Tokyo Skytree Station

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Tokyo Skytree Station

とうきょうスカイツリー駅
TokyoSkyTree Station-Main Entrance-20120420.jpg
Station entrance in 2012
General information
Location1-1-4 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Japan
Operated byTōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s)TS Tobu Skytree Line
Other information
Station codeTS-02
History
Opened1902
Previous namesAzumabashi; Narihirabashi (until 2012)
Passengers
FY2012105,199 daily
Location
Tokyo Skytree Station is located in Tokyo
Tokyo Skytree Station
Tokyo Skytree Station
Location within Tokyo
Tokyo Skytree Station is located in Japan
Tokyo Skytree Station
Tokyo Skytree Station
Tokyo Skytree Station (Japan)

Tokyo Skytree Station (とうきょうスカイツリー駅, Tōkyō Sukaitsurī-eki, officially stylized as TOKYO SKYTREE Station) is a railway station on the Tobu Skytree Line in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.[1] It is adjacent to the Tokyo Skytree and Skytree Town redevelopment, and was formerly known as Narihirabashi Station.

Lines[edit]

Tokyo Skytree Station is served by the Tobu Skytree Line from Asakusa, and is 1.1 km from the line's Asakusa terminus.[2]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of one island platform serving two tracks.

Platforms[edit]

1 TS Tobu Skytree Line for Asakusa
2 TS Tobu Skytree Line for Kita-Senju, Ōmiya, Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, and Minami-Kurihashi

Adjacent stations[edit]

All kinds of the limited express excluding Skytree Liner and Urban Park Liner stop at Hikifune Station as the next or previous station at only the morning and evening. At the noon, all of the limited express except Skytree Liner and Urban Park Liner stop at Kita-Senju Station as the next or previous station.

« Service »
Tobu Skytree Line TS02
Asakusa TS01   Limited Express Spacia   Hikifune TS09
Asakusa TS01   Limited Express Ryōmō   Hikifune TS09
Asakusa TS01   Limited Express Revaty   Hikifune TS09
Asakusa TS01   Limited Express Shimotsuke (Extra)   Hikifune TS09
Asakusa TS01   Limited Express Kirifuri (Extra)   Hikifune TS09
Asakusa TS01   Limited Express Skytree Liner   Hikifune TS09
Asakusa TS01   Limited Express Urban Park Liner   Hikifune TS09
Asakusa TS01   Section Express   Hikifune TS04
Asakusa TS01   Section Semi-express   Hikifune TS04
Asakusa TS01   Local   Hikifune TS04

History[edit]

Overview of the original Asakusa Station terminus in 1927
The entrance of Narihirabashi Station, January 2008

The station first opened on 1 April 1902 as Azumabashi Station (吾妻橋駅, Azumabashi-eki).[2] The station closed from 5 April 1904, but reopened on 1 March 1908.[2] On 1 March 1910, the station was renamed Asakusa Station (浅草駅, Asakusa-eki).[2] On 25 May 1931, this was renamed Narihirabashi Station (業平橋駅, Narihirabashi-eki).[2]

Redevelopment and renaming[edit]

Narihirabashi Station was renamed Tokyo Skytree Station from 17 March 2012, ahead of the opening of the Tokyo Skytree and adjoining Skytree Town shopping and office complex on 22 May 2012.[3] From this date, all up limited express (Spacia, Ryōmō, and Shimotsuke) services and four down Spacia Kinu services stop at the station.[3] The rebuilt and enlarged station was opened on 20 April 2012, with the concourse area increased from approximately 60 m2 to 700 m2.[4]

From the same day, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines, with Tokyo Skytree Station becoming "TS-02".[5]

From 26 or 27 November 2022, a new elevated platform will open for southbound trains headed for Asakusa Station.[6]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 105,199 passengers daily.[7]

Surrounding area[edit]

Other stations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Narihirabashi Station Information" (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 197. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.
  3. ^ a b 3月17日(土)伊勢崎線・日光線で一部ダイヤ改正を実施 [17 March Isesaki Line and Nikko Line Timetable Revision] (PDF). Tobu News (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  4. ^ 「とうきょうスカイツリー駅」改装オープン [Rebuilt Tokyo Skytree Station opened]. Yomiuri Online (in Japanese). Japan: The Yomiuri Shimbun. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  5. ^ 「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 27 May 2012.
  6. ^ "東武鉄道とうきょうスカイツリー駅付近「高架化」まず上り線、11月から" [Tobu Railway Tokyo Skytree Station to Open Elevated Platform for Inbound Trains in November]. news.railway-pressnet.com (in Japanese). 5 October 2022. Archived from the original on 6 October 2022. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  7. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information (Passenger statistics)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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Coordinates: 35°42′36″N 139°48′34″E / 35.7099°N 139.8094°E / 35.7099; 139.8094