Seijōgakuen-Mae Station

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Seijogakuen-mae Station
成城学園前駅
OER Seijogakuen-Mae Station.JPG
West Entrance of Seijōgakuen-mae Station
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Setagaya
History
Year opened 1927
Rail services
Operator(s) Odakyu Electric Railway
Line(s) Odakyu Odawara Line

Seijogakuen-mae Station (成城学園前駅; -eki) is a major stop on the Odakyu Electric Railway Odawara Line in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan, 11.6km down the line from Shinjuku Station. It is used by about 83,000 passengers a day. Express trains stop at the station, which means many more use the station to change to local service trains, and vice versa.

The station is named after the nearby Seijo University.

Layout[edit]

There are four platform faces, situated on two islands. They are in the basement level - the only Odakyu station to have underground platforms apart from the Shinjuku terminus.


1 Odakyu Odawara Line Hon-Atsugi, (Enoshima Line) Fujisawa, Katase-Enoshima, (Tama Line) Karakida

(Local, Section Semi-Express)

2 Odakyu Odawara Line Odawara, (Enoshima Line) Fujisawa, Katase-Enoshima, (Tama Line) Karakida

(Semi-Express, Express, Tama Express, Rapid Express, Romance Car "Metro Sagami", Romance Car "Metro Homeway", Romance Car "Bay Resort")

3 Odakyu Odawara Line Shinjuku, (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line) Ayase

(Semi-Express, Express, Tama Express, Rapid Express, Romance Car "Metro Sagami", Romance Car "Metro Homeway", Romance Car "Bay Resort")

4 Odakyu Odawara Line Shinjuku

(Local, Sectional Semi-Express)

The entrances (North, South and West gates), ticket machines, ticket gates and the station office are on the ground level.

The commercial facilities (Seijo Corty) also start on ground level. Level one and two consist of a supermarket and various shops, level three of community services such as a nursery, cookery and language schools and a gym, and a restaurant and an outdoor balcony on level four.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Odakyu Odawara Line
Soshigaya-Ōkura   Local   Kitami
Soshigaya-Ōkura   Sectional Semi-Express   Kitami
Shimo-Kitazawa
(District to Shinjuku During morning rush hours)
Kyōdō
(Except during morning rush hours)
  Semi-Express   Noborito
Kyōdō   Tama Express   Noborito
Shimo-Kitazawa
(Morning and night on weekday/
Through service to Chiyoda Line)
Kyōdō
(Daytime on weekday/Weekend)
  Express   Noborito
Omotesandō   Ltd. Exp. "Romance Car"

(to/from Chiyoda Line)

  Shin-Yurigaoka
Rapid Express: no stop

Surroundings[edit]

A neighbourhood shopping district surrounds the station, especially outside the North Exit.

There are some high-quality residential areas to the north of the station, home to several well-known personalities.

The Soshigaya Ryugakusei Kaikan (祖師谷留学生会館), a large residential facility for foreign students, is about 15 minutes walk north of the station.

History[edit]

Seijogakuen-mae Station was opened on April 1st, 1927.

Between 1996 and 2004 it was extensively redeveloped and partially moved underground as part of the Odakyu Line's track doubling project.

September 2006 saw the opening of Seijo Corty, a four-storey commercial building.

Coordinates: 35°38′24″N 139°35′56″E / 35.6399991°N 139.5988083°E / 35.6399991; 139.5988083