Ōsaki Station

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Ōsaki Station
大崎駅
TWR 70-050 Osaki 20021228 (1).JPG
TWR 70-000 series EMU at Ōsaki Station, December 2002
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Shinagawa
Neighborhood etc. 1-21-4 Ōsaki
Postal code 141-0032
(in Japanese) 東京都品川区大崎1-21-4
History
Year opened 1901
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
TWR
Line(s) Saikyō Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line, Yamanote Line
Rinkai Line
Statistics 143,397 passengers/day (JR East, FY2013)

Ōsaki Station (大崎駅 Ōsaki-eki?) is a railway station in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan, jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit (TWR).[1][2]

Lines[edit]

Ōsaki Station is served by the following JR East lines.

It also forms the northern starting point of the TWR Rinkai Line to Shin-Kiba. Most Saikyō Line trains operate through to Shin-Kiba on the Rinkai Line.

Station layout[edit]

The station has four island platforms serving eight tracks. Platforms 1 to 4 are for the Yamanote Line, and 5 to 8 are shared by the Saikyō Line, the Shōnan-Shinjuku Line, and the Rinkai Line.

It is one of the stations where trains on the Yamanote Line loop are put into and taken out of service. Therefore, it has four tracks (two in each direction) for that line so as not to interfere with continuing trains (trains go several rounds before being taken out).

Waist-high platform edge doors were introduced on the Yamanote Line platforms from 22 December 2012.[3]

Platforms[edit]

1-2 Yamanote Line Anti-clockwise for Shinagawa and Tokyo
3-4 Yamanote Line Clockwise for Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro
5 Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Yokohama, Ōfuna, Odawara, and Zushi
Rinkai Line for Tokyo Teleport and Shin-Kiba
6-7 Saikyō Line for Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya and Kawagoe
Rinkai Line for Tokyo Teleport and Shin-Kiba
8 Saikyō Line for Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya and Kawagoe
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ōmiya, Takasaki and Utsunomiya
Track layout around Ōsaki Station[4]
Tōkaidō Main Line (Hinkaku Line) to Yokohama
Rinkai Line
to Shin-Kiba
Rail Tracks map Osaki Station.svg Yamanote Line
to Ikebukuro
Yamanote Line to Shinagawa
Tōkaidō Main Line (Hinkaku Line) to Shinagawa

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Yamanote Line
Gotanda - Shinagawa
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Shibuya   Special Rapid   Musashi-Kosugi
Ebisu   Rapid   Musashi-Kosugi
Ebisu   Local   Nishi-Oi
Saikyō Line
Through to Rinkai Line   Commuter rapid   Ebisu
Through to Rinkai Line   Rapid   Ebisu
Through to Rinkai Line   Local   Ebisu
TWR Rinkai Line
Ōimachi - Terminus

History[edit]

The station opened on February 25, 1901 as a station of Nippon Railway, which was nationalized in 1906. After serving the Yamanote Line for a century, on December 1, 2002 new platforms for the Saikyō Line, the Rinkai Line and the Shōnan-Shinjuku Line opened on the west side of the station.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 143,397 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the eighteenth-busiest station operated by JR East.[5] In fiscal 2013, the TWR station was used by an average of 58,041 people daily (boarding passengers only), making it the busiest station operated by TWR.[6]

The average boarding passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year JR East TWR
2000 57,101[7]
2005 93,709[8]
2010 126,436[9]
2011 127,838[10] 49,835[6]
2012 138,311[11] 55,666[6]
2013 143,397[5] 58,041[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "各駅情報(大崎駅)" [Station Information: Ōsaki Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "りんかい線 大崎駅" [Rinkai Line: Ōsaki Station] (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Inc. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "山手線大崎駅で可動式ホーム柵の使用開始" [Platform edge doors introduced at Yamanote Line Osaki Station]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "短絡線ミステリー7" [Spur Line Mysteries 7]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese) (Koyusha Co., Ltd.) (513): p.21. January 2004. 
  5. ^ 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 2 September 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d "りんかい線について" [Rinkai Line FAQ] (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Inc. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°37′11″N 139°43′43″E / 35.6197°N 139.72855°E / 35.6197; 139.72855