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Urawa Station

Urawa Station
浦和駅
Urawa Station east exit, March 2013
Location
Prefecture Saitama
(See other stations in Saitama)
City Saitama
Ward Urawa
Neighborhood 1 Takasago
Address in Japanese 埼玉県さいたま市浦和区高砂一丁目
History
Opened 1883
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Takasaki Line
Tōhoku Main Line
Shonan-Shinjuku Line
Statistics 84,230 passengers/day (FY2013)
Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Urawa Station (浦和駅 Urawa-eki) is a railway station 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.

Contents

  • Lines 1
  • Station layout 2
  • Adjacent stations 3
  • History 4
  • Passenger statistics 5
  • Surrounding area 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Lines

Urawa Station is served by the following JR East lines.

Station layout

The station has three elevated island platforms, serving six tracks.

1  Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Ueno, Tokyo, Shinagawa, Yokohama, and Negishi Line for Ōfuna
2  Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Kita-Urawa, Yono, and Ōmiya
3  Utsunomiya Line for Akabane, Tokyo, Yokohama and Ōfuna
 Takasaki Line for Akabane and Ueno
4  Utsunomiya Line for Oyama, Utsunomiya, and Kuroiso
 Takasaki Line for Takasaki and Maebashi
5  Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Akabane, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, and Yokohama
6  Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Ōmiya, Utsunomiya, and Takasaki

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Utsunomiya Line
Akabane   Rapid Rabbit   Ōmiya
Akabane   Commuter Rapid   Ōmiya
Akabane   Local   Saitama-Shintoshin
Takasaki Line
Akabane   Limited express Kusatsu   Ōmiya
Akabane   Limited express Akagi   Ōmiya
Akabane   Rapid Urban   Ōmiya
Akabane   Commuter Rapid   Ōmiya
Akabane   Local   Saitama-Shintoshin
Shonan-Shinjuku Line
Narita Express: no stop
Ikebukuro   Limited express Nikkō   Ōmiya
Ikebukuro   Limited express Kinugawa   Ōmiya
Akabane   Special Rapid   Ōmiya
Akabane   Rapid   Ōmiya
Akabane   Local   Ōmiya
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Minami-Urawa   Rapid   Kita-Urawa
Minami-Urawa   Local   Kita-Urawa

History

Urawa Station platform 1 under construction (November 2006)

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

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 84,230 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 51st-busiest station operated by JR East.[3] The daily passenger figures (boarding passengers only) in previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 73,995[4]
2005 73,633[5]
2010 79,113[6]
2011 78,807[7]
2012 80,269[8]
2013 84,230[3]

Surrounding area

Saitama Prefectural Government Office
  • 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
  • Red Voltage (official goods shop of Urawa Reds football team)
  • National Route 17
  • National Route 463

References

  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 97.  
  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, Shonan-Shinjuku Line to serve station for the 16th] (in Japanese). Japan:  
  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 24 September 2014. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

External links

  • Urawa Station information (JR East) (Japanese)
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