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Yotsuya Station

Yotsuya Station
四ツ谷駅
Akasaka entrance, August 2008
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Shinjuku
Neighborhood 1 Yotsuya
Address in Japanese 東京都新宿区四谷1丁目
History
Opened 1894
Rail services
Station number(s) M-12, N-08
Operator(s) JR East
Tokyo Metro
Line(s) Chūō Line (Rapid)
Chūō-Sōbu Line
Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
Tokyo Metro Namboku Line

Yotsuya Station (四ツ谷駅 Yotsuya-eki) is a railway station in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, operated jointly by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Tokyo Metro.

Contents

  • Lines 1
  • Station layout 2
    • JR East 2.1
    • Tokyo Metro 2.2
  • Adjacent stations 3
  • History 4
  • Passenger statistics 5
  • Surrounding area 6
    • Universities and schools 6.1
    • Hotels 6.2
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Lines

Yotsuya Station is served by the JR East Chūō Main Line with both Chūō Line (Rapid) and Chūō-Sōbu Line local services stopping here.

It is also served by the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (station number M-12) and Tokyo Metro Namboku Line (station number N-08) subway lines. The station is 13.7 km from the Marunouchi Line terminus at Ikebukuro, and 7.8 km from the Namboku Line terminus at Meguro.[1]

All four lines at Yotsuya run north to south; however, the Chūō/Chūō-Sōbu Line and Marunouchi Line are mainly east-west lines, and somewhat counter-intuitively, while northbound Chūō Line trains are bound for Tokyo and southbound trains are bound for Shinjuku, northbound Marunouchi Line trains are bound for Shinjuku and southbound trains are bound for Tokyo.

Station layout

JR East

The JR East part of the station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket counter and "View Plaza" travel agency.[2]

1  Chūō Line (Rapid) for Ochanomizu and Tokyo
2  Chūō Line (Rapid) for Shinjuku, Tachikawa, Takao, and Ōtsuki
3  Chūō-Sōbu Line Ochanomizu, Kinshichō, Tsudanuma, Chiba
Tokyo (Early morning and late night only)
4  Chūō-Sōbu Line for Shinjuku, Nakano, and Mitaka
Takao (Early morning and late night only)

Tokyo Metro

Overview of the Marunouchi Line station, January 2011
Marunouchi Line platforms, July 2007

The Marunouchi Line station is elevated with two side platforms serving two tracks. The Namboku Line station is underground with one island platform serving two tracks.

1  Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line for Shinjuku, Nakano-Sakaue, and Ogikubo
2  Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line for Ginza, Otemachi, and Ikebukuro
3  Tokyo Metro Namboku Line for Komagome, Akabane-Iwabuchi, and Saitama Rapid Railway Line to Urawa-Misono
4  Tokyo Metro Namboku Line for Nagatachō, Shirokane-Takanawa, Meguro, and Tōkyū Meguro Line to Hiyoshi

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Chūō-Sōbu Line
Ichigaya Local Shinanomachi
Chūō Line (Rapid)
Chūō Liner: no stop
Ōme Liner: no stop
Ochanomizu - Shinjuku
Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M-12)
Yotsuya-Sanchōme (M-11) - Akasaka-Mitsuke (M-13)
Tokyo Metro Namboku Line (N-08)
Nagatachō (N-07) - Ichigaya (N-09)

History

Yotsuya Station opened on 9 September 1894[2] as a station on the Kobu Railway, the forerunner of the Chūō Line which was nationalized in 1906. Although the line was originally single-track, the section passing through Yotsuya was double-tracked in 1895 and quadruple-tracked in 1929.

The Marunouchi Line station opened on 15 March 1959, and the Namboku Line station opened on 26 March 1996.[1] Yotsuya was the southern terminus of the Namboku Line until the opening of Tameike-Sannō Station in 1997.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 92,431 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 45th-busiest station operated by JR East.[3] In fiscal 2013, the Tokyo Metro station was used by an average of 110,217 passengers per day (exiting and entering passengers), making it the 27th-busiest station operated by Tokyo Metro.[4] The average daily passenger figures for each operator in previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year JR East Tokyo Metro
2000 86,886[5]
2005 88,976[6]
2010 89,295[7]
2011 88,104[8] 99,957[9]
2012 90,122[10] 104,101[11]
2013 92,431[3] 110,217[4]
  • Note that JR East figures are for boarding passengers only.

Surrounding area

The station is situated in the Yotsuya neighborhood on the boundary between Shinjuku and Chiyoda wards.

Universities and schools

Hotels

  • Hotel New Otani
  • Mitsui Garden Hotel Yotsuya

References

  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 212-214.  
  2. ^ a b 各駅情報(四ツ谷駅) [Station Information: Yotsuya Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  4. ^ a b 各駅の乗降人員ランキング [Station usage ranking] (in Japanese). Tokyo Metro. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  9. ^ 駅別乗降人員順位表(2011年度1日平均) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Metro. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  11. ^ 各駅の乗降人員ランキング (2012年) [Station usage ranking (2012)] (in Japanese). Tokyo Metro. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 

External links

  • Yotsuya Station information (JR East) (Japanese)
  • Yotsuya Station information (Tokyo Metro) (Japanese)


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