Tachikawa Station

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Tachikawa Station
立川駅
TachikawaStation0842.jpg
Lumine Department Store above Tachikawa Station
Location 2-1-1 Akebono-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo
(東京都立川市曙町二丁目1-1)
Japan
Line(s)
Platforms 4 island platforms
Other information
Website www.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=958
History
Opened 11 April 1889
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 160,347 daily
Location
Tachikawa Station is located in Japan
Tachikawa Station
Tachikawa Station
Location within Japan

Tachikawa Station (立川駅 Tachikawa-eki?) is a railway station in Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Tachikawa Station is served by the Chūō Main Line, and is located 37.1 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Tokyo Station. It is also a terminus for both the Ōme Line and Nambu Lines. Although the Itsukaichi Line does not reach Tachikawa, a few trains on that line continue along the Ome Line tracks to serve this station.


Station layout[edit]

This station consists of four ground-level island platforms serving eight tracks, with an elevated station building located above the platforms. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office. Tachikawa-Minami Station and Tachikawa Kita Station on the Tama Toshi Monorail Line flank Tachikawa Station, and are connected to it by decks. The Lumine department store occupies the upper floors of the station building.

Station layout[edit]

1・2 Ōme Line   HaijimaŌmeOkutama
Itsukaichi Line Musashi Itsukaichi
(Initial)
3 Chūō Line (Up) MitakaShinjukuTokyo  
4 Chūō Line (Up) Mitaka・Shinjuku・Tokyo
Sōbu Line TsudanumaChiba
(First Train)
(On Holidays and Saturdays Early Morning)
Ōme Line   Haijima・Ōme
Itsukaichi Line MusashiItsukaichi
(Early Morning)
5 Chūō Line (Down) HachiōjiTakaoŌtsukiKōfuMatsumoto (First Train)
(Up) Mitaka・Shinjuku・Tokyo
Sōbu Line TsudanumaChiba
(Initial)
(On Holidays and Saturdays Early Morning)
Ōme Line   Haijima・Ōme・Okutama
Itsukaichi Line MusashiItsukaichi
Hachikō Line Komagawa
(From the Chūō Line)
(Early Morning)
6 Chūō Line (Down) Hachiōji・Takao・Ōtsuki・Kōfu・Matsumoto  
Ōme Line   Haijima・Ōme・Okutama
Itsukaichi Line MusashiItsukaichi
Hachikō Line Komagawa
(From the Chūō Line)
7・8 Nambu Line   FuchūhonmachiNoboritoKawasaki  
Track layout around Tachikawa Station[1][2]
Nambu Line to Kawasaki Chūō Main Line
to Nagoya
Chūō Main Line
to Tokyo
Rail Tracks map JR-E around Tachikawa and Nishi-Tachikawa Station.svg
Ōme Line to Okutama

Adjacent Stations[edit]

« Service »
Chūō Main Line
Kokubunji   Narita Express   Hachioji
Terminus Local Hino
Chūō Line (Rapid)
Shinjuku   Chūō Liner   Hachioji
Kokubunji   Commuter Special Rapid   Hachioji
Kokubunji   Chūō Special Rapid   Hino
Kokubunji   Commuter Rapid   Hino
Kunitachi   Rapid   Hino
Kunitachi   Local   Hino
Ōme Line
Shinjuku   Ōme Liner   Haijima
Kokubunji   Ōme Special Rapid   Nishi-Tachikawa
Kunitachi   Rapid   Nishi-Tachikawa
Kunitachi   Local   Nishi-Tachikawa
Nambu Line
Bubaigawara   Rapid   Terminus
Nishi-Kunitachi   Local   Terminus

History[edit]

The Kōbu Railway, which later became the Chūō Main Line, opened the station on April 11, 1889. The Ōme Railway (presently the Ōme Line) and the Nambu Railway (presently the Nambu Line) were connected to the station on November 19, 1894, and December 11, 1929, respectively.[3]

The Itsukaichi Line was also connected to the station from July 13, 1930, to October 11, 1944, via a separate track between Tachikawa and Haijima, which was closed following the integration of the operation of the Ōme and Itsukaichi lines under the Japanese Government Railways in April 1944.[4]

With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014 the station was used by an average of 160,347 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the fifteenth-busiest station operated by JR East.[5]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 132,672[6]
2005 150,009[7]
2010 157,517[8]
2011 155,868[9]
2012 157,468[10]
2013 160,411[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Suzuki, Fumihiko. "Tetsudō Kakusen no Jittai to Mondai o Genchi ni miru (2) - Nanbu Sen, Ōme Sen, Itsukaichi Sen (2)". The Railway Journal (in Japanese). Tetsudō Jānaru Sha (March 2000, No. 401): 77. 
  2. ^ Inoue, Kōji (2009). Haisenryakuzu de Hirogaru Tetsu no Sekai - Rosen o Yomitoku & Tsukuru Hon (in Japanese). Shūwa Shisutemu. p. 139. ISBN 978-4-7980-2200-0. 
  3. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 69, 178, 193. ISBN 4533029809. 
  4. ^ Ishino, supra, p. 198, vol. II
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  11. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°41′54″N 139°24′50″E / 35.69833°N 139.41389°E / 35.69833; 139.41389