Ikebukuro Station is a major railway station located in the Ikebukuro district of Toshima, Japan, shared by East Japan Railway Company, Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro, the two private railway operators Seibu Railway and Tobu Railway. With 2.71 million passengers on an average daily in 2007, it is the second-busiest railway station in the world, the busiest station in the Tobu and Tokyo Metro networks. It serves commuters from Saitama Prefecture and other residential areas northwest of the city centre, it is the Tokyo terminal of the Tobu Tojo Line. Seibu Ikebukuro Line TJ Tobu Tojo Line Ikebukuro Station has two main entrances, the East exit and the West exit. There are a number of other secondary entrances such as the JR North exit, the various Seibu exits, multiple subway exits; the JR lines run north/south through the center. The Tobu platforms are to the northwest and the Seibu platforms are to the southeast. Both Tobu and Seibu operate department stores adjacent to their terminal stations.
The Marunouchi Line and Yurakucho Line run east/west two stories underground, while the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line is four stories underground to the west of the main station complex. The latter line runs south toward Shinjuku and Shibuya along Meiji-dori, offers through services to Motomachi-Chūkagai Station in Yokohama via the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minatomirai Line. Tokyo Metro's Echika underground mall is located inside the station. Chest-high platform edge doors were introduced on the Yamanote Line platforms on 2 March 2013; the Tobu station has three terminating tracks served by platforms 1 to 5, arranged as shown in the diagram on the right. Platforms 3 and 5 are used for disembarking passengers, although platform 5 is used for passengers boarding the evening TJ Liner services, which require payment of a supplementary fare. From 14 June 2015, the departure melodies used when trains are about to depart from the station are to be changed to classical themes, with "Allegro" from "Divertimento in D major, K. 136" by Mozart used for platforms 1/2, "Menuetto" from "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by Mozart used for platforms 3/4, "Allegro ma non troppo" from the "Pastoral Symphony" by Beethoven used for TJ Liner services departing from platform 5.
Chest-high platform edge doors are scheduled to be added by the end of fiscal 2020. Platform doors protecting platform 1 are in use since 21 April 2018, it is planned to have platform doors protecting platforms 2 and 3 in operation from 2 March 2019. There are three sets of ticket barriers giving access to the platforms: the "South Gate" at ground level, the "Central Gate" and "North Gate" on the first basement level. Platforms 1, 4, 6 are used for disembarking passengers only; this station consists of three separate island platforms for the Marunouchi Line, Yurakucho Line, Fukutoshin Line. The Tokyo Metro platforms are equipped with chest-height platform edge doors; the station was opened on April 1903 by the Japanese Government Railways. The Tōjō Railway Line station opened on 1 May 1914 with the opening of the 33.5 km line to Tanomosawa in Saitama Prefecture. As the Tokyo terminus of the line was planned to be at Shimo-Itabashi, Ikebukuro Station is to this day marked by km post "-1.9". Tobu opened a department store adjoining its station on 29 May 1962.
Around the same time, the Tobu station platforms were expanded with three tracks. In March 1992, automatic ticket barriers were installed at the north exit of the Tobu Station, in June of the same year, the Tobu Department Store was expanded with the addition of the Metropolitan Plaza annex located on the south side. In June 2008, the Tobu station ticket barriers were colour-coded into three "zones": North and South. Chest-height platform edge doors were installed on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line platforms in January 2011; the figures below are the official number of passengers entering and exiting each day released by each train operator. Annual passenger figures for the station between fiscal 1903 and 1965 are as shown below. Note that the figures only consider boarding passengers and a blank indicates that no data is available; the daily passenger figures for the JR East, Seibu and Tokyo Metro station after fiscal 2000 are as shown below. Note that the JR East figures only consider boarding passengers whereas the Seibu and Tokyo Metro figures consider both entering and exiting passengers.
The surrounding Ikebukuro district is a major commercial centre. Seibu department store, Sunshine City and Bic Camera are located to the east of the station, while the Tobu department store and Metropolitan Plaza are located to the west. Rikkyo University Tokyo College of Music Teikyo Heisei University Ikebukuro Campus Tokyo University of Social Welfare Ikebukuro Campus Shukutoku University Ikebukuro Satellite Campus Tokyo College of Transport Studies Toshimagaoka-joshigakuen Junior and Senior High School Seibu Department Store Parco Department Store Tobu Department Store Sunshine City Hotel Metropolitan Centurion hotel Ikebukuro Toshima Tax Office Toshima Civic Centre Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Ikebukuro Library Ikebukuro Fire Station Higashi-Ikebukuro Stati
Saitama Super Arena
Saitama Super Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Chūō-ku, Saitama City, Japan. Its spectator capacity is 37,000 at maximum settings, making it the third largest indoor arena in the world; this main arena capacity is between 19,000 and 22,500 when events such as basketball, tennis, ice hockey, boxing, mixed martial arts, professional wrestling take place there. It is the only Japanese arena equipped for American football; the arena features a gigantic moveable section of seating which can reduce capacity for smaller events and create a more intimate setting. It housed the John Lennon Museum, which displayed John Lennon memorabilia and closed in 2010, it gained worldwide recognition as a sports venue when it hosted the final round of the official 2006 Basketball World Championship. Today, it is one of two home arenas to Japan Professional Basketball League team the Saitama Broncos, it is a favorite venue for puroresu and mixed martial arts, has hosted many of the biggest fights in MMA history.
Immediate to JR East Keihin-Tōhoku|Utsunomiya|Takasaki Line Saitama-Shintoshin Station 7 minutes' walk from JR East Saikyō Line Kita-Yono Station The Saitama Super Arena was preliminary open on May 5, 2000, open on September 1 of the same year. The architecture firm Nikken Sekkei won the international design competition. In 2000, the arena hosted two NHL ice hockey games between the Nashville Predators and the Pittsburgh Penguins. In 2003, NBA basketball teams Seattle SuperSonics and the Los Angeles Clippers, played two games. On February 7, 2005 the arena hosted WWE Raw for United States cable television network Spike TV; the main event of the Raw hour was Ric Flair vs. Shawn Michaels, the main event of the Raw Zone hour featured Triple H against Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship. In 2006, the arena hosted the Final Round of the Basketball World Championship 2006. On December 31, 2007, the arena hosted Yarennoka, an MMA promotion organized by the former staff members of Pride Fighting Championship.
On November 29, 2009, the arena hosted one of the biggest fights in Japan's history as WBC Flyweight Champion Daisuke Naito defends his title against Koki Kameda. On December 31, 2009, the arena hosted "FieLDS Dynamite!! The Power of Courage 2009", hosted by MMA promotions Dream and Sengoku along with kickboxing promotion K–1. On December 31, 2010, the arena hosted "FieLDS Dynamite!! ~ Power of Courage 2010", hosted by fight promotions DREAM and K–1. The arena hosted the Japanese return of the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 26, 2012 for UFC 144. Followed by UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann on March 3, 2013 and UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson on September 20, 2014 as well as UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson on September 26, 2015, it will host. The venue hosts a major martial arts on New Year's Eve since 2001, it was sanctioned by Pride Fighting Championships from 2003 to 2006, by K-1 from 2008 to 2011. Since 2015 the event is the final round of the Rizin Fighting Federation; the 2014 and 2019 World Figure Skating Championships were held at the venue.
Besides sport and martial arts competition, there were held many music events, like Music Station, Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ, Animelo Summer Live, or humanitary Dream Power concerts organized by Yoko Ono. Many notable Japanese music acts performed at the arena, alphabetically: AKB48, Namie Amuro, B'z, Babymetal, BUMP OF CHICKEN, Minori Chihara, Masaharu Fukuyama, Glay, Ayumi Hamasaki, Tomoyasu Hotei, The Gazette, Janne Da Arc, Kamen Joshi, Berryz Kobo, Mai Kuraki, L'Arc-en-Ciel, Luna Sea, Nana Mizuki, Man with a Mission, Momoiro Clover Z, Morning Musume, Mr. Children, Nogizaka46, Kana Nishino, One Ok Rock, Radwimps, Sakamoto Maaya, SCANDAL, Shiina Ringo, Siam Shade, Spyair, Sound Horizon, Hikaru Utada and fripSide; some Japanese anime projects like Uta no Prince-sama, Love Live!, K-On!, The Idolmaster, Touken Ranbu saw live musical realization in the arena. International artists performed there, like Madonna, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Guns N' Roses, Beyoncé, Linkin Park, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Avril Lavigne, Backstreet Boys, DragonForce, Radiohead, AC/DC, Jeff Mills, Taylor Swift, U2, Iron Maiden, One Direction, Katy Perry, K-Pop acts BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, SS501, Girls' Generation, Big Bang, 2PM, F.
T. Island, 2NE1, SHINee, CNBLUE, SEVENTEEN, Kim Jaejoong, EXO, TWICE and NCT 127. Queen + Paul Rodgers performed there and the concerts were depicted in the concert DVD Super Live in Japan. Green Day taped the show for their new live album titled Awesome as Fuck; the Coverdale's band Whitesnake during the Loud Park Festival recorded their performance for a live album Made in Japan. The Festival has had other internationally renowned rock and metal bands like Scorpions, Nightwish and Slayer. Due to his particular brand of Electronic Metal, Venezuelan DJ Zardonic played a guest set at the Big Rock Stage, making it the first time in history that an Electronic Producer performs at the festival. U Arena, a venue near Paris similar in concept to the Super Arena Saitama Super Arena
Ukimafunado Station is a railway station on the Saikyō Line in Kita, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company. Ukimafunado Station is served by the Saikyō Line which runs between Ōsaki in Tokyo and Ōmiya in Saitama Prefecture; some trains continue northward to Kawagoe via the Kawagoe Line and southward to Shin-Kiba via the TWR Rinkai Line. The station is located 8.6 km north of Ikebukuro Station. The station identification colour is "tokiwa green"; the station name is taken from the Funado districts in which the station lies. Under the JR fare calculation system, this station is the northern boundary station of the "Tokyo 23 Districts" area; the station consists of one elevated island platform serving two tracks. The tracks of the Tōhoku Shinkansen run adjacent to this station, on the west side. Ukimafunado Station opened on 30 September 1985. In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 19,463 passengers daily; the passenger figures for previous years are as shown below. Arakawa River Ukima Park National Route 17 Shibaura Institute of Technology Junior and Senior High School Kita Ward Ukima Junior High School Kita Ward Ukima Elementary School Itabashi Ward Shimura No. 5 Junior High School Itabashi Ward Funado Elementary School List of railway stations in Japan Ukima-Funado Station information
Toda-kōen Station is a railway station on the Saikyō Line in Toda, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company. Toda-Kōen Station is served by the Saikyō Line which runs between Ōsaki in Tokyo and Ōmiya in Saitama Prefecture; some trains continue northward to Kawagoe via the Kawagoe Line and southward to Shin-Kiba via the TWR Rinkai Line. The station is located 11.0 km north of Ikebukuro Station. The station identification colour is sky blue; the station consists of one elevated island platform serving two tracks, with the station building underneath. Additional passing tracks lie on either side of the station for non-stop rapid services; the tracks of the Tōhoku Shinkansen run adjacent to this station, on the west side. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office. An arrangement of the Toda City song has been used as the departure melody for trains departing from the up platform since 1 August 2007. Toda-kōen Station opened on 30 September 1985. In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 32,008 passengers daily.
The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below. Arakawa River Toda Park, after which the station is named Boat Race Toda boat racing circuit Toda Rowing Course Toda Chuo General Hospital National Route 17 List of railway stations in Japan Toda-Kōen Station information
An island platform is a station layout arrangement where a single platform is positioned between two tracks within a railway station, tram stop or transitway interchange. Island platforms are popular on twin-track routes due to cost-effective reasons, they are useful within larger stations where local and express services for the same direction of travel can be provided from opposite sides of the same platform thereby simplifying transfers between the two tracks. An alternative arrangement is to position side platforms on either side of the tracks; the historical use of island platforms depends upon the location. In the United Kingdom the use of island platforms is common when the railway line is in a cutting or raised on an embankment, as this makes it easier to provide access to the platform without walking across the tracks. Island platforms are necessary for any station with many through platforms. Building small two-track stations with a single island platform instead of two side platforms does have advantages.
Island platforms allow facilities such as shops and waiting rooms to be shared between both tracks rather than being duplicated or present only on one side. An island platform makes it easier for wheelchair users and other people with physical limitations to change services between tracks or access facilities. If the tracks are above or below the entrance level, an island platform layout requires only one staircase and one elevator be built to access the platforms. Building the tracks and entrance at the same level creates a disadvantage. If an island platform is not wide enough to cope with passenger numbers, overcrowding can be a problem. Examples of stations where a narrow island platform has caused safety issues include Clapham Common and Angel on the London Underground. An island platform requires the tracks to diverge around the center platform, extra width is required along the right-of-way on each approach to the station on high-speed lines. Track centers vary for rail systems throughout the world but are 3 to 5 meters.
If the island platform is 6 meters wide, the tracks must slew out by the same distance. While this requirement is not a problem on a new line under construction, it makes building a new station on an existing line impossible without altering the tracks. A single island platform makes it quite difficult to have through tracks, which are between the local tracks. A common configuration in busy locations on high speed lines is a pair of island platforms, with slower trains diverging from the main line so that the main line tracks remain straight. High-speed trains can therefore pass straight through the station, while slow trains pass around the platforms; this arrangement allows the station to serve as a point where slow trains can be passed by faster trains. A variation at some stations is to have the slow and fast pairs of tracks each served by island platforms A rarer layout, present at Mets-Willets Point on the IRT Flushing Line, 34th Street – Penn Station on the IRT Seventh Avenue Line and 34th Street – Penn Station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, uses two side platforms for local services with an island in between for express services.
The purpose of this atypical design was to reduce unnecessary passenger congestion at a station with a high volume of passengers. Since the IRT Seventh Avenue Line and IND Eighth Avenue Line have adjacent express stations at 42nd Street, passengers can make their transfers from local to express trains there, leaving more space available for passengers utilizing intercity rail at Pennsylvania Station; the Willets Point Boulevard station was renovated to accommodate the high volume of passengers coming to the 1939 World's Fair. Many of the stations on the Great Central Railway were constructed in this form; this was. If this happened, the lines would need to be compatible with continental loading gauge, this would mean it would be easy to change the line to a larger gauge, by moving the track away from the platform to allow the wider bodied continental rolling stock to pass while leaving the platform area untouched. Island platforms are a normal sight on Indian railway stations. All railway stations in India consist of island platforms.
In Toronto, 29 subway stations use island platforms. In Sydney, on the Eastern Suburbs Railway and the Epping Chatswood Railway, the twin tunnels are spaced and the tracks can remain at a constant track centres while still leaving room for the island platforms. A slight disadvantage is. In Edmonton, all 18 LRT stations on the Capital Line and Metro Line use island platforms; the Valley Line under construction, utilizes the new low-floor LRT technology, but will only use island platforms on one of the twelve stops along the line. In southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, PATCO uses island platforms in all of its 13 s
Jūjō Station (Tokyo)
Jūjō Station is a railway station on the Saikyō Line in Kita, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Jūjō Station is served by the Akabane Line between Ikebukuro and Akabane stations, which forms part of the Saikyō Line which runs between Ōsaki in Tokyo and Ōmiya in Saitama Prefecture; some trains continue northward to Kawagoe via the Kawagoe Line and southward to Shin-Kiba via the TWR Rinkai Line. The station is located 3.5 km north of Ikebukuro Station. The station consists of two side platforms serving two tracks. Jūjō Station opened on 1 November 1910. In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 34,044 passengers daily; the passenger figures for previous years are as shown below. Higashi-Jūjō Station Teikyo University Itabashi campus Tokyo Kasei University Tokyo Seitoku University Tokyo Seitoku College Teikyo University Hospital Teikyo Junior & Senior High School Tokyo Korean Junior & Senior High School Chuo Park JGSDF Camp Jujo Jūjō Station information
Ebisu Station (Tokyo)
Ebisu Station is a railway station in the Ebisu neighborhood of Tokyo's Shibuya ward, operated by East Japan Railway Company and the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro. The station is named after Yebisu Beer, once brewed in an adjacent brewery, and, itself named for the Japanese deity Ebisu. Ebisu is served by the following lines: East Japan Railway Company Yamanote Line Saikyō Line Shōnan-Shinjuku Line Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line The JR East station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks; the melody known as "The Third Man Theme" is played at the platforms just prior to train departures. This melody was used in Ebisu beer TV commercials; the subway station has two side platforms serving two tracks. The station first opened in 1901 as a freight terminal for the neighboring Yebisu Beer factory. Passenger trains began to stop at the station on 30 September 1906; the Tokyo Tamagawa tram line was extended to the station in 1927. In May 1945, the station building burned to the ground amid the bombing of Tokyo.
The subway station opened on 25 March 1964 and the tram service was discontinued in 1967. The Sapporo Brewery at Ebisu and its accompanying rail freight terminal were closed in 1982; the space was used for a "car train" service for several years before being redeveloped as the Ebisu Garden Place high-rise complex. The Saikyo Line was extended to Ebisu in 1996. Through service to the Shonan-Shinjuku Line began in 2001, to the Rinkai Line in 2002. Between 1996 and 2002, Ebisu served as the southern passenger terminus of the Saikyo Line, with Osaki Station being used as a turnaround point but not having passenger platforms connected to the line. Chest-height platform edge doors were introduced on the two Yamanote Line platforms from 26 June 2010, the first time that such doors were installed on a JR line other than the Shinkansen. In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by 133,553 passengers daily, making it the 23rd-busiest station operated by JR East. In fiscal 2013, the Tokyo Metro station was used by an average of 104,738 passengers per day, making it the sixteenth-busiest station operated by Tokyo Metro.
The daily passenger figures for each operator in previous years are as shown below. Note that JR East figures are for boarding passengers only. List of railway stations in Japan JR East Ebisu Station information Tokyo Metro Ebisu Station information