Mito Station

水戸駅
Mito (Ibaraki) station.jpg
Mito Station South entrance, May 2012
General information
Location1-1-1 Miyamachi, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken 310-0015
Japan
Coordinates36°22′16″N 140°28′41″E / 36.3711°N 140.4780°E / 36.3711; 140.4780Coordinates: 36°22′16″N 140°28′41″E / 36.3711°N 140.4780°E / 36.3711; 140.4780
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms8 (4 island platforms)
Connections
  • Bus terminal
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened16 January 1889
Passengers
FY201929,172 (JR Lines) daily
Services
Preceding station
JR logo (east).svg
JR East
Following station
Tsuchiura
(limited service)
towards Shinagawa
Hitachi Katsuta
towards Sendai
Akatsuka
(limited service)
towards Shinagawa
Tokiwa Katsuta
towards Takahagi
Akatsuka
towards Shinagawa
Jōban Line
Local-Futsuu
Katsuta
towards Sendai
Akatsuka
towards Oyama
Mito Line Terminus
Terminus Suigun Line Hitachi-Aoyagi
Preceding station
KRT Logomark.svg
Kashima Rinkai Railway
Following station
Terminus
OKL Symbol.svg
Ōarai Kashima Line
Higashi-Mito
Seasonal services
Preceding station
JR logo (east).svg
JR East
Following station
Kairakuen
(limited service, seasonal)
One-way operation
Hitachi Katsuta
towards Sendai
Tokiwa Katsuta
towards Takahagi
Kairakuen
(seasonal)
One-way operation
Jōban Line
Local-Futsuu
Katsuta
towards Sendai
Mito Line Terminus
Location
Mito Station is located in Ibaraki Prefecture
Mito Station
Mito Station
Location within Ibaraki Prefecture
Mito Station is located in Japan
Mito Station
Mito Station
Mito Station (Japan)

Mito Station (水戸駅, Mito-eki) is a joint-use passenger railway station in the city of Mito, Ibaraki, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the third sector Kashima Rinkai Railway.[1] The station premises are managed by JR East.[1]

Lines

Mito Station is served by the JR East Jōban Line and Suigun Line, and also by the Kashima Rinkai Railway's Ōarai-Kashima Line. It is located 115.3 km from the official starting point of the Jōban Line at Nippori Station and is a terminus of the Suigun Line and of the Ōarai-Kashima Line.

Station layout

Mito Station north entrance, October 2008
Mito Station north entrance, October 2008

The station consists of four island platforms serving eight tracks. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office and a "View Plaza" travel agency.[1]

Platforms

1/2  Suigun Line for Kami-Sugaya, Hitachi-Ōta, Hitachi-Daigo, and Kōriyama
3/4  Jōban Line for Katsuta, Hitachi, Takahagi, Iwaki, Haranomachi and Sendai
5/6  Jōban Line
(JU Ueno-Tokyo Line)
for Tomobe, Ishioka, Tsuchiura, Toride, Ueno, Tokyo and Shinagawa
 Mito Line for Tomobe, Kasama, Shimodate, and Oyama
7  Jōban Line Limited Express
(JU Ueno-Tokyo Line)
for Tomobe, Ishioka, Tsuchiura, Ueno, Tokyo and Shinagawa
8  Kashima Rinkai Tetsudo Ōarai-Kashima Line for Ōarai, Shin-Hokota, and Kashima-Jingu

History

The south entrance in April 1990 before rebuilding
The south entrance in April 1990 before rebuilding

Mito station opened on the Mito Line on 16 January 1889.[2] The Suigun Line opened on 16 November 1897. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987. A new station building was completed in July 1994.

The Kashima Rinkai Tetsudo Ōarai-Kashima Line opened on 14 March 1985.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2019, the JR East portion of the station was used by an average of 29,172 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3] In fiscal 2019, the Kashima Rinkai Railway portion of the station was used by an average of 2064 passengers daily.[4]

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

Fiscal year Daily average
1913 807[2]
1960 27,589[2]
1971 31,085[2]
1984 31,976[2]
2000 30,421[5]
2005 29,216[6]
2010 27,109[7]
2015 29,767[8]

Surrounding area

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c 各駅情報(水戸駅) [Station Information (Mito Station)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 480. 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. ^ "統計年報 平成30年版 14.運輸・通信". Mito City. December 26, 2019.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 December 2016.

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