JK13 JH13
Higashi-Kanagawa Station

東神奈川駅
The east side of Higashi-Kanagawa Station in July 2015
General information
Location1 Higashi-Kanagawa, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken 221-0044
Japan
Coordinates35°28′41″N 139°38′00″E / 35.47806°N 139.63333°E / 35.47806; 139.63333Coordinates: 35°28′41″N 139°38′00″E / 35.47806°N 139.63333°E / 35.47806; 139.63333
Operated by
JR East
Line(s)
Distance57.2 km from Ōmiya
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks8
Connections
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
Station codeJK13
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened23 September 1908
Passengers
FY201937,577 daily
Services
Preceding station
JR East
Following station
Yokohama
YHMJK12
Terminus
Keihin–Tōhoku Line
  Rapid
Local
Shin-Koyasu
JK14
towards Ōmiya
Yokohama Line
  Rapid
Kikuna
JH15
towards Hachiōji
Yokohama Line
Local
Ōguchi
JH14
towards Hachiōji
Location
Higashi-Kanagawa Station
Higashi-Kanagawa Station
Location within Kanagawa Prefecture
Higashi-Kanagawa Station
Higashi-Kanagawa Station
Higashi-Kanagawa Station (Japan)

Higashi-Kanagawa Station (東神奈川駅, Higashi-Kanagawa-eki) is a junction passenger railway station located in Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines

Higashi-Kanagawa Station is served by the Keihin-Tōhoku Line and Yokohama Line. It is 57.2 km from the terminus of the Keihin-Tōhoku Line at Ōmiya, and forms the southern terminal station for the 42.6 kilometer Yokohama Line.

Station layout

The station has two ground-level island platforms serving four tracks, connected to the station building by a footbridge. Although the Tōkaidō Main Line and Yokosuka Line tracks run parallel to the station, neither line stops at Higashi-Kanagawa. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Platforms

1 JK Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Yokohama, Isogo, and Ōfuna
2 JK Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Yokohama, Isogo, and Ōfuna
JH Yokohama Line for Shin-Yokohama, Machida, and Hachiōji
3 JH Yokohama Line for Shin-Yokohama, Machida, and Hachiōji
4 JK Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Kawasaki , Shinagawa, Tokyo, and Ōmiya
JH Yokohama Line for Shin-Yokohama, Machida, and Hachiōji

From 15 September 2013, new LED lighting was installed on the platforms. This lighting switches between light blue and light green to indicate whether individual departing trains are Keihin-Tohoku Line or Yokohama Line services.[1]

History

Higashi-Kanagawa Station opened on September 23, 1908,[2] as a joint use station on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) Tōkaidō Main Line (the predecessor to JNR) and the privately owned Yokohama Railway Line (which connected Yokohama Station with Hachiōji Station. A spur line for freight operations to Umikanagawa Station (closed in 1959) was established on December 10, 1911.[citation needed] The Keihin Electric Train (the forerunner to the Keihin-Tōhoku Line) began operations from Higashi-Kanagawa from December 20, 1914. The Yokohama Railway Line was nationalized on October 1, 1917.[citation needed] With the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the operational control of JR East.[citation needed]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 37,577 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3]

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

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 23,980[4]
2005 28,751[5]
2010 30,965[6]
2015 35,304[7]

Surrounding area

See also

References

  1. ^ Akasaka, Masami (26 July 2013). 色で路線を知らせるLED照明、JR東神奈川駅に納入 [LED lighting that indicates line colour to be installed at JR Higashi-Kanagawa Station]. Nikkei Shimbun (in Japanese). Japan: Nikkei Inc. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  2. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 19. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.
  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. Retrieved 6 August 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 6 August 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 6 August 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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