Kōkū-kōen Station

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Kōkū-kōen Station
航空公園駅
Kokukoen-Station-EastEntrance.jpg
Kōkū-kōen Station east entrance, May 2009
Location 2-4-1 Namiki, Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama-ken
(埼玉県所沢市並木2-4-1)
Japan
Operated by SeibuRailway mark.svg Seibu Railway
Line(s) SeibuShinjuku.svg Seibu Shinjuku Line
Distance 30.5 km from Seibu Shinjuku
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus terminal
Other information
Station code SS23
History
Opened 28 May 1987
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 28,006 daily
Location
Kōkū-kōen Station is located in Japan
Kōkū-kōen Station
Kōkū-kōen Station
Location within Japan

Kōkū-kōen Station (航空公園駅?, Kōkū-kōen-eki, lit. "Aviation Park Station") is a railway station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Seibu Railway.[1]

Lines[edit]

Kōkū-kōen Station is served by the Seibu Shinjuku Line between Seibu Shinjuku Station in Tokyo and Hon-Kawagoe Station in Kawagoe, and is located 30.5 km from the Seibu Shinjuku terminus.[2] All trains except Koedo limited express and Commuter express services stop at this station.

Station layout[edit]

Kōkū-kōen Station has two entrances, east and west, with the ticket vending on the third level.

The exterior of the whole three-storied station building is designed to look like a "Henri Farman" biplane, 1910's Farman III, which is the first official powered aircraft in Japan, the clock, above the entrance, as its propeller, and was selected as one of the top 100 Train Stations of the Kantō region by MLIT in 1998.

Several stores, such as Henri Farman Bakery & Cafe, Hōrindō Book store, and Senba21 Supermarket, are located in the station building.[3]

Platforms[edit]

The station consists of two side platforms serving two tracks. Platform 1 is for trains heading towards Hon-Kawagoe Station and platform 2 is for trains heading towards Seibu Shinjuku Station.


1  Seibu Shinjuku Line for Hon-Kawagoe
2  Seibu Shinjuku Line for Tokorozawa and Seibu Shinjuku

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Seibu Shinjuku Line
Koedo limited express: Does not stop at this station
Commuter express: Does not stop at this station
Tokorozawa   Express   Shin-Tokorozawa
Tokorozawa   Semi express   Shin-Tokorozawa
Tokorozawa   Local   Shin-Tokorozawa

History[edit]

The station opened on 28 May 1987.[2]

Station numbering was introduced on all Seibu Railway lines during fiscal 2012, with Kōkū-kōen Station becoming "SS23".[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was the 36th busiest on the Seibu network with an average of 28,006 passengers daily.[5]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2009 28,373[6]
2010 27,450[6]
2011 27,399[7]
2012 27,648[8]
2013 28,076[8]

Surrounding area[edit]

An aerial view of the station and park area to the east
Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park (Kōkū-kōen)
Tokorozawa Civic Cultural Centre Muse

To the east of the station is:

  • Tokorozawa Aviation Museum and Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park
  • YS-11 (Retired aircraft on display)
  • Tokorozawa City Hall (local government office building)
  • Tokorozawa Central Post Office
  • Tokorozawa Police Station
  • Tokorozawa Public Employment Security Office
  • Tokorozawa Labor Standards Inspection Office
  • Tokorozawa District Public Prosecutor's office
  • Tokorozawa Tax office
  • Saitama District Legal Affairs Bureau, Tokorozawa Branch
  • Tokorozawa City Library
  • National Defense Medical College
  • National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities (NRCD)
  • Environmental Investigation Laboratory
  • Child Guidance Clinic
  • TEPCO Tokyo Office
  • Tokyo Aeronautical Traffic Control Center
  • Tokorozawa Summary Court
  • Tokorozawa Civic Cultural Centre Muse (concert hall complex)

To the west of the station is:

  • Tokorozawa Public Health Center
  • Tokorozawa City Water Works Office
  • Tokorozawa City Fire Department
  • Heartia Tokorozawa (cultural hall, in Moto-machi, opened in spring 2010)
  • Tokorozawa Shimmei-sha Shrine

References[edit]

  1. ^ 各駅のご案内: 航空公園駅 [Station Information: Kōkū-kōen Station] (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 202. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  3. ^ Stores in the Kōkū-kōen Station building (Japanese)
  4. ^ 西武線全駅で駅ナンバリングを導入します [Station numbering to be introduced at all Seibu stations] (pdf). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  5. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2014(平成26)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2014)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b 駅別乗降人員 2010(平成22)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2010)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  7. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2011(平成23)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2011)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 November 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b 駅別乗降人員 2013(平成25)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2013)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 35°47′54.91″N 139°27′56.30″E / 35.7985861°N 139.4656389°E / 35.7985861; 139.4656389