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Asakusabashi Station

Asakusabashi Station (浅草橋駅 Asakusabashi-eki?) is a subway station on the Toei Asakusa Line operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation, and a railway station above ground level on the Chūō-Sōbu Line at the same site operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is located in the Asakusabashi neighborhood of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. Its number on the Asakusa Line is A-16.

Station layout

JR Asakusabashi Station has two side platforms with two tracks between them. Platform 1 is for passengers going toward Akihabara and Mitaka Stations. Platform 2 serves those bound for Kinshichō and Chiba Stations. Underground, the Asakusa Line station has an island platform between the two tracks. Trains on Platform 1 go toward Nihombashi and Nishi-magome Stations, while those on Platform 2 depart for the terminal of the subway line at Oshiage Station; through trains continue onward from there.

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Chūō-Sōbu Line
Akihabara - Ryōgoku
Toei Asakusa Line (A-16)
Higashi-nihombashi (A-15) Local
Express
Rapid
Commuter Express
Ltd. Exp.
Kuramae (A-17)
Airport Ltd. Exp.: no stop

History

Asakusabashi opened on July 1, 1932, as a station on the Sōbu Line. On December 4, 1960, the subway station on what was then known as Toei Line 1 began to operate.

Surrounding area

The station serves the neighborhood. Nearby are the Lycée franco-japonais de Tokyo, the Kanda River, and the Sumida River. The former Yanagibashi geisha quarter was located to the south of the station.

References

This article incorporates material from 浅草橋駅 (Asakusabashi-eki) in the Japanese World Heritage Encyclopedia, retrieved on December 15, 2007.

Coordinates: 35°41′49″N 139°47′10″E / 35.697°N 139.786°E / 35.697; 139.786

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