Keikyū Kamata Station

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Keikyu Kamata Station

京急蒲田駅
Keikyu Kamata station east 20130323.jpg
The south-east side of the station, March 2013
Location 4-50-10 Kamata, Ōta, Tokyo
(大田区蒲田4-50-10)
Japan
Operated by Keikyu
Line(s)
Other information
Station code KK11
History
Opened 1901
Previous names Kamata; Keihin Kamata (until 1987)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2005[1]) 45,428 daily

Keikyu Kamata Station (京急蒲田駅 Keikyū Kamata-eki?), is a railway station in Ōta, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the private railway company Keikyu.

Lines[edit]

Keikyu Kamata Station is served by the Keikyu Main Line and Keikyu Airport Line.

Station layout[edit]

As of 21 October 2012, the station structure has three levels. Up trains (to Shinagawa and Haneda Airport) depart from the second level, down trains (to Yokohama and Misakiguchi) and Haneda Airport depart from the third level.

Platforms[edit]

The 3rd floor consists of one large platform serving three tracks in a unique configuration.

3rd floor[edit]

1  Keikyu Main Line for Yokohama
 Keikyu Airport Line for Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal (From Shinagawa)
2  Keikyu Main Line for Yokohama
3  Keikyu Main Line for Yokohama and Misakiguchi

2nd floor[edit]

4  Keikyu Main Line for Shinagawa, Shimbashi, and Oshiage
 Keikyu Airport Line for Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal (From Shin-Zushi and Yokohama)
5  Keikyu Main Line for Shinagawa
6  Keikyu Main Line for Shinagawa, Shimbashi, and Oshiage

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keikyu Main Line
Keikyu Wing: Does not stop at this station
Morning Wing: Does not stop at this station
Airport Limited Express: Does not stop at this station
Shinagawa   Limited Express   Keikyu Kawasaki
Heiwajima   Limited Express
(from Shinagawa)
  Keikyu Kawasaki
Kōjiya
(Airport Line)
  Limited Express
(from Haneda Airport)
  Keikyu Kawasaki
Heiwajima
Keikyu Kawasaki
  Airport Express   Kōjiya
(Airport Line)
Umeyashiki   Local   Zōshiki
Keikyu Airport Line
Airport Limited Express: Does not stop at this station
Shinagawa
(Main Line)
Keikyu Kawasaki
(Main Line)
  Limited Express   Haneda Airport International Terminal
Keikyu Kawasaki
(Main Line)
  Limited Express   Kōjiya
Heiwajima
(Main Line)
Keikyu Kawasaki
(Main Line)
  Airport Express   Kōjiya
Umeyashiki
(Main Line)
Zōshiki
(Main Line)
  Local   Kōjiya

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 February 1901 as Kamata Station (蒲田駅?).[2] The Airport Line (then called the Haneda Branch Line) was opened in 1902. Kamata Station was renamed Keihin Kamata Station (京浜蒲田駅?) in November 1925, and again renamed Keikyū Kamata Station, the present name, on 1 June 1987.[2]

The station was rebuilt over a period of 12 years from December 2000 to October 2012 with the original ground-level tracks elevated to provide additional track capacity and eliminate road congestion on the three level crossings immediately adjacent to the station.[3]

Future plans[edit]

Plans exist to extend the Tokyu Tamagawa Line from Kamata Station eastward by approximately 800 m to Keikyu Kamata Station. This would provide an interchange between the lines, improving accessibility to Tokyo's Haneda Airport ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics.[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keikyū Kamata Station information. Retrieved on 2 September 2008. (Japanese)
  2. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 210. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  3. ^ 京急蒲田駅付近の上下線が全線高架化 [Both up and down lines elevated around Keikyu Kamata Station]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 53 no. 621. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. January 2013. pp. 60–61. 
  4. ^ "Rail extension eyed to boost Haneda accessibility". The Japan Times. Japan: The Japan Times Ltd. 29 July 2014. p. 7. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 35°33′38″N 139°43′25″E / 35.5606799°N 139.7237295°E / 35.5606799; 139.7237295