Akabane Station

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Akabane Station

赤羽駅
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Akabane Station east exit, May 2010
Location1 Akabane, Kita, Tokyo
(東京都北区赤羽1丁目)
Japan
Operated byJR logo (east).svgJR East
Line(s)
Connections
  • Bus terminal
History
Opened1885
Passengers
FY201389,742 daily
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Higashi-Jūjō
JK37
toward Yokohama
Keihin–Tōhoku Line
  Rapid
Local
Kawaguchi
JK39
toward Ōmiya
Ueno
UENJU02
toward Tokyo
Utsunomiya / Takasaki Lines
Rapid Rabbit & Urban
Urawa
URWJU05
Oku
JU03
toward Tokyo
Utsunomiya / Takasaki Lines
Local
Urawa
URWJU05
toward Kuroiso or Maebashi
Ikebukuro
IKBJS21
toward Odawara or Zushi
Shōnan–Shinjuku Line
  Special Rapid
  Rapid
  Local
Urawa
URWJS23
toward Takasaki or Maebashi
Jūjō
JA14
toward Ōsaki
Saikyō Line
  Commuter Rapid
Musashi-Urawa
JA21
toward Ōmiya
Saikyō Line
  Rapid
Toda-Kōen
JA18
toward Ōmiya
Saikyō Line
Local
Kita-Akabane
JA16
toward Ōmiya

Akabane Station (赤羽駅, Akabane-eki) is a railway station in Kita, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]

Lines[edit]

Akabane Station is served by the following lines.[2]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of four elevated island platforms serving eight tracks. The tracks of the Tōhoku Shinkansen also cross this station, above the Saikyō Line platforms.[2]

The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office and a "View Plaza" travel agency.[1]

Platforms[edit]

Akabane Station west exit, May 2010
View from platform 1/2
1 JK Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Ueno, Tokyo, Yokohama and Ofuna
2 JK Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Urawa and Ōmiya
3 JU Utsunomiya Line for Ueno
JU Ueno-Tokyo Line for Tokyo, Yokohama, and Atami
JU Takasaki Line for Ueno
JU Ueno-Tokyo Line for Tokyo, Yokohama, and Atami
4 JU Utsunomiya Line for Ōmiya, Oyama, and Utsunomiya
JU Takasaki Line for Ōmiya, Kumagaya, and Takasaki
5 JS Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Yokohama and Ofuna
JO Yokosuka Line for Zushi
JT Tokaido Line for Odawara
6 JS Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Ōmiya
JU Takasaki Line for Takasaki
JU Utsunomiya Line for Utsunomiya
7 JA Saikyō Line for Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, and Ōsaki
R Rinkai Line for Shin-Kiba
Sotetsu line symbol.svg Sotetsu Line for Hazawa yokohama-kokudai and Ebina
8 JA Saikyō Line for Musashi-Urawa, Ōmiya
Kawagoe Line for Kawagoe
A Saikyo Line 205 series EMU at Akabane Station, March 2008

History[edit]

Akabane Station opened on 1 March 1885.[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 89,742 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 47th-busiest station operated by JR East.[3] The passenger figures for previous years (boarding passengers only) are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 82,041[4]
2005 86,459[5]
2010 86,869[6]
2011 87,346[7]
2012 88,140[8]
2013 89,742[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

West side of the station, May 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 各駅情報(赤羽駅) [Station Information: Akabane Station] (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Kawashima, Ryozo (March 2011). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第12巻 東京都心北部 [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 12 Northern Central Tokyo]. Japan: Kodansha. pp. 18–51. ISBN 978-4-06-270072-6.
  3. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 6 May 2001. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Archived from the original on 7 October 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°46′41″N 139°43′15″E / 35.77806°N 139.72083°E / 35.77806; 139.72083