Tokyo Skytree Station

Tokyo Skytree Station (とうきょうスカイツリー駅, Tōkyō Sukaitsurī-eki, officially stylized as TOKYO SKYTREE Station) is a railway station on the Tobu Skytree Line in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.[1] It is adjacent to the Tokyo Skytree and Skytree Town redevelopment, and was formerly known as Narihirabashi Station.

TS02
Tokyo Skytree Station

とうきょうスカイツリー駅
東武鉄道 とうきょうスカイツリー駅 入出口.jpg
The station entrance in May 2012
Location1-1-4 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Japan
Operated byTōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s)TS Tobu Skytree Line
Other information
Station codeTS-02
History
Opened1902
Previous namesAzumabashi; Narihirabashi (until 2012)
Passengers
FY2012105,199 daily
Location
Tokyo Skytree Station is located in Tokyo
Tokyo Skytree Station
Tokyo Skytree Station
Location within Tokyo
Tokyo Skytree Station is located in Japan
Tokyo Skytree Station
Tokyo Skytree Station
Tokyo Skytree Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Tokyo Skytree Station is served by the Tobu Skytree Line from Asakusa, and is 1.1 km from the line's Asakusa terminus.[2]

Station layoutEdit

The station consists of one island platform serving two tracks.

PlatformsEdit

1 TS Tobu Skytree Line for Asakusa
2 TS Tobu Skytree Line for Kita-Senju, Ōmiya, Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, and Minami-Kurihashi

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Tobu Skytree Line TS02
Asakusa TS01   Limited Express Spacia   Kita-Senju TS09
Asakusa TS01   Limited Express Ryōmō   Kita-Senju TS09
Asakusa TS01   Limited Express Revaty   Kita-Senju TS09
Asakusa TS01   Limited Express Shimotsuke   Kita-Senju TS09
Asakusa TS01   Limited Express Kirifuri   Kita-Senju TS09
Asakusa TS01   Limited Express Skytree Liner   Kita-Senju TS09
Asakusa TS01   Limited Express Urban Park Liner   Kita-Senju TS09
Asakusa TS01   Section Express   Hikifune TS04
Asakusa TS01   Section Semi-express   Hikifune TS04
Asakusa TS01   Local   Hikifune TS04

HistoryEdit

 
Overview of the original Asakusa Station terminus in 1927
 
The entrance of Narihirabashi Station, January 2008

The station first opened on 1 April 1902 as Azumabashi Station (吾妻橋駅, Azumabashi-eki).[2] The station closed from 5 April 1904, but reopened on 1 March 1908.[2] On 1 March 1910, the station was renamed Asakusa Station (浅草駅, Asakusa-eki).[2] On 25 May 1931, this was renamed Narihirabashi Station (業平橋駅, Narihirabashi-eki).[2]

Redevelopment and renamingEdit

Narihirabashi Station was renamed Tokyo Skytree Station from 17 March 2012, ahead of the opening of the Tokyo Skytree and adjoining Skytree Town shopping and office complex on 22 May 2012.[3] From this date, all up limited express (Spacia, Ryōmō, and Shimotsuke) services and four down Spacia Kinu services stop at the station.[3] The rebuilt and enlarged station was opened on 20 April 2012, with the concourse area increased from approximately 60 m2 to 700 m2.[4]

From the same day, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines, with Tokyo Skytree Station becoming "TS-02".[5]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 105,199 passengers daily.[6]

Surrounding areaEdit

Other stationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Narihirabashi Station Information" (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 197. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.
  3. ^ a b 3月17日(土)伊勢崎線・日光線で一部ダイヤ改正を実施 [17 March Isesaki Line and Nikko Line Timetable Revision] (PDF). Tobu News (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  4. ^ 「とうきょうスカイツリー駅」改装オープン [Rebuilt Tokyo Skytree Station opened]. Yomiuri Online (in Japanese). Japan: The Yomiuri Shimbun. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  5. ^ 「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.
  6. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information (Passenger statistics)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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Coordinates: 35°42′36″N 139°48′34″E / 35.7099°N 139.8094°E / 35.7099; 139.8094