Iidabashi Station

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Iidabashi Station
Iidabashi Station Ōedo Line platforms
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Chiyoda
Year opened 1928
Rail services
Station number(s) E-06, N-10, T-06, Y-13
Operator(s) JR East
Tokyo Metro
Line(s) Chūō-Sōbu Line
Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line
Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line
Tokyo Metro Namboku Line
Toei Ōedo Line

Iidabashi Station (飯田橋駅 Iidabashi-eki?) is a major interchange railway station which straddles Tokyo's Chiyoda, Shinjuku and Bunkyō wards. It was originally built as Iidamachi Station (albeit in a slightly different location), terminus of the then Kobu railway, precursor to today's Chūō Line. The Ōedo Line addition to the station in 2000 was designed by architect Makoto Sei Watanabe.[citation needed]


Iidabashi Station is served by the following above-ground and subway lines.

Above ground[edit]

Subway lines[edit]

Station layout[edit]

JR station name sign

The JR East station has one island platform, serving the up and down local lines; there is no platform for the parallel rapid double track (for longer-distance commuter and express Chūō Line trains). The station is located on the inside of the Outer Moat. It is elevated over Mejiro-dori, a major thoroughfare from the imperial palace towards Ikebukuro.

JR East[edit]

1 Chūō-Sōbu Line for Ochanomizu, Akihabara, and Chiba
2 Chūō-Sōbu Line forYotsuya, Shinjuku, Nakano, and Mitaka

Tokyo Metro[edit]

1 Tokyo Metro Tozai Line for Ōtemachi, Nishi-Funabashi, Tsudanuma, and Tōyō-Katsutadai
2 Tokyo Metro Tozai Line for Takadanobaba, Nakano, and Mitaka
3 Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line for Nagatachō, Yūrakuchō, Toyosu, and Shin-Kiba
4 Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line for Ikebukuro, Kotake-Mukaihara, Wakōshi, Shinrinkōen, and Hannō
5 Tokyo Metro Namboku Line for Komagome, Ōji, Akabane-Iwabuchi, and Urawa Misono
6 Tokyo Metro Namboku Line for Tameike-Sannō, Shirokane-Takanawa, Meguro, and Hiyoshi


1 Toei Oedo Line for Tochōmae
2 Toei Oedo Line for Ryōgoku and Daimon

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Chūō-Sōbu Line
Ichigaya Local Suidōbashi
Tokyo Metro Tozai Line (T-06)
Kagurazaka (T-05) Kudanshita (T-07)
Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line (Y-13)
Edogawabashi (Y-12) Ichigaya(Y-14)
Tokyo Metro Namboku Line (N-10)
Ichigaya (N-09) Kōrakuen (N-11)
Toei Oedo Line (E-06)
Ushigome-kagurazaka (E-05) Kasuga (E-07)


The present-day JR East station opened on 15 November 1928.[1]

Future developments[edit]

The JR East platforms are scheduled to be moved and rebuilt a distance of approximately 200 m along the line toward Shinjuku to eliminate the gaps between trains and platforms on the sharply curved (300 m radius) section of track.[2][3]

Surrounding area[edit]

Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden can be reached by walking from this station.


  1. ^ "各駅情報(飯田橋駅)" [Station Information (Iidabashi Station)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "JR East to move Iidabashi Station by 200 meters to reduce safety risks". The Japan Times Online. Japan: The Japan Times Ltd. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "JR中央線飯田橋駅ホームにおける抜本的な安全対策の着手について" [Start on major safety improvements on JR Chuo Line Iidabashi Station platforms] (pdf). News release (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 

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Coordinates: 35°42′07″N 139°44′42″E / 35.70194°N 139.74500°E / 35.70194; 139.74500