Minami-Senju Station

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Minami-Senju Station
南千住駅
Minamisenju Station-Tokyo Metro.JPG
Minami-Senju Tokyo Metro Station, February 2008
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Arakawa
Neighborhood etc. 4 Minami-senju
(in Japanese) 東京都荒川区南千住4丁目
History
Year opened 1896
Rail services
Station number(s) H-20
Operator(s) JR East
Tokyo Metro
Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company
Line(s) Jōban Line
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
Tsukuba Express

Minami-Senju Station (南千住駅 Minami-Senju-eki?) is a railway station in Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Tokyo Metro, and the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company. The stations for each of these lines are located in separate buildings, necessitating crossing a road to reach each station's ticket exchange.

Lines[edit]

Minami-Senju Station is served by the following lines.

Station layout[edit]

JR East[edit]

Joban Line platforms

One elevated island platform serving two tracks.

1 Jōban Line (Rapid) for Matsudo, Abiko, Toride, Narita, Tsuchiura, and Mito
2 Jōban Line (Rapid) for Nippori and Ueno

Tokyo Metro[edit]

Hibiya Line ticket gate

Two elevated side platforms serving two tracks.

1 Hibiya Line for Ueno, Ginza, and Naka-Meguro
2 Hibiya Line for Kita-Senju, Kuki and Minami-Kurihashi (via Tobu Skytree Line and Tōbu Nikkō Line)

Metropolitan Intercity Railway[edit]

Tsukuba Express ticket gates, February 2008

Two underground side platforms serving two tracks.

1 Tsukuba Express for Minami-Nagareyama, Moriya, and Tsukuba
2 Tsukuba Express for Akihabara

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Jōban Line (Rapid)
Special Rapid: no stop
Mikawashima   Rapid   Kita-Senju
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (H-20)
Minowa (H-19) - Kita-Senju (H-21)
Tsukuba Express (04)
Asakusa (03) Rapid
Commuter Rapid
Semi Rapid
Local
Kita-Senju (05)

History[edit]

The Jōban Line station opened on 25 December 1896.

The Hibiya Line station opened on 28 March 1961.[1]

The Tsukuba Express station opened on 24 August 2005.

Surrounding area[edit]

During the period between 1650 and 1873, the area was the location of the Kotsukappara execution grounds. Between 100,000 and 200,000 people died here during the Tokugawa era. Near the south exit of the Tokyo Metro station, a small temple and burial ground commemorates this. Part of the burial grounds currently lie beneath the Hibiya Line tracks.[citation needed]

There are many cheap hotels in the area.[citation needed]

Other locations of note include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 212. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Minami-Senju Station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°44′00″N 139°47′57″E / 35.7332°N 139.7993°E / 35.7332; 139.7993