Akabane Station

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Akabane Station
Akabane Station east exit, May 2010
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Kita
Neighborhood etc. 1 Akabane
Postal code 115-0045
(in Japanese) 東京都北区赤羽1丁目
Year opened 1885
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Tōhoku Main Line
Takasaki Line
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Saikyō Line
Statistics 87,346 passengers/day (FY2011)
Aiga bus inv.svg 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]


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

Station layout[edit]

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]


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
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[edit]

A Saikyo Line 205 series EMU at Akabane Station, March 2008
« Service »
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Higashi-Jūjō   Rapid   Kawaguchi
Higashi-Jūjō   Local   Kawaguchi
Utsunomiya Line
Takasaki 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


Akabane Station opened on 1 March 1885.[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 87,346 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 82,041[4]
2005 86,459[5]
2010 86,869[6]
2011 87,346[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

West side of the station, May 2010


  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. ISBN 978-4-06-270072-6. 
  3. ^ a b "各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  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. 

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Coordinates: 35°46′41″N 139°43′15″E / 35.77806°N 139.72083°E / 35.77806; 139.72083