Ryōgoku Station

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Ryōgoku Station
両国駅
RyougokuSt 001.jpg
Station building, August 2007
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
City Sumida
Neighborhood etc. 1 Yokoami
(in Japanese) 東京都墨田区横網1丁目
History
Year opened 1904
Former name Ryōgokubashi Station
Present name since 1931
Rail services
Station number(s) E-12
Operator(s) JR East, Toei
Line(s) Chūō-Sōbu Line, Toei Oedo Line
Statistics 38,733 passengers/day (JR East FY2010)

Ryōgoku Station (両国駅 Ryōgoku-eki?) is a railway station in Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei).

Lines[edit]

The station is served by the JR East Chūō-Sōbu Line and the Toei Oedo Line, for which it is numbered as station E-12.

Station layout[edit]

Ryōgoku Station consists of two separate stations that are considered an interchange. The elevated station is operated by JR East and the underground station is operated by the Toei Subway. Although they are an interchange, passengers must pass through ticket barriers and pay separate fares to switch between services.

JR East[edit]

Ryōgoku is a local stop on the Chūō-Sōbu Line. "Rapid" trains bypass the station through a tunnel whose portal is to the north of the main station complex. The Chūō-Sōbu Line services use an island platform serving two tracks, with platform 1 used for westbound trains to central Tokyo and beyond, and platform 2 for eastbound trains to Chiba. As a remnant of its former terminal days, there is also a third platform (platform 3) at a slightly lower level used for special services only and not used by regular services.

Platforms[edit]

View of platform 3 from platform 2, April 2007
1 Chūō-Sōbu Line for Akihabara, Shinjuku, Nakano, and Mitaka
2 Chūō-Sōbu Line for Kinshichō, Nishi-Funabashi, Tsudanuma, and Chiba
3 Sōbu Main Line Special platform (not used by scheduled services)

Toei[edit]

The Toei subway station lies on a north-south axis underneath Kiyosumi Street (清澄通り Kiyosumi-dori?) and has five exits, labelled A1-A5.

Platforms[edit]

1 Toei Oedo Line for Iidabashi and Tochōmae
(change trains at Tochōmae for Nerima and Hikarigaoka)
2 Toei Oedo Line for Daimon and Roppongi

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Chūō-Sōbu Line
Asakusabashi Local Kinshichō
Toei Ōedo Line (E-12)
Kuramae (E-11) - Morishita (E-13)

History[edit]

Ryōgoku Station opened on 5 April 1904 as Ryōgokubashi, gaining its current name in 1931. The Toei Ōedo Line station opened on 12 December 2000.[1]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2010, the JR East station was used by an average of 38,733 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

Ryōgoku station is located at the southern end of the Yokoami neighbourhood and directly bordering on the Ryōgoku neighbourhood. The station is close to sites such as the Ryōgoku Kokugikan sumo stadium, the Edo-Tokyo Museum, and the memorial to the victims of the Great Kanto Earthquake.

Other landmarks in the surrounding area include:

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. 216. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ "各駅の乗車人員" [Station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°41′44.66″N 139°47′38.24″E / 35.6957389°N 139.7939556°E / 35.6957389; 139.7939556