Chūō-Rinkan Station

Chūō-Rinkan Station (中央林間駅, Chūō-Rinkan-eki) is an interchange railway station in Yamato, Kanagawa, Japan, operated by the private railway operators Tokyu Corporation and Odakyu Electric Railway.

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Chūō-Rinkan Station

中央林間駅
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Chūō-Rinkan Station forecourt and taxi stand
Location3 Chūō-Rinkan, Yamato, Kanagawa
(神奈川県大和市中央林間三丁目・四丁目)
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
History
Opened1929
Previous namesChūō-Rinkantoshi (until 1941)
Passengers
200897,532 (Tokyu)
90,066 (Odakyu) daily
Services
Preceding station   Tokyu Corporation   Following station
TerminusDen-en-toshi Line
Express
DT25
toward Shibuya
Den-en-toshi Line
Semi Express
DT25
toward Shibuya
Den-en-toshi Line
Local
DT26
toward Shibuya
Odakyu
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Enoshima Line
Rapid Express
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Terminus
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Enoshima Line
Express
Enoshima Line
Local
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toward Sagami-Ōno

LinesEdit

Chūō-Rinkan Station is served by the Odakyu Enoshima Line and forms the western terminus of the Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line extending from Shibuya Station (Oshiage Station if including the Hanzomon Line) in Tokyo. It is 35.3 km from the Tokyo terminus of the Odakyu Enoshima Line at Shinjuku Station.

Station layoutEdit

The Odakyu portion of the station is above-ground and has two opposed side platforms serving two tracks. The central exit leads to the west end of the station building, and to transfer to the Den-en-toshi Line. There is also small, unstaffed ticket gate from the north end of the west platform. The Tokyu portion of the stations is underground, and has a single island platform serving two tracks. The ticket gate leads to the east end of the station building and transfer to the Odakyu line. The station consists of two buildings, with a very small, covered, pedestrian street in the middle.

Odakyu platformsEdit

 
Odakyu platforms
1  Odakyu Enoshima Line for Fujisawa and Katase-Enoshima
2  Odakyu Enoshima Line for Sagami-Ōno, Machida, and Shinjuku

Tokyu platformsEdit

 
Tokyu platforms
1/2  Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line for Nagatsuta, Futako-Tamagawa, Shibuya, (Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line Direct) Oshiage, (Tobu Skytree Line Direct), Kita-Koshigaya, Kita-Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, (Tobu Isesaki Line Direct) Kuki, (Tōbu Nikkō Line Direct) Minami-Kurihashi ・ (Tōkyū Ōimachi Line Direct) Ōimachi

HistoryEdit

The station was originally opened as Chūō-Rinkantoshi Station (中央林間都市駅) on April 1, 1929 on the Odakyu Enoshima Line. On October 15, 1941 it was renamed to its present name. The Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line was extended to Chūō-Rinkan Station on April 9, 1984.

Surrounding areaEdit

Local transportationEdit

  • Taxis - there is a taxi stand on the square outside the east side of the station building (near the Denentoshi line ticket gate)
  • Other - the Sagami Country Club, a golf club, has a shuttle bus to the golf club, operating regularly from the Odakyu north exit.

ReferencesEdit

  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 35°30′27″N 139°26′42″E / 35.5076185°N 139.4449139°E / 35.5076185; 139.4449139