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Shin-Koiwa Station is a railway station in the Shin-Koiwa neighborhood, in Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).LinesShin-Koiwa Station is served by the Sōbu Line (Rapid) and the Chūō-Sōbu Line.Station layoutThe 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.PlatformsHistoryShin-Koiwa Station opened on 10 July 1928. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.Passenger statisticsIn fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 72,306 passengers daily, making it the 59th-busiest station operated by JR East. The daily average passenger figures in previous years are as shown below.AccidentsJR East is considering installing platform-edge doors due to the large number of passenger accidents and suicides occurring at this station. Between July 2011 and June 2013, 13 incidents occurred in which passengers were hit by trains at this station. Katsushika Ward made an official request to JR East to install platform-edge doors at the station in July 2012.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.