Tamagawa-Jōsui Station

Tamagawa-Jōsui Station (玉川上水駅, Tamagawa Jōsui-eki) is a railway station in Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Seibu Railway, and a monorail station operated by the Tokyo Tama Intercity Monorail in Higashiyamato, Tokyo, Japan. The two stations are adjacent to, and at right angles to one another, with the border between the two cities passing in between the stations. The names of the stations are identical in Japanese, but are transliterated slightly different in romaji such that the Seibu Station is Tamagawa-Jōsui Station, whereas the Tokyo Tama Intercity Monorail is Tamagawajosui Station (i.e. without the hypen or diacritic mark).

Tamagawa-Jōsui Station

玉川上水駅
TamagawajosuiStation.jpg
Tamagawa-Jōsui Station
LocationTachikawa, Tokyo and Higashiyamato, Tokyo
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
Connections
  • Bus terminal

LinesEdit

Tamagawa-Jōsui Station is served by the Seibu Haijima Line, and is 7.2 kilometers from the terminus of that line at Kodaira Station. The monorail station is served by the Tama Toshi Monorail Line and is 1.5 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Kamikitadai Station

Station layoutEdit

SS33
Tamagawa-Jōsui Station

玉川上水駅
Seibu Railway
 
Tamagawa-Jōsui Station platforms
Location6-36-1 Saiwai-chō, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo
(東京都立川市幸町6-36-1)
Japan
Operated by  Seibu Railway
Line(s)  Seibu Haijima Line
Platforms2 island platforms
Other information
Station codeSS33
History
Opened1950
Traffic
Passengers (FY2013)40,393

Seibu RailwayEdit

The Seibu station consists of two island platforms served by three tracks. In between the two island platforms, there is a single track.

1  Seibu Haijima Line for Musashi-Sunagawa, Seibu-Tachikawa, and Haijima
2  Seibu Haijima Line Disembarking only
3  Seibu Haijima Line for Kodaira, Kami-Shakujii, and Seibu-Shinjuku
4  Seibu Haijima Line for Kodaira, Kami-Shakujii, and Seibu-Shinjuku

Tama Toshi MonorailEdit

Tamagawajosui Station

玉川上水駅
Monorail
 
Tamagawajosui Exit
Location4-19 Sakuragaoka, Higashiyamato-shi, Tokyo
Japan
Operated by  Tokyo Tama Intercity Monorail
Line(s) Tama Toshi Monorail Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
Station code 
History
Opened1998
Traffic
Passengers (FY2013)10,766[1]

The elevated station consists of two side platforms served by two tracks.

1  Tama Toshi Monorail Line for Sakura-Kaidō and Kamikitadai
2  Tama Toshi Monorail Line for Tachikawa-Kita, Takahatafudō, and Tama-Center

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Seibu Haijima Line
Higashi-Yamatoshi   Express   Musashi-Sunagawa
Higashi-Yamatoshi   Semi Express   Musashi-Sunagawa
Higashi-Yamatoshi   Local   Musashi-Sunagawa
Tama Toshi Monorail Line
Sunagawa-Nanaban Local Sakurakaidō

HistoryEdit

The Seibu station opened on May 15, 1950. The Tama Toshi Monorail station opened on November 27, 1998.[citation needed]

An enclosed waiting room was built on the Haijima Line platform in November 2007.[citation needed]

In celebration of the 10th service anniversary of the Seibu 30000 series "Smile Train" as well as Gudetama's 5th birthday (both in April 2018), one of its 30000 series trains, the station's signboards and waiting areas will adopt the "Gudetama" theme beginning March 2018.[2]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2013, the Seibu station was the 23rd busiest on the Seibu network with an average of 40,393 passengers daily.[3]

The passenger figures for the Seibu station for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2009 38,766[4]
2010 39,131[5]
2011 38,342[6]
2012 39,225[3]
2013 40,393[3]

Surrounding areaEdit

The station area is a mix of residential apartment blocks and commercial buildings. Tamagawa-Jōsui, the source waterway of the Tama River, flows to the south of the station. The Risshō Kōsei Kai Kōsei cemetery is a short walk northwest.

The former Yamato Air Station (大和基地), used by the U.S forces after the end of the second world war, was on the land adjacent (northeast) of the station. A commemorative monument for the base is located a short distance from the (monorail) station's east exits.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 駅別乗車人員(一日平均) Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "「ぐで玉川上水駅」誕生! ホーム待合室も「ぐでたま」デザインに 西武".
  3. ^ a b c 駅別乗降人員 2013(平成25)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2013)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  4. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2009(平成21)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2009)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  5. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2010(平成22)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2010)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  6. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2011(平成23)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2011)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 November 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  7. ^ 米軍大和基地の碑 Retrieved March 31, 2018 (in Japanese)

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 35°43′55″N 139°25′06″E / 35.731927°N 139.41823°E / 35.731927; 139.41823