Mejiro Station

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Coordinates: 35°43′16″N 139°42′25″E / 35.720995°N 139.706880°E / 35.720995; 139.706880

Mejiro Station
目白駅
Mejirostation-exit-nov15-2014.jpg
Mejiro Station in November 2014
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Toshima
Neighborhood etc. 3 Mejiro
(in Japanese) 東京都豊島区目白三丁目
History
Year opened 1885
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Yamanote Line
Statistics 37,684 passengers/day (FY2012)
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station

Mejiro Station (目白駅 Mejiro-eki?), is a railway station on the Yamanote Line in Toshima, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Mejiro Station is served by the circular Yamanote Line.

Station layout[edit]

Mejiro Station has one island platform serving two tracks. The station building is located above the tracks, and accessibility to and from the platforms is provided by escalators as well as lifts. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. There are several small shops and a bakery/cafe within the station.

Platform edge doors were installed and brought into use from 9 November 2013.[1]

Platforms[edit]

1 Yamanote Line for Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Shinagawa
2 Yamanote Line for Ikebukuro, Ueno, and Tokyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Yamanote Line
Takadanobaba - Ikebukuro

History[edit]

The station opened on March 16, 1885.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 37,684 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 39,505[3]
2005 39,065[4]
2010 37,568[5]
2011 37,355[6]
2012 37,684[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

Mejiro is one of the Yamanote Line's smaller stations, situated between bustling Ikebukuro and relatively quiet Takadanobaba.

Mejiro Station has only a single exit. The ticket gate emerges onto Mejiro-dori with the co-ed campus of Gakushuin University and the Mejiro Elementary School to the right, and to the left a busy row of shops and restaurants. Just off Mejiro-dori, the wealthy area becomes residential and quite peaceful. The streets to the west, away from the Yamanote loop, feature a mix of typical apartment buildings spanning a few decades, and some very opulent designer houses with luxury vehicles in their garages.

By looking straight ahead from Mejiro Station's main exit, one can see well into the distance toward Ikebukuro's monument-like garbage processing center and the towering Sunshine 60 building.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 山手線目白駅で可動式ホーム柵の使用開始 [Platform edge doors brought into use at Mejiro Station on Yamanote Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 10 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 

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