Dokkyodaigakumae Station

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Dokkyodaigakumae Station
(Soka-Matsubara)

獨協大学前駅〈草加松原〉
Matsubaradanchi Station West Entrance 1.JPG
The west side of Matsubaradanchi Station in September 2012
Location 1-1-1 Matsubara, Sōka-shi, Saitama-ken 340-0041
Japan
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Skytree Line (TS) symbol.svg Tobu Skytree Line
Distance 19.2 km from Asakusa
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Other information
Station code TS-17
Website Official website
History
Opened 1 December 1962
Rebuilt 1992
Previous names Matsubaradanchi (until 31 March 2017)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 55,458 daily
Location
 Dokkyodaigakumae Station is located in Japan
 Dokkyodaigakumae Station
 Dokkyodaigakumae Station
Location within Japan

Dokkyodaigakumae Station (Soka-Matsubara) (獨協大学前駅 〈草加松原〉?, Dokkyōdaigakumae-eki (Sōka-Matsubara), lit. "in front of Dokkyo University") is a railway station on the Tobu Skytree Line in Sōka, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway. Opened in 1962, the station was formerly known as Matsubaradanchi Station until it was renamed in April 2017.

Track layout

Sōka

1 2

Shinden

Lines[edit]

Dokkyodaigakumae Station is served by the Tobu Skytree Line, and is 19.2 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Asakusa Station in Tokyo.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The station has one elevated island platform with two tracks. The station building is located underneath the platforms. There are additional tracks for non-stop trains to bypass this station.

Platforms[edit]

1  Tobu Skytree Line for Kita-Senju, Tokyo Skytree, and Asakusa
Subway TokyoHibiya.png Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for Naka-Meguro
2  Tobu Skytree Line for Kasukabe, Kita-Koshigaya, and Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tobu Skytree Line (TS-17)
Limited Express Spacia: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express Ryōmō: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express Revaty: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express Shimotsuke: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express Skytree Liner: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express Urban Park Liner: Does not stop at this station
Express: Does not stop at this station
Section Express: Does not stop at this station
Semi-Express: Does not stop at this station
Section Semi-Express: Does not stop at this station
Sōka (TS-16)   Local   Shinden (TS-18)

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 December 1962 named Matsubaradanchi Station (松原団地駅?).[1] It was rebuilt as an elevated station in 1992.[1]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines, with Matsubaradanchi Station becoming "TS-17".[2]

On 1 April 2017, the station was renamed "Dokkyodaigaku-mae (Soka-Matsubara)" to reflect its closeness to Dokkyo University and also the Soka Matsubara Walking Trail.[3][4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 55,458 passengers daily.[5]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Sōka Matsubara Housing Estate
  • Dokkyo University
  • Matsubaradanchi Post Office
  • Saiyu Soka Hospital

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] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 222. 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 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ 東武鉄道が駅名改称、松原団地を「獨協大学前」に [Tobu Railway renames Matsubaradanchi Station "Dokkyodaigaku-mae"] (in Japanese). Japan: The Saitama Shimbun. 2 April 2017. Archived from the original on 3 April 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  4. ^ さよなら「松原団地」駅 団地と歩んだ半世紀、来春改名 [Farewell to Matsubaradanchi Station - to be renamed next spring]. Asahi Shimbun Digital (in Japanese). Japan: The Asahi Shimbun Company. 23 June 2016. Archived from the original on 23 June 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  5. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) - Tobu Railway official home page (Japanese)

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 35°50′37″N 139°48′03″E / 35.8435°N 139.8007°E / 35.8435; 139.8007