Wakaba Station

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Wakaba Station
若葉駅
Wakaba Station West Entrance 20111021.jpg
Wakaba Station west side and forecourt in October 2011
Location 4-13-1 Sekima, Sakado-shi, Saitama-ken 350-0215
Japan
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Tojo Line (TJ) symbol.svg Tobu Tojo Line
Distance 38.9 km from Ikebukuro
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus stop
Other information
Station code TJ-25     
Website www.tobu.co.jp/station/info/7403.html
History
Opened 2 April 1979
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 37,447 daily
Location
Wakaba Station is located in Japan
Wakaba Station
Wakaba Station
Location within Japan

Wakaba Station (若葉駅?, Wakaba-eki) is a railway station on the Tobu Tojo Line in Sakado, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.[1]

Lines[edit]

Wakaba Station is served by the Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro in Tokyo. Located between Tsurugashima and Sakado, it is 38.9 km from the Ikebukuro terminus.[2] Rapid, Express, Semi express, and all-stations Local services stop at this station.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of a single island platform serving two tracks. The station building is located above the platforms.

Platforms[edit]

View of the platforms looking toward Ikebukuro from the Sakado end, March 2008
View of the platforms looking toward Ikebukuro, showing the toilet block and former smoking area, November 2011
1  Tobu Tojo Line for Sakado, Shinrinkōen, Ogawamachi, and Yorii
2  Tobu Tojo Line for Kawagoe, Wakōshi, and Ikebukuro
Subway TokyoYurakucho.png Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line for Shin-Kiba
Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Shibuya
Tokyu TY line symbol.svg Tokyu Toyoko Line for Yokohama
Minatomirai line logo.png Minatomirai Line for Motomachi-Chukagai

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Tobu Tojo Line
TJ Liner: Does not stop at this station
Rapid express: Does not stop at this station
Kawagoeshi   Rapid   Sakado
Tsurugashima   Express   Sakado
Tsurugashima   Semi express   Sakado
Tsurugashima   Local   Sakado

History[edit]

The station opened on 2 April 1979.[2] The name "Wakaba" derived from the nearby Wakabadai housing estate.[4] The station originally had an entrance on the east side only, but was extended in March 2004 with an entrance on the west side leading to a new station forecourt area.

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Wakaba Station becoming "TJ-25".[5]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 37,447 passengers daily.[6]

Surrounding area[edit]

Wakaba Walk shopping centre in front of Wakaba Station, October 2011

Bus services[edit]

The north side of the station is served by the "Tsuru Wagon" community minibus service operated by the city of Tsurugashima,[8] and by the "Sakacchi Wagon" (Miyoshino Line) community minibus service operated by the city of Sakado.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wakaba Station information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 9 January 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. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryozo (February 2011). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第11巻 埼玉南部・東京多摩北部 [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 11 Southern Saitama and Northern Tama Tokyo]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 64. ISBN 978-4-06-270071-9. 
  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 21 March 2012. 
  6. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  7. ^ 地域ニュース: 聖天宮 [Local News: Xien Ten Gong] (in Japanese). Japan: Koedo Net. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  8. ^ つるバス・つるワゴンのご案内 [Guide to Tsuru Bus and Tsuru Wagon] (in Japanese). Japan: City of Tsurugashima. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  9. ^ さかっちバス・さかっちワゴン時刻表 [Sakacchi Bus & Sakacchi Wagon Timetable] (pdf) (in Japanese). Japan: City of Sakado. 1 November 2013. p. 2. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°56′55″N 139°24′32″E / 35.9487°N 139.4090°E / 35.9487; 139.4090