Shin-Tokorozawa Station

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Shin-Tokorozawa Station
Shin-Tokorozawa Station east entrance 20131116.JPG
East entrance, November 2013
Location 1-21-25 Midori-chō, Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama-ken
Operated by SeibuRailway mark.svg Seibu Railway
Line(s) SI Seibu Shinjuku Line
Distance 31.7 km from Seibu Shinjuku
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Bus terminal
Other information
Station code SS24
Opened 11 June 1951
Previous names Kita-Tokorozawa (until 1959)
Passengers (FY2014) 54,698 daily

Shin-Tokorozawa Station (新所沢?, Shin-Tokorozawa-eki, lit. "New Tokorozawa Station") is a railway station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Seibu Railway.


Shin-Tokorozawa Station is served by the 47.5 km Seibu Shinjuku Line from Seibu Shinjuku in Tokyo to Hon-Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture. Located between Kōkū-kōen and Iriso, it lies 31.7 km from the Seibu Shinjuku terminus.[1] All trains except Limited express Koedo services stop at Shin-Tokorozawa Station.

Station layout[edit]

Shin-Tokorozawa Station has two entrances, east and west, with ticket vending on the second floor level of the elevated station building.


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

1/2  Seibu Shinjuku Line for Hon-Kawagoe
3/4  Seibu Shinjuku Line for Tokorozawa, Takadanobaba, and Seibu-Shinjuku

From August 2013, an experimental platform edge door system was installed for evaluation purposes at the Tokorozawa end of platform 1 for a period of approximately 8 months.[3] The "Dokodemo Saku" (どこでも柵?) platform edge door system jointly developed by the University of Tokyo and Kobe Steel is designed to handle trains with three or four doors per car, and the temporary installation is just one car length long.[4]

Adjacent stations[edit]

Seibu Shinjuku Line
Koedo limited express: Does not stop at this station
Tokorozawa   Commuter express   Sayamashi
Kōkū-kōen   Express   Iriso
Kōkū-kōen   Semi express   Iriso
Kōkū-kōen   Local   Iriso


The station opened on 11 June 1951, initially named Kita-Tokorozawa Station (北所沢駅?, "North Tokorozawa Station").[1] It was renamed Shin-Tokorozawa ("New Tokorozawa") on 1 February 1959.[1]

Station numbering was introduced on all Seibu Railway lines during fiscal 2012, with Shin-Tokorozawa Station becoming "SS24".[5]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was the 15th busiest on the Seibu network with an average of 54,658 passengers daily.[6]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 62,054[1]
2009 57,821[7]
2010 56,017[7]
2011 54,975[8]
2012 55,628[9]
2013 55,870[9]

Surrounding area[edit]

The west side of the station building, showing the Seiyu department store, May 2009

East exit[edit]

  • Shin-Tokorozawa Station Koban (police box)
  • U.S Air Force Tokorozawa Transmitter Site
  • National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities (NRCD)
  • Tokorozawa Civic Gymnasium (home of Saitama Broncos Basketball Team)
  • Tokorozawa-Kita High School
  • Tokorozawa Central High School
  • Akikusa Gakuen High School

West exit[edit]

  • Midori-chō Koban Police Box
  • Midori-chō Park
  • Nakasuna Park

See also[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. 80. ISBN 978-4-06-270071-9. 
  3. ^ 新所沢駅1番線にホームドアが取り付けられる [Platform edge doors installed on platform 1 of Shin-Tokorozawa Station]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  4. ^ 西武・東急・相鉄で新形ホームドアの実証実験 [New platform edge doors to be evaluated at Seibu, Tokyu, and Sotetsu stations]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  5. ^ 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 6 March 2013. 
  6. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2014(平成26)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2014)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  7. ^ 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 6 March 2013. 
  8. ^ 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 6 March 2013. 
  9. ^ 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 17 July 2014. 

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Coordinates: 35°48′24.20″N 139°27′20.80″E / 35.8067222°N 139.4557778°E / 35.8067222; 139.4557778