Shiki Station (Saitama)

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Shiki Station
志木駅
Shiki Station South Entrance 20120910.JPG
South entrance, September 2012
Location
Prefecture Saitama
(See other stations in Saitama)
City Niiza
Neighborhood etc. 2-38-1 Tōhoku
Postal code 352-0001
(in Japanese) 新座市東北2-38-1
History
Year opened 1914
Rail services
Station number(s) TJ-14     
Operator(s) Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Tojo Line
Statistics 98,294 passengers/day (FY2011)
Aiga bus inv.svg Medium bus terminal at this station

Shiki Station (志木駅 Shiki-eki?) is a railway station on the Tobu Tojo Line in Niiza, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.[1] Despite its name, the station building is not actually located in Shiki. The city of Shiki has only one station, Yanasegawa Station, which is the next stop after Shiki Station on the Tobu Tojo Line.

Lines[edit]

Shiki Station is served by the Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro in Tokyo, with some services inter-running via the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line to Shin-Kiba and the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line to Shibuya and onward via the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minato Mirai Line to Motomachi-Chukagai. Located between Asakadai and Yanasegawa stations, it is 17.8 km from the Ikebukuro terminus.[2] All services except TJ Liner services stop at this station.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two island platforms serving four tracks. There are two storage tracks adjacent to platform 1, and four storage tracks located between the running lines on the down (Kawagoe) side of the station.

This station has a season ticket sales office.[3]

Platforms[edit]

1/2 Tobu Tojo Line for Fujimino, Kawagoe, Shinrinkōen, Ogawamachi, and Yorii
3/4 Tobu Tojo Line for Wakōshi, Narimasu, and Ikebukuro
Subway TokyoYurakucho.png Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line for Shin-Kiba
Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Shibuya
Tokyu Toyoko Line for Yokohama
Minatomirai Line for Motomachi-Chukagai

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tobu Tojo Line
TJ Liner: no stop
Wakōshi   Rapid express   Kawagoe
Asakadai   Rapid   Fujimino
Asakadai   Express   Fujimino
Wakōshi   Commuter express   Yanasegawa
Asakadai   Semi express   Yanasegawa
Asakadai   Local   Yanasegawa

History[edit]

Shiki Station under construction circa 1914

The station opened on 1 May 1914 coinciding with the opening of the Tojo Railway line from Ikebukuro.[4]

Through-running to and from Shibuya via the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line commenced on 14 June 2008.[5]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Shiki Station becoming "TJ-14".[6]

Through-running to and from Yokohama and Motomachi-Chukagai via the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minatomirai Line commenced on 16 March 2013.[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 98,294 passengers daily.[2]

Passenger figures for previous years (boarding passengers only) are as shown below.[7]

Fiscal year Daily average
1950 3,380
1960 8,873
1970 36,254
1980 43,027
1990 50,064
2000 64,325
2010 68,421

Surrounding area[edit]

East entrance, November 2004
  • Rikkyo University Niiza Campus
  • Rikkyo Niiza High School
  • Keio Shiki Boys' Senior High School

Bus services[edit]

Tobu Bus and Seibu Bus operate local bus services from the bus stops on either side of the station.[8][9]

Since 17 July 2008, there is a direct express bus service to and from Narita Airport (via Asakadai Station). The bus stop is on the south side of the station.[10] 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shiki Station information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 224. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  3. ^ a b c Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2013
  4. ^ Yamamoto, Tomoyuki (October 2008). "東武東上線の神話時代(1)". Japan Railfan Magazine (Japan: Koyusha Co. Ltd.) 48 (570): 126–131. 
  5. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published 7 June 2008
  6. ^ 「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 21 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Sawauchi, Kazuaki (October 2013). 東武鉄道東上線の歴史過程 [History of the Tobu Tojo Line]. The Railway Pictorial (in Japanese) (Japan: Denkisha Kenkyūkai) 63 (880): p.18. 
  8. ^ 路線バス のりば案内 [Local bus stop guide]. Tobu Bus Online (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Bus Co., Ltd. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  9. ^ 志木駅南口 [Shiki Station South Exit]. Seibu Bus Timetable (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Bus Co., Ltd. 1 April 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Fujimino, Niiza, Shiki, Asakadai - Narita Airport". Airport Transport Service Co.,Ltd. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°49′20″N 139°34′31″E / 35.822346°N 139.575237°E / 35.822346; 139.575237