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Ōmiya Station
大宮駅
JRE Omiya Station west exit.jpg
West entrance of Ōmiya Station
Location
Prefecture Saitama
(See other stations in Saitama)
City Saitama
Ward Ōmiya
Neighborhood etc. Nishikichō
(in Japanese) さいたま市大宮区錦町630番地
History
Year opened 1885
Rail services
Operator(s) East Japan Railway Company
Tōbu Railway
Saitama New Urban Transit

Ōmiya Station (大宮駅 Ōmiya-eki ?) is a railway station located in Ōmiya-ku, Saitama, Japan. It is the busiest station in Saitama Prefecture and one of the hub stations in the Greater Tokyo Area for the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) as well as one of the main gateways from Greater Tokyo to the Tōhoku and Hokuriku regions along with Niigata and northern Nagano Prefectures.

The following railways connect through the station:

Local and late night buses and intercity motorcoaches including ones to Narita [1] and Haneda [2] airports also depart from this station.[1] Train trips involving Tokyo Monorail from Hamamatsuchō or Tennōzu Isle, and Keikyū from Shinagawa are the alternatives to Haneda.

Contents

History

On 16 March 1885 it was opened as a station of Nippon Tetsudō (日本鉄道 lit. Japan Railway) company.

In 1894, a railway workshop was opened to the north of the station, and this facility is still operated by JR East and Japan Freight Railway Company.

Station layout

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JR East platforms

No. 1 - 11

These are five ground-level island platforms.

1, 2 Keihin-Tōhoku Line Urawa, Akabane, Ueno, Tokyo
3, 4 Utsunomiya Line Urawa, Akabane, Ueno
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
(Through service for Yokosuka Line)
Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Ōfuna, Zushi
Rapid "Musashino" Kita-Asaka, Shin-Akitsu, Fuchu-Hommachi
"Holiday Rapid Kawaguchiko" Tachikawa, Hachioji, Otsuki, Kawaguchiko
"Holiday Rapid Kamakura" Yokohama, Ōfuna, Kamakura
6, 7 Takasaki Line Urawa, Akabane, Ueno
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
(Through service for Tōkaidō Line)
Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Hiratsuka, Odawara
7 Airport Ltd. Exp. "Narita Express" Narita Airport
8, 11 Takasaki Line, Joetsu Line, Ryomo Line Kumagaya, Takasaki, Maebashi, Minakami, Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi
9, 11 Utsunomiya Line Oyama, Utsunomiya, Kuroiso
11 Ltd. Exp. "(Spacia) Nikkō", "Kinugawa"
(through service for Tobu Nikkō Line)
Tochigi, Tōbu Nikkō, Kinugawa-onsen

No. 13 - 18

These are three 3F island platforms.

13, 14 Shinkansen Ueno, Tokyo
15 Shinkansen (partly) Ueno, Tokyo
16 Tōhoku Shinkansen
(part of "Nasuno" and "Yamabiko")
Utsunomiya, Fukushima, Sendai
17 Tōhoku Shinkansen
"Hayate", "Yamabiko", "Nasuno"
Utsunomiya, Fukushima, Sendai, Morioka, Hachinohe
Yamagata Shinkansen "Tsubasa" Utsunomiya, Fukushima, Yamagata, Shinjō
Akita Shinkansen "Komachi" Sendai, Morioka, Akita
18 Jōetsu Shinkansen "Toki", "Tanigawa" Takasaki, Echigo-Yuzawa, Nagaoka, Niigata
Nagano Shinkansen "Asama" Takasaki, Karuizawa, Nagano

No. 19 - 22

These are two underground island platforms.

19, 20, 22 Saikyō Line Musashi-Urawa, Akabane, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Ōsaki, (Rinkai Line) Shin-Kiba
21, 22 Kawagoe Line Nisshin, Kawagoe (Change trains at Kawagoe for Komagawa)

Tōbu platforms

These platforms are bay platforms.

1, 2 Noda Line Iwatsuki, Kasukabe, Nodashi, Kashiwa, Funabashi

New Shuttle platform

New Shuttle has one platform on the middle of a balloon loop.

  Ina Line (New Shuttle) Maruyama, Uchijuku

Adjacent stations

« Service »
JR East
Tōhoku Shinkansen
Ueno - Oyama
Jōetsu Shinkansen, Nagano Shinkansen
Ueno - Kumagaya
Utsunomiya Line
Saitama-Shintoshin Local Toro
Urawa Rapid "Rabbit" Hasuda
Urawa Commuter Rapid Kuki
Takasaki Line
Saitama-Shintoshin Local Miyahara
Urawa Rapid "Urban" Ageo
Urawa Commuter Rapid Kōnosu
Ageo
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Toro Local
(Utsunomiya Line - Yokosuka Line)
Akabane
Hasuda Rapid
(Utsunomiya Line - Yokosuka Line)
Akabane
Miyahara Rapid
(Takasaki Line - Tōkaidō Main Line)
Akabane
Ageo Special Rapid
(Takasaki Line - Tōkaidō Main Line)
Akabane
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Saitama-Shintoshin Local / Rapid Terminus
Saikyō Line / Kawagoe Line
Kita-Yono Local Nisshin
Yono-Hommachi Rapid Nisshin
Musashi-Urawa Commuter Rapid Nisshin
Tōbu Railway
Noda Line
Terminus - Kita-Ōmiya
Saitama New Urban Transit
Ina Line
Terminus - Tetsudō-Hakubutsukan

Picture

See also

Coordinates: 35°54′23″N 139°37′26″E / 35.90639°N 139.62389°E / 35.90639; 139.62389

References

  1. ^ http://5931bus.com/kosoku/haneda.html retrieved on 6 June 2007.

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