Ishikawachō Station

Ishikawachō Station

Ishikawachō Station
石川町駅
Ishikawachō Station, July 2006
Location
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Yokohama
Ward Naka
Neighborhood 2 Ishikawachō
Postal code 231-0868
Address in Japanese 神奈川県横浜市中区石川町2丁目
History
Opened 1964
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Negishi Line
Statistics 34,571 passengers/day (FY2012)

Ishikawachō Station (石川町駅 Ishikawachō-eki) is a railway station on the Negishi Line in Naka-ku, Yokohama, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Contents

  • Lines 1
  • Station layout 2
    • Platforms 2.1
  • History 3
  • Passenger statistics 4
  • Surrounding area 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Lines

Ishikawachō Station is served by the Negishi Line, which is linked with the Keihin-Tōhoku Line from Yokohama to Ōmiya, and is also served by some Yokohama Line through-running services. The station is 3.8 km from the starting point of the Negishi Line at Yokohama and 62.9 km from the starting point of the Keihin-Tōhoku Line at Ōmiya.

Station layout

Ishikawachō Station has two elevated opposed side platforms serving two tracks. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

Platforms

1  Negishi Line - Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Shin-Sugita and Ōfuna
2  Negishi Line - Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Yokohama, Tokyo, and Ōmiya
 Yokohama Line for Shin-Yokohama, Machida, and Hachiōji

History

Ishikawachō Station opened on May 19, 1964, as a station on the Japanese National Railways (JNR).[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR in 1987.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 34,571 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 41,153[3]
2005 35,725[4]
2010 34,286[5]
2011 34,148[6]
2012 34,571[2]

Surrounding area

The station is located near the Motomachi and Yokohama Chinatown tourist areas in Yokohama. However, Motomachi-Chūkagai Station on the Minato Mirai Line, which opened in 2004, is closer to those locations.

References

  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7
  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 33.  
  2. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

External links

  • JR East Ishikawachō Station information (Japanese)