Shinagawa Station

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Coordinates: 35°37′41″N 139°44′21″E / 35.628157°N 139.739099°E / 35.628157; 139.739099

Shinagawa Station
品川駅
Shinagawa Station -01.jpg
Exterior of Shinagawa Station, May 2011
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Minato
Neighborhood etc. 東京都港区高輪3丁目
Postal code 108-0074
(in Japanese) 3 Takanawa
History
Year opened 1872
Rail services
Station number(s) KK01 (Keikyu)
Operator(s) JR East
JR Central
Keikyu
Line(s) Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Tōkaidō Main Line
Yokosuka Line
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Yamanote Line
Keikyu Main Line
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Shinagawa Station (品川駅 Shinagawa-eki?) is a major railway station in Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central), and Keikyu. The Tōkaidō Shinkansen and other trains to the Miura Peninsula, Izu Peninsula, and the Tōkai region pass through here. Despite its name, it is not located in Shinagawa Ward but just to the north in Minato Ward.

This station is just south of a large yard complex consisting of Shinagawa Carriage Sidings, Shinagawa Locomotive Depot, and Tamachi Depot.

Lines[edit]

Shinagawa is served by the following lines:

JR Central[edit]

JR East[edit]

Keikyu[edit]

JR Central announced in 2011 that Shinagawa will be the terminal for the Chūō Shinkansen, which is scheduled to begin service to Nagoya in 2027.

Station layout[edit]

The main JR station concourse is situated above the platforms running east-west across the breadth of the station. A freely traversable walkway divides the station into two sections. The southerly section contains a number of shops and market-style stalls which form the "e-cute" station complex.

Cross-platform interchange between the Yamanote and Keihin-Tōhoku lines is only available from the next station, Tamachi.

The Keikyu platforms are on the western side of the station at a higher level than the JR platforms. Some Keikyu trains terminate at Shinagawa while others continue on to join the Toei Asakusa Line at Sengakuji.

The Shinkansen platforms were opened on October 1, 2003, to relieve congestion at Tokyo Station. Platforms are on the east side of the station.

JR platforms[edit]

1 Yamanote Line for Tokyo, Ueno, and Tabata
2 Yamanote Line for Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro
3 Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Tokyo, Ueno, and Ōmiya
4 Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Kawasaki, Yokohama, Sakuragicho, Isogo, and Ōfuna
5, 6 Tōkaidō Main Line for Tokyo
7, 8 Special platforms for Odawara
9, 10 Special platforms for additional trains and services
11, 12 Tōkaidō Main Line for Hiratsuka, Odawara, Atami, Ito, Izukyu Shimoda, and Shuzenji
13, 14 Yokosuka Line for Tokyo, Funabashi, Chiba, and Narita Airport
Limited express Narita Express for Narita Airport
15 Yokosuka Line for Musashi-Kosugi, Shin-Kawasaki, Yokohama, Ōfuna, and Kurihama
  • As of May 2010, Platform 10 is out of use as the track has been removed.[1]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōkaidō Line
Shimbashi   Commuter Rapid   Ōfuna
Shimbashi   Rapid   Kawasaki
Shimbashi   Local   Kawasaki
Yokosuka Line
Tokyo   Narita Express   Musashi-Kosugi
Shimbashi - Nishi-Ōi
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Tamachi   Rapid   Ōimachi
Tamachi   Local   Ōimachi
Yamanote Line
Tamachi - Ōsaki

Shinkansen platforms[edit]

21, 22 Tōkaidō Shinkansen for Tokyo
23, 24 Tōkaidō Shinkansen for Nagoya, Shin-Osaka, and Hakata

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Tokyo   Nozomi   Shin-Yokohama
Tokyo   Hikari   Shin-Yokohama
Tokyo   Kodama   Shin-Yokohama

Keikyu platforms[edit]

1 Keikyū Main Line for Keikyū Kawasaki, Keikyū Kamata, Yokohama, Uraga
Keikyū Airport Line for Haneda Airport
Keikyū Kurihama Line for Miurakaigan
2 Keikyū Main Line for Sengakuji
Toei Asakusa Line for Shimbashi, Nihombashi, and Asakusa
Keisei Railway lines for Narita Airport
Hokusō Railway for Imba-Nihon-Idai
3 Keikyū Main Line for Keikyū Kurihama and Misakiguchi (Keikyu Wing)
Keikyū Main Line for Kita-Shinagawa, Samezu (local trains in mornings only)

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keikyu Main Line
Terminus Keikyu Wing Kami-Ōoka
Sengakuji   Airport Ltd. Express   Haneda Airport International Terminal
Sengakuji   Ltd. Express (green)   Keikyū Kamata
Sengakuji   Ltd. Express (red)   Aomono-Yokochō
Sengakuji   Airport Express   Aomono-Yokochō
Sengakuji   Local   Kita-Shinagawa

History[edit]

Shinagawa Station in the late 19th century, with the Tokyo Bay shore visible immediately next to the station
Shinagawa Station around 1897

Shinagawa is one of Japan's oldest stations, opened on June 12, 1872, when the service between Shinagawa and Yokohama provisionally started, four months before the inauguration of "Japan's first railway" between Shimbashi and Yokohama through Shinagawa on October 14, 1872. This line is a part of the Tōkaidō Main Line. Nothing remains of the original structure.

Later on March 1, 1885, the Yamanote Line started operation. Takanawa station of the Keikyu Line (then Keihin Railway Line) opened on March 11, 1924 across the street from Shinagawa station. Takanawa station was renamed Shinagawa station and moved to the current site on April 1, 1933.

The station concourse on the eastern side of the station (located above the platforms) was extensively redeveloped in 2003 in connection with the construction of the Shinkansen platforms and also to improve access to the new commercial development "Shinagawa Intercity".

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 335,661 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the sixth-busiest station operated by JR East.[2]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 253,575[3]
2005 302,862[4]
2010 321,711[5]
2011 323,893[6]
2012 329,679[7]
2013 335,661[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

West side (Takanawa Exit)[edit]

East side (Konan Exit)[edit]

Bus services[edit]

Services are provided by Toei Bus, Tokyu Bus, Keikyu Bus, Airport Transport Service, and others.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kasai, Tōru (May 18, 2010). 品川駅で10番線などのレールが撤去される [Rails of Platform 10 removed at Shinagawa Station] (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 

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