Tenkūbashi Station

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MO
07
KK15
Tenkūbashi Station
天空橋駅
Keikyu tenkubashi sta.JPG
The Keikyu Station entrance in June 2007
Location 1-1-2 Haneda Kūkō, Ōta-ku, Tokyo
Japan
Coordinates 35°32′57″N 139°45′15″E / 35.5491°N 139.7541°E / 35.5491; 139.7541Coordinates: 35°32′57″N 139°45′15″E / 35.5491°N 139.7541°E / 35.5491; 139.7541
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms 4 side platforms
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Underground
Other information
Station code
  • KK15 (Keikyu)
  • MO07 (Tokyo Monorail)
History
Opened
  • 1 April 1993 (Keikyu)
  • 27 September 1993 (Tokyo Monorail)
Previous names Haneda (until November 1998)
Location
Tenkūbashi Station is located in Tokyo
Tenkūbashi Station
Tenkūbashi Station
Location within Tokyo
Tenkūbashi Station is located in Japan
Tenkūbashi Station
Tenkūbashi Station
Location within Tokyo

Tenkūbashi Station (天空橋駅?, Tenkūbashi-eki) is a railway station in Ōta, Tokyo, Japan, operated jointly by Tokyo Monorail and the private railway operator Keikyu. It is named after a nearby pedestrian bridge that was completed in 1993.

Lines[edit]

Tenkūbashi Station is served by the 6.5 km Keikyu Airport Line from Keikyu Kamata to Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal, and lies 3.3 km from the starting point of the line at Keikyu Kamata.[1] It is also served by the 17.8 km Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Line from Monorail Hamamatsuchō in central Tokyo to Haneda Airport Terminal 2, and lies 12.6 km from the northern terminus of the line at Monorail Hamamatsuchō.[1] Only "Local" all-stations services stop at this station.

Station layout[edit]

Each of the Keikyu and Tokyo Monorail sections of the station has two side platforms serving two tracks. Both lines are underground.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keikyu Airport Line
Airport Limited Express: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express (Kaitoku): Does not stop at this station
Anamori-inari   Limited Express (Tokkyū)   Haneda Airport International Terminal
Anamori-inari   Airport Express   Haneda Airport International Terminal
Anamori-inari   Local   Haneda Airport International Terminal
Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Line
Haneda Express: Does not stop at this station
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Seibijō   Local   Haneda Airport International Terminal

History[edit]

The station replaced two earlier stations: the original Haneda Airport Station (羽田空港駅?), which served as the southern terminal station of the Keikyu Airport Line from 1956 to 1991 (but was located a considerable distance from the terminal and only had local service to Kamata), and the former Tokyo Monorail Haneda Station (羽田駅?), which opened on 17 September 1964 underneath the domestic terminal at Haneda Airport and was the main rapid transit access between Haneda and downtown Tokyo.

The new "Big Bird" domestic terminal at Haneda Airport opened on a new site in 1993, requiring an extension of both lines. Keikyu closed its airport access line in January 1991 and opened a new Haneda Station (羽田駅?) at the present site of Tenkūbashi Station on 1 April 1993, which became the interim terminal for the Keikyu Airport Line.[1] The Tokyo Monorail was extended to the new terminal on 27 September 1993, and Haneda Station was concurrently relocated to the new Keikyu station site in order to allow transfers between the two lines. The station was renamed Tenkūbashi Station on 18 November 1998,[1] at the time of the Keikyu extension to Haneda Airport Station, in order to avoid confusion with the latter.[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the Keikyu station was used by an average of 18,613 passengers daily, and the Tokyo Monorail station was used by an average of 9,752 passengers daily.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 213, 233. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  2. ^ 天空橋 見上げれば広がる青い空Paid subscription required. Nikkei Shimbun. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 

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