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Shinagawa Station

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Opened  1872
Connections  Bus terminal
Phone  +81 50-2016-1600
Station code  KK01 (Keikyu)
Shinagawa Station

Location  3 Takanawa, Minato, Tokyo Japan
Operated by  ■ JR East ■ JR Central ■ Keikyu
Line(s)  Tokaido Shinkansen Tokaido Main Line Yokosuka Line Keihin-Tohoku Line Yamanote Line Keikyu Main Line
Address  3 Chome-26-27 Takanawa, Minato, Tokyo 108-0074, Japan
Similar  Tokyo Station, Tamachi Station, Hamamatsuchō Station, Ueno Station, Ōsaki Station

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Shinagawa Station (品川駅, Shinagawa-eki) is a major railway station in 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. Despite its name, it is not located in Shinagawa Ward but just to the north in Minato Ward.

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This station is just south of a large yard complex consisting of Shinagawa Carriage Sidings, Shinagawa Locomotive Depot, and Tamachi Depot.

Lines

Shinagawa is served by the following lines:

JR Central

  • Tokaido Shinkansen
  • JR East

  • Keihin-Tohoku Line
  • Tokaido Main Line
  • Yamanote Line
  • Yokosuka Line
  • Keikyu

  • Keikyu Main Line
  • JR Central announced in 2011 that Shinagawa will be the terminal for the Chuo Shinkansen, which is scheduled to begin service to Nagoya in 2027.

    Station layout

    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 the next station, 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.

    History

    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 statistics

    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.

    West side (Takanawa Exit)

  • Takanawa Keikyu Hotel
  • Takanawa Tobu Hotel
  • Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa
  • Shinagawa Prince Hotel
  • Epson Aqua Stadium
  • National Route 15
  • East side (Konan Exit)

  • Shinagawa Inter City
  • Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
  • Bus services

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

    References

    Shinagawa Station Wikipedia