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Totsuka Station

Coordinates: 35°24′2″N 139°32′3″E / 35.40056°N 139.53417°E / 35.40056; 139.53417
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Totsuka Station

Logo of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) JR East station
The logo of Yokohama Municipal Subway. Yokohama Municipal Subway station
East entrance, 2024
General information
LocationTotsuka-chō, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken 244-0003
Coordinates35°24′2″N 139°32′3″E / 35.40056°N 139.53417°E / 35.40056; 139.53417
Operated by
Distance40.9 km (25.4 mi) from Tokyo
Platforms3 island platforms
  • Bus interchange Bus terminal
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi )
Station codeJT06, JO10, JS10, B06
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened11 July 1887; 137 years ago (1887-07-11)
FY2019112,598 daily (JR East)
44,137 (daily, Blue Line)
Preceding station Logo of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) JR East Following station
towards Odawara
Tōkaidō Line
Rapid Acty
One-way operation
towards Atami
Tōkaidō Line
towards Tokyo
Narita Express Yokohama
towards Kurihama
Yokosuka Line Higashi-Totsuka
towards Tokyo
towards Odawara or Zushi
Shōnan–Shinjuku Line
Special Rapid
towards Takasaki or Maebashi
Shōnan–Shinjuku Line
towards Utsunomiya
Preceding station The logo of Yokohama Municipal Subway. Yokohama Municipal Subway Following station
towards Shonandai
Blue Line
towards Azamino
Blue Line
towards Azamino
Totsuka Station is located in Yokohama
Totsuka Station
Totsuka Station
Location within Yokohama
Totsuka Station is located in Kanagawa Prefecture
Totsuka Station
Totsuka Station
Totsuka Station (Kanagawa Prefecture)
Totsuka Station is located in Japan
Totsuka Station
Totsuka Station
Totsuka Station (Japan)

The Totsuka Station (Japanese: 戸塚駅, Japanese pronunciation: [Totsuka-eki]) is an interchange passenger railway station located in Totsuka-ku, Yokohama, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the Yokohama City Transportation Bureau.


JR Totsuka Station is served by the Tōkaidō Main Line, Yokosuka Line and Shōnan-Shinjuku Line and is 40.9 kilometers from Tokyo. The underground Blue Line station is 7.4 kilometers from the terminus of the subway line at Shōnandai.

Station layout[edit]

JR Totsuka Station is a ground level station with two island platforms serving four tracks, with an additional set of freight tracks on the west side. The platforms are connected to the station's two gates upstairs (over the tracks) and downstairs (underground). The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. The Yokohama Subway station, connected with the JR underground concourse, has one underground island platform.

JR East platforms[edit]

1 JO Yokosuka Line for Yokohama, Musashi-Kosugi, Shinagawa and Tokyo
Sōbu Line (Rapid) for Chiba, Narita Line for Narita Airport,
Uchibō Line for Kimitsu, Sotobō Line for Kazusa-Ichinomiya
 Narita Express for Yokohama, Tokyo, Narita Airport
JS Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Yokohama, Musashi-Kosugi, Shinjuku, Ōmiya
JU Utsunomiya Line for Oyama, and Utsunomiya
JU Takasaki Line for Kagohara, Takasaki and Maebashi
2 JT Tōkaidō Line
(Ueno-Tokyo Line)
for Yokohama, Tokyo, Ueno, Ōmiya
JU Utsunomiya Line for Utsunomiya and Kuroiso
JU Takasaki Line for Takasaki and Maebashi
3 JT Tōkaidō Line for Ōfuna, Hiratsuka, Odawara, Atami and Numazu
JT Itō Line for Itō
4 JO Yokosuka Line for Ōfuna, Zushi, Kamakura, Yokosuka, and Kurihama
JS Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Ōfuna
JO Yokosuka Line for Zushi
JT Tōkaidō Line for Hiratsuka and Odawara

Yokohama Municipal Subway platforms[edit]

1  Blue Line for Shōnandai
2  Blue Line for Kami-Ōoka, Kannai, Shin-Yokohama, and Azamino


JR East[edit]

Totsuka Station in Meiji or Taishō period
Totsuka Station, circa 1934

Totsuka Station was opened on July 11, 1887, as a station on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR), the predecessor to the post-war Japanese National Railways (JNR).[1] The station building was originally on the west side of the station. The east gate was added in 1937.[2] The current building over the tracks was completed on March 26, 1969.[3]

On March 15, 1930, when Yokosuka Line trains were replaced by electric multiple units, all Tokaido Line trains ceased to stop at Totsuka Station.[4] Before the Tokaido Line and Yokosuka Line were separated and the station became a junction of the two lines on October 1, 1980, the two lines used the same tracks, but only Yokosuka Line trains stopped at Totsuka Station. The current platforms 1 and 2 did not exist, and the platform 1 (now platform 3) served the Tokyo-bound Yokosuka Line, while line 2 (now line 4) served the away-from-Tokyo direction. Additionally, the current freight lines did not exist, with the old freight lines located where the current platforms 1 and 2 are. From March 1973 when one island platform was added, there were two island platforms, with platform 2 serving the Tokyo-bound trains, and platform 3 serving the other direction.[3] The lines on platforms 1 and 4 were built, but were not used until 1980.

Originally, the station handled both passengers and freight. In 1923, a separate freight yard was completed as a part of the station to the north of the passenger platforms across the crossing with Tōkaidō Highway.[5] All freight operations were discontinued from May 1970.[1] As the addition of the new freight lines claimed the land of the bus terminal in front of the station's west gate, the bus terminal was relocated to the site of the former freight yard in July 1971.[6] The bus terminal is now called the Second Bus Center and is distinguished from the larger Bus Center beside the Totsukana building on the same side of the station.

With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the operational control of JR East.[1] Shōnan-Shinjuku Line trains and Narita Express limited express services began stopping at Totsuka Station from December 1, 2001.

The timetable was revised on March 18, 2007, so that Tokaido Line Acty rapid trains all stopped at this station. This resolved the confusing situation that existed before, when the Shonan-Shinjuku Line rapid and special rapid trains stopped at the station, but Tokaido Line Acty services did not. Before the change, it was also the only station for changing trains at which the Acty did not stop. As before, the Tokaido Line commuter rapid still do not stop at this station.

Yokohama Municipal Subway[edit]

The Blue Line of the Yokohama Subway connected to Totsuka Station on 24 May 1987 with temporary facilities. The permanent subway station was opened on 27 August 1989.[7]


At 05:42 on December 15, 1923, local passenger train No. 21 to Shimonoseki collided with the locomotive and a wagon of freight train No. 603, which was blocking the main line. Two locomotives and two wagons were overturned. As a result, the driver of train No. 603 was killed instantly and three passengers were slightly injured. The cause of the accident was a signalman's carelessness according to the official record of the railway.[8]

At 09:52 on July 27, 1939, about 500 workers of a nearby Nippon Kōgaku factory entered the track near the station to see off a colleague. The semi-express train No. 221 to Numazu hit some of them, killing eight and injuring seven.[9][10]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 112,598 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[11] In fiscal 2019, the Yokohama Municipal Subway station was used by an average of 44,137 passengers per day (boarding passengers only), making it the second busiest station on the Blue Line (after Yokohama)[12]

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

Fiscal year JR East Blue Line
2005 101,458 37,020 [13]
2010 105,662 41,314 [14]
2015 110,797 44,016 [15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Ishino, Tetsu; et al., eds. (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory – JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Vol. II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 14. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  2. ^ 横浜市 戸塚区役所 あゆみ (in Japanese). Retrieved December 23, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Totsuka Ward Office (1980). 40万人の40年史 [Four Hundred Thousand People's Forty-year History]. p. 66.
  4. ^ Ministry of Railways (December 22, 1930). 昭和四年度 鉄道省年報 [Ministry of Railways Annual Report, Fiscal Year 1929]. p. 137.
  5. ^ "戸塚驛の大發展 貨物驛竣成 省電開通準備". Yokohama Boyeki Shimpo. January 14, 1923. p. 3.
  6. ^ Totsuka Ward Office (1980). 40万人の40年史 [Four Hundred Thousand People's Forty-year History]. p. 70.
  7. ^ 横浜市交通局 あゆみ (in Japanese). Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  8. ^ Ministry of Railways (March 1928). 大正十二年度鉄道災害記事 [Railway Disasters Report, Fiscal Year 1923].
  9. ^ Totsuka Ward Office (1980). 40万人の40年史 [Four Hundred Thousand People's Forty-year History]. p. 6.
  10. ^ "列車見送り群中へ 一瞬に死傷十五 戸塚驛構内の慘事". Tokyo Asahi Shimbun. July 28, 1939. p. 2.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ 横浜市統計書 第9章 道路、運輸及び通信 [Yokohama City Statistics Chapter 9 Roads, Transportation and Communications (Fiscal 2019)] (in Japanese). Japan: Yokohama City. 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  13. ^ 神奈川県県勢要覧(平成18年度) [Kanagawa Prefecture official statistics (fiscal 2005)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Kanagawa Metropolitan Government. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  14. ^ 神奈川県県勢要覧(平成23年度) [Kanagawa Prefecture official statistics (fiscal 2010)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Kanagawa Prefecture. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  15. ^ 神奈川県県勢要覧(平成28年度 [Kanagawa Prefecture official statistics (fiscal 2010)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Kanagawa Prefecture. Retrieved 26 March 2021.

External links[edit]

Media related to Totsuka Station at Wikimedia Commons