Tokiwadai Station (Tokyo)

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Tokiwadai Station
ときわ台駅
Tokiwadai Station north entrance 20120204.JPG
The north entrance in February 2012
Location 1-43-1 Tokiwadai, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 174-0071
Japan
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Tojo Line (TJ) symbol.svg Tobu Tojo Line
Distance 4.7 km from Ikebukuro
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus stop
Other information
Station code TJ-06     
Website www.tobu.co.jp/station/info/7205.html
History
Opened 20 October 1935
Previous names Musashino-Tokiwa (until 1951)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2010) 46,297 daily
Location
Tokiwadai Station is located in Japan
Tokiwadai Station
Tokiwadai Station
Location within Japan

Tokiwadai Station (ときわ台駅, Tokiwadai-eki) is a railway station on the Tobu Tojo Line in Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.[1]

Lines[edit]

Tokiwadai Station is served by the Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro in Tokyo. Located between Naka-Itabashi and Kami-Itabashi, it is 4.7 km from the Tokyo terminus at Ikebukuro Station.[2] Only "Local" (all-stations) services stop at this station, with eight trains per hour in each direction during the daytime.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The south entrance in November 2004
View of the platforms from the up (Ikebukuro) end, with the station building and north entrance on the right, February 2012
View of the platforms from the adjacent level crossing in February 2009

The station consists of a single island platform serving two tracks. Entrances are located on the north and south sides of the station. The station has universal access toilet facilities.[1]

Platforms[edit]

1  Tobu Tojo Line for Kami-Itabashi, Narimasu, and Shiki
2  Tobu Tojo Line for Ōyama and Ikebukuro

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Tobu Tojo Line
TJ Liner: Does not stop at this station
Rapid express: Does not stop at this station
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Express: Does not stop at this station
Semi express: Does not stop at this station
Naka-Itabashi   Local   Kami-Itabashi

History[edit]

The station opened on 20 October 1935 as Musashino-Tokiwa Station (武蔵野常盤駅). It was renamed Tokiwadai on 1 October 1951.[2]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Tokiwadai Station becoming "TJ-06".[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 46,297 passengers daily.[5]

Accidents[edit]

Tokiwadai Station suffers from a high number of suicides, due to the relatively high speed and frequency of non-stop trains passing through the station. Between 2002 and 2009, three people were killed by passing trains after jumping onto the tracks.[6]

On 6 February 2007 at around 19:30, a police officer from a nearby Kōban police box was hit by a non-stop express train near Tokiwadai Station while trying to restrain a 39-year-old woman who had rushed onto the tracks in an attempt to commit suicide. The woman survived with serious injuries, but the 53-year-old police officer, Sergeant Kunihiko Miyamoto, was left critically injured in a coma and died on 12 February.[6][7][8]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Poppins Nursery School (within station building, from 1 April 2012)[9]
  • Shinmei Shrine
  • Itabashi-ku Chuo Library
  • Itabashi-ku Tokiwadai Elementary School
  • Nippon Shodo Museum[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tokiwadai Station information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 13 December 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 20 March 2012. 
  5. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information (Passenger statistics)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Sato, Yuichi (July 2011). 鉄道人身事故データブック2002-2009 [Railway Accident Data Book 2002-2009]. Japan: Tsugeshobo. p. 117. ISBN 978-4-8068-0620-2. 
  7. ^ "Policeman, woman hit by train / Officer critically injured trying to pull woman from tracks in Tokyo". Daily Yomiuri Online. Japan: The Yomiuri Shimbun. 8 February 2007. Archived from the original on 9 February 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Walsh, Bryan (20 February 2007). "Mourning a Humble Hero". Time World. Tokyo: Time Inc. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  9. ^ 改札口直結!東上線ときわ台駅 駅ナカに保育施設が誕生します [New nursery facility to open next to ticket barriers at Tokiwadai Station] (PDF). Tobu News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 8 December 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 December 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  10. ^ (財)日本書道美術館 [Nippon Shodo Museum] (in Japanese). Japan: Itabashi City Office. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°45′31″N 139°41′23″E / 35.75861°N 139.68972°E / 35.75861; 139.68972