Shimo-Yamaguchi Station

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Shimo-Yamaguchi Station
下山口駅
Shimo-Yamaguchi Sta. 20160322.jpg
Shimo-Yamaguchi Station entrance, March 2016
Location 1254-3 Yamaguchi, Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama-ken
(埼玉県所沢市山口1254-3)
Japan
Operated by SeibuRailway mark.svg Seibu Railway
Line(s) SeibuIkebukuro.svg Seibu Sayama Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Other information
Station code SI40
History
Opened 1976
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 8,203 daily

Shimo-Yamaguchi Station (下山口駅?, Shimo-Yamaguchi eki) is a railway station on the Seibu Sayama Line in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Seibu Railway.

Lines[edit]

Shimo-Yamaguchi Station is served by the 4.2 km Seibu Sayama Line from Nishi-Tokorozawa to Seibu-Kyūjō-mae, and is located 1.8 km from the starting point of the Sayama Line at Nishi-Tokorozawa.[1] Some through services operate to and from Ikebukuro via the Seibu Ikebukuro Line.

Station layout[edit]

View of the platforms, March 2016

The station consists of a ground-level island platform serving two tracks, connected to the station building by a footbridge.[2]

Platforms[edit]

1  Seibu Sayama Line for Seibu-Kyūjō-mae
2  Seibu Sayama Line for Nishi-Tokorozawa, Tokorozawa, and Ikebukuro

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Seibu Sayama Line
Nishi-Tokorozawa   Express   Seibu-Kyūjō-mae
Nishi-Tokorozawa   Rapid   Seibu-Kyūjō-mae
Nishi-Tokorozawa   Commuter semi express   Seibu-Kyūjō-mae
Nishi-Tokorozawa   Semi express   Seibu-Kyūjō-mae
Nishi-Tokorozawa   Local   Seibu-Kyūjō-mae

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 May 1929.[1] It closed on 10 October 1954, but reopened on 4 June 1976.[1]

Station numbering was introduced on all Seibu Railway lines during fiscal 2012, with Shimo-Yamaguchi Station becoming "SI40".[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was the 70th busiest on the Seibu network with an average of 8,203 passengers daily.[4]

The passenger figures for the station in previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 9,804[1]
2009 8,902[5]
2010 8,668[5]
2011 8,632[6]
2012 8,517[7]
2013 8,423[7]

Surrounding area[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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 (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]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 11/77. ISBN 978-4-06-270071-9. 
  3. ^ 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. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  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. ^ a b 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 9 February 2013. 
  6. ^ 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 9 February 2013. 
  7. ^ a b 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 16 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Yamaguchi Junior High School website Retrieved 9 February 2013. (Japanese)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°46′46″N 139°26′28″E / 35.7794°N 139.4411°E / 35.7794; 139.4411