Tachikawa Station

Tachikawa Station (立川駅, Tachikawa-eki) is a junction passenger railway station located in the city of Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

JC19 JN26
Tachikawa Station

立川駅
立川駅北口.jpg
Lumine Department Store above Tachikawa Station
General information
Location2-1-1 Akebono-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo
Japan
Coordinates35°41′54″N 139°24′50″E / 35.69833°N 139.41389°E / 35.69833; 139.41389Coordinates: 35°41′54″N 139°24′50″E / 35.69833°N 139.41389°E / 35.69833; 139.41389
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Platforms4 island platforms
Other information
StatusStaffed ( "Midori no Madoguchi" )
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened11 April 1889
Passengers
FY2019166,636 daily
Services
Preceding station Logo of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) JR East Following station
Hachiōji
JC22
towards Takao
Narita Express Kokubunji
JC16
Hachiōji
JC22
towards Minami-Otari
Azusa Shinjuku
SJKJC05
towards Chiba or Tokyo
Hachiōji
JC22
towards Ryūō
Kaiji Shinjuku
SJKJC05
towards Tokyo
Hachiōji
JC22
towards Ōtsuki
Fuji Excursion Shinjuku
SJKJC05
Terminus
Hino
JC20
towards Shiojiri
Chūō Line
Local
Terminus
Hachiōji
JC22
Terminus
Hachioji Shinjuku
SJKJC05
towards Tokyo
Hachiōji
One-way operation
Chūō Line
  Commuter Special Rapid
Kokubunji
JC16
towards Tokyo
Hino
JC20
towards Ōtsuki
Chūō Line
  Chūō Special Rapid
through to Ōme Line Chūō Line
  Ōme Special Rapid
Hino
JC20
towards Ōtsuki
Chūō Line
  Commuter Rapid
Kokubunji
One-way operation
Chūō Line
Rapid
Kunitachi
JC18
towards Tokyo
Hino
JC20
towards Hachiōji
Musashino Kunitachi
JC18
towards Ōmiya
Haijima
JC55
towards Ōme
Ōme Shinjuku
SJKJC05
towards Tokyo
Nishi-Tachikawa
One-way operation
Ōme Line
  Commuter Special Rapid
through to Chūō Line
Nishi-Tachikawa
JC51
towards Ōme
Ōme Line
  Ōme Special Rapid
  Commuter Rapid
Nishi-Tachikawa
JC51
towards Oku-Tama
Ōme Line
Rapid
Ōme Line
  Local
Terminus
Terminus Nambu Line
  Rapid
Bubaigawara
JN21
towards Kawasaki
Nambu Line
Local
Nishi-Kunitachi
JN25
towards Kawasaki
Location
Tachikawa Station is located in Tokyo
Tachikawa Station
Tachikawa Station
Location within Tokyo
Tachikawa Station is located in Japan
Tachikawa Station
Tachikawa Station
Tachikawa Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Tachikawa Station is served by the Chūō Main Line, and is located 37.1 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Tokyo Station. It is also a terminus for both the Ōme Line and Nambu Lines. Although the Itsukaichi Line does not reach Tachikawa, a few trains on that line continue along the Ome Line tracks to serve this station.

Station layoutEdit

This station consists of four ground-level island platforms serving eight tracks, with an elevated station building located above the platforms. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office. Tachikawa-Minami Station and Tachikawa-Kita Station on the Tama Toshi Monorail Line flank Tachikawa Station, and are connected to it by decks. The Lumine department store occupies the upper floors of the station building.

PlatformsEdit

1,2 JC Ōme Line for Haijima, Ome, Oku-Tama
JC Itsukaichi Line for Musashi Itsukaichi (via Haijima)
(Starting service here)
3 JC Chūō Line for Mitaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Chūō Line Limited Express Azusa, Super Azusa, Kaiji, Narita Express
4 JC Chūō Line (Rapid) for Mitaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo (Starting service here)
JC Ōme Line for Haijima, Ome, Oku-Tama
JC Itsukaichi Line for Musashi Itsukaichi (via Haijima)
(Early morning)
5 JC Chūō Line Chūō Line (Rapid): for Hachioji, Takao, Otsuki
Chūō Main Line: for Otsuki, Kofu and Matsumoto
(Starts service here)
JC Chūō Line (Rapid) for Mitaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo (Starts service here)
JC Ōme Line for Haijima, Ome, Oku-Tama
JC Itsukaichi Line for Musashi Itsukaichi (via Haijima)
Hachikō Line for Komagawa (via Haijima)
(Trains from the Chūō Line through service to Ōme Line will stop at this platform)
6 JC Chūō Line Chūō Line (Rapid): for Hachioji, Takao, Otsuki
Chūō Main Line: for Otsuki, Kofu and Matsumoto
Chūō Line Limited Express Azusa, Super Azusa, Kaiji, Narita Express
JC Ōme Line for Haijima, Ome, Oku-Tama
JC Itsukaichi Line for Musashi Itsukaichi (via Haijima)
Hachikō Line for Komagawa (via Haijima)
(Trains from the Chūō Line through service to Ōme Line will also stop at this platform)
7,8 JN Nambu Line for Fuchūhonmachi, Noborito, Kawasaki

Track layoutEdit

Track layout around Tachikawa Station[1][2]
Nambu Line to Kawasaki Chūō Main Line
to Takao, Otsuki, Kofu, Matsumoto
Chūō Main Line
to Shinjuku, Tokyo
 
Ōme Line to Haijima, Ome, Oku-Tama

HistoryEdit

The Kōbu Railway, which later became the Chūō Main Line, opened the station on April 11, 1889. The Ōme Railway (presently the Ōme Line) and the Nambu Railway (presently the Nambu Line) were connected to the station on November 19, 1894, and December 11, 1929, respectively.[3]

The Itsukaichi Line was also connected to the station from July 13, 1930, to October 11, 1944, via a separate track between Tachikawa and Haijima, which was closed following the integration of the operation of the Ōme and Itsukaichi lines under the Japanese Government Railways in April 1944.[4]

With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 166,636 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 16th busiest station in the JR East network.[5] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 132,672[6]
2005 150,009[7]
2010 157,517[8]
2015 163,903[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Suzuki, Fumihiko. "Tetsudō Kakusen no Jittai to Mondai o Genchi ni miru (2) - Nanbu Sen, Ōme Sen, Itsukaichi Sen (2)". The Railway Journal (in Japanese). Tetsudō Jānaru Sha (March 2000, No. 401): 77.
  2. ^ Inoue, Kōji (2009). Haisenryakuzu de Hirogaru Tetsu no Sekai - Rosen o Yomitoku & Tsukuru Hon (in Japanese). Shūwa Shisutemu. p. 139. ISBN 978-4-7980-2200-0.
  3. ^ Ishino, Tetsu; et al., eds. (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory – JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Vol. II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 69, 178, 193. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  4. ^ Ishino, supra, p. 198, vol. II
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2020年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2020)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Tachikawa Station at Wikimedia Commons