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. It is adjacent to the Tokyo Skytree and Skytree Town redevelopment, and was formerly known as Narihirabashi Station.
The station entrance in May 2012
|Location||1-1-4 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo|
|Operated by||Tobu Railway|
|Line(s)||Tobu Skytree Line|
|Previous names||Azumabashi; Narihirabashi (until 2012)|
The station consists of one island platform serving two tracks.
|1||Tobu Skytree Line||for Asakusa|
|2||Tobu Skytree Line||for Kita-Senju, Ōmiya, Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, and Minami-Kurihashi|
|Tobu Skytree Line|
|Asakusa||Limited Express Spacia||Kita-Senju|
|Asakusa||Limited Express Ryōmō||Kita-Senju|
|Asakusa||Limited Express Revaty||Kita-Senju|
|Asakusa||Limited Express Shimotsuke||Kita-Senju|
|Asakusa||Limited Express Kirifuri||Kita-Senju|
|Asakusa||Limited Express Skytree Liner||Kita-Senju|
|Asakusa||Limited Express Urban Park Liner||Kita-Senju|
The station first opened on 1 April 1902 as Azumabashi Station (吾妻橋駅, Azumabashi-eki). The station closed from 5 April 1904, but reopened on 1 March 1908. On 1 March 1910, the station was renamed Asakusa Station (浅草駅, Asakusa-eki). On 25 May 1931, this was renamed Narihirabashi Station (業平橋駅, Narihirabashi-eki).
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. From this date, all up limited express (Spacia, Ryōmō, and Shimotsuke) services and four down Spacia Kinu services stop at the station. The rebuilt and enlarged station was opened on 20 April 2012, with the concourse area increased from approximately 60 m2 to 700 m2.
From the same day, station numbering was introduced on all Tobu lines, with Tokyo Skytree Station becoming "TS-02".
In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 105,199 passengers daily.
- Tokyo Skytree
- Tobu Railway Head Office
- "Narihirabashi Station Information" (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
- 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.
- 「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.
- 「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.
- 駅情報（乗降人員） [Station information (Passenger statistics)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
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