Akabane Station

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Akabane Station

赤羽駅
Akabane-Sta-East.JPG
Akabane Station east exit, May 2010
Location 1 Akabane, Kita, Tokyo
(東京都北区赤羽1丁目)
Japan
Operated by JR logo (east).svgJR East
Line(s)
Connections
  • Bus terminal
History
Opened 1885
Traffic
Passengers (FY2013) 89,742 daily

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 5/6, May 2010
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
8 JA Saikyō Line for Musashi-Urawa, Ōmiya
Kawagoe Line for Kawagoe

Adjacent stations[edit]

A Saikyo Line 205 series EMU at Akabane Station, March 2008
Information display at Akabane Station
Service
Keihin-Tōhoku Line JK38
Higashi-Jūjō JK37   Rapid   Kawaguchi JK39
Higashi-Jūjō JK37   Local   Kawaguchi JK39
Utsunomiya Line JU04
Takasaki Line JU04
Oku JU03   Commuter Rapid   Urawa
URWJU05
Ueno
UENJU02
  Rapid
RabbitUrban
  Urawa
URWJU05
Oku JU03   Local   Urawa
URWJU05
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line JS22
Ikebukuro
IKBJS21
  Special rapid   Urawa
URWJS23
Ikebukuro
IKBJS21
  Rapid   Urawa
URWJS23
Ikebukuro
IKBJS21
  Local   Urawa
URWJS23
Saikyō Line JA15
Jūjō JA14   Commuter rapid   Musashi-Urawa JA21
Jūjō JA14   Rapid   Toda-Kōen JA18
Jūjō JA14   Local   Kita-Akabane JA16

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