Airport Terminal 2 Station

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Airport Terminal 2 Station
空港第2ビル駅
Narita Air Terminal 2 Station 200507.jpg
Station concourse, with JR side on the right, and Keisei side on the left
Location
Prefecture Chiba
(See other stations in Chiba)
City Narita
Neighborhood Furugome
Postal code 286-0104
Address in Japanese 千葉県成田市古込字古込
History
Opened 1992
Rail services
Station number(s) KS41 (Keisei)
Operator(s) JR East, Keisei
Line(s) Narita Line
Keisei Main Line
Narita Sky Access
Statistics 4422 (JR)
16,012 (Keisei) passengers/day (2009)
Bus Medium bus terminal at this station
Airport Connected to Narita International Airport

Airport Terminal 2 Station (空港第2ビル駅 Kūkō-daini-biru eki?) is an underground railway station located beneath Terminal 2 of Narita International Airport in Narita, Chiba, Japan. The station is linked to Higashi-Narita Station by a 500 m underground passage. It is the first and only JR station to contain Hindu-Arabic numerals (rather than Chinese numerals) in its name.

The station serves both Terminal 2 and the nearby Terminal 3.[1]

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Station layout[edit]

Platforms of Airport Terminal 2 Station, JR platform on other side of tracks

Airport Terminal 2 Station is shared between East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Keisei Electric Railway. There is a common concourse on level B1F of the main Terminal 2 building and then platforms below, using double track originally intended for the Narita Shinkansen.

JR East uses the northern platform, which is to the side of a single track used for both inbound and outbound trains.

Keisei uses the southern platform, a single island platform divided in half crosswise by a metal fence to form four numbered tracks. Tracks 1 and 2, on the eastern half of the platform, are used for Sky Access trains including the Skyliner limited express service. Tracks 3 and 4, on the western half of the platform, are used for Keisei Main Line trains. Passengers not using the Sky Access Line must pass through a second ticket barrier prior to entering the platforms in order to enforce the separate fare structure for Sky Access trains.[2]

Track 3, used for Keisei Main Line trains bound for Tokyo, is only long enough to accommodate 6 cars; therefore two cars of each eight-car Keisei Main Line trainset open onto Track 1, the Tokyo-bound Sky Access Line platform. Keisei has installed special signage in this section of Track 1 to warn passengers not to board these cars.

There is a security checkpoint between the station exit and the terminal building where identification (such as a passport) must be shown and baggage may be inspected. The security checkpoint is only connected to the Keisei side of the station, so JR passengers disembarking at this station go through two ticket gates: one between the JR and Keisei stations, and one exiting the Keisei station. A future renovation of the station is planned to streamline the exit process for JR passengers.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Narita Line
Tokyo Narita Express Narita Airport
Narita Narita Express (some)
Airport Narita
Local
Narita Airport
Narita Sky Access Line
Nippori Skyliner Narita Airport
Narita Yukawa Access Express Narita Airport
Keisei Main Line
Keisei Narita All services Narita Airport

History[edit]

Airport Terminal 2 Station opened on 3 December 1992, shortly prior to the opening of Terminal 2 itself. The second track for Keisei trains opened on 14 November 2009, as part of the construction project for the Narita Sky Access Line. Skyliner trains began operations on the Sky Access Line on 17 July 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Access by Train". Narita International Airport. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Map of Airport Terminal 2 Station as of 17 July 2010" (PDF) (in Japanese). Keisei Railway. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 

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Coordinates: 35°46′23″N 140°23′16″E / 35.772967°N 140.387639°E / 35.772967; 140.387639