Tokyo Skytree Station

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Tokyo Skytree Station
とうきょうスカイツリー駅
東武鉄道 とうきょうスカイツリー駅 入出口.jpg
Station entrance, May 2012
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Sumida
Neighborhood etc. 1-1-4 Oshiage
Postal code 131-0045
(in Japanese) 墨田区押上1-1-4
History
Year opened 1902
Former names Azumabashi Station
Narihirabashi Station
Present name since 2012
Rail services
Station number(s) TS-02
Operator(s) Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Skytree Line
Statistics 105,199 passengers/day (FY2012)

Tokyo Skytree Station (とうきょうスカイツリー駅 Tōkyō Sukaitsurī-eki?) is a railway station on the Tobu Skytree Line in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.[1] It is adjacent to the Tokyo Skytree and Skytree Town redevelopment, and was formerly known as Narihirabashi Station.

History[edit]

Overview of the original Asakusa Station terminus in 1927
The entrance of Narihirabashi Station, January 2008

The station first opened on 1 April 1902 as Azumabashi Station (吾妻橋駅 Azumabashi-eki?).[2] The station closed from 5 April 1904, but reopened on 1 March 1908.[2] On 1 March 1910, the station was renamed Asakusa Station (浅草駅 Asakusa-eki?).[2] On 25 May 1931, this was renamed Narihirabashi Station (業平橋駅 Narihirabashi-eki?).[2]

Redevelopment and renaming[edit]

Narihirabashi Station was renamed Tokyo Skytree Station from 17 March 2012, ahead of the opening of the Tokyo Skytree and adjoining Skytree Town shopping and office complex on 22 May 2012.[3] From this date, all up limited express (Spacia, Ryōmō, and Shimotsuke) services and four down Spacia Kinu services stop at the station.[3] The rebuilt and enlarged station was opened on 20 April 2012, with the concourse area increased from approximately 60 m2 to 700 m2.[4]

From the same day, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines, with Tokyo Skytree Station becoming "TS-02".[5]

Lines[edit]

Tokyo Skytree Station is served by the Tobu Skytree Line from Asakusa, and is 1.1 km from the line's Asakusa terminus.[2]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of one island platform serving two tracks.

Platforms[edit]

1 Skytree Line for Asakusa
2 Skytree Line for Kita-Senju, Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, and Minami-Kurihashi

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tobu Skytree Line (TS-02)
Asakusa (TS-01)   Limited Express Spacia   Kita-Senju (TS-09)
Asakusa (TS-01)   Limited Express Ryōmō   Kita-Senju (TS-09)
Asakusa (TS-01)   Limited Express Kirifuri   Kita-Senju (TS-09)
Asakusa (TS-01)   Limited Express Shimotsuke   Kita-Senju (TS-09)
Asakusa (TS-01)   Rapid   Kita-Senju (TS-09)
Asakusa (TS-01)   Section Rapid   Kita-Senju (TS-09)
Asakusa (TS-01)   Section Express   Hikifune (TS-04)
Asakusa (TS-01)   Section Semi-express   Hikifune (TS-04)
Asakusa (TS-01)   Local   Hikifune (TS-04)

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 105,199 passengers daily.[6]

Surrounding area[edit]

Other stations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Narihirabashi Station Information" (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 197. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  3. ^ a b 3月17日(土)伊勢崎線・日光線で一部ダイヤ改正を実施 [17 March Isesaki Line and Nikko Line Timetable Revision] (pdf). Tobu News (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  4. ^ 「とうきょうスカイツリー駅」改装オープン [Rebuilt Tokyo Skytree Station opened]. Yomiuri Online (in Japanese). Japan: The Yomiuri Shimbun. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  5. ^ 「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 27 May 2012. 
  6. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information (Passenger statistics)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 35°42′36″N 139°48′34″E / 35.7099°N 139.8094°E / 35.7099; 139.8094