Asaka Station (Saitama)

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TJ12
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
Coordinates 35°47′49″N 139°36′00″E / 35.7969°N 139.6001°E / 35.7969; 139.6001Coordinates: 35°47′49″N 139°36′00″E / 35.7969°N 139.6001°E / 35.7969; 139.6001
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) TJ Tobu Tojo Line
Distance 14.0 km from Ikebukuro
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Station code TJ-12
Website Official website
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 Saitama Prefecture
Asaka Station
Asaka Station
Location within Saitama Prefecture
Asaka Station is located in Japan
Asaka Station
Asaka Station
Asaka Station (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.

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.[1] Only Semi express and Local services stop at this station.[2]

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)
Y Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line for Shin-Kiba
F Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Shibuya
TY 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.[3]

Through-running to and from Shibuya via the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line commenced on 14 June 2008.[4]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Asaka Station becoming "TJ-12".[5]

Through-running to and from Yokohama and Motomachi-Chukagai via the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minatomirai Line commenced on 16 March 2013.[6]

Future developments[edit]

Chest-high platform edge doors are scheduled to be added by the end of fiscal 2020.[7]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 64,163 passengers daily.[8]

Surrounding area[edit]

Bus services[edit]

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

The station is served by "Wakuwaku" community bus services operated by the city of Asaka.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2016
  3. ^ Yamamoto, Tomoyuki (October 2008). 東武東上線の神話時代(1). Japan Railfan Magazine. 48 (570): 126–131. 
  4. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published June 2008
  5. ^ 「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. 
  6. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2013
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2015. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  9. ^ 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. 

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