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Ryōgoku Station

Ryōgoku Station (両国駅 Ryōgoku-eki) is a railway station in Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei).

Lines

The station is served by the JR East Chūō-Sōbu Line and the Toei Oedo Line, for which it is numbered as station E-12.

Station layout

Ryōgoku Station consists of two separate stations that are considered an interchange. The elevated station is operated by JR East and the underground station is operated by the Toei Subway. Although they are an interchange, passengers must pass through ticket barriers and pay separate fares to switch between services.

JR East

Ryōgoku is a local stop on the Chūō-Sōbu Line. "Rapid" trains bypass the station through a tunnel whose portal is to the north of the main station complex. The Chūō-Sōbu Line services use an island platform serving two tracks, with platform 1 used for westbound trains to central Tokyo and beyond, and platform 2 for eastbound trains to Chiba. As a remnant of its former terminal days, there is also a third platform (platform 3) at a slightly lower level used for special services only and not used by regular services.

Platforms

View of platform 3 from platform 2, April 2007

2|- |width=30 style="border-top:solid 1px gray;border-bottom:solid 1px gray;"|1 |width=145 style="border-top:solid 1px gray;border-bottom:solid 1px gray;"| Chūō-Sōbu Line |width=430 style="border-top:solid 1px gray;border-bottom:solid 1px gray;"|for Akihabara, Shinjuku, Nakano, and Mitaka

|- | style="border-bottom:solid 1px gray;"|2 | style="border-bottom:solid 1px gray;"| Chūō-Sōbu Line | style="border-bottom:solid 1px gray;"|for Kinshichō, Nishi-Funabashi, Tsudanuma, and Chiba

|- |width=30 style="border-bottom:solid 1px gray;"|3 |width=145 style="border-bottom:solid 1px gray;"| Sōbu Main Line |width=430 style="border-bottom:solid 1px gray;"|Special platform (not used by scheduled services) |}

Toei

The Toei subway station lies on a north-south axis underneath Kiyosumi Street (清澄通り Kiyosumi-dori) and has five exits, labelled A1-A5.

Platforms

|- |width=30 style="border-top:solid 1px gray;border-bottom:solid 1px gray;"|1 |width=145 style="border-top:solid 1px gray;border-bottom:solid 1px gray;"| Toei Oedo Line |width=430 style="border-top:solid 1px gray;border-bottom:solid 1px gray;"|for Iidabashi and Tochōmae
(change trains at Tochōmae for Nerima and Hikarigaoka)

|- |width=30 style="border-bottom:solid 1px gray;"|2 |width=145 style="border-bottom:solid 1px gray;"| Toei Oedo Line |width=430 style="border-bottom:solid 1px gray;"|for Daimon and Roppongi |}

Adjacent stations

|- !colspan=5 style="background:yellow;"|Chūō-Sōbu Line

|- style="text-align:center; font-size: normal" | colspan=2 style="border-top:dashed 1px gray;"| Asakusabashi

| style="border-top:dashed 1px gray;"|Local

| colspan=2 style="border-top:dashed 1px gray;"| Kinshichō |- !colspan=5 style="background:DarkMagenta;"|Toei Ōedo Line (E-12)

|- style="text-align:center; font-size: normal" | colspan=2 style="border-top:dashed 1px gray;"| Kuramae (E-11)

| style="border-top:dashed 1px gray;"|-

| colspan=2 style="border-top:dashed 1px gray;"| |}

History

Ryōgoku Station opened on 5 April 1904 as Ryōgokubashi, gaining its current name in 1931. The Toei Ōedo Line station opened on 12 December 2000.[1]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2010, the JR East station was used by an average of 38,733 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Surrounding area

Ryōgoku station is located at the southern end of the Yokoami neighbourhood and directly bordering on the Ryōgoku neighbourhood. The station is close to sites such as the Ryōgoku Kokugikan sumo stadium, the Edo-Tokyo Museum, and the memorial to the victims of the Great Kantō earthquake.

Other landmarks in the surrounding area include:

See also

References

External links

  • JR East station information (Japanese)
  • Toei station information (Japanese)


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