Akabane Station

Akabane Station

Akabane Station
赤羽駅
Akabane Station east exit, May 2010
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Kita
Neighborhood 1 Akabane
Postal code 115-0045
Address in Japanese 東京都北区赤羽1丁目
History
Opened 1885
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Tōhoku Main Line
Takasaki Line
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Saikyō Line
Statistics 89,742 passengers/day (FY2013)
Medium bus terminal at this station

Akabane Station (赤羽駅 Akabane-eki) is a railway station in Kita, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]

Contents

  • Lines 1
  • Station layout 2
    • Platforms 2.1
  • Adjacent stations 3
  • History 4
  • Passenger statistics 5
  • Surrounding area 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Lines

Akabane Station is served by the following lines.[2]

Station layout

The station consists of four elevated island platforms serving eight tracks. The tracks of the Tōhoku Shinkansen also cross this station, above the Saikyō Line platforms.[2]

The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office and a "View Plaza" travel agency.[1]

Platforms

Akabane Station west exit, May 2010
View from platform 5/6, May 2010
1  Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Ueno, Tokyo, and Ofuna
2  Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Ōmiya
3  Utsunomiya Line for Ueno
 Takasaki Line for Ueno
 Ueno-Tokyo Line for Tokyo, Yokohama, and Atami
4  Utsunomiya Line for Ōmiya, Oyama, and Utsunomiya
 Takasaki Line for Ōmiya and Takasaki
5  Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, and Yokohama
6  Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Ōmiya, Takasaki, and Utsunomiya
7  Saikyō Line for Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, and Ōsaki
Rinkai Line for Shin-Kiba
8  Saikyō Line for Musashi-Urawa, Ōmiya, and Kawagoe

Adjacent stations

A Saikyo Line 205 series EMU at Akabane Station, March 2008
Information display at Akabane Station
« Service »
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Higashi-Jūjō   Rapid   Kawaguchi
Higashi-Jūjō   Local   Kawaguchi
Utsunomiya Line
Takasaki Line
Ueno-Tokyo Line
Ueno   Rapid   Urawa
Oku   Commuter rapid   Urawa
Oku   Local   Urawa
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Ikebukuro   Special rapid   Urawa
Ikebukuro   Rapid   Urawa
Ikebukuro   Local   Urawa
Saikyō Line
Jūjō   Commuter rapid   Musashi-Urawa
Jūjō   Rapid   Toda-Kōen
Jūjō   Local   Kita-Akabane

History

Akabane Station opened on 1 March 1885.[2]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 89,742 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 47th-busiest station operated by JR East.[3] The passenger figures for previous years (boarding passengers only) are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 82,041[4]
2005 86,459[5]
2010 86,869[6]
2011 87,346[7]
2012 88,140[8]
2013 89,742[3]

Surrounding area

West side of the station, May 2010

References

  1. ^ a b 各駅情報(赤羽駅) [Station Information: Akabane Station] (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Kawashima, Ryozo (March 2011). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第12巻 東京都心北部 [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 12 Northern Central Tokyo]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 18-51.  
  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 24 September 2014. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

External links

  • Akabane Station information (JR East) (Japanese)