Okachimachi Station

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Coordinates: 35°42′26″N 139°46′29″E / 35.707327°N 139.774847°E / 35.707327; 139.774847

Okachimachi Station
御徒町駅
Okachimachi-station-2005-06.jpg
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Taitō
Neighborhood etc. 5 Ueno
(in Japanese) 東京都台東区上野5丁目
History
Year opened 1925
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line
Statistics 68,402 passengers/day (FY2011)

Okachimachi Station (御徒町駅 Okachimachi-eki?) is a railway station in Taito, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]

Lines[edit]

Okachimachi Station is served by the circular Yamanote Line and also the Keihin-Tohoku Line. Although not physically connected, Naka-Okachimachi on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Ueno-hirokōji on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, and Ueno-okachimachi on the Toei Oedo Line are within walking distance of Okachimachi and marked as interchanges on route maps.

Station layout[edit]

The station is on a raised viaduct running in a roughly north-south direction. There are two exits, the north exit (北口?) and south exit (南口?).[2] Both exits have ticket vending machines and toilets; however, the north exit has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office and escalators to the platforms. Luggage lockers are available at the south exit.[2]

Platforms[edit]

The station has two island platforms with two tracks on either side of each platform. Platforms 1 and 4 (the outermost tracks) serve the Keihin-Tohoku Line, while platforms 2 and 3 (the inner tracks) are used for Yamanote Line trains.[2] This platform arrangement allows for easy cross-platform interchanges so that passengers may transfer between lines in the same direction by walking across the platform. East of the platforms lie tracks belonging to the Tohoku Main Line formerly running to Tokyo Station but which are now used to stable trains terminating at Ueno Station.


1 Keihin-Tohoku Line for Tokyo, Yokohama, and Ōfuna
2 Yamanote Line for Tokyo and Shinagawa
3 Yamanote Line for Ueno and Ikebukuro
4 Keihin-Tohoku Line for Ueno, Akabane, and Ōmiya

The Yamanote Line platforms are equipped with waist-high platform edge doors, installed in March 2014.[3]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Yamanote Line
Akihabara - Ueno
Keihin-Tohoku Line
Rapid: no stop
Akihabara   Local   Ueno

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 November 1925.[1] Waist-high platform edge doors were installed on the Yamanote Line platforms in March 2014, scheduled to be brought into operation from 10 May.[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 68,402 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

Okachimachi Station is in the centre of a busy commercial district stretching southwards from Ueno Station. Particularly well-known is Ameya-Yokochō ("Ameyoko"), a busy shopping street dominated by small market-style stalls selling a wide variety of wares. Ameyoko runs parallel to the railway line and includes a large market under the railway tracks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "各駅情報(御徒町駅)" [Station Information (Okachimachi Station)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Okachimachi station layout JR East Retrieved 2009-01-11
  3. ^ a b "御徒町駅山手線ホームに可動式ホーム柵設置" [Platform edge doors installed on Yamanote Line platforms at Okachimachi Station]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 23 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度)" [FY2011 Station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 

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