Iwatsuki Station

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Iwatsuki Station
岩槻駅
Iwatsuki.jpg
Iwatsuki Station in June 2016
Location 1-1-1 Honchō, Iwatsuki-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken
Japan
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Noda Line (TD) symbol.svg Tobu Urban Park Line
Distance 8.5 km from Ōmiya
Platforms 1 side + 1 island
Tracks 3
Other information
Station code TD-06
History
Opened 17 November 1929
Rebuilt 2014
Previous names Iwatsukicho Station (to 1939)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 35,349 daily

Iwatsuki Station (岩槻駅 Iwatsuki-eki?) is a railway station on the Tobu Urban Park Line in Iwatsuki-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.

Lines[edit]

Iwatsuki Station is served by the 62.7 km Tobu Urban Park Line from Ōmiya in Saitama Prefecture to Funabashi in Chiba Prefecture, and lies 8.5 km from the western terminus of the Tobu Urban Park Line at Ōmiya.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of one side platform and one island platform serving three tracks, connected to the station building by a footbridge.

Platforms[edit]

1  Tobu Urban Park Line for Ōmiya
2  Tobu Urban Park Line for bi-directional traffic
3  Tobu Urban Park Line for Kasukabe, and Kashiwa

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tobu Urban Park Line
Ōmiya (TD-01)   Express   Kasukabe (TD-10)
Nanasato (TD-05)   Local   Higashi-Iwatsuki (TD-07)

History[edit]

The station in September 2009, before rebuilding

The station opened on 17 November 1929 as Iwatsukicho Station (岩槻町駅?).[1] It was renamed Iwatsuki on 10 June 1939.[1]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines, with Iwatsuki Station becoming "TD-06".[2] The station building was rebuilt as a new overhead station during fiscal 2014.[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 35,349 passengers daily.[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Site of Iwatsuki Castle
  • Saitama City Iwatsuki Ward Office
  • Iwatsuki Post Office

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. 224. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  2. ^ 「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 20 February 2014. 
  3. ^ 2013年度の鉄道事業設備投資計画 [Fiscal 2013 railway business investment plan] (PDF). Tobu News release (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  4. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) Archived 2016-08-06 at the Wayback Machine. - Tobu Railway official home page (Japanese)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°57′04″N 139°41′37″E / 35.9511°N 139.6937°E / 35.9511; 139.6937