Tokorozawa Station

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Tokorozawa Station
所沢駅
Tokorozawa Station West Entrance 201301 2.JPG
West entrance, January 2013
Location
Prefecture Saitama
(See other stations in Saitama)
City Tokorozawa
Neighborhood etc. 1-14-5 Kusunokidai
Postal code 359-0037
(in Japanese) 埼玉県所沢市くすのき台1-14-5
History
Year opened 1895
Rail services
Station number(s) SS22, SI17
Operator(s) Seibu Railway
Line(s) Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Seibu Shinjuku Line
Statistics 96,485 passengers/day (FY2013)
Aiga bus inv.svg Medium bus terminal at this station

Tokorozawa Station (所沢駅 Tokorozawa-eki?) is a railway station in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Seibu Railway.[1]

Lines[edit]

Tokorozawa Station is served by the Seibu Ikebukuro Line from Ikebukuro in Tokyo to Hannō, and by the Seibu Shinjuku Line from Seibu Shinjuku to Hon-Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture. Some Ikebukuro Line services inter-run 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. On the Seibu Ikebukuro Line, it is located between Akitsu and Nishi-Tokorozawa, and is 24.8 km from the Ikebukuro terminus.[2] On the Seibu Shinjuku Line, it is located between Higashi-Murayama and Kōkū-kōen, and is 28.9 km from the Seibu Shinjuku terminus.[2]

All train services stop at this station.

Station layout[edit]

View of the platforms, November 2005

The station consists of one side platform and two island platforms serving five tracks.[3]

Platforms[edit]

1 Seibu Shinjuku Line for Hon-Kawagoe
2 Seibu Shinjuku Line for Tanashi, Takadanobaba, and Seibu-Shinjuku
3 Seibu Ikebukuro Line for Nerima 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
4 Seibu Ikebukuro Line for Kotesashi, Hannō, and Seibu-Chichibu
5 Seibu Ikebukuro Line for Kotesashi, Hannō, and Seibu-Chichibu

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Seibu Shinjuku Line
Higashi-Murayama   Koedo limited express[4]   Sayamashi
Higashi-Murayama   Commuter express   Shin-Tokorozawa
Higashi-Murayama   Express   Kōkū-kōen
Higashi-Murayama   Semi express   Kōkū-kōen
Higashi-Murayama   Local   Kōkū-kōen
Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Ikebukuro   Chichibu/Musashi limited express   Irumashi
Hibarigaoka   Rapid express   Kotesashi
Hibarigaoka   Express   Nishi-Tokorozawa
Higashi-Kurume   Commuter express   Nishi-Tokorozawa
Akitsu   Rapid   Nishi-Tokorozawa
Akitsu   Commuter semi express   Nishi-Tokorozawa
Akitsu   Semi express   Nishi-Tokorozawa
Akitsu   Local   Nishi-Tokorozawa

History[edit]

Tokorozawa station in 1952

The station opened on 21 March 1895.[2] The station building was rebuilt in 2012, with the new station building opened on 8 March 2012. The former west entrance closed from this date.[5]

Station numbering was introduced on all Seibu Railway lines during fiscal 2012, with Tokorozawa Station becoming "SS22" on the Seibu Shinjuku Line and "SI17" on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line.[6]

Through-running on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line to and from Yokohama and Motomachi-Chukagai via the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minatomirai Line commenced on 16 March 2013.[7]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was the seventh busiest on the Seibu network with an average of 96,485 passengers daily.[8]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 87,558[2]
2009 96,156[9]
2010 94,827[9]
2011 93,399[10]
2012 95,309[8]
2013 96,485[8]

Surrounding area[edit]

East exit[edit]

  • Seibu Holdings head office
  • Seibu Bus head office

South/West exit[edit]

  • Seibu Railway Workshops (closed)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seibu Station List. Retrieved on 7 October 2008. (Japanese)
  2. ^ a b c d Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 201–202. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  3. ^ Tokorozawa Station map. Retrieved on 12 April 2012. (Japanese)
  4. ^ "停車駅のご案内". Seibu Railway. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ 所沢駅新駅舎で施設見学会 [Preview of new Tokorozawa Station building]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 4 March 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  6. ^ 西武線全駅で駅ナンバリングを導入します [Station numbering to be introduced at all Seibu stations] (pdf). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  7. ^ 東急東横線・メトロ副都心線相互直通、16日スタート [Tokyu Toyoko Line and Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line inter-running to start on 16 March]. Nikkei.com (in Japanese). Japan: Nikkei Inc. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c 駅別乗降人員 2013(平成25)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2013)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b 駅別乗降人員 2010(平成22)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2010)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  10. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2011(平成23)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2011)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 35°47′13″N 139°28′24″E / 35.787017°N 139.47338°E / 35.787017; 139.47338