JM28
Kita-Asaka Station

北朝霞駅
The south entrance in March 2016
General information
Location1 Hamazaki, Asaka-shi, Saitama-ken 351-0033
Japan
Coordinates35°48′55″N 139°35′15″E / 35.8153°N 139.5875°E / 35.8153; 139.5875Coordinates: 35°48′55″N 139°35′15″E / 35.8153°N 139.5875°E / 35.8153; 139.5875
Operated by
JR East
Line(s)JM Musashino Line
Distance22.8 km from Fuchūhommachi
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Connections
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
Station code  JM28
Websitewww.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=550
History
Opened1 April 1973 (1973-04-01)
Passengers
FY201970,577daily
Services
Preceding station
JR East
Following station
Niiza
JM29
Musashino Ōmiya
OMYJS24
Terminus
Niiza
JM29
Musashino Line Nishi-Urawa
JM27
Location
Kita-Asaka Station
Kita-Asaka Station
Location within Saitama Prefecture
Kita-Asaka Station
Kita-Asaka Station
Kita-Asaka Station (Japan)

Kita-Asaka Station (北朝霞駅, Kita-Asaka-eki) is a passenger railway station located in the city of Asaka, Saitama, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]

Lines

Kita-Asaka Station is served by the orbital Musashino Line from Fuchūhommachi to Nishi-Funabashi and Tokyo. It is located adjacent and at right angles to Asakadai Station on the Tobu Tojo Line to Ikebukuro in Tokyo. The station is located 22.8 kilometers from Fuchūhommachi Station.

Station layout

The station consists of an elevated island platform serving two tracks.[2] The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.[1] The station has toilet facilities located on the mezzanine level, and both escalator and lift access from the ground level entrance to the elevated platform. Universal access toilets are located outside the station.

Platforms

1 JM Musashino Line for Nishi-Kokubunji and Fuchūhommachi
2 JM Musashino Line for Musashi-Urawa, Shim-Matsudo, Nishi-Funabashi, Tokyo, and Kaihimmakuhari

History

The 2-car-length platform extension under construction in July 2014
The 2-car-length platform extension under construction in July 2014
The completed platform extension in December 2015
The completed platform extension in December 2015

The station opened on 1 April 1973.[3] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[3]

In April 2014, work started to extend the platform by approximately 40 m (130 ft) to the east (toward Nishi-Urawa) to allow the train stopping positions to be offset by two car lengths on either side and alleviate crowding on the platform during busy periods.[4] Costing approximately 200 million yen, work was scheduled to be completed around December 2014.[4]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 70,577 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the third busiest station on the Musashino Line after Nishi-Funabashi and Minami-Koshigaya.[5] The passenger figures (boarding passengers only) for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 53,524[6]
2001 54,907[7]
2002 55,897[8]
2003 57,581[9]
2004 58,429[10]
2005 56,832[11]
2006 58,114[12]
2007 59,899[13]
2008 60,855[14]
2009 61,912[15]
2010 62,958[16]
2011 63,263[17]
2012 65,178[18]
2013 67,382[19]
2014 66,972[20]

Surrounding area

Bus services

Buses from in front of the station are operated by Tobu Bus, Kokusai Kogyo (KKJ), as well as "Wakuwaku" community bus services operated by the city of Asaka.[21]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b 各駅情報(北朝霞駅) [Station Information (Kita-Asaka Station)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  2. ^ Kawashima, Ryozo (February 2011). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第11巻 埼玉南部・東京多摩北部 [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 11 Southern Saitama and Northern Tama Tokyo]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 22/59. ISBN 978-4-06-270071-9.
  3. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. Vol. II. Japan: JTB. p. 74. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  4. ^ a b 北朝霞駅ホーム延伸 JR東、年内完成目指す [Kita-Asaka Station platform to be extended - Completion by end of year]. Nikkei Shimbun Online (in Japanese). Japan: Nikkei Inc. 26 April 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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 22 January 2012.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2001年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2001)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2002年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2002)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2003年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2003)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2004年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2004)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  11. ^ 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 22 January 2012.
  12. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2006年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2006)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  13. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2007年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2007)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  14. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2008年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2008)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  15. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2009年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2009)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  16. ^ 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 12 September 2012.
  17. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2012. Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  18. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2013. Archived from the original on 7 October 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  19. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  20. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2015. Archived from the original on 6 May 2001. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  21. ^ 市内循環バス『わくわく号』案内 ["Wakuwaku" city community bus information] (in Japanese). City of Asaka. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.

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