Ashikagashi Station

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Ashikagashi Station
足利市駅
Ashikagashi-stn.JPG
Ashikagashi Station (south entrance)
Location
Prefecture Tochigi
(See other stations in Tochigi)
City Ashikaga
Neighborhood etc. 3694 Minami-chō
(in Japanese) 足利市南町3694
History
Year opened 1907
Former name Ashikagamachi Station
Present name since 1924
Rail services
Station number(s) TI-15
Operator(s) Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Isesaki Line
Statistics 6,543 passengers/day (FY2011)
Aiga bus inv.svg Medium bus terminal at this station
Station from south side
North

Ashikagashi Station (足利市駅 Ashikagashi-eki?) is a railway station on the Tobu Isesaki Line in Ashikaga, Tochigi, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.

Lines[edit]

Ashikagashi Station is served by the Tobu Isesaki Line.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of an elevated island platform serving two tracks.

Platforms[edit]

1 Tobu Isesaki Line for Tatebayashi, Kuki, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kasukabe, Kita-Senju, and Asakusa
2 Tobu Isesaki Line for Ōta, Isesaki, Shin-Kiryu, and Akagi

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tobu Isesaki Line (TI-15)
Tatebayashi (TI-10)   Limited Express Ryomo   Ōta (TI-18)
Tōbu-Izumi (TI-14)   Sectional Express   Yashū-Yamabe (TI-16)
Tōbu-Izumi (TI-14)   Sectional Semi-Express   Yashū-Yamabe (TI-16)
Tōbu-Izumi (TI-14)   Local   Yashū-Yamabe (TI-16)

History[edit]

The station first opened on August 27, 1907, as Ashikagamachi Station (足利町駅?).[1] It was renamed Ashikagashi Station (足利市駅?) on August 25, 1924.[1] The station was rebuilt as an elevated station on July 23, 1980.[citation needed]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines, with Ashikagashi Station becoming "TI-15".[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 6,543 passengers daily.[1]

Bus services[edit]

South Entrance

There are direct express bus services for Narita Airport, Haneda Airport, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Nara, Nagoya, Kanazawa, Toyama, and Sendai.

Surrounding area[edit]

Ashikagashi Station is on the south bank of the Watarase River, in the south side of town, with strip malls, big-box retailers, and parking.

  • JR East Ashikaga Station is located 1 km northeast of the station.
  • Ashikaga School (足利学校?)
  • Orihime Shrine (織姫神社?), built in 1879
  • Bannaji Temple (鑁阿寺?), known for its association with the Ashikaga clan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 222. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  2. ^ "「東武スカイツリーライン」誕生! あわせて駅ナンバリングを導入し、よりわかりやすくご案内します" [Tobu Sky Tree Line created! Station numbering to be introduced at same time] (pdf). Tobu News (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 

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Coordinates: 36°19′47″N 139°26′55″E / 36.3297°N 139.4486°E / 36.3297; 139.4486