Ippommatsu Station (Saitama)

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Ippommatsu Station
一本松駅
Ippommatsu Station 20140125.jpg
Ippommatsu station entrance in January 2014
Location 80-3 Nakashinden, Tsurugashima-shi, Saitama-ken 350-2226
Japan
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Tojo Line (TJ) symbol.svg Tobu Ogose Line
Distance 2.8 km from Sakado
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code TJ-41     
Website www.tobu.co.jp/station/info/8102.html
History
Opened 16 December 1934 (1934-12-16)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 4,041 daily
Location
Ippommatsu Station is located in Japan
Ippommatsu Station
Ippommatsu Station
Location within Japan

Ippommatsu Station (一本松駅?, Ipponmatsu-eki) is a railway station on the Tobu Ogose Line in Tsurugashima, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.[1]

Lines[edit]

An 8000 series 4-car train at Ippommatsu Station on an Ogose-bound service in May 2008

Ippommatsu Station is served by the Tobu Ogose Line, a 10.9 km single-track branchline running from Sakado to Ogose, and is located 2.8 km from the terminus at Sakado.[2] During the daytime, the station is served by four trains per hour in each direction.[3]

Station layout[edit]

View from platform 1 looking eastward (toward Sakado) in November 2011
View from platform 2 looking westward before extension of platform roof and installation of platform edge sensors in August 2000

The station consists of two side platforms serving two tracks forming a passing loop on the single-track Ogose Line. The platforms are long enough for four-car trains. The single exit and station office is located at the Sakado end of the up (Sakado-bound) platform.[4]

Platforms[edit]

1  Tobu Ogose Line for Nishi-Ōya, Kawakado, and Ogose
2  Tobu Ogose Line for Sakado

Facilities and accessibility[edit]

Toilets are located on the Sakado-bound platform (platform 2), but no universal access facilities are available.[5] Access to the station and platforms is via steps, and no escalators or lifts are provided.[5]

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Tobu Ogose Line
Sakado   Local   Nishi-Ōya

History[edit]

The station opened on 16 December 1934,[2] initially with a single platform on the single-track line.[4] Ippommatsu Station takes its name from an intersection of roads about 150 metres to the northwest called "Ippommatsu Crossing". This intersection was named during the Edo Period for a single (ippon) pine tree (matsu) which stood nearby.[4] Today, the crossing is a busy 5-way traffic intersection.

Ippommatsu became a staffed station from 17 May 1965.[2]

Platform edge sensors and TV monitors were installed in 2008 ahead of the start of driver-only operation on the Ogose Line from June 2008. A roof was also added to the previously uncovered down (Ogose-bound) platform in 2008.

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Ogose Line, with Ippommatsu Station becoming "TJ-41".[6]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 4,041 passengers daily.[7] The daily passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2010 4,176[8]
2011 4,027[9]
2012 4,062[10]
2013 4,092[11]
2014 4,041[7]

Surrounding area[edit]

The single-lane level crossing immediately to the east of the station

Lying on the border between Sakado and Tsurugashima cities, Ippommatsu Station's only exit opens onto a busy road which crosses the Ogose Line. A current problem is the narrowness of the road and the level crossing across the line. In the morning and at evening, pedestrian and vehicular traffic often become congested with commuters and students from nearby schools.

Other buildings in the area include:

  • Sakado City Ōya Community Center
  • Sakado Municipal Elementary School
  • Tsurugashima City West Community Center
  • Tsurugashima Seifū Senior High School
  • Tsurugashima West Junior High School
  • Shinchō Elementary School
  • Tsurugashima Shimoshinden Post Office
  • Sakado Morito Post Office

Future developments[edit]

The land on the south side of the station reserved for future redevelopment, April 2014

The city of Tsurugashima is supporting future redevelopment of the station area, with plans to build a new overhead station structure and a station forecourt on the south side providing better vehicular access.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ippommatsu Station information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  2. ^ 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. 200. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  3. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2013
  4. ^ a b c Yajima, Shuichi (1 July 2013). 東武東上線 街と駅の1世紀 [Tobu Tojo Line - A Century of Towns and Stations]. Tokyo, Japan: Sairyusha. p. 74. ISBN 978-4-7791-1722-0. 
  5. ^ a b 構内マップ [Ippommatsu Station map] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  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 22 March 2012. 
  7. ^ a b 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information (Passenger statistics)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2015. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  8. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2011. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  9. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2012. Archived from the original on 23 August 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  10. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2013. Archived from the original on 25 April 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  11. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2014. Archived from the original on 30 October 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  12. ^ 地区別構想 [Concepts by district] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: City of Tsurugashima. 2012. p. 102. Archived from the original (pdf) on 28 April 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 

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Coordinates: 35°56′25″N 139°22′13″E / 35.94028°N 139.37028°E / 35.94028; 139.37028