Minami-Senju Station

Minami-Senju Station (南千住駅, Minami-Senju-eki, "South Senju Station") is a railway station in Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Tokyo Metro, and the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company. The stations for each of these lines are located in separate buildings, necessitating crossing a road to reach each station's ticket exchange.

JJ04 H21
Minami-Senju Station

南千住駅
All three stations - Minami-Senju stations- 360 degree panorama - March 25 2019 520pm.jpeg
The station buildings from all three lines seen at the same time, 2019
Location4 Minami-senju, Arakawa, Tokyo
(東京都荒川区南千住4丁目)
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
Other information
Station codeH-21, JJ-04, 04
History
Opened1896
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Mikawashima
JJ03
toward Shinagawa
Jōban Line
Local-Futsuu
Kita-Senju
JJ05
toward Sendai
Jōban Line
Rapid
Kita-Senju
JJ05
toward Toride
Preceding station Met. Intercity Railway Following station
Asakusa
(03)
toward Akihabara
Tsukuba Express
Rapid
Commuter-Rapid
Semi-Rapid
Local
Kita-Senju
(05)
toward Tsukuba
Preceding station Tokyo Metro logo.svg Tokyo Metro Following station
Minowa
H20
Hibiya Line Kita-Senju
H22
Terminus

LinesEdit

Minami-Senju Station is served by the following lines.

Station layoutEdit

JR EastEdit

One elevated island platform serving two tracks.

1  Jōban Line (Rapid) for Matsudo, Kashiwa, Abiko, Toride, Narita, Tsuchiura, Ishioka, and Mito
2  Jōban Line (Rapid) for Nippori and Ueno
JU Ueno-Tokyo Line for Tokyo and Shinagawa

Tokyo MetroEdit

Two elevated side platforms serving two tracks.

1 H Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for Ueno, Ginza, and Naka-Meguro
2 H Hibiya Line for Kita-Senju
TS Tobu Skytree Line for Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen
TN Tobu Nikko Line for Minami-Kurihashi

Metropolitan Intercity RailwayEdit

Two underground side platforms serving two tracks.

1   Tsukuba Express for Minami-Nagareyama, Moriya, and Tsukuba
2   Tsukuba Express for Akihabara

HistoryEdit

The Jōban Line station opened on 25 December 1896.

The Hibiya Line station opened on 28 March 1961.[1]

The Tsukuba Express station opened on 24 August 2005.

Surrounding areaEdit

During the period between 1650 and 1873, the area was the location of the Kozukappara execution grounds. Between 100,000 and 200,000 people died here during the Tokugawa period. Near the south exit of the Tokyo Metro station, a small temple and burial ground commemorates this. Part of the burial grounds currently lie beneath the Hibiya Line tracks.[citation needed]

There are many cheap hotels in the area.[citation needed]

Other locations of note include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 212. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Minami-Senju Station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°44′00″N 139°47′57″E / 35.7332°N 139.7993°E / 35.7332; 139.7993