This station is elevated with a four-track line running. You can also take the JR Sobu and Tozai Subway Line from here. To our regret as residents of Asagaya, neither the special rapid trains nor the rapid trains on Saturdays and Sundays stop at Asagaya. We once did a signature-collecting-campaign hoping the rapid trains would stop at Asagaya on Saturdays and Sundays as well. But in vain. Some say that it cannot be helped because the increasing number of people commute from distant places.|
Before Asagaya Sta. was built, the station next to Nakano was Ogikubo. At first the Transportation Ministry thought of building one station between Nakano and Ogikubo. However, as residents around here asked eagerly that two stations between them were built, both Koenji and Asagaya were built in 1922. As a result, the distances between Nakano and Koenji, Koenji and Asagaya, and Asagaya and Ogikubo are 1.4 km, 1.2 km, and 1.4 km.
As you can see, the distance between Koenji and Asagaya is shorter than others.