Ryōgoku Station

Ryōgoku Station (両国駅, Ryōgoku-eki) is a railway station in Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei).

JB21 E12
Ryōgoku Station

両国駅
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Station building, May 2017
Location1 Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo
(東京都墨田区横網1丁目)
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
Other information
Station code
  • JB21 (Chūō-Sōbu Line)
  • E-12 (Toei Oedo Line)
History
Opened1904
Previous namesRyōgokubashi (until 1931)
Traffic
Passengers (JR East FY2010)38,733 daily
Services
Preceding station   JR East   Following station
JB20
toward Mitaka
Chūō-Sōbu Line
JB22
toward Chiba
Toei Subway
E11
toward Tochōmae
Ōedo Line
E13
toward Hikarigaoka

LinesEdit

The station is served by the JR East Chūō-Sōbu Line and the Toei Oedo Line, for which it is numbered as station E-12.

Station layoutEdit

Ryōgoku Station consists of two separate stations that are considered an interchange. The elevated station is operated by JR East and the underground station is operated by the Toei Subway. Although they are an interchange, passengers must pass through ticket barriers and pay separate fares to switch between services.

JR EastEdit

Ryōgoku is a local stop on the Chūō-Sōbu Line. "Rapid" trains bypass the station through a tunnel whose portal is to the north of the main station complex. The Chūō-Sōbu Line services use an island platform serving two tracks, with platform 1 used for westbound trains to central Tokyo and beyond, and platform 2 for eastbound trains to Chiba. As a remnant of its former terminal days, there is also a third platform (platform 3) at a slightly lower level used for special services only and not used by regular services.

PlatformsEdit

1 JB Chūō-Sōbu Line for Akihabara, Shinjuku, Nakano, and Mitaka
2 JB Chūō-Sōbu Line for Kinshichō, Nishi-Funabashi, Tsudanuma, and Chiba
3  Sōbu Main Line Special platform (not used by scheduled services)

ToeiEdit

The Toei subway station lies on a north–south axis underneath Kiyosumi Street (清澄通り, Kiyosumi-dori) and has five exits, labelled A1-A5.

PlatformsEdit

1 E Toei Oedo Line for Iidabashi and Tochomae
(change trains at Tochomae for Nerima and Hikarigaoka)
2 E Toei Oedo Line for Daimon and Roppongi

HistoryEdit

Ryōgoku Station opened on 5 April 1904 as Ryōgokubashi, gaining its current name in 1931. The Toei Ōedo Line station opened on 12 December 2000.[1]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2010, the JR East station was used by an average of 38,733 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Surrounding areaEdit

Ryōgoku station is located at the southern end of the Yokoami neighbourhood and directly bordering on the Ryōgoku neighbourhood. The station is close to sites such as the Ryōgoku Kokugikan sumo stadium, the Edo-Tokyo Museum, and the memorial to the victims of the Great Kantō earthquake.

Other landmarks in the surrounding area include:

See alsoEdit

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. 216. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 [Station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 November 2011.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 35°41′44.66″N 139°47′38.24″E / 35.6957389°N 139.7939556°E / 35.6957389; 139.7939556