Ginza Station

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This article is about the Tokyo Metro station. For the Hong Kong MTR Light Rail station in Hong Kong, see Ginza Stop.
Ginza Station
銀座駅
GinzaEkiStairSanai2.jpg
Station entrance at Ginza main intersection with Sanai Building
Location 4-1-2 Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo
(東京都中央区銀座4-1-2)
Japan
Operated by Tokyo Metro
Line(s)
Other information
Station code G-09, M-16, H-08
History
Opened 1934
Traffic
Passengers (FY2011) 241,513 daily
Location
Ginza Station is located in Japan
Ginza Station
Ginza Station
Location within Japan
Station entrance at Sukiyabashi with Sony Building

Ginza Station (銀座駅 Ginza-eki?) is a subway station in Chūō, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro. It serves the Ginza commercial district, and is the fourth-busiest Tokyo Metro station after Ikebukuro, Kita-senju, and Ōtemachi.[citation needed]

Lines[edit]

Ginza Station is served by the following three Tokyo Metro lines.

Station layout[edit]

Each line has an island platform serving two tracks. The Ginza and Marunouchi Line platforms are located separately on the 2nd basement (B2F) level, while the Hibiya Line platforms are located on the 3rd basement (B3F) level.

Platforms[edit]

1  Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Akasaka-mitsuke, Omotesandō, and Shibuya
2  Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Nihombashi, Ueno, and Asakusa
3  Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line for Yotsuya, Shinjuku, Ogikubo, and Nakano-fujimicho
4  Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line for Ōtemachi, Kōrakuen, and Ikebukuro
5  Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for Roppongi and Naka-Meguro
6  Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for Ueno, Kita-Senju
Tobu Skytree Line (TS) symbol.svg Tobu Skytree Line for Kuki and Minami-Kurihashi

The song "The Love Story of Ginza" (銀座の恋の物語 Ginza no Koi no Monogatari?) by Yujiro Ishihara and Junko Makimura is to be used as the departure melody on the Hibiya Line platforms from spring 2016.[1]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G-09)
Shimbashi (G-08) - Kyōbashi (G-10)
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (H-08)
Hibiya (H-07) - Higashi-Ginza (H-09)
Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M-16)
Kasumigaseki (M-15) - Tokyo (M-17)

History[edit]

Ginza Station opened on the Ginza Line on 3 March 1934.[2] The Marunouchi Line began service to Ginza on 15 December 1957,[2] and the Hibiya Line platforms opened on 29 August 1964.[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 241,513 passengers daily.[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

An underground passage connects with the following stations, allowing transfer on foot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 日比谷線 秋葉原駅・銀座駅、千代田線 乃木坂駅 発車メロディ導入曲決定! [Departure melodies to be introduced at Hibiya Line Akihabara and Ginza Stations and Chiyoda Line Nogizaka Station]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Metro. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 214–215. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°40′16″N 139°45′54″E / 35.67123°N 139.76500°E / 35.67123; 139.76500