Ebisu Station (Tokyo)
|Statue outside Ebisu station|
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ebisu Station (恵比寿駅 Ebisu-eki?) is a railway station located in the Ebisu neighborhood of Tokyo's Shibuya ward. The station is named after Yebisu Beer, which was once brewed in an adjacent brewery, and which is itself named for the Japanese deity Ebisu.
Ebisu is served by the following lines:
- East Japan Railway Company (JR East)
- Tokyo Metro
|JR station entrance, August 2008|
|Neighborhood etc.||1 Ebisu Minami|
Two island platforms serve four tracks.
|Shibuya ・ Shinjuku ・ Ikebukuro|
|Shinagawa ・ Tokyo ・ Ueno|
|3||■Saikyō Line||Shinjuku ・ Ikebukuro ・ Akabane ・ Ōmiya|
(through service for Utsunomiya Line)
|Ōmiya ・ Oyama ・ Utsunomiya|
(through service for Takasaki Line)
|Ōmiya ・ Kumagaya ・ Takasaki ・ Maebashi|
|4||■Saikyō Line||Ōsaki ・(Rinkai Line) Shin-Kiba|
(through service for Tōkaidō Main Line)
|Yokohama ・ Ōfuna ・ Hiratsuka ・ Odawara|
(through service for Yokosuka Line)
|Yokosuka ・ Ōfuna ・ Kamakura ・ Zushi|
The melody known as "The Third Man Theme" (or as the "Ebisu Theme" in Japan) is played at the platforms just prior to train departures. This melody was used in Ebisu beer TV commercials.
Tokyo Metro station
|Ebisu subway station entrance, August 2008|
|Neighborhood etc.||1-5-5 Ebisu Minami|
Two side platforms serve two tracks.
|1||○Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line||for Naka-Meguro|
|2||○Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line||for Roppongi, Ginza, Ueno, and Kita-senju
Tobu Skytree Line for Kuki, and Minami-Kurihashi
|Special Rapid: no stop|
|Hibiya Line (H-02)|
|Naka-Meguro (H-01)||-||Hiroo (H-03)|
The station first opened in 1901 as a freight terminal for the neighboring Yebisu Beer factory. Passenger trains began to stop at the station on 30 September 1906. The Tokyo Tamagawa tram line was extended to the station in 1927. In May 1945, the station building burned to the ground amid the bombing of Tokyo.
The subway station opened on 25 March 1964 and the tram service was discontinued in 1967.
The Sapporo Brewery at Ebisu and its accompanying rail freight terminal were closed in 1982. The space was used for a "car train" service for several years before being redeveloped as the Ebisu Garden Place high-rise complex.
The Saikyo Line was extended to Ebisu in 1996. Through service to the Shonan-Shinjuku Line began in 2001, and to the Rinkai Line in 2002. Between 1996 and 2002, Ebisu served as the southern passenger terminus of the Saikyo Line, with Osaki Station being used as a turnaround point but not having passenger platforms connected to the line.
Old TRTA logo above station entrance, March 2004
- JR East /info.aspx?StationCd=290 JR East Ebisu Station information Retrieved 4 March 2010. (Japanese)
- Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 (Databook: Japan's Private Railways). Japan: Neko Publishing. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.
- JR East press release: "山手線恵比寿駅、目黒駅のホームドア使用開始日について" (Introduction of platform doors at Yamanote Line Ebisu and Meguro Stations) (4 March 2010). Retrieved 4 March 2010. (Japanese)
- "山手線恵比寿駅でホーム可動柵の使用を開始 (Platform doors enter operation at Yamanote Line Ebisu Station)". Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Koyusha Co., Ltd. 27 June 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
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