Asaka Station (Saitama)

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Asaka Station
朝霞駅
Asaka Station South Entrance 20120910.JPG
The south entrance in September 2012
Location 2-13-52 Honchō, Asaka-shi, Saitama-ken 351-0011
Japan
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Tojo Line (TJ) symbol.svg Tobu Tojo Line
Distance 14.0 km from Ikebukuro
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Station code TJ-12
Website www.tobu.co.jp/station/info/7305.html
History
Opened 1 May 1914 (1914-05-01)
Previous names Hizaori (until 1932)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 64,163 daily
Location
Asaka Station is located in Japan
Asaka Station
Asaka Station
Location within Japan

Asaka Station (朝霞駅 Asaka-eki?) is a railway station on the Tobu Tojo Line in Asaka, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.[1]

Lines[edit]

The 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 Wakōshi and Asakadai stations, it is 14.0 km from the Ikebukuro terminus.[2] Only Semi express and Local services stop at this station.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks, with an elevated station building located above the platforms.

Platforms[edit]

1  Tobu Tojo Line for Shiki, Kawagoe, Sakado, and Ogawamachi (Semi express services)
2  Tobu Tojo Line for Shiki, Kawagoe, Sakado, and Ogawamachi (Local services)
3  Tobu Tojo Line for Wakōshi, Narimasu, and Ikebukuro (Local services)
Subway TokyoYurakucho.png Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line for Shin-Kiba
Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Shibuya
Tokyu TY line symbol.svg Tokyu Toyoko Line for Yokohama
Minatomirai line logo.png Minatomirai Line for Motomachi-Chukagai
4  Tobu Tojo Line for Wakōshi, Narimasu, and Ikebukuro (Semi express services)

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Tobu Tojo Line
TJ Liner: Does not stop at this station
Rapid express: Does not stop at this station
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Express: Does not stop at this station
Wakōshi   Semi express   Asakadai
Wakōshi   Local   Asakadai

History[edit]

The station first opened as Hizaori Station (膝折駅?) on 1 May 1914, coinciding with the opening of the Tojo Railway line from Ikebukuro. It was renamed Asaka Station on 10 May 1932.[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 Asaka Station becoming "TJ-12".[6]

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

Future developments[edit]

Chest-high platform edge doors are scheduled to be added by the end of fiscal 2020.[8]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 64,163 passengers daily.[9]

Surrounding area[edit]

Bus services[edit]

A "Wakuwaku" community bus in front of Asaka Station, April 2006

The station is served by "Wakuwaku" community bus services operated by the city of Asaka.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asaka Station information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Archived from the original on 8 January 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 200. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  3. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2016
  4. ^ Yamamoto, Tomoyuki (October 2008). 東武東上線の神話時代(1). Japan Railfan Magazine. 48 (570): 126–131. 
  5. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published 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. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2013
  8. ^ 東武鉄道,ホームドアの設置を拡大 [Tobu Railway to expand platform door installation]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 13 January 2017. Archived from the original on 13 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  9. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  10. ^ 市内循環バス『わくわく号』案内 ["Wakuwaku" city community bus information] (in Japanese). City of Asaka. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°47′49″N 139°36′00″E / 35.7969°N 139.6001°E / 35.7969; 139.6001