JO23 JB25
Shin-Koiwa Station

新小岩駅
The south entrance in December 2016
General information
Location1 Shin-Koiwa, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s)
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks4
Other information
Station code
  • JO23 (Sōbu Line (Rapid))
  • JB25 (Chūō-Sōbu Line)
History
Opened10 July 1928
Passengers
FY201372,306 daily
Services
Preceding station Logo of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) JR East Following station
Kinshichō
JO22
towards Tokyo
Sōbu Line
  Rapid
Ichikawa
JO24
towards Chiba
Hirai
JB24
towards Mitaka
Chūō–Sōbu Line Koiwa
JB26
towards Chiba
Location
Shin-Koiwa Station is located in Tokyo
Shin-Koiwa Station
Shin-Koiwa Station
Location within Tokyo

Shin-Koiwa Station (新小岩駅, Shin-Koiwa-eki) is a railway station in the Shin-Koiwa neighborhood, in Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines

Shin-Koiwa Station is served by the Sōbu Line (Rapid) and the Chūō-Sōbu Line.

Station layout

The station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office and also a "View Plaza" travel agent.

Platforms

1 JB Chūō-Sōbu Line for Akihabara and Shinjuku
2 JB Chūō-Sōbu Line for Nishi-Funabashi and Chiba
3 JO Sōbu Line (Rapid) for Kinshichō, Tokyo
JO Yokosuka Line for Yokohama
4 JO Sōbu Line (Rapid) for Funabashi and Chiba

History

Shin-Koiwa Station opened on 10 July 1928.[1] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 72,306 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 59th-busiest station operated by JR East.[2] The daily average passenger figures (boarding passengers only) in previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 67,697[3]
2005 69,849[4]
2010 71,121[5]
2011 70,435[6]
2012 70,880[7]
2013 72,306[2]

Accidents

JR East considered installing platform-edge doors at Shin-Koiwa as early as 2013 due to the large number of passenger accidents and suicides occurring at the station.[8] Between July 2011 and June 2013, 13 incidents occurred in which passengers were hit by trains at this station.[8] Katsushika Ward made an official request to JR East to install platform-edge doors at the station in July 2012.[8]

On 27 June 2013, at around 14:40, a man in his thirties jumped in front of a 12-car Narita Express Yokohama to Narita Airport service passing non-stop through the station. The man died and his body hit a woman standing on the platform, injuring her.[8]

In 2018, automatic platform gates were installed on the Sōbu Rapid Line platforms of the station. As the line's trains are 300 m (980 ft) long,[9] the set of platform gates broke the world record for the longest platform doors at East Tsim Sha Tsui station in Hong Kong.[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 144. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.
  2. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  8. ^ a b c d 新小岩駅:JR東、ホームドアを検討 飛び込み相次ぎ [JR East considers platforms doors for Shin-Koiwa Station - Large number of suicides]. Mainichi jp (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers. 27 June 2013. Archived from the original on 2 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  9. ^ 15 car trains at 20m lengths, totaling approximately 300m
  10. ^ "新小岩駅の総武快速線ホームドア、2月以降に着工 2018年度使用開始". レスポンス(Response.jp). 27 January 2017. Archived from the original on 29 September 2021. Retrieved 29 September 2021.


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