2010 21,304 [3]
2015 20,780 [4]

Surrounding area

  • Yokohama Science Center, a municipal science museum for children, is located near the station.
  • Kanagawa Prefectural Isogo High School
  • Kanagawa Prefectural Yokohama Nanryo High School
  • Kanagawa Prefectural Hitorizawa High School

See also

References

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 神奈川県県勢要覧(平成18年度) [Kanagawa Prefecture official statistics (fiscal 2005)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Kanagawa Metropolitan Government. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  3. ^ 神奈川県県勢要覧(平成23年度) [Kanagawa Prefecture official statistics (fiscal 2010)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Kanagawa Prefecture. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  4. ^ 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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