Tabata Station (Tokyo)

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Coordinates: 35°44′16″N 139°45′41″E / 35.737909°N 139.761254°E / 35.737909; 139.761254

Tabata Station
North exit of station building following rebuilding, June 2010
Location 1 Tabata, Kita, Tokyo
Operated by JR East
  • Bus terminal
Opened 1896
Passengers (FY2013) 45,116 daily

Tabata Station (田端駅 Tabata-eki?) is a railway station in Kita, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Tabata Station is served by the circular Yamanote Line and Keihin-Tohoku Line.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks, with the Yamanote Line tracks on the inside, and Keihin-Tōhoku Line tracks on the outside. There is a south and a north exit from the station.


View of the platforms looking northward in 2015

1  Keihin-Tohoku Line for Akabane, Urawa, and Omiya
2  Yamanote Line for Ikebukuro and Shinjuku (Anti-clockwise)
3  Yamanote Line for Ueno, Tokyo, and Shinagawa (Clockwise)
4  Keihin-Tohoku Line for Ueno, Tokyo, and Yokohama

Chest-high platform edge doors were installed on the Yamanote Line platforms in January 2015, with operation commencing in February.[1]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Yamanote Line
Komagome - Nishi-Nippori
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Ueno   Rapid   Kami-Nakazato
Nishi-Nippori   Local   Kami-Nakazato


Tabata Station opened on 1 April 1896.[2] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[2] The station was rebuilt between 2005 and August 2008.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 45,116 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 98th busiest station on the JR East network.[3] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 36,555[4]
2005 41,400[5]
2010 43,208[6]
2013 45,116[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 山手線田端駅に可動式ホーム柵が設置される [Platform edge doors installed at Yamanote Line Tabata Station]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 389. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  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. 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 

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