Sōka Station

Sōka Station (草加駅, Sōka-eki) is a passenger railway station located in the city of Sōka, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tōbu Railway. It is one stop away from the border between Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture.

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Sōka Station

草加駅
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The east side of Sōka Station in September 2012
Location2 Takasago, Sōka-shi, Saitama-ken 340-0034
Japan
Coordinates35°49′43″N 139°48′15″E / 35.8286°N 139.8041°E / 35.8286; 139.8041Coordinates: 35°49′43″N 139°48′15″E / 35.8286°N 139.8041°E / 35.8286; 139.8041
Operated byTōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tōbu Railway
Line(s)Tobu Skytree Line (TS) symbol.svg Tōbu Skytree Line
Distance17.5 km from Asakusa
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks6
Other information
Station codeTS-16
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened27 August 1899
Rebuilt1988
Passengers
FY201982,844 daily
Location
 Sōka Station is located in Saitama Prefecture
 Sōka Station
 Sōka Station
Location within Saitama Prefecture
 Sōka Station is located in Japan
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 Sōka Station (Japan)
Track layout

Yatsuka

(1)
2
3
4
5
(6)

Dokkyodaigakumae

LineEdit

Sōka Station is served by the Tōbu Skytree Line, and is 17.5 kilometers from the Tokyo terminus of the line at Asakusa Station.[1]

Station layoutEdit

The station has two elevated island platforms with four tracks abutting the platforms, going in opposite directions. The station building is located underneath the platforms. Tracks one and six are used by non-stop trains and are not served by platforms, so the platform numbering starts with platform 2.

PlatformsEdit

2  Tōbu Skytree Line (Express/Semi Express) for Kita-Senju, Asakusa
  Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line for Shibuya
  Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line for Chūō-Rinkan
3  Tōbu Skytree Line (Local) for Kita-Senju
  Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for Naka-Meguro
4  Tōbu Skytree Line (Local) for Kita-Koshigaya, Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, and Minami-Kurihashi
5  Tōbu Skytree Line (Express/Semi Express) for Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, Tatebayashi and Minami-Kurihashi

Adjacent stationsEdit

Service
Tōbu Skytree Line (TS-16)
Limited Express Spacia: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express Ryōmō: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express TH Liner: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express Revaty: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express Shimotsuke: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express Skytree Liner: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express Urban Park Liner: Does not stop at this station
Nishiarai (TS-13)   Express   Shin-Koshigaya (TS-20)
Nishiarai (TS-13)   Section Express   Shin-Koshigaya (TS-20)
Nishiarai (TS-13)   Semi-Express   Shin-Koshigaya (TS-20)
Nishiarai (TS-13)   Section Semi-Express   Shin-Koshigaya (TS-20)
Yatsuka (TS-15)   Local   Dokkyodaigakumae (TS-17)

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 27 August 1899.[1] It was rebuilt as an elevated station, completed on 9 August 1988.[1]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on all Tōbu lines, with Sōka Station becoming "TS-16".[2]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 88,682 passengers daily.[3]

Surrounding areaEdit

  • Sōka City Hall
  • Sōka Post Office

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 222. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
  2. ^ 「東武スカイツリーライン」誕生! あわせて駅ナンバリングを導入し、よりわかりやすくご案内します [Tobu Sky Tree Line created! Station numbering to be introduced at same time] (pdf). Tobu News (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  3. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sōka Station at Wikimedia Commons