Eifukuchō Station

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Eifukuchō Station
永福町駅
Eifukucho-Sta-building.JPG
Station building, May 2011
Location Suginami, Tokyo
Japan
Operated by Keio Corporation
Line(s) Keio Inokashira Line
Connections
  • Bus stop
Other information
Station code IN09
History
Opened 1933
Traffic
Passengers (FY2011) 29,875 daily

Eifukuchō Station (永福町駅?, Eifukuchō-eki) is a railway station on the Keio Inokashira Line in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keio Corporation.

Lines[edit]

Eifukuchō Station is served by the 12.7 km Keio Inokashira Line from Shibuya in Tokyo to Kichijōji. Located between Meidaimae and Nishi-Eifuku, it is 6.0 km from the Shibuya terminus.[1]

Service pattern[edit]

Both all-stations "Local" services and limited-stop "Express" services stop at this station. During the daytime, there are eight "Local" and "eight "Express" services per hour in either direction.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two ground-level island platforms serving four tracks, and an above-track station building.[2] It is the only station on the Inokashira Line which has passing loops, to allow transfers between express and local trains in both directions.

As of March 21, 2010, the old, underground station building was replaced by an above-station building, and a south exit was opened, in addition to the existing north exit. On March 23, 2011, the shopping center Keio Retnade (京王リトナード?, Keiō ritonaado) was opened.

Before the station was rebuilt as an over-track station, there was a walkway at the end of the platforms toward Shibuya between the platforms and the station building, but it was connected by stairs only, with no barrier free facilities. However, the current station includes elevators and escalators between the concourse and platforms on the Kichijoji end of the platforms, and stairs on the Shibuya end, making it fully accessible.

In the concourse there is a bronze statue of a famous person from the area around the station and panel of photos from the time of the station's opening.

Platforms[edit]

The platforms, May 2011
1/2  Keio Inokashira Line for Kugayama and Kichijōji
3/4  Keio Inokashira Line for Shimo-Kitazawa, Meidaimae, and Shibuya

The outer platforms, 1 and 4, are normally used by all-stations "Local" services.[2]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keio Inokashira Line (IN09)
Meidaimae (IN08)   Express   Kugayama (IN14)
Meidaimae (IN08)   Local   Nishi-Eifuku (IN10)

History[edit]

Station entrance before rebuilding, October 2008

The station opened on August 1, 1933.[1]

From 22 February 2013, station numbering was introduced on Keio lines, with Eifukuchō Station becoming "IN09".[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 29,875 passengers daily.[4]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
1999 28,397[1]
2010 29,340[4]
2011 29,875[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Eifukuji Temple (永福寺?), after which the station was named[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 206. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ a b c Kawashima, Ryozo (April 2010). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第1巻 東京駅―三鷹エリア [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 1 Tokyo Station - Mitaka Area]. Japan: Kodansha. pp. 8, 54. ISBN 978-4-06-270061-0. 
  3. ^ 京王線・井の頭線全駅で「駅ナンバリング」を導入します。 [Station numbering to be introduced on Keio Line and Inokashira Line] (pdf). News release (in Japanese). Keio Corporation. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c 1日の駅別乗降人員 [Average daily station usage figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Keio Corporation. 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 

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Coordinates: 35°40′35″N 139°38′33″E / 35.6764°N 139.6426°E / 35.6764; 139.6426