Nishi-Eifuku Station

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Nishi-Eifuku Station
西永福駅
Nishieifuku-Sta.JPG
Station building, October 2008
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Suginami
History
Year opened 1933
Rail services
Station number(s) IN10
Operator(s) Keio Corporation
Line(s) Keio Inokashira Line
Statistics 18,087 passengers/day (FY2011)
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station

Nishi-Eifuku Station (西永福駅 Nishi-Eifuku-eki?) is a railway station on the Keio Inokashira Line in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keio Corporation.

Lines[edit]

Nishi-Eifuku Station is served by the 12.7 km Keio Inokashira Line from Shibuya in Tokyo to Kichijōji. Located between Eifukuchō and Hamadayama, it is 6.7 km from the Shibuya terminus.[1]

Service pattern[edit]

Only all-stations "Local" services stop at this station. During the daytime, there are eight services per hour in either direction.

Station layout[edit]

The ticket barriers, October 2008

The station consists of a ground-level island platform serving two tracks.[2]

Previously there was only one ticket gate, at the south exit, and the platform and station building were connected by an underground passageway. In order to make it accessible, and to prevent traffic accidents at the railroad crossing outside the station, it was decided that it would be rebuilt as an over-track station with a north exit, elevators and escalators. It was also decided to add a free passageway over the tracks as well as elevators and an escalator on the north end, and construction began in October 2007, with the new station building opening on 16 December of the same year. On 25 March 2008, the new south exit, with elevators, escalators and stairs opened. Because of space constraints, on the north side there is only an upward escalator.

Before the renovations, there were no toilets within the station, and the Suginami public toilet in the square outside the station was used. With the new over-track station building, however, toilets were built inside the ticket gates, including a multipurpose toilet. After the station's renovations were completed, the public toilet outside the station was rebuilt. The shops outside the south exit were closed before the renovation.

The station is only 700 m from neighboring Eifukucho Station, and both Eifukuchō Station and Hamadayama Station can be seen from the platform.

Platforms[edit]

1 Keio Inokashira Line for Kugayama and Kichijōji
2 Keio Inokashira Line for Shimo-Kitazawa, Meidaimae, and Shibuya

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keio Inokashira Line (IN10)
Eifukuchō (IN09)   Local   Hamadayama (IN11)
Express: no stop

History[edit]

The station opened on August 1, 1933.[1]

From 22 February 2013, station numbering was introduced on Keio lines, with Nishi-Eifuku Station becoming "IN10".[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 18,087 passengers daily.[4]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
1999 19,706[1]
2010 18,620[4]
2011 18,087[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 206. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ Kawashima, Ryozo (April 2010). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第1巻 東京駅―三鷹エリア [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 1 Tokyo Station - Mitaka Area]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 8, 54. ISBN 978-4-06-270061-0. 
  3. ^ "京王線・井の頭線全駅で「駅ナンバリング」を導入します。" [Station numbering to be introduced on Keio Line and Inokashira Line] (pdf). News release (in Japanese). Keio Corporation. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "1日の駅別乗降人員" [Average daily station usage figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Keio Corporation. 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 

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Coordinates: 35°40′44″N 139°38′06″E / 35.6788°N 139.6351°E / 35.6788; 139.6351