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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, and Yokohama
4 JO Sōbu Line (Rapid) for Funabashi and Chiba

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Sōbu Line (Rapid) JO23
Commuter Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Kinshichō JO22   Rapid   Ichikawa JO24
Chūō-Sōbu Line JB25
Hirai JB24   Local   Koiwa JB26

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 is considering installing platform-edge doors due to the large number of passenger accidents and suicides occurring at this 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]

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. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 

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Coordinates: 35°43′0.4116″N 139°51′29.8080″E / 35.716781000°N 139.858280000°E / 35.716781000; 139.858280000