Asakusabashi Station

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Asakusabashi Station
浅草橋駅
JR-Asakusabashi001.jpg
East side of the station, February 2007
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Taitō
History
Year opened 1932
Rail services
Station number(s) A-16
Operator(s) JR East
Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation
Line(s) Chūō-Sōbu Line
Toei Asakusa Line

[[File:|thumb|Asakusabashi Station]] Asakusabashi Station (浅草橋駅 Asakusabashi-eki?) is a subway station on the Toei Asakusa Line operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation, and a railway station above ground level on the Chūō-Sōbu Line at the same site operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is located in the Asakusabashi neighborhood of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. Its number on the Asakusa Line is A-16.

Station layout[edit]

JR Asakusabashi Station has two side platforms with two tracks between them. Platform 1 is for passengers going toward Akihabara and Mitaka Stations. Platform 2 serves those bound for Kinshichō and Chiba Stations. Underground, the Asakusa Line station has an island platform between the two tracks. Trains on Platform 1 go toward Nihombashi and Nishi-magome Stations, while those on Platform 2 depart for the terminal of the subway line at Oshiage Station; through trains continue onward from there.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Chūō-Sōbu Line
Akihabara - Ryōgoku
Toei Asakusa Line (A-16)
Higashi-nihombashi (A-15) Local
Express
Rapid
Commuter Express
Ltd. Exp.
Kuramae (A-17)
Airport Ltd. Exp.: no stop

History[edit]

Asakusabashi opened on July 1, 1932, as a station on the Sōbu Line. On December 4, 1960, the subway station on what was then known as Toei Line 1 began to operate.

Surrounding area[edit]

The station serves the neighborhood. Nearby are the Lycée Franco-Japonais de Tokyo, the Kanda River, and the Sumida River. The former Yanagibashi geisha quarter was located to the south of the station.

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from 浅草橋駅 (Asakusabashi-eki) in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on December 15, 2007.

Coordinates: 35°41′49″N 139°47′10″E / 35.697°N 139.786°E / 35.697; 139.786