Shinagawa Station (品川駅 Shinagawa-eki) is a major railway station in the Takanawa and Konan districts of Minato, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central), and the private railway operator Keikyu. The Tokaido Shinkansen and other trains to the Miura Peninsula, Izu Peninsula, and the Tōkai region pass through here. Though a major station in Tokyo, Shinagawa is not served by the Tokyo subway network. However, it is connected to the Toei Asakusa Line via Keikyu through services.
Exterior of Shinagawa Station, May 2011
|Location||3 Takanawa, Minato, Tokyo|
|Station code||KK01 (Keikyu)|
Despite its name, the station is not located in Shinagawa ward. Shinagawa is also commonly used to refer to the business district around the station, which is in Takanawa and Konan neighborhoods of Minato, directly north of Shinagawa ward.
This station is just south of a large yard complex consisting of Shinagawa Carriage Sidings, Shinagawa Locomotive Depot, and Tamachi Depot.
Shinagawa is served by the following lines:
The main JR station concourse is situated above the platforms running east-west across the breadth of the station. A freely traversable walkway divides the station into two sections. The southerly section contains a number of shops and market-style stalls which form the "e-cute" station complex.
The Keikyu platforms are on the western side of the station at a higher level than the JR platforms. Some Keikyu trains terminate at Shinagawa while others continue on to join the Toei Asakusa Line at Sengakuji.
The Shinkansen platforms were opened on October 1, 2003, to relieve congestion at Tokyo Station. Platforms are on the east side of the station.
|1||Yamanote Line||for Tokyo, Ueno, and Tabata|
|2||Yamanote Line||for Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro|
|3||Keihin-Tōhoku Line||for Tokyo, Ueno, and Ōmiya|
|4||■ Special platform||Temporarily closed|
|5||Keihin-Tōhoku Line||for Kamata, Yokohama, Sakuragichō, and Ōfuna|
|6-7||Tōkaidō Main Line||for Tokyo|
Utsunomiya Line for Ueno, Ōmiya, Utsunomiya
Takasaki Line for Takasaki
|8||Ueno–Tokyo Line||Jōban Line for Toride and Katsuta|
|9||■ Ueno–Tokyo Line||Jōban Line Ltd. Express Hitachi/Tokiwa for Iwaki|
|10-11||Ueno–Tokyo Line||Jōban Line for Matsudo, Toride, Katsuta, and Narita|
|11-12||Tōkaidō Main Line||for Kawasaki, Yokohama, Odawara, Atami, and Ito|
|13-14||Yokosuka Line||for Tokyo, Funabashi, Chiba, and Narita Airport (Terminal 2·3 and Terminal 1)|
|■ Limited express Narita Express for Narita Airport|
|14-15||Yokosuka Line||for Musashi-Kosugi, Yokohama, Ōfuna, and Kurihama|
|Yokohama||Super View Odoriko||Tokyo|
|Tōkaidō Line-(via Ueno-Tokyo Line)-Jōban Line (Rapid)|
|Tōkaidō Line-(via Ueno-Tokyo Line)-Jōban Line|
- including medium distance local trains
|21, 22||■ Tokaido Shinkansen||for Tokyo|
|23, 24||■ Tokaido Shinkansen||for Nagoya, Shin-Osaka, and Hakata|
|1||Keikyu Main Line||for Keikyū Kawasaki, Keikyū Kamata, Yokohama, Uraga|
Keikyū Airport Line for Haneda Airport
Keikyū Kurihama Line for Miurakaigan
|2||Keikyu Main Line||for Sengakuji|
Toei Asakusa Line for Shimbashi, Nihombashi, and Asakusa
Keisei Main Line for Narita Airport
Hokuso Railway for Imba-Nihon-Idai
Narita Sky Access Line for Narita Airport
|3||Keikyū Main Line||for Keikyū Kurihama and Misakiguchi (Keikyu Wing)|
|Keikyu Main Line||for Kitashinagawa, Samezu (local trains in mornings only)|
|Keikyu Main Line|
|Sengakuji||Morning Wing (Inbound)||Kamiōoka|
|Terminus||Keikyu Wing (Outbound)||Kamiōoka|
|Sengakuji||Airport Limited Express||Haneda Airport International Terminal|
|Sengakuji||Limited Express (Kaitoku)||Keikyū Kamata|
|Sengakuji||Limited Express (Tokkyū)||Aomono-yokochō|
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Shinagawa is one of Japan's oldest stations, opened on June 12, 1872, when the service between Shinagawa and Yokohama provisionally started, four months before the inauguration of "Japan's first railway" between Shimbashi and Yokohama through Shinagawa on October 14, 1872. This line is a part of the Tōkaidō Main Line. Nothing remains of the original structure.
Later on March 1, 1885, the Yamanote Line started operation. Takanawa station of the Keikyu Line (then Keihin Railway Line) opened on March 11, 1924 across the street from Shinagawa station. Takanawa station was renamed Shinagawa station and moved to the current site on April 1, 1933.
The station concourse on the eastern side of the station (located above the platforms) was extensively redeveloped in 2003 in connection with the construction of the Shinkansen platforms and also to improve access to the new commercial development "Shinagawa Intercity".
In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 335,661 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the sixth-busiest station operated by JR East. The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.
|Fiscal year||Daily average|
West side (Takanawa Exit)Edit
- Takanawa Keikyu Hotel
- Takanawa Tobu Hotel
- Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa
- Shinagawa Prince Hotel
- Epson Aqua Stadium
- National Route 15
East side (Konan Exit)Edit
- Shinagawa Inter City
- Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
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