Higashi-Matsuyama Station

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Higashi-Matsuyama Station
東松山駅
Higashi-Matsuyama Station East Entrance 20111104.JPG
The east entrance in November 2011
Location 1-12-11 Yakyū-chō, Higashimatsuyama-shi, Saitama-ken 355-0028
Japan
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Tojo Line (TJ) symbol.svg Tobu Tojo Line
Distance 49.9 km from Ikebukuro
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus terminal
Other information
Station code TJ-29     
Website www.tobu.co.jp/station/info/7408.html
History
Opened 1 October 1923 (1923-10-01)
Rebuilt 2010
Previous names Bushū Matsuyama (until 1954)
Traffic
Passengers 29,568 per day (FY2014)
Location
Higashi-Matsuyama Station is located in Japan
Higashi-Matsuyama Station
Higashi-Matsuyama Station
Location within Japan

Higashi-Matsuyama Station (東松山駅?, Higashimatsuyama-eki) is a railway station on the Tobu Tojo Line in Higashimatsuyama, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.[1]

Lines[edit]

Higashi-Matsuyama Station is served by the Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro in Tokyo. Located between Takasaka and Shinrinkōen, it is 49.9 km from the Ikebukuro terminus.[2] All services, (TJ Liner, Rapid express, Rapid, Express, Semi express, Local) stop at this station. During the daytime, the station is served by eight trains per hour in each direction.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two side platforms serving two tracks, with the station building located above the platforms. The platforms were originally island platforms serving four tracks, but the outer tracks were removed following completion of double-tracking beyond to Shinrinkōen.

Platforms[edit]

1  Tobu Tojo Line for Shinrinkōen, Ogawamachi, and Yorii
2  Tobu Tojo Line for Sakado, Kawagoe, and Ikebukuro
Subway TokyoYurakucho.png Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line for Shin-Kiba
Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Shibuya
Tokyu TY line symbol.svgTokyu Toyoko Line for Yokohama
Minatomirai line logo.png Minatomirai Line for Motomachi-Chukagai

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Tobu Tojo Line
Sakado   TJ Liner   Shinrinkōen
Sakado   Rapid express   Shinrinkōen
Sakado   Rapid   Shinrinkōen
Takasaka   Express   Shinrinkōen
Takasaka   Semi express   Shinrinkōen
Takasaka   Local   Shinrinkōen

History[edit]

The west entrance of station in 2004, before rebuilding

The station was first opened on 1 October 1923 as Bushū Matsuyama Station (武州松山駅?). The station was renamed Higashi-Matsuyama Station in October 1954 when Higashi-Matsuyama became a city.[1][2] The station building was refurbished between 2008 and 2010 with the addition of lifts on either side.

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Higashi-Matsuyama Station becoming "TJ-29".[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 29,568 passengers daily.[5] Passenger figures for previous years (boarding passengers only) are as shown below.[6]

Fiscal year Daily average
1950 4,046
1960 6,725
1970 11,448
1980 13,391
1990 17,131
2000 13,552
2010 13,650

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Saitama Children's Zoo
  • Saitama Prefectural Higashimatsuyama Girls' High School
  • National Route 407

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Higashi-Matsuyama Station information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 225. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  3. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2016
  4. ^ 「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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Sawauchi, Kazuaki (October 2013). 東武鉄道東上線の歴史過程 [History of the Tobu Tojo Line]. The Railway Pictorial (in Japanese). Japan: Denkisha Kenkyūkai. 63 (880): 18. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°02′06″N 139°24′06″E / 36.034909°N 139.401658°E / 36.034909; 139.401658