Tachikawa Station

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Tachikawa Station
立川駅
TachikawaStation0842.jpg
Lumine Department Store above Tachikawa Station
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
City Tachikawa
History
Year opened 1889
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Chūō Main Line
Nambu Line
Ōme Line
Statistics 158,123 passengers/day [1]

Tachikawa Station (立川駅 Tachikawa-eki?) is a railway station in the city of Tachikawa in Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The Chūō Main Line passes through Tachikawa Station. The Ōme Line and Nambu Line terminate here. Although the Itsukaichi Line does not reach Tachikawa, a few trains on that line continue along the Ome Line tracks to serve this station.

Tachikawa-Minami Station and Tachikawa Kita Station on the Tama Toshi Monorail Line flank Tachikawa Station, and are connected to it by decks. The Lumine department store occupies the upper floors of the station building.

Station layout[edit]

1・2 Ōme Line   HaijimaŌmeOkutama
Itsukaichi Line Musashi Itsukaichi
(Initial)
3 Chūō Line (Up) MitakaShinjukuTokyo  
4 Chūō Line (Up) Mitaka・Shinjuku・Tokyo
Sōbu Line TsudanumaChiba
(First Train)
(On Holidays and Saturdays Early Morning)
Ōme Line   Haijima・Ōme
Itsukaichi Line MusashiItsukaichi
(Early Morning)
5 Chūō Line (Down) HachiōjiTakaoŌtsukiKōfuMatsumoto (First Train)
(Up) Mitaka・Shinjuku・Tokyo
Sōbu Line TsudanumaChiba
(Initial)
(On Holidays and Saturdays Early Morning)
Ōme Line   Haijima・Ōme・Okutama
Itsukaichi Line MusashiItsukaichi
Hachikō Line Komagawa
(From the Chūō Line)
(Early Morning)
6 Chūō Line (Down) Hachiōji・Takao・Ōtsuki・Kōfu・Matsumoto  
Ōme Line   Haijima・Ōme・Okutama
Itsukaichi Line MusashiItsukaichi
Hachikō Line Komagawa
(From the Chūō Line)
7・8 Nambu Line   FuchūhonmachiNoboritoKawasaki  
Track layout around Tachikawa Station[2][3]
Nambu Line to Kawasaki Chūō Main Line
to Nagoya
Chūō Main Line
to Tokyo
Rail Tracks map JR-E around Tachikawa and Nishi-Tachikawa Station.svg
Ōme Line to Okutama

Adjacent Stations[edit]

« Service »
Chūō Main Line
Kokubunji   Narita Express   Hachioji
Terminus Local Hino
Chūō Line (Rapid)
Shinjuku   Chūō Liner   Hachioji
Kokubunji   Commuter Special Rapid   Hachioji
Kokubunji   Chūō Special Rapid   Hino
Kokubunji   Commuter Rapid   Hino
Kunitachi   Rapid   Hino
Kunitachi   Local   Hino
Ōme Line
Shinjuku   Ōme Liner   Haijima
Kokubunji   Ōme Special Rapid   Nishi-Tachikawa
Kunitachi   Rapid   Nishi-Tachikawa
Kunitachi   Local   Nishi-Tachikawa
Nambu Line
Nishi-Kunitachi   Rapid   Terminus
Nishi-Kunitachi   Local   Terminus

History[edit]

The Kōbu Railway, which later became the Chūō Main Line, opened the station on April 11, 1889. The Ōme Railway (presently the Ōme Line) and the Nambu Railway (presently the Nambu Line) were connected to the station on November 19, 1894, and December 11, 1929, respectively.[4]

The Itsukaichi Line was also connected to the station from July 13, 1930, to October 11, 1944, via a separate track between Tachikawa and Haijima, which was closed following the integration of the operation of the Ōme and Itsukaichi lines under the Japanese Government Railways in April 1944.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daily average of incoming passengers in 2008
  2. ^ Suzuki, Fumihiko. "Tetsudō Kakusen no Jittai to Mondai o Genchi ni miru (2) - Nanbu Sen, Ōme Sen, Itsukaichi Sen (2)". The Railway Journal (in Japanese) (Tetsudō Jānaru Sha) (March 2000, No. 401): 77. 
  3. ^ Inoue, Kōji (2009). Haisenryakuzu de Hirogaru Tetsu no Sekai - Rosen o Yomitoku & Tsukuru Hon (in Japanese). Shūwa Shisutemu. p. 139. ISBN 978-4-7980-2200-0. 
  4. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 69, 178, 193, vol. II. ISBN 4533029809. 
  5. ^ Ishino, supra, p. 198, vol. II

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°41′54″N 139°24′50″E / 35.69833°N 139.41389°E / 35.69833; 139.41389