Shinrinkōen Station (Saitama)

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Shinrin-kōen Station
森林公園駅
Shinrinkoen Station South Entrance 20120803.jpg
The south entrance in August 2012
Location 3977-1 Haneo, Namegawa-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 355-0811
Japan
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Tojo Line (TJ) symbol.svg Tobu Tojo Line
Distance 52.6 km from Ikebukuro
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Station code TJ-30     
Website Official website
History
Opened 1 March 1971 (1971-03-01)
Traffic
Passengers 14,123 per day (FY2014)
Location
Shinrin-kōen Station is located in Japan
Shinrin-kōen Station
Shinrin-kōen Station
Location within Japan

Shinrin-kōen Station (森林公園駅?, Shinrin-kōen-eki, lit. "Forest park Station") is a railway station on the Tobu Tojo Line in Namegawa, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.[1]

Lines[edit]

Shinrin-kōen Station is served by the Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro in Tokyo. Located between Higashi-Matsuyama and Tsukinowa, it is 52.6 km from the Ikebukuro terminus.[2] All services, (TJ Liner, Rapid express, Rapid, Express, Semi express, Local) stop at this station. During the daytime, the station is served by eight trains per hour in each direction.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks, with the station building located above the platforms.

Platforms[edit]

1/2  Tobu Tojo Line for Musashi-Ranzan, Ogawamachi, and Yorii
3/4  Tobu Tojo Line for Higashi-Matsuyama, Kawagoe, 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

Facilities and accessibility[edit]

Toilet facilities are located on both platforms. Escalator (up only) and lift access is provided to and from the platforms.

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Tobu Tojo Line
Higashi-Matsuyama   TJ Liner   Tsukinowa[Note 1]
Higashi-Matsuyama   Rapid express   Tsukinowa
Higashi-Matsuyama   Rapid   Tsukinowa
Higashi-Matsuyama   Express   Tsukinowa
Higashi-Matsuyama   Semi express   Tsukinowa
Higashi-Matsuyama   Local   Tsukinowa
  1. ^ Morning up services start at Shinrin-koen.

History[edit]

The south entrance in November 2004

The station opened on 1 March 1971.[2]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Shinrin-kōen Station becoming "TJ-30".[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 14,123 passengers daily.[5]

Surrounding area[edit]

Bus services[edit]

Express bus services to and from Haneda Airport are operated jointly by Kokusai Juo and Airport Transport Service (Limousine Bus).[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shinrinkōen Station information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2016
  4. ^ 「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. 
  5. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 
  6. ^ 籠原駅・熊谷・森林公園駅・坂戸駅⇔羽田空港 [Kagohara/Kumagaya/Shinrinkoen/Sakado - Haneda Airport]. Airport Limousine (in Japanese). Japan: Airport Transport Service Co., Ltd. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°02′43″N 139°22′30″E / 36.0452344°N 139.3749565°E / 36.0452344; 139.3749565