Asakusabashi Station

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20
A
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Asakusabashi Station
浅草橋駅
JR-Asakusabashi001.jpg
The east side of the station in February 2007
Location Taitō, Tokyo
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
Other information
Station code
  • JB20 (Chūō-Sōbu Line)
  • A-16 (Toei Asakusa Line)
History
Opened 1932
Location
Asakusabashi Station is located in Tokyo
Asakusabashi Station
Asakusabashi Station
Location within Tokyo

Asakusabashi Station (浅草橋駅 Asakusabashi-eki?) is a subway station on the Toei Asakusa Line operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation, and a railway station above ground level on the Chūō-Sōbu Line at the same site operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is located in the Asakusabashi neighborhood of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. Its number on the Asakusa Line is A-16.

Station layout[edit]

JR platforms[edit]

1  Chūō-Sōbu Line for Akihabara, Shinjuku and Mitaka
2  Chūō-Sōbu Line for Kinshichō, Funabashi and Chiba

JR Asakusabashi Station has two side platforms with two tracks between them. Platform 1 is for passengers going toward Akihabara and Mitaka Stations. Platform 2 serves those bound for Kinshichō and Chiba Stations.

Toei platforms[edit]

1  Toei Asakusa Line for Nihombashi, Shimbashi, Nishi-magome
Number prefix Keikyū.PNG Keikyu Main Line for Shinagawa and Haneda Airport
2  Toei Asakusa Line for Asakusa, Oshiage
KS Narita Sky Access Line for Narita Airport

Underground, the Asakusa Line station has an island platform between the two tracks. Trains on Platform 1 go toward Nihombashi and Nishi-magome Stations, while those on Platform 2 depart for the terminal of the subway line at Oshiage Station; through trains continue onward from there.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Chūō-Sōbu Line
JB
20
Akihabara
AKB
JB
19
  Local   Ryōgoku
JB
21
Toei Asakusa Line
A
16
Higashi-nihombashi
A
15
Local
Express
Rapid
Commuter Express
Ltd. Exp.
Kuramae
A
17
Airport Ltd. Exp.: Does not stop at this station

History[edit]

Asakusabashi opened on July 1, 1932, as a station on the Sōbu Line. On December 4, 1960, the subway station on what was then known as Toei Line 1 began to operate.[citation needed]

On November 28, 1985, Asakusabashi Station was firebombed by masked members of the radical leftist group Middle Core Faction, who claimed that this action, as well as other acts of sabotage committed across several prefectures the same day were to support the 24-hour strike by the labour union Doro-Chiba protesting against the impending privatisation of Japanese National Railways (JNR). This incident did not affect operations on the Toei Asakusa Line as the underground platforms were not targeted.[citation needed]

Surrounding area[edit]

The station serves the neighborhood. Nearby are the Lycée Franco-Japonais de Tokyo, the Kanda River, and the Sumida River. The former Yanagibashi geisha quarter was located to the south of the station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from 浅草橋駅 (Asakusabashi-eki) in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on December 15, 2007.

Coordinates: 35°41′49″N 139°47′10″E / 35.697°N 139.786°E / 35.697; 139.786