Shimo-Kitazawa Station

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Shimo-Kitazawa Station
下北沢駅
Shimokitazawa-station-2004-05.jpg
Shimo-Kitazawa Station, May 2004
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Setagaya
History
Year opened 1927
Rail services
Station number(s) IN05
Operator(s) Odakyu Electric Railway
Keio Corporation
Line(s) Odakyu Odawara Line
Inokashira Line

Shimo-Kitazawa Station (下北沢駅 Shimo-kitazawa-eki?) is an interchange station on the Odakyu Odawara and the Keio Inokashira lines located in Setagaya, Tokyo, and jointly operated by the private railway operators Odakyu Electric Railway and Keio Corporation.

The station is located within the Shimokitazawa neighborhood, a popular area for young people with a number of shops catering to them.

Lines[edit]

Shimo-Kitazawa Station is served by the Odakyu Odawara Line from Shinjuku in Tokyo, and also by the 12.7 km Keio Inokashira Line from Shibuya in Tokyo to Kichijōji. Located between Ikenoue and Shindaita, it is 3.0 km from the Shibuya terminus of the Inokashira Line.[1]

Service pattern[edit]

On the Keio Inokashira Line, both all-stations "Local" services and limited-stop "Express" services stop at this station.

Station layout[edit]

The Odakyu Odawara line and Keio Inokashira lines cross at this station, with the Keio line elevated above the Odakyu line. An unusual feature of Shimo-Kitazawa Station is the use of a single ticket gate serving two independent lines and ticketing systems; this is a legacy of the Inokashira Line's former ownership by Odakyu. Additionally, there is no ticket gate between the two lines. The south and north exits are run by Odakyu, and the West exit is run by Keio. For this reason, the time and fare tables displayed within the station are in the formats used by each company.

The station is undergoing major construction works to move the Odakyu lines underground. The work will separate the express line trains from the local line trains. The existing four-track route that currently ends at Umegaoka will be extended to Yoyogi-Uehara station.

Odakyu platforms[edit]

The Odakyu station consists of an underground island platform located on the third basement (B3F) level, serving two tracks.

1 Odakyu Odawara Line for Machida, Hon-Atsugi, Odawara, (Hakone-Tozan Railway) Hakone-Yumoto, (Odakyu Tama Line) Karakida, (Odakyu Enoshima Line) Fujisawa, Katase-Enoshima
2 Odakyu Odawara Line for Shinjuku
Subway TokyoChiyoda.png Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line for Ayase
Joban Line for Abiko and Toride

Keio platforms[edit]

The Keio station consists of an elevated island platform serving two tracks.[2]

1 Keio Inokashira Line for Meidaimae, Eifukuchō, and Kichijōji
2 Keio Inokashira Line for Shibuya

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Odakyu Odawara Line
Ltd. Exp. "Romance Car": no stop
Yoyogi-Uehara   Rapid Express   Shin-Yurigaoka
Yoyogi-Uehara   Tama Express   Kyōdō
Yoyogi-Uehara   Express   Kyōdō
(Daytime)
Seijōgakuen-Mae
(Weekday morning/night/
Through service to Chiyoda Line)
Yoyogi-Uehara   Semi-Express   Kyōdō
(Except morning peak)
Seijōgakuen-Mae
(Morning peak)
Yoyogi-Uehara   Sectional Semi-Express   Umegaoka
Higashi-Kitazawa   Local   Setagaya-Daita
Keiō Inokashira Line (IN05)
Shibuya (IN01)   Express   Meidaimae (IN08)
Ikenoue (IN04)   Local   Shindaita (IN06)

History[edit]

The Odakyu section was opened on April 1, 1927, and the Keio section on August 1, 1933.[1]

From 22 February 2013, station numbering was introduced on Keio lines, with Shimo-Kitazawa Station becoming "IN05".[3]

From 23 March 2013, trains used the new underground platforms located on the third basement (B3F) level, and the original ground-level platforms were taken out of service. Platforms on the second basement (B2F) level will eventually be opened for use by all-stations services, with the lower platforms used by limited-stop services only.[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the Keio station was used by an average of 127,124 passengers daily.[5]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
1999 132,343[1]
2010 128,860[5]
2011 127,124[5]

Surrounding area[edit]

Shutter artists in Shimokitazawa
  • Setagaya Ward Office

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. 205. 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. 10, 53. 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 23 February 2013. 
  4. ^ 東北沢・下北沢・世田谷代田の3駅が地下駅に [Higashi-Kitazawa, Shimo-Kitazawa, Setagaya-Daita stations moved underground]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c 1日の駅別乗降人員 [Average daily station usage figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Keio Corporation. 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 

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Coordinates: 35°39′41″N 139°40′3″E / 35.66139°N 139.66750°E / 35.66139; 139.66750