Tokyo Skytree Station

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Tokyo Skytree Station

とうきょうスカイツリー駅
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Station entrance in 2012
General information
Location1-1-4 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Japan
Operated by Tobu Tetsudo 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
Services
Preceding station Tobu Tetsudo Logo.svg Tobu Railway Following station
Asakusa
TS01
Terminus
Spacia X Kita-Senju
TS09
Kegon Hikifune
TS04
Kinu Hikifune
TS04
Aizu Kita-Senju
TS09
towards Aizu-Tajima
Ryomo Hikifune
TS04
towards Kuzū, Akagi or Isesaki
Skytree Liner Hikifune
TS04
towards Kasukabe
Asakusa
One-way operation
Urban Park Liner
from Asakusa
Hikifune
TS04
towards Ōmiya or Kashiwa
Asakusa
TS01
Terminus
Skytree Line
Section Express
Section Semi Express
Local
Hikifune
TS04
Location
Tokyo-to geolocalisation.svg
Red pog.svg
Tokyo Skytree Station
Location within Tokyo
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Red pog.svg
Tokyo Skytree Station
Tokyo Skytree Station (Japan)

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.

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Lines

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 layout

The station consists of one island platform serving two tracks.

Platforms

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

Adjacent stations

All kinds of the limited express excluding Skytree Liner and Urban Park Liner stop at Hikifune Station as the next or previous station at only the morning and evening. At the noon, all of the limited express except Skytree Liner and Urban Park Liner stop at Kita-Senju Station as the next or previous station.

History

Overview of the original Asakusa Station terminus in 1927 Asakusa Station 1927.jpg
Overview of the original Asakusa Station terminus in 1927
The entrance of Narihirabashi Station, January 2008 Tobu Narihirabashi sta 002.jpg
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 renaming

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]

On the 27 November 2022 a new elevated platform was opened for southbound trains headed for Asakusa Station. [6] This is part of the 2017-2024 project of elevating the tracks in order to eliminate a level crossing to the east of the SkyTree complex. The station is being elevated and relocated 150 meters to the east. Instead of one island platform with two tracks, the new station will have 3 tracks, an island platform and a side platform. [7]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 105,199 passengers daily. [8]

Surrounding area

Other stations

See also

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References

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