Tokiwadai Station (Tokyo)
The north entrance in February 2012
|Location||1-43-1 Tokiwadai, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 174-0071
|Operated by||Tobu Railway|
|Line(s)||Tobu Tojo Line|
|Distance||4.7 km from Ikebukuro|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||20 October 1935|
|Previous names||Musashino-Tokiwa (until 1951)|
|Passengers (FY2010)||46,297 daily|
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. Only "Local" (all-stations) services stop at this station, with eight trains per hour in each direction during the daytime.
|1||■ Tobu Tojo Line||for Kami-Itabashi, Narimasu, and Shiki|
|2||■ Tobu Tojo Line||for Ōyama and Ikebukuro|
|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|
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.
From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Tokiwadai Station becoming "TJ-06".
In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 46,297 passengers daily.
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.
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.
- Poppins Nursery School (within station building, from 1 April 2012)
- Shinmei Shrine
- Itabashi-ku Chuo Library
- Itabashi-ku Tokiwadai Elementary School
- Nippon Shodo Museum
- "Tokiwadai Station information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
- 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.
- Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2016
- 「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.
- 駅情報（乗降人員） [Station information (Passenger statistics)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
- 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.
- "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.
- Walsh, Bryan (20 February 2007). "Mourning a Humble Hero". Time World. Tokyo: Time Inc. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
- 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.
- （財）日本書道美術館 [Nippon Shodo Museum] (in Japanese). Japan: Itabashi City Office. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
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