Musashi-Sakai Station

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Musashi-Sakai
武蔵境
Musashisakai station Ngate 1605-5.jpg
North gate of Musashi-Sakai Station, May 2016
Location Musashino, Tokyo
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
Location
Musashi-Sakai is located in Japan
Musashi-Sakai
Musashi-Sakai
Location within Japan

Musashi-Sakai Station (武蔵境駅 Musashi-sakai-eki?) is a railway station in Musashino, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Seibu Railway.

Lines[edit]

Musashi-Sakai Station is served by the JR East Chūō Main Line, and is also the northern terminus of the short Seibu Tamagawa Line. It is not a major transfer station, and only local (all-stations) trains on the Chūō Line stop at Musashi-sakai.

Station layout[edit]

Musashi-Sakai
武蔵境
JR East station
MusashisakaiStation-2012-04-15.jpg
South gate of Musashi-Sakai Station, April 2012
Location 1-1-2 Sakai, Musashino-shi, Tokyo
(東京都武蔵野市境一丁目1-2)
Japan
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Chūō Main Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
History
Opened 1889
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2014) 65,384

JR station[edit]

JR Musashi-Sakai Station has two elevated opposed side platforms serving two tracks, with the station building located underneath. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Chūō Line (Rapid) for Shinjuku and Tokyo
2  Chūō Line (Rapid) for Tachikawa, Hachiōji and Takao

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Chūō Line (Rapid)
Mitaka Higashi-Koganei

Station layout[edit]

Musashi-Sakai
武蔵境
Seibu station
MusashisakaiStation-2012-04-15.jpg
South gate of Musashi-Sakai Station, April 2012
Location 2-1-12 Sakaiminami, Musashino-shi, Tokyo
(東京都武蔵野市境南町二丁目1-12 )
Japan
Operated by SeibuRailway mark.svg Seibu Railway
Line(s) SeibuTamagawa.jpg Seibu Tamagawa Line
Platforms 1 island
Other information
Station code SW01
History
Opened 1917
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2014) 29,303

Seibu station[edit]

The Seibu station has a single elevated dead-headed island platform serving two tracks, with the station building located underneath.

Platforms[edit]

3/4  Seibu Tamagawa Line for Koremasa

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Seibu Tamagawa Line
Terminus Shin-Koganei

History[edit]

The JR station opened on 11 April 1889[1][2] as Sakai Station (境駅?). The Tamagawa Line began operations on 22 October 1917. The station was renamed to its present name on 1 July 1919. The current station building was completed in 2008.

Surrounding area[edit]

The area around Musashi-sakai has the standard commercial activity common to suburban Tokyo train stations, with a branches of the Ito Yokado department store, JR-owned Hotel Mets, and the Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, as well as a shopping street with many restaurants and small shops on the north side. The station has the standard taxi rank and bus stops, servicing bus routes between there and Hibarigaoka Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line to the north and Chōfu Station on the Keiō Line to the south.

It is the nearest train station to International Christian University and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan headquarters. Tama (formerly Tamabochimae), the second stop on the line, serves The American School in Japan, Nogawa Park, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and other institutions.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the JR East station was used by an average of 65,384 passengers daily (boarding passengers only) making it the 67th busiest JR East station.[3] In the same fiscal year, the station was the busiest on the Seibu Tamagawa Line and the 32nd busiest on the Seibu network as a whole with an average of 29,303 passengers daily.[4]

The passenger figures in previous years are as shown below. Note that the JR East figures only consider boarding passengers whereas the Seibu figures consider both entering and exiting passengers.

Fiscal year Daily average
JR East Seibu
2005 60,084[5] 26,679[6]
2010 61,666[7] 28,142[8]
2011 61,021[9] 27,390[10]
2012 62,706[11] 28,281[12]
2013 65,331.[13] 29,194[14]

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. 202. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ Kawashima, Ryozo (May 2010). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第2巻 三鷹駅―八王子エリア [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 2 Mitaka Station - Hachioji Area]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 41. ISBN 978-4-06-270062-7. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  4. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2014(平成25)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2014)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  6. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2005(平成17)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2005)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  8. ^ 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. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  10. ^ 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. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  11. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  12. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2012(平成24)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2012)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  13. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [FY2013 Station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  14. ^ 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. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°42′08″N 139°32′41″E / 35.70222°N 139.54472°E / 35.70222; 139.54472