Sōka Station

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Sōka Station

Soka Station east entrance 20120924.jpg
The east side of Sōka Station in September 2012
Location 2 Takasago, Sōka-shi, Saitama-ken
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Skytree Line (TS) symbol.svg Tobu Skytree Line
Distance 17.5 km from Asakusa
Platforms 2 island
Tracks 6
Other information
Station code TS-16
Website Official website
Opened 27 August 1899
Rebuilt 1988
Passengers (FY2014) 82,844 daily
 Sōka Station is located in Japan
 Sōka Station
 Sōka Station
Location within Japan
Track layout


(1) 2 3 4 5 (6)


Sōka Station (草加駅 Sōka-eki?) is a railway station on the Tobu Skytree Line in Sōka, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway. It is one stop away from the border between Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture.


The station is served by the Tobu Skytree Line, and is 17.5 kilometers from the Tokyo terminus of the line at Asakusa Station.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two elevated island platforms with four tracks abutting the platforms, going in opposite directions. The station building is located underneath the platforms. Tracks one and six are used by non-stop trains and are not served by platforms, so the platform numbering starts with platform 2.


2  Tobu Skytree Line (Express/Semi Express) for Kita-Senju, Asakusa
Subway TokyoHanzomon.png Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line for Shibuya
Tokyu DT line symbol.svg Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line for Chūō-Rinkan
3  Tobu Skytree Line (Local) for Kita-Senju and Asakusa
Subway TokyoHibiya.png Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for Naka-Meguro
4  Tobu Skytree Line (Local) for Kita-Koshigaya, Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, and Minami-Kurihashi
5  Tobu Skytree Line (Express/Semi Express) for Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, Tatebayashi, Ōta, Minami-Kurihashi, and Shin-Tochigi

Adjacent stations[edit]

Tobu Skytree Line (TS-16)
Limited Express Spacia: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express Ryōmō: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express Kirifuri: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express Shimotsuke: Does not stop at this station
Rapid/Section Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Nishiarai (TS-13)   Express   Shin-Koshigaya (TS-20)
Nishiarai (TS-13)   Section Express   Shin-Koshigaya (TS-20)
Nishiarai (TS-13)   Semi-Express   Shin-Koshigaya (TS-20)
Nishiarai (TS-13)   Section Semi-Express   Shin-Koshigaya (TS-20)
Yatsuka (TS-15)   Local   Dokkyodaigakumae (TS-17)


The station opened on 27 August 1899.[1] It was rebuilt as an elevated station, completed on 9 August 1988.[1]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines, with Sōka Station becoming "TS-16".[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 82,844 passengers daily.[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Sōka City Hall
  • Sōka Post Office

See also[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]. 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. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) - Tobu Railway official website (Japanese)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°49′43″N 139°48′15″E / 35.8286°N 139.8041°E / 35.8286; 139.8041