JJ03
Mikawashima Station

三河島駅
Station entrance under elevated tracks
Location1 Nishinippori, Arakawa, Tokyo
(東京都荒川区西日暮里1丁目)
Japan
Operated byJR East
Line(s)JJ Jōban Line (Rapid)
History
Opened1905
Services
Preceding station
JR East
Following station
Nippori
NPRJJ02
towards Shinagawa
Jōban Line
Local-Futsuu
Minami-Senju
JJ04
towards Sendai
Jōban Line
Rapid
Minami-Senju
JJ04
towards Toride

Mikawashima Station (三河島駅, Mikawashima-eki) is a railway station on the Jōban Line in Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines

Mikawashima Station is served by the Jōban Line.

Station layout

The station platform, April 2018
The station platform, April 2018

The station consists of a single island platform serving two tracks.


1 JJ Jōban Line (Rapid) for Nippori, Ueno
JU Ueno-Tokyo Line for Tokyo and Shinagawa
2 JJ Jōban Line (Rapid) for Kita-Senju, Kashiwa, Toride, Tsuchiura, Ishioka and Mito
Narita Line for Narita

History

Mikawashima Station opened on 1 April 1905.[1]

Accident

Main article: Mikawashima train crash

On 3 May 1962, there was a crash between a freight train and two passenger trains which resulted in 160 deaths and 296 injuries. The crash occurred about 350 meters east of Mikawashima Station when an Ueno-bound passenger train (train number 2000H) crashed into the wreckage of a crash between a Toride-bound passenger train (2117H) and a Mito-bound freight train (number 287) as well as a crowd of evacuating passengers from 2117H.

Surrounding area

References

  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 103. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.


Coordinates: 35°44′01″N 139°46′38″E / 35.7336°N 139.7771°E / 35.7336; 139.7771