Kasumigaseki Station (Saitama)

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TJ23
Kasumigaseki Station

霞ヶ関駅
Kasumigaseki Station North entrance 20130302.JPG
The north entrance in March 2013
Location 1-1-4 Kasumigaseki-higashi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama-ken 350-1103
Japan
Coordinates 35°55′32″N 139°26′35″E / 35.92556°N 139.44306°E / 35.92556; 139.44306Coordinates: 35°55′32″N 139°26′35″E / 35.92556°N 139.44306°E / 35.92556; 139.44306
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) TJ Tobu Tojo Line
Distance 34.8 km from Ikebukuro
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Station code TJ-23
Website Official website
History
Opened 27 October 1916
Rebuilt 2007-2008
Previous names Matoba (until 1930)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2015) 29,448 daily
Location
Kasumigaseki Station is located in Saitama Prefecture
Kasumigaseki Station
Kasumigaseki Station
Location within Saitama Prefecture
Kasumigaseki Station is located in Japan
Kasumigaseki Station
Kasumigaseki Station
Location within Saitama Prefecture

Kasumigaseki Station (霞ヶ関駅, Kasumigaseki-eki) is a railway station on the Tobu Tojo Line in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.[1]

Lines[edit]

Kasumigaseki Station is served by the Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro in Tokyo. Located between Kawagoeshi and Tsurugashima, it is 34.8 km from the Ikebukuro terminus.[2] Express, Semi Express, and Local services stop at this station.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of a single island platform serving two tracks, with an elevated station building located above the platforms.

Platforms[edit]

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

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Tobu Tojo Line
TJ Liner: Does not stop at this station
Rapid express: Does not stop at this station
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Kawagoeshi   Express   Tsurugashima
Kawagoeshi   Semi express   Tsurugashima
Kawagoeshi   Local   Tsurugashima

History[edit]

The station opened on 27 October 1916 as Matoba Station (的場駅) coinciding with the extension of the Tojo Railway line from Kawagoe to Sakado-machi (now Sakado Station).[1] It was renamed Kasumigaseki on 14 January 1930 following the opening of the nearby Kasumigaseki Country Club in 1929.[4] Later, in 1940, the former name was reassigned to Matoba Station on the Kawagoe Line.

A track operated by Saitama Prefecture formerly led from this station to a gravel excavation site on the nearby Iruma River, but this was closed in 1957.[5]

The platform was previously linked to the station building on the south side by an underground passage, but in 2007, the station was rebuilt with the station facilities relocated above the platforms.[5] In 2008, an entrance was also added on the north side of the station.[5]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Kasumigaseki Station becoming "TJ-23".[6]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 29,448 passengers daily.[7] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2010 28,762[8]
2014 28,817[9]
2015 29,448[7]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kasumigaseki Station information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  2. ^ 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 2016
  4. ^ Yamamoto, Tomoyuki (October 2008). 東武東上線の神話時代(1). Japan Railfan Magazine. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 48 (570): 126–131. 
  5. ^ 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] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Sairyusha. p. 56. ISBN 978-4-7791-1722-0. 
  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 21 March 2012. 
  7. ^ a b 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2016. Archived from the original on 27 August 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  8. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2011. Archived from the original on 15 May 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  9. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 

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