Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro, Toei, Tobu)
Asakusa Station (浅草駅, Asakusa-eki) is a railway station in the Asakusa district of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan, operated by Tobu Railway, Tokyo Metro, and Toei Subway. It formed one terminus of the original subway line in Tokyo, now the Ginza Line.
There is a connecting passage from the Tobu station to the Tokyo Metro station, and a connecting passage from the Tokyo Metro portion to the Toei portion. However, there are no direct connecting passages from the Toei portion to the Tobu portion or from the Tsukuba Express station to the rest of the station complex. Passengers wishing to transfer between the Toei and the Tobu stations have to walk at street level, while passengers transferring between the Tsukuba Express station and the rest of the complex must also walk at street level, as the Tsukuba Express station is located 600 meters to the west of the station complex.
|Tobu Railway station|
|Location||1-4-1 Hanakawado, Taitō-ku, Tokyo|
|Operated by||Tobu Railway|
|Line(s)||Tobu Skytree Line|
|Platforms||3 island platforms|
|Opened||25 May 1931|
|Previous names||Asakusa Kaminarimon Station (until October 1945)|
The Tobu Railway terminal is a surface station, which occupies a portion of the Matsuya Department Store. The station is used by local and limited express trains. Although Asakusa is the most "central" terminal of the Isesaki Line, it is connected to the next major terminal, Kita-Senju Station, by a length of track with sharp curves, beginning with the first stretch leaving the station, where trains have to turn 90 degrees to the right at a maximum speed of 15 km/h to cross the Sumida River. In part due to the station's somewhat awkward location, many express and semi-express services on the Skytree Line run through Kita-Senju to the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line rather than continue to Asakusa.
|1, 2||■ Local||for Kita-Senju|
|■ Section Semi-Express||for Kita-Senju, Shin-Koshigaya, Kita-Koshigaya, Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, and Minami-Kurihashi|
|■ Section Express||for Kita-Senju, Shin-Koshigaya, Kasukabe, Kuki, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Minami-Kurihashi and Tatebayashi|
|3, 4||■ Limited Express Spacia Kegon||for Tochigi and Tōbu Nikkō|
|■ Limited Express Spacia Kinu||for Tochigi and Kinugawa-onsen|
|■ Limited Express Shimotsuke||for Tochigi and Tōbu Utsunomiya|
|■ Limited Express Skytree Liner||for Kasukabe|
|■ Limited Express Urban Park Liner||for Kasukabe and Ōmiya|
|■ Limited Express Ryōmō||for Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, Tatebayashi, Ashikagashi, Ōta, Isesaki, Akagi, and Kuzū|
|5||■ Limited Express Revaty||for Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Tatebayashi, Shin-Tochigi, Tōbu Nikkō, Kinugawa-onsen, Aizukōgen-Ozeguchi, and Aizu-Tajima|
|Tokyo Metro station|
|Location||1-1-3 Asakusa, Taitō-ku, Tokyo|
|Operated by||Tokyo Metro|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||30 December 1927|
The Tokyo Metro station is located underground to the south of the Tobu terminal.
|1/2||Tokyo Metro Ginza Line||for Ueno, Ginza, Akasaka-mitsuke, and Shibuya|
|Location||1-12-14 Komagata, Taitō-ku, Tokyo|
|Line(s)||Toei Asakusa Line|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||4 December 1960|
The Toei station is located underground to the south of the Tokyo Metro station.
|1||Toei Asakusa Line||for Nihombashi, Sengakuji, and Nishi-magome|
Keikyū Main Line for Shinagawa, Haneda Airport (International Terminal and Domestic Termimal), and Misakiguchi
|2||Toei Asakusa Line||for Oshiage|
Keisei Main Line for Keisei Funabashi, Keisei Narita, and Narita Airport (Terminal 2·3 and Terminal 1)
Narita Sky Access Line for Narita Airport
Hokusō Line for Imba Nihon-idai
Shibayama Railway Line for Shibayama-Chiyoda
Today's Tokyo Metro Asakusa Station was one of the first underground stations in Japan, opening on 30 December 1927 as the eastern terminal of the Tokyo Underground Railway to Ueno, which was later extended to become the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.
The Tobu Railway terminal opened on 25 May 1931 as Asakusa Kaminarimon Station (浅草雷門駅). This was renamed "Asakusa Station" on 1 October 1945.
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