Exit B9 in April 2010
|Location||1 Nihonbashi, Chūō-ku, Tokyo|
|Platforms||1 island platform, 1 side platform (Ginza Line) |
2 side platforms (Asakusa Line)
1 island platform (Tozai Line)
|Opened||December 24, 1932|
|Rebuilt||1963, 1967, 1984|
|Previous names||Edobashi (Asakusa Line, 1963–1989)|
Nihombashi Station is served by the following lines.
The Ginza Line station originally opened as an island platform serving two tracks, but overcrowding prompted the construction of a side platform serving Shibuya-bound trains in 1984. As of 2013, the island platform serves only Asakusa-bound trains, and the Shibuya side of the platform is fenced off.
The Tōzai Line station consists of an island platform serving two tracks, while the Asakusa Line station consists of two side platforms with two tracks between them. At the Asakusa line station, passengers must choose their direction before passing through the ticket gates.
Tokyo Metro platformsEdit
|1||Tokyo Metro Ginza Line||for Akasaka-mitsuke and Shibuya|
|2||Tokyo Metro Ginza Line||for Ueno and Asakusa|
|3||Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line||for Urayasu and Nishi-funabashi|
Sōbu Line (Local) for Tsudanuma
Tōyō Rapid Railway Line for Tōyō-Katsutadai
|4||Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line||for Ōtemachi, Takadanobaba and Nakano|
Chūō Line (Local) for Mitaka
Toei Subway platformsEdit
|1||Toei Asakusa Line||for Sengakuji and Nishi-magome|
Keikyū Main Line for Shinagawa, Haneda Airport (International Terminal and Domestic Termimal), Yokohama and Misakiguchi
|2||Toei Asakusa Line||for Oshiage|
Keisei Main Line for Aoto, Keisei Narita and Narita Airport (Terminal 2·3 and Terminal 1)
Narita Sky Access Line for Narita Airport
Hokusō Line for Inba-Nihon-Idai
The Tokyo Underground Railway (which built the Asakusa-Shimbashi section of the Ginza Line) opened a station here on December 24, 1932, when they extended the line south to Kyōbashi. On September 1, 1941, they merged with the Tokyo Rapid Railway to form the Teito Rapid Transit Authority (TRTA).
The next development was the opening of Edobashi Station on February 28, 1963, when Toei Line 1 was extended to Higashi-Ginza. Transfer was allowed between the two lines here, but the complex only became a true interchange when the Tōzai Line station opened on September 14, 1967.
Toei Line 1 only received its name – the Asakusa Line – on July 1, 1978, and Edobashi station was renamed on March 19, 1989 to avoid confusion with Edogawabashi Station on the Yūrakuchō Line, which opened in 1974.