|Location||2-37-2 Minami-Urawa, Minami-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken 336-0017|
|Distance||22.5 km to Tokyo|
|Platforms||2 island + 2 side platforms|
|Status||Staffed ("Midori no Madoguchi" )|
|Opened||July 1, 1961|
Location within Saitama Prefecture
Minami-Urawa Station (Japan)
Minami-Urawa Station (南浦和駅, Minami-Urawa-eki) is a junction passenger railway station located in Minami-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).
Minami-Urawa Station is served by the Keihin-Tōhoku Line linking Saitama Prefecture with central Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture, and the orbital Musashino Line. Many Keihin-Tōhoku services originate and terminate at this station. The station is located 31.7 kilometers from Fuchūhommachi Station on the Musashino Line.
The station consists of two island platforms for the Keihin-Tōhoku Line, serving four tracks, with two opposed elevated side platforms for the Musashino Line located above and at a right angle to the island platforms. The station building is elevated and is located on a mezzanine level in between the two sets of platforms. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.
|1, 2||Keihin-Tōhoku Line||for Ueno, Tokyo, Shinagawa, Yokohama, and Negishi Line for Ōfuna|
|3, 4||Keihin-Tōhoku Line||for Kita-Urawa, Yono, and Ōmiya|
|5||Musashino Line||for Kita-Asaka, Nishi-Kokubunji, and Fuchūhommachi|
|6||Musashino Line||for Shim-Matsudo, Nishi-Funabashi, Tokyo, and Kaihimmakuhari|
Minami-Urawa Track Layout
The station opened on July 1, 1961 on the Keihin-Tōhoku Line. The Musashino Line platforms opened on April 1, 1973 when passenger services on the line started. A widely reported incident occurred at the station about 9:15 a.m. on July 22, 2013, when a woman fell into the gap between a train and the edge of the platform. About 40 bystanders helped station staff push against the side of the train so that the woman could be safely extricated. A member of the station staff began pushing the train after the woman fell into the gap and bystanders quickly joined in to help with the rescue effort. The woman was not seriously injured.
In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 60,144 passengers daily (boarding passengers only). The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.
|Fiscal year||Daily average|