Musashi-Sakai Station

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Musashi-Sakai Station
武蔵境駅
MusashisakaiStation-2012-04-15.jpg
South gate of the station
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
City Musashino
History
Year opened 1889
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Seibu Railway
Line(s) Chūō Line
Seibu Tamagawa Line

Musashi-Sakai Station (武蔵境駅 Musashi-sakai-eki?) is a railway station in Musashino, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Seibu Railway.

Lines[edit]

Musashi-Sakai Station is served by the JR East Chūō Main Line, and is also the northern terminus of the short Seibu Tamagawa Line. It is not a major transfer station, and only local (all-stations) trains on the Chūō Line stop at Musashi-sakai.

Station layout[edit]

Musashi-Sakai Station South Exit in 2007

Construction is underway to elevate the railway lines in order to alleviate congestion along the Chūō Line. Work was scheduled to continue until 2008 however, as of November 2009, the construction is unfinished. This has meant considerable change in the station layout over the past few years, with many temporary structures added including a shift of the Seibu Tamagawa line platform from within the JR station to a separate makeshift building. There have also been works to make the station wheelchair accessible, such as the installation of elevators, although these do not completely circumvent the necessity to climb flights of stairs, even for wheelchair users.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Chūō Line (Rapid)
Mitaka Higashi-Koganei
Seibu Tamagawa Line
Terminus Shin-Koganei

Surrounding area[edit]

The area around Musashi-sakai has the standard commercial activity common to suburban Tokyo train stations, with a branches of the Ito Yokado department store, JR-owned Hotel Mets, and the Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, as well as a shopping street with many restaurants and small shops on the north side. The station has the standard taxi rank and bus stops, servicing bus routes between there and Hibarigaoka Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line to the north and Chōfu Station on the Keiō Line to the south.

It is the nearest train station to International Christian University and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan headquarters. Tama (formerly Tamabochimae), the second stop on the line, serves The American School in Japan, Nogawa Park, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and other institutions.

History[edit]

The station opened on 11 April 1889.[1][2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 65,331 passengers daily (boarding passengers only) making it the 67th busiest JR East station.[3] In the same fiscal year, the station was the busiest on the Seibu Tamagawa Line and the 32nd busiest on the Seibu network as a whole with an average of 29,194 passengers daily.[4]

The passenger figures in previous years are as shown below. Note that the JR East figures only consider boarding passengers whereas the Seibu figures consider both entering and exiting passengers.

Fiscal year Daily average
JR East Seibu
2005 60,084[5] 26,679[6]
2010 61,666[7] 28,142[8]
2011 61,021[9] 27,390[10]
2012 62,706[11] 28,281[12]
2013 65,331[3] 29,194[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 202. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ Kawashima, Ryozo (May 2010). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第2巻 三鷹駅―八王子エリア [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 2 Mitaka Station - Hachioji Area]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 41. ISBN 978-4-06-270062-7. 
  3. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [FY2013 Station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b 駅別乗降人員 2013(平成25)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2013)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  6. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2005(平成17)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2005)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  8. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2010(平成22)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2010)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  10. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2011(平成23)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2011)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  11. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  12. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2012(平成24)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2012)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 

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Coordinates: 35°42′08″N 139°32′41″E / 35.70222°N 139.54472°E / 35.70222; 139.54472