Tōbu-Utsunomiya Station

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Tōbu-Utsunomiya Station (東武宇都宮駅, Tōbu-Utsunomiya-eki) is a railway station in the city of Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway. The station is numbered "TN-40".

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Tōbu-Utsunomiya Station

東武宇都宮駅
Tobu Utsunomiya Department Store & Station.jpg
Tōbu-Utsunomiya Station entrance in April 2020
General information
Location5-4 Miyazono-cho, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi-ken 320-0808
Japan
Coordinates36°33′33″N 139°52′49″E / 36.5590668°N 139.8804027°E / 36.5590668; 139.8804027Coordinates: 36°33′33″N 139°52′49″E / 36.5590668°N 139.8804027°E / 36.5590668; 139.8804027
Operated byTōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Utsunomiya Line
Distance18.3 km from Shin-Tochigi
Platforms1 bay platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus stop
Other information
Station codeTN-40
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened11 August 1931
Passengers
FY20199604 daily
Location
Tōbu-Utsunomiya Station is located in Tochigi Prefecture
Tōbu-Utsunomiya Station
Tōbu-Utsunomiya Station
Location within Tochigi Prefecture
Tōbu-Utsunomiya Station is located in Japan
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Tōbu-Utsunomiya Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Tōbu-Utsunomiya Station forms the northern terminus of the 24.3 km Tobu Utsunomiya Line from Shin-Tochigi.

Station layoutEdit

The station consists of a bay platform located on the second floor ("2F") level, serving two terminating tracks.

PlatformsEdit

2/3  Tobu Utsunomiya Line for Shin-Tochigi

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Tobu Utsunomiya Line
Esojima   Limited Express Shimotsuke   Terminus
Minami-Utsunomiya   Local   Terminus

HistoryEdit

Tobu-Utsunomiya opened on 11 August 1931.[1]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on Tobu lines, with Tobu-Utsunomiya Station becoming "TN-40".[2]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 9604 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3]

Surrounding areaEdit

The station is located in the same building as the Tobu Department Store in the commercial centre of the city of Utsunomiya. JR East's Utsunomiya Station is located 1.6 km east of the station and connected with this station by frequent bus services.

  • Tochigi Prefectural Capital building
  • Utsunomiya City Hall
  • Utsunomiya Central Post Office
  • Site of former Utsunomiya Castle

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 223. 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 26 May 2015.
  3. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2019)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2020.

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