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Tachikawa Station (立川駅, Tachikawa-eki) is a railway station in 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
Location2-1-1 Akebono-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo
Japan
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Platforms4 island platforms
Other information
Websitewww.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=958
History
Opened11 April 1889
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014)160,347 daily
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, Okutama
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)
JB Chūō-Sōbu Line for Shinjuku, Kinshicho, Tsudanuma and Chiba (Early morning on Saturdays and holidays)
JC Ōme Line for Haijima, Ome, Okutama
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)
JB Chūō-Sōbu Line for Shinjuku, Kinshicho, Tsudanuma and Chiba (Early morning on Saturdays and holidays)
JC Ōme Line for Haijima, Ome, Okutama
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, Okutama
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, Okutama

Adjacent StationsEdit

« Service »
Chūō Main Line JC19
Shinjuku
SJKJC05
  Azusa   Hachiōji JC22
Shinjuku
SJKJC05
  Kaiji   Hachiōji JC22
Shinjuku
SJKJC05
  Fuji Excursion   Hachiōji JC22
Kokubunji JC16   Narita Express   Hachioji JC22
Terminus Local Hino JC20
Chūō Line (Rapid) JC19
Shinjuku
SJKJC05
  Hachiōji   Hachioji JC22
Kokubunji JC16   Commuter Special Rapid   Hachioji JC22
Kokubunji JC16   Chūō Special Rapid   Hino JC20
Kokubunji JC16   Commuter Rapid   Hino JC20
Kunitachi JC18   Musashino Line Musashino   Hino JC20
Kunitachi JC18   Rapid   Hino JC20
Kunitachi JC18   Local[Note 1]   Hino JC20
Ōme Line JC19
Shinjuku
SJKJC05
  Ome   Haijima JC55
Kokubunji JC16   Commuter Special Rapid   Nishi-Tachikawa JC51
Kokubunji JC16   Ōme Special Rapid   Nishi-Tachikawa JC51
Kokubunji JC16   Commuter Rapid   Nishi-Tachikawa JC51
Kunitachi JC18   Rapid   Nishi-Tachikawa JC51
Kunitachi JC18   Local[Note 2]   Nishi-Tachikawa JC51
Terminus Local Nishi-Tachikawa JC51
Nambu Line JN26
Bubaigawara JN21   Rapid   Terminus
Nishi-Kunitachi JN25   Local   Terminus
  1. ^ Early morning and late night only
  2. ^ Chuo Line (Local) through service, early morning and late night only

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 2014 the station was used by an average of 160,347 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the fifteenth-busiest station operated by JR East.[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]
2011 155,868[9]
2012 157,468[10]
2013 160,411[11]

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). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 69, 178, 193. ISBN 4533029809.
  4. ^ Ishino, supra, p. 198, vol. II
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  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 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  11. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014.

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