Shinagawa Station

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.

SGWJT03JO17JK20JY25 KK01
Shinagawa Station

品川駅
Shinagawa Station -01.jpg
Exterior of Shinagawa Station, May 2011
General information
Location3 Takanawa, Minato, Tokyo
Japan
Coordinates35°37′43″N 139°44′21″E / 35.62861°N 139.73917°E / 35.62861; 139.73917Coordinates: 35°37′43″N 139°44′21″E / 35.62861°N 139.73917°E / 35.62861; 139.73917
Operated by
Line(s)
ConnectionsBus terminal
Other information
Station codeJT03 (Tōkaidō Main Line)

JO17 (Yokosuka Line) JK20 (Keihin-Tohoku Line) JY25 (Yamanote Line)

KK01 (Keikyu)
History
OpenedJune 12, 1872
Services
Preceding station JR logo (central).svg JR Central Following station
Shin-Yokohama
towards Shin-Ōsaka
Tōkaidō Shinkansen Tokyo
Terminus
Other services
JY JK JT JJ JO KK
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Ōsaki
OSKJY24
Next clockwise
Yamanote Line Takanawa Gateway
TGWJY26
Next counter-clockwise
Ōimachi
JK19
towards Yokohama
Keihin–Tōhoku Line
  Rapid
Local
Takanawa Gateway
TGWJK21
towards Ōmiya
Yokohama
SGWJT03
towards Itō
Saphir Odoriko Tokyo
TYOJT01
Terminus
Kawasaki
KWSJT04
towards Itō or Atami
Odoriko
Ōfuna
OFNJT07
towards Odawara
Shōnan Shimbashi
SMBJT02
towards Tokyo
Tokyo
One-way operation
Kawasaki
KWSJT04
towards Odawara
Tōkaidō Line
Rapid Acty
Shimbashi
One-way operation
Kawasaki
KWSJT04
towards Atami
Tōkaidō Line
Local
Shimbashi
SMBJT02
towards Tokyo
Terminus Hitachi Tokyo
TYOJT01
towards Sendai
Tokiwa Tokyo
TYOJT01
towards Takahagi
Jōban Line
  Special Rapid
Shimbashi
SMBJT02
towards Tsuchiura
Jōban Line
Local-Futsuu
Shimbashi
SMBJT02
towards Sendai
Jōban Line
Rapid
Shimbashi
SMBJT02
towards Toride
Shibuya
SBYJS19
towards Takao or Ōmiya
Narita Express Tokyo
TYOJO19
Musashi-Kosugi
MKGJO15
towards Ōfuna
Nishi-Ōi
JO16
towards Kurihama
Yokosuka Line Shimbashi
SMBJO18
towards Tokyo
Preceding station Keikyu logo small.svg Following station
Kamiōoka
One-way operation
Morning Wing Sengakuji
A07
Terminus
Kamiōoka
KK44
towards Misakiguchi
Evening Wing Terminus
Haneda Airport Terminal 3
KK16
Main Line
Airport Limited Express
via Airport Line
Sengakuji
A07
Terminus
Keikyū Kamata
KK11
towards Horinouchi
Main Line
Limited Express (Kaisoku)
Aomono-yokochō
KK04
towards Uraga
Main Line
Limited Express (Tokkyū)
Aomono-yokochō
KK04
Main Line
Airport Express
(rush hours)
Kitashinagawa
KK02
towards Uraga
Main Line
Local
Location
Shinagawa Station is located in Tokyo
Shinagawa Station
Shinagawa Station
Location within Tokyo
Shinagawa Station is located in Japan
Shinagawa Station
Shinagawa Station
Shinagawa Station (Japan)

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.

LinesEdit

Shinagawa is served by the following lines:

JR CentralEdit

JR EastEdit

KeikyuEdit

JR Central announced in 2011 that Shinagawa will be the terminal for the Chūō Shinkansen, a maglev line under construction and scheduled to begin service to Nagoya in 2027.

Station layoutEdit

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.

Cross-platform interchange between the Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku lines is only available from two stations north of this one, Tamachi.

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.

JR platformsEdit

1 JY Yamanote Line for Tokyo, Ueno, and Tabata
2  Closed
3 JY Yamanote Line for Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro
4 JK Keihin–Tōhoku Line for Tokyo, Ueno, and Ōmiya
5 JK Keihin–Tōhoku Line for Kamata, Yokohama
JK Negishi Line for Sakuragichō, and Ōfuna
6-7 JT Ueno–Tokyo Line Tōkaidō Line for Tokyo
JU Utsunomiya Line for Ueno, Ōmiya, Utsunomiya
JU Takasaki Line for Takasaki
8  Spare platform Not in regular service [note]
9  Ueno–Tokyo Line Jōban Line Ltd. Express Hitachi/Tokiwa for Iwaki, Sendai
10-11 JJ Ueno–Tokyo Line Jōban Line for Matsudo, Toride, Katsuta, and Narita
11-12 JT Tōkaidō Main Line for Kawasaki, Yokohama, Odawara, Atami
JT Ito Line for Ito
13-14 JO Yokosuka Line for Tokyo
JO Sobu Line for Funabashi, Chiba, and Narita Airport (Terminal 2·3 and Terminal 1)
Limited express Narita Express for Narita Airport
14-15 JO Yokosuka Line for Musashi-Kosugi, Yokohama, Ōfuna, and Kurihama
^note Platform 8 is used for temporary timetables due to construction work or other obstructions elsewhere, or other special services and uses. As an example, in 2021, JR East stabled a Narita Express train at the platform and rented out seats as temporary teleworking spaces.

Shinkansen platformsEdit

21, 22  Tokaido Shinkansen for Tokyo
23, 24  Tokaido Shinkansen for Nagoya, Shin-Osaka, and Hakata

Keikyu platformsEdit

1 KK Keikyu Main Line for Keikyū Kawasaki, Keikyū Kamata, Yokohama, Uraga
KK Keikyū Airport Line for Haneda Airport (Terminal 3 and Terminal 1·2)
KK Keikyū Kurihama Line for Misakiguchi
2 KK Keikyu Main Line for Sengakuji
A Toei Asakusa Line for Shimbashi, Nihombashi, and Asakusa
KS Keisei Main Line for Narita Airport (Terminal 2·3 and Terminal 1)
HS Hokuso Railway for Imba-Nihon-Idai
KS Narita Sky Access Line for Narita Airport
3 KK Keikyū Main Line for Keikyū Kurihama and Misakiguchi (Evening Wing)
KK Keikyu Main Line for Kitashinagawa, Samezu (local trains in mornings only)

HistoryEdit

 
Shinagawa Station in the late 19th century, with the Tokyo Bay shore visible immediately next to the station
 
Shinagawa Station around 1897

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".

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2017, the JR East station was used by an average of 378,566 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the fifth-busiest station operated by JR East.[1] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 253,575[2]
2005 302,862[3]
2010 321,711[4]
2011 323,893[5]
2012 329,679[6]
2013 335,661[7]
2014 342,458[8]
2015 361,466[9]
2016 371,787[10]
2017 378,566[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

West side (Takanawa Exit)Edit

East side (Konan Exit)Edit

Bus servicesEdit

Services are provided by Toei Bus, Tokyu Bus, Keikyu Bus, Airport Transport Service, and others.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2017年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2017)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2016年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2016)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 4 June 2019.

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