Shakujii-kōen Station

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Shakujii-kōen Station
石神井公園駅
Shakujii-koen Station-2010.1.30 16.jpg
Elevated station under construction, January 2010
Location 3-23-10 Shakujiimachi, Nerima, Tokyo
(東京都練馬区石神井町3-23-10)
Japan
Operated by Seibu Railway
Line(s) Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Connections
  • Bus stop
Other information
Station code SI10
History
Opened 1915
Previous names Shakujii (until 1933)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2013) 74,212 daily

Shakujii-kōen Station (石神井公園駅 Shakujii-kōen-eki?) is a railway station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line in Nerima, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Seibu Railway.

Lines[edit]

Shakujii-kōen Station is served by the Seibu Ikebukuro 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 Nerima-Takanodai and Ōizumi-gakuen, it is 10.6 km from the Ikebukuro terminus.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two elevated island platforms serving four tracks.[2]

Platforms[edit]

1/2  Seibu Ikebukuro Line for Tokorozawa and Hannō
3/4  Seibu Ikebukuro Line for Nerima and Ikebukuro
Subway TokyoYurakucho.png Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line for Shin-Kiba
Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Shibuya
Tokyu Toyoko Line for Yokohama
Minatomirai Line for Motomachi-Chukagai

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Limited express: Does not stop at this station
Ikebukuro
(Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line)
  S-Train
(weekends and national holidays)
  Tokorozawa
Iidabashi
(Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line)
  S-Train
(weekdays)
  Hōya
Commuter semi express: Does not stop at this station
Ikebukuro   Rapid express   Hibarigaoka
Ikebukuro   Express   Hibarigaoka
Ikebukuro   Commuter express   Ōizumi-gakuen
Nerima   Rapid   Hibarigaoka
Nerima   Semi express   Ōizumi-gakuen
Nerima-Takanodai   Local   Ōizumi-gakuen

†The adjacent station for rapid express services bound for Motomachi-Chukagai via the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line is Nerima.[3]

History[edit]

Original ground-level platforms, June 2006
Current elevated platforms, October 2013

The station first opened as Shakujii Station (石神井駅?) on April 15, 1915, and was renamed Shakujii-kōen on March 1, 1933.[1] The station was elevated on February 7, 2010 (platforms 3&4), April 17, 2011 (platform 2), and June 23, 2012 (platform 1).[4][5][6]

Station numbering was introduced on all Seibu Railway lines during fiscal 2012, with Shakujii-kōen Station becoming "SI10".[7]

Through-running to and from Yokohama and Motomachi-Chukagai via the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minatomirai Line commenced on March 16, 2013.[8]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was the 11th busiest on the Seibu network with an average of 74,212 passengers daily.[9]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 65,157[1]
2009 70,043[10]
2010 69,515[11]
2011 68,820[12]
2012 71,041[9]
2013 74,212[9]

Surrounding area[edit]

Emio Shakujii-kōen, October 2013

The roads around the station's south entrance are quite narrow and efforts have been made to encourage use of the north entrance, a larger, more open area where bus stops, parking, an Isetan supermarket, and bicycle racks are located. However, the south entrance, closer to residential areas, traditional shopping streets, and Shakujii Park (after which the station is named), continues to see greater use, the area around it being quite congested around rush hour times. On March 23, 2013 an additional west entrance was constructed opposite the original north and south entrances which have been collectively termed the "central entrance".[13] Plans to expand this station plaza area have been included in upcoming track-laying construction projects.

An extensive commercial and housing area called "Eminade Shakujii-kōen" is expected to be completed by fiscal year 2015. Opening in three stages, the first stage of this project was opened on October 2, 2013, as "Emio Shakujii-kōen" at a cost of ¥900 million. Located largely towards the west exit and in close proximity to the station complex, it saw the opening of nineteen stores including a café, a general store, and the supermarket Ito Yokado.[14][15] The second stage of the project, "Emio Shakujii-kōen East" is expected to be completed on August 21, 2014. This stage will see the opening of six stores comprising two fashion establishments (Muji and Buona Vita), an opticians and three catering establishments. Sections of the second stage comprising a daycare center, a pharmacist and a pet-care center were opened prior to the main section over the course of 2014.[16]

Two bus terminals are located within Shakujii-kōen Station: "Shakujii-kōen Station North Entrance" and "Shakujii-kōen Station South Entrance". The terminals are served by: Seibu Bus, Airport Limousine, Kantō Bus and Kokusai Kōgyō Bus.

The bus services available from Shakujii-kōen Station as of August 2014 are displayed in the table below.[17][18][19][20][21]

Service Number(s) Destination Operator(s) Terminal
石02 石03 石04 Narimasu Station Seibu Bus, Kokusai Kōgyō Bus North
石01 Shakujii Circular Seibu Bus, Kokusai Kōgyō Bus North
吉60 石11 吉60-2 Narimasu-chō Seibu Bus North
吉60 吉60-2 吉60-3 Kichijōji Station Seibu Bus North
石11 Seibu bus garage Seibu Bus North
Haneda Airport Airport Limousine, Seibu Bus North
荻14 石22 Ogikubo Station via Kami-Igusa Station Seibu Bus South
荻11 石21 Ogikubo Station via Iogi Station Seibu Bus, Kantō Bus South
阿50 Asagaya Station Kantō Bus South

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 201. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ Kawashima, Ryozo (March 2011). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第12巻 東京都心北部 [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 12 Northern Central Tokyo]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 31/63. ISBN 978-4-06-270072-6. 
  3. ^ Seibu Railway. "練馬駅". Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ Seibu Railway (May 31, 2010). "池袋線石神井公園駅付近における上り線高架化による効果" (PDF). Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ Seibu Railway (May 26, 2011). "2011/05/26 石神井公園駅部の工事進捗をお知らせいたします。". Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ Seibu Railway. "石神井公園駅". Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ 西武線全駅で駅ナンバリングを導入します [Station numbering to be introduced at all Seibu stations] (pdf). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. February 23, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ 東急東横線・メトロ副都心線相互直通、16日スタート [Tokyu Toyoko Line and Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line inter-running to start on 16 March]. Nikkei.com (in Japanese). Japan: Nikkei Inc. March 15, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c 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 22 June 2014. 
  10. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2009(平成21)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2009)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ 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 January 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ 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 January 26, 2013. 
  13. ^ 変わる石神井公園駅 [Changing Shakujii-Koen Station] (in Japanese). Seibu Railway. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ 石神井公園駅に駅ナカ商業施設 [A commercial district to begin operations in the Shakujii-kōen station complex] (in Japanese). Nihon Keizai Shimbun. September 6, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  15. ^ 石神井公園駅に駅ナカ施設 まず19店開業 [A commercial district begins operations in Shakujii-kōen station, initially with nineteen stores] (in Japanese). Nihon Keizai Shimbun. October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  16. ^ 石神井公園駅、駅ナカ施設「エミオ」新エリア開業へ-無印良品など6店舗 [Shakujii-kōen station station complex establishment "Emio", a new area to enter operations. Six new stores including Muji] (in Japanese). Nerima Keizai Shimbun. July 22, 2014. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  17. ^ 石神井公園駅北口 [Shakujii-kōen Station North Entrance] (in Japanese). Seibu Bus. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  18. ^ 石神井公園駅南口 [Shakujii-kōen Station South Entrance] (in Japanese). Seibu Bus. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  19. ^ 石神井公園駅 [Shakujii-kōen Station] (in Japanese). Kantō Bus. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  20. ^ 石神井公園駅北口 [Shakujii-kōen Station North Entrance] (in Japanese). Limousine Bus. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  21. ^ 石神井公園駅北口 [Shakujii-kōen Station North Entrance] (in Japanese). Kokusai Kōgyō Bus. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 35°44′38″N 139°36′25″E / 35.743778°N 139.607027°E / 35.743778; 139.607027