Kawagoeshi Station

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Kawagoeshi Station

川越市駅
Kawagoeshi Station entrance 20120204.JPG
The station entrance in February 2012
Location 1-4-4 Rokken-machi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama-ken 350-0041
Japan
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Tojo Line (TJ) symbol.svg Tobu Tojo Line
Distance 31.4 km from Ikebukuro
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Hon-Kawagoe Station (Seibu Shinjuku Line)
Other information
Station code TJ-22     
Website www.tobu.co.jp/station/info/7316.html
History
Opened 1 May 1914 (1914-05-01)
Previous names Kawagoe-machi (until 1922)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 35,968 daily
Location
Kawagoeshi Station is located in Japan
Kawagoeshi Station
Kawagoeshi Station
Location within Japan

Kawagoeshi Station (川越市駅?, Kawagoeshi-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]

Kawagoeshi Station is served by the Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro in Tokyo, with some services inter-running via the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line to Shin-Kiba and the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line to Shibuya and onward via the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minato Mirai Line to Motomachi-Chukagai. Located between Kawagoe and Kasumigaseki, it is 31.4 km from the Ikebukuro terminus.[2] All services, (TJ Liner, Rapid express, Rapid, Express, Semi express, Local) stop at this station except for the two morning up TJ Liner services for Ikebukuro.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks. The station building and entrance is located on the east side.[4] A new footbridge providing lift access was added during fiscal 2010.[5]

Two storage tracks are located between the running lines north of the station for use by trains terminating at this station. On the west side of the station lies the Kawagoe maintenance depot, which is responsible for minor overhauls of Tojo Line rolling stock.[4]

Platforms[edit]

1/2  Tobu Tojo Line for Sakado, Shinrinkōen, and Ogawamachi
3/4  Tobu Tojo Line for Kawagoe, Wakōshi, 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.svg Tokyu Toyoko Line for Yokohama
Minatomirai line logo.png Minatomirai Line for Motomachi-Chukagai

Platform 2 is generally used for trains terminating at this station, and platform 3 is generally used for trains starting from this station.[4]

Adjacent stations[edit]

An Ikebukuro-bound semi-express train waiting to depart from platform 3, April 2007
Service
Tobu Tojo Line
Kawagoe   TJ Liner[Note 1]   Sakado
Kawagoe   Rapid express   Sakado
Kawagoe   Rapid   Wakaba
Kawagoe   Express   Kasumigaseki
Kawagoe   Semi express   Kasumigaseki
Kawagoe   Local   Kasumigaseki
  1. ^ Morning up TJ Liner services do not stop at Kawagoeshi.

History[edit]

The station entrance in 2009, before the addition of an access slope

The station first opened as Kawagoe-machi Station (川越町駅?) on 1 May 1914 coinciding with the opening of the Tojo Railway line from Ikebukuro. It was renamed Kawagoeshi Station on 1 December 1922.[6]

Through-running to and from Shibuya via the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line commenced on 14 June 2008.[7]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Kawagoeshi Station becoming "TJ-22".[8]

Through-running to and from Yokohama and Motomachi-Chukagai via the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minatomirai Line commenced on 16 March 2013.[9]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 35,968 passengers daily.[10] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2010 34,702[11]
2011 34,318[12]
2012 34,809[13]
2013 36,085[14]
2014 35,968[10]

Surrounding area[edit]

Other stations[edit]

Civic[edit]

Kawagoe City Hall in April 2009
  • Kawagoe City Office
  • Kawagoe City Library
  • Kawagoe City Museum
  • Kawagoe City Art Museum
  • Kawagoe Municipal Swimming Pool

Temples and shrines[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Saitama Prefectural Kawagoe High School
  • Saitama Prefectural Kawagoe Girls' Senior High School
  • Yamamura Gakuen High School
  • Hoshino High School
  • Kawagoe Fujimi Junior High School

Commercial[edit]

  • Bushu Gas head office
  • Kawagoe Prince Hotel
  • Kawagoe Tobu Hotel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kawagoeshi Station information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 8 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. ^ a b c Kawashima, Ryozo (February 2011). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第11巻 埼玉南部・東京多摩北部 [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 11 Southern Saitama and Northern Tama Tokyo]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 63. ISBN 978-4-06-270071-9. 
  5. ^ 2010年度の鉄道事業計画 [Fiscal 2010 Business Plan] (PDF). Tobu News (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 27 April 2010. Archived from the original (pdf) on 4 December 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Yamamoto, Tomoyuki (October 2008). "東武東上線の神話時代(1)". Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 48 no. 570. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. pp. 126–131. 
  7. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published 7 June 2008
  8. ^ 「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. 
  9. ^ "Tobu Tojo Line Timetable", published March 2013
  10. ^ a b 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 3 April 2016. 
  11. ^ 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 20 February 2016. 
  12. ^ 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 20 February 2016. 
  13. ^ 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 20 February 2016. 
  14. ^ 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 20 February 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°54′50″N 139°28′38″E / 35.913945°N 139.477235°E / 35.913945; 139.477235