Musashi-Shiraishi Station is a railway station on the Tsurumi Line in Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).LinesMusashi-Shiraishi Station is served by the Tsurumi Line, and is 4.1 kilometers from the terminus at Tsurumi Station. The station is located at the junction of the main route of the Tsurumi Line and its branch to, however the platform for the branch line at the station was removed in March 1996 so that only mainline trains now stop at the station.HistoryMusashi-Shiraishi Station was opened on March 10, 1926 as a station on the privately held Tsurumi Rinkō Railway initially for freight operations only. The station was closed on November 15, 1930 and reopened as the Musashi-Shiraishi Stop for passenger services only from July 26, 1931. It was elevated in status to that of a full station on March 17, 1936. The line was nationalized on July 1, 1943 and was absorbed into the Japanese Government Railways network. The station has been unstaffed since March 1, 1971. Upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987 the station has been operated by JR East.The short platform (platforms 3 and 4) for the Ōkawa branch line was used until March 1996, when the branch line started operating three-car trains that were longer than the platform.
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