Shiki Station (Saitama)

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Shiki Station
志木駅
Shiki Station South Entrance 20120910.JPG
The south entrance in September 2012
Location 2-38-1 Tōhoku, Niiza-shi, Saitama-ken 352-0001
Japan
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Tojo Line (TJ) symbol.svg Tobu Tojo Line
Distance 17.8 km from Ikebukuro
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Bus terminal
Other information
Station code TJ-14     
Website Official website
History
Opened 1 May 1914 (1914-05-01)
Rebuilt 1970
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 102,131 daily
Location
Shiki Station is located in Japan
Shiki Station
Shiki Station
Location within Japan

Shiki Station (志木駅 Shiki-eki?) is a railway station on the Tobu Tojo Line in Niiza, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway. Despite its name, the station building is not actually located in Shiki. The city of Shiki has only one station, Yanasegawa Station, which is the next stop after Shiki Station on the Tobu Tojo Line.

Lines[edit]

Shiki Station is served by the Tobu Tojo 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 Asakadai and Yanasegawa stations, it is 17.8 km from the Ikebukuro terminus.[1] All services except TJ Liner services stop at this station.[2]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two island platforms serving four tracks,[3] with the station building located above, and at a right angle to the platforms. There are two storage tracks adjacent to platform 1, and four storage tracks located between the running lines on the down (Kawagoe) side of the station, as well as a permanent way maintenance storage siding next to platform 4 at the south (Ikebukuro) end of the station.[3]

This station has a season ticket sales office.[2]

Platforms[edit]

1/2  Tobu Tojo Line for Fujimino, Kawagoe, Shinrinkōen, Ogawamachi, and Yorii
3/4  Tobu Tojo Line for Wakōshi, Narimasu, and Ikebukuro
Subway TokyoYurakucho.png Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line for Shin-Kiba
Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Shibuya
Tokyu TY line symbol.svg Tokyu Toyoko Line for Yokohama
Minatomirai line logo.png Minatomirai Line for Motomachi-Chukagai

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Tobu Tojo Line
TJ Liner: Does not stop at this station
Wakōshi   Rapid express   Kawagoe
Asakadai   Rapid   Fujimino
Asakadai   Express   Fujimino
Asakadai   Semi express   Yanasegawa
Asakadai   Local   Yanasegawa

History[edit]

Shiki Station under construction circa 1914

The station opened on 1 May 1914 coinciding with the opening of the Tojo Railway line from Ikebukuro.[4] At the time of its opening, the station was located in the town of Shiki (later becoming the city of Shiki).[5] In 1960, a new entrance was added on the south side of the station to improve accessibility for students of the Rikkyo High School (present-day Rikkyo Niiza Junior and Senior High School) which had recently relocated from Ikebukuro to Niiza, Saitama.[5] In 1970, to further improve access to the school, the station was moved closer to Ikebukuro, moving it across the boundary from the city of Shiki into Niiza.[5] While Niiza residents petitioned to have the station name changed, this never came about, and the name was used instead for Niiza Station on the Musashino Line, which opened in 1973.[5]

Through-running to and from Shibuya via the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line commenced on 14 June 2008.[6]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Shiki Station becoming "TJ-14".[7]

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

Future developments[edit]

Chest-high platform edge doors are scheduled to be added by the end of fiscal 2020.[9]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 102,131 passengers daily.[10] Passenger figures for previous years (boarding passengers only) are as shown below.[11]

Fiscal year Daily average
1950 3,380
1960 8,873
1970 36,254
1980 43,027
1990 50,064
2000 64,325
2010 68,421

Surrounding area[edit]

The east entrance in November 2004

Bus services[edit]

Tobu Bus and Seibu Bus operate local bus services from the bus stops on either side of the station.[12][13]

Since 17 July 2008, there is a direct express bus service to and from Narita Airport (via Asakadai Station). The bus stop is on the south side of the station.[14] 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 224. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  2. ^ a b Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2016
  3. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryozo (February 2011). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第11巻 埼玉南部・東京多摩北部 [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 11 Southern Saitama and Northern Tama Tokyo] (in Japanese). Japan: Kodansha. pp. 23, 62. ISBN 978-4-06-270071-9. 
  4. ^ Yamamoto, Tomoyuki (October 2008). "東武東上線の神話時代(1)". Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 48 no. 570. Japan: Koyusha Co. Ltd. pp. 126–131. 
  5. ^ a b c d Takashima, Shuichi (November 2015). 東武沿線の不思議と謎 [Tobu Line Wonders and Mysteries] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Jitsugyo no Nihonsha Ltd. p. 174-175. ISBN 978-4-408-11159-9. 
  6. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published 7 June 2008
  7. ^ 「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 21 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2013
  9. ^ 東武鉄道,ホームドアの設置を拡大 [Tobu Railway to expand platform door installation]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 13 January 2017. Archived from the original on 13 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  10. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 
  11. ^ Sawauchi, Kazuaki (October 2013). 東武鉄道東上線の歴史過程 [History of the Tobu Tojo Line]. The Railway Pictorial (in Japanese). Japan: Denkisha Kenkyūkai. 63 (880): 18. 
  12. ^ 路線バス のりば案内 [Local bus stop guide]. Tobu Bus Online (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Bus Co., Ltd. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  13. ^ 志木駅南口 [Shiki Station South Exit]. Seibu Bus Timetable (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Bus Co., Ltd. 1 April 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "Fujimino, Niiza, Shiki, Asakadai - Narita Airport". Airport Transport Service Co.,Ltd. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°49′20″N 139°34′31″E / 35.822346°N 139.575237°E / 35.822346; 139.575237