Tokorozawa Station

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Tokorozawa Station

所沢駅
Tokorozawa Station West Entrance 201301 2.JPG
The west entrance in January 2013
Location 1-14-5 Kusunokidai, Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama-ken 359-0037
Japan
Operated by SeibuRailway mark.svg Seibu Railway
Line(s)
Tracks 5
Connections Bus terminal
Other information
Station code SS22, SI17
History
Opened 21 March 1895
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 95,772 daily
Location
Tokorozawa Station is located in Japan
Tokorozawa Station
Tokorozawa Station
Location within Japan

Tokorozawa Station (所沢駅 Tokorozawa-eki?) is a railway station in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Seibu Railway.[1]

Lines[edit]

Tokorozawa Station is served by the Seibu Ikebukuro Line from Ikebukuro in Tokyo to Hannō, and by the Seibu Shinjuku Line from Seibu Shinjuku to Hon-Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture. Some Ikebukuro Line services inter-run via the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line to Shin-Kiba and the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line to Shibuya and onward via the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minato Mirai Line to Motomachi-Chukagai. On the Seibu Ikebukuro Line, it is located between Akitsu and Nishi-Tokorozawa, and is 24.8 km from the Ikebukuro terminus.[2] On the Seibu Shinjuku Line, it is located between Higashi-Murayama and Kōkū-kōen, and is 28.9 km from the Seibu Shinjuku terminus.[2]

All train services stop at this station.

Station layout[edit]

The platforms in November 2005

The station consists of one side platform and two island platforms serving five tracks.[3]

Platforms[edit]

1  Seibu Shinjuku Line for Hon-Kawagoe
2  Seibu Shinjuku Line for Tanashi, Takadanobaba, and Seibu-Shinjuku
3  Seibu Ikebukuro Line for Nerima and Ikebukuro
Subway TokyoYurakucho.png Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line for Shin-Kiba
Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Shibuya
Tokyu Toyoko Line for Yokohama
Minatomirai Line for Motomachi-Chukagai
4  Seibu Ikebukuro Line for Kotesashi, Hannō, and Seibu-Chichibu
5  Seibu Ikebukuro Line for Kotesashi, Hannō, and Seibu-Chichibu

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Seibu Shinjuku Line
Higashi-Murayama   Koedo limited express[4]   Sayamashi
Higashi-Murayama   Commuter express   Shin-Tokorozawa
Higashi-Murayama   Express   Kōkū-kōen
Higashi-Murayama   Semi express   Kōkū-kōen
Higashi-Murayama   Local   Kōkū-kōen
Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Ikebukuro   Chichibu/Musashi limited express   Irumashi
Shakujii-kōen   S-Train
(weekends and national holidays)
  Irumashi
Hōya   S-Train
(weekdays)
  Terminus
Hibarigaoka   Rapid express   Kotesashi
Hibarigaoka   Express   Nishi-Tokorozawa
Higashi-Kurume   Commuter express   Nishi-Tokorozawa
Akitsu   Rapid   Nishi-Tokorozawa
Akitsu   Commuter semi express   Nishi-Tokorozawa
Akitsu   Semi express   Nishi-Tokorozawa
Akitsu   Local   Nishi-Tokorozawa

History[edit]

Tokorozawa station in 1952

The station opened on 21 March 1895.[2] The station building was rebuilt in 2012, with the new station building opened on 8 March 2012. The former west entrance closed from this date.[5]

Station numbering was introduced on all Seibu Railway lines during fiscal 2012, with Tokorozawa Station becoming "SS22" on the Seibu Shinjuku Line and "SI17" on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line.[6]

Through-running on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line to and from Yokohama and Motomachi-Chukagai via the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minatomirai Line commenced on 16 March 2013.[7]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was the seventh busiest on the Seibu network with an average of 95,772 passengers daily.[8] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 87,558[2]
2009 96,156[9]
2010 94,827[9]
2011 93,399[10]
2012 95,309[11]
2013 96,485[11]

Surrounding area[edit]

East exit[edit]

  • Seibu Holdings head office
  • Seibu Bus head office

South/West exit[edit]

  • Seibu Railway Workshops (closed)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seibu Station List. Retrieved on 7 October 2008. (Japanese)
  2. ^ a b c d Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 201–202. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  3. ^ Tokorozawa Station map. Retrieved on 12 April 2012. (Japanese)
  4. ^ 停車駅のご案内. Seibu Railway. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ 所沢駅新駅舎で施設見学会 [Preview of new Tokorozawa Station building]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 4 March 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  6. ^ 西武線全駅で駅ナンバリングを導入します [Station numbering to be introduced at all Seibu stations] (pdf). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  7. ^ 東急東横線・メトロ副都心線相互直通、16日スタート [Tokyu Toyoko Line and Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line inter-running to start on 16 March]. Nikkei.com (in Japanese). Japan: Nikkei Inc. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  8. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2014(平成26)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2014)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b 駅別乗降人員 2010(平成22)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2010)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  10. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2011(平成23)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2011)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  11. ^ a b 駅別乗降人員 2013(平成25)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2013)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 35°47′13″N 139°28′24″E / 35.787017°N 139.47338°E / 35.787017; 139.47338