Shimo-Itabashi Station

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Shimo-Itabashi Station

Shimo-Itabashi Station 20170225.jpg
The main (north) entrance in February 2017
Location4-43-11 Ikebukuro-honchō, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0011
Operated byTōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s)Tobu Tojo Line (TJ) symbol.svg Tobu Tojo Line
Distance2.0 km from Ikebukuro
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
Station codeTJ-03     
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened1 May 1914 (1914-05-01)
Passengers (FY2015)15,728 daily
Shimo-Itabashi Station is located in Japan
Shimo-Itabashi Station
Shimo-Itabashi Station
Location within Japan

Shimo-Itabashi Station (下板橋駅, Shimo-Itabashi-eki, lit. "Lower Itabashi Station") is a railway station on the Tobu Tojo Line in Toshima, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway. Despite its name, the station is not actually located in Itabashi, Tokyo.


Shimo-Itabashi Station is served by the Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro in Tokyo. Located between Kita-Ikebukuro and Ōyama, it is 2.0 km from the Ikebukuro terminus.[1] Only "Local" (all-stations) services stop at this station, with eight trains per hour in each direction during the daytime.[2]

Station layout[edit]

The south entrance, used during the morning and evening peaks only, April 2014

The station consists of two side platforms serving two tracks. The main (north) entrance leads directly onto the up (Ikebukuro-bound) platform 2, with passenger access to the down platform 1 via an underground passage. An additional entrance (south entrance) is open during the morning and evening peak hours. Toilet facilities are provided on platform 2.


1  Tobu Tojo Line for Kami-Itabashi, Narimasu, and Shiki
2  Tobu Tojo Line for Ikebukuro

Adjacent stations[edit]

Tobu Tojo Line
TJ Liner: Does not stop at this station
Kawagoe express: Does not stop at this station
Rapid express: Does not stop at this station
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Express: Does not stop at this station
Semi express: Does not stop at this station
Kita-Ikebukuro   Local   Ōyama


Shimo-Itabashi stabling sidings to the west of the station in February 2017

The station opened on 1 May 1914.[1] At the time of its opening, the station was located in the town of Itabashi (later becoming Itabashi Ward), and took its name from the neighbourhood of Shimo-Itabashi adjacent to the station.[3] The station was relocated in 1935, moving it across the boundary from Itabashi into Toshima.[3] The site of the original station is now used as a stabling yard with capacity for up to eight trains, and the "0.0" kilometre post for the Tobu Tojo Line is located here.[4]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Shimo-Itabashi Station becoming "TJ-03".[5]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 14,986 passengers daily.[6]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 200. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.
  2. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2016
  3. ^ a b 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. 175. ISBN 978-4-408-11159-9.
  4. ^ Sugizaki, Yukiyasu (22 July 2015). 東武鉄道 各駅停車 [Tobu Railway - Stopping at Every Station] (in Japanese). Japan: Yosensha Publishing Co., Ltd. p. 160. ISBN 978-4-8003-0682-1.
  5. ^ 「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 20 March 2012.
  6. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information (Passenger statistics)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Archived from the original on 1 January 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2011.

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Coordinates: 35°44′45″N 139°42′53″E / 35.7457°N 139.7148°E / 35.7457; 139.7148