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Minami-Senju Station

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JJ04 H21
Minami-Senju Station

南千住駅
The station buildings from all three lines seen at the same time, 2019
Location4 Minami-senju, Arakawa, Tokyo
(東京都荒川区南千住4丁目)
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
Other information
Station codeH-21, JJ-04, 04
History
Opened1896
Services
Preceding station
JR East
Following station
Mikawashima
JJ03
towards Shinagawa
Jōban Line
Local-Futsuu
Kita-Senju
JJ05
towards Sendai
Jōban Line
Rapid
Kita-Senju
JJ05
towards Toride
Preceding station
Met. Intercity Railway
Following station
Asakusa
(TX03)
towards Akihabara
Tsukuba Express
Rapid
Commuter-Rapid
Semi-Rapid
Local
Kita-Senju
(TX05)
towards Tsukuba
Preceding station Tokyo Metro logo.svg Tokyo Metro Following station
Minowa
H20
towards Naka-meguro
Hibiya Line Kita-Senju
H22
Terminus

Minami-Senju Station (南千住駅, Minami-Senju-eki, "South Senju Station") is a railway station in Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Tokyo Metro, and the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company. The stations for each of these lines are located in separate buildings, necessitating crossing a road to reach each station's ticket exchange.

Lines

Minami-Senju Station is served by the following lines.

Station layout

JR East

One elevated island platform serving two tracks.

1  Jōban Line (Rapid) for Matsudo, Kashiwa, Abiko, Toride, Narita, Tsuchiura, Ishioka, and Mito
2  Jōban Line (Rapid) for Nippori and Ueno
JU Ueno-Tokyo Line for Tokyo and Shinagawa
  • Jōban Line ticket gates
    Jōban Line ticket gates
  • Jōban Line platforms, 2019
    Jōban Line platforms, 2019

Tokyo Metro

Two elevated side platforms serving two tracks.

1 H Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for Ueno, Ginza, and Naka-Meguro
2 H Hibiya Line for Kita-Senju
TS Tobu Skytree Line for Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen
TN Tobu Nikko Line for Minami-Kurihashi
  • Hibiya Line ticket gate, 2019
    Hibiya Line ticket gate, 2019
  • Hibiya Line platforms, 2019
    Hibiya Line platforms, 2019

Metropolitan Intercity Railway

Two underground side platforms serving two tracks.

1
 Tsukuba Express
for Minami-Nagareyama, Moriya, and Tsukuba
2
 Tsukuba Express
for Akihabara
  • Tsukuba Express ticket gates, 2019
    Tsukuba Express ticket gates, 2019
  • Tsukuba Express platforms, 2008
    Tsukuba Express platforms, 2008

History

The Jōban Line station opened on 25 December 1896.

The Hibiya Line station opened on 28 March 1961.[1]

The Tsukuba Express station opened on 24 August 2005.

Surrounding area

During the period between 1650 and 1873, the area was the location of the Kozukappara execution grounds. Between 100,000 and 200,000 people died here during the Tokugawa period. Near the south exit of the Tokyo Metro station, a small temple and burial ground commemorates this. Part of the burial grounds currently lie beneath the Hibiya Line tracks.[citation needed]

There are many cheap hotels in the area.[citation needed]

Other locations of note include:

References

  1. ^ 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. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.

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Coordinates: 35°44′00″N 139°47′57″E / 35.7332°N 139.7993°E / 35.7332; 139.7993

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