Ishikawachō Station is a railway station on the Negishi Line in Naka-ku, Yokohama, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).LinesIshikawachō Station is served by the Negishi Line, which is linked with the Keihin-Tōhoku Line from to, 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.HistoryIshikawachō Station opened on May 19, 1964, as a station on the Japanese National Railways (JNR). The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987.Due to confusion generated from which station on the Negishi Line was closest to Motomachi and the local Chinatown, the station signage and the visual train announcements were changed on September 15, 2016 to read "Ishikawachō 'Motomachi-Chūkagai' Station". Despite the station's now similar name to Motomachi-Chūkagai Station on the Minato Mirai Line, the two stations are located relatively far from each other.Passenger statisticsIn fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 34,571 passengers daily . The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.
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