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Encyclopedia > Shinagawa Station

Shinagawa (品川駅; -eki) is the first major station south of Tokyo Station and is a major interchange between the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, several JR commuter and regional lines as well as the private Keihin Kyūkō (京浜急行) line. Despite its name it is not located in Shinagawa Ward but just to the north in Minato Ward. Tokyo Station Tokyo Station (東京駅; -eki) is a train station located in the centre of Tokyo in the Marunouchi business district near the Imperial Palace grounds and somewhat to the north of the Ginza commercial district. ... Tōkaidō Shinkansen (東海道新幹線) is the original Shinkansen line that opened in 1964 between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka. ... Shinkansen 0 Series at Fukuyama Station, April 2002 Shinkansen 500 Series at Kyoto Station, April 2002 300 (Left) and 700 Series Shinkansen at Tokyo Station The Shinkansen (Japanese: 新幹線) is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan. ... Approximate areas that the JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu Companies cover. ... Shinagawa (品川区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Minato (港区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ...

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Lines

Shinagawa is served by the following lines:

The Keihin Kyūkō line platforms are on the western side of the station at a higher level than the JR platforms. Some Keihin Kyūkō trains terminate at Shinagawa while others continue on to join the Toei Asakusa underground (subway) line (都営地下鉄浅草線) at Sengakuji (泉岳寺駅). Keihin Electric Express Railway (京浜急行電鉄) Keihin Electric Express Railway Co. ... Approximate areas that the JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu Companies cover. ... A northbound Keihin-Tohoku line rapid train bound for Minami-Urawa pauses at Ueno Station The Keihin-Tohoku Line (京浜東北線) is a 59 km railway line in Japan that connects the cities of Saitama, Warabi, Kawaguchi, Tokyo, Kawasaki, and Yokohama. ... Tokaido Main Line The Tōkaidō Main Line (東海道本線 Tōkaidō-honsen) is the busiest trunk line of Japan Railway (JR), connecting Tokyo Station and Kobe Station. ... Tōkaidō Shinkansen (東海道新幹線) is the original Shinkansen line that opened in 1964 between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka. ... Passengers prepare to board a train on the Yamanote Line 205 series Cattle wagon before the morning rush Display within Yamanote Line car shows next stop and route map The Yamanote Line (山手線; Yamanote-sen) is one of Tokyos busiest and most important commuter lines. ... A northbound Yokosuka Line train bound for Narita Airport passes a grade crossing outside of the Kita-Kamakura station. ... The Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (東京都交通局 Tōkyō-to Kōtsū-kyoku) is Tokyos public transportation authority. ... The Toei Asakusa Line (都営浅草線: Toei Asakusa-sen) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan. ...


The main JR station concourse is situated above the platfoms running east-west across the breadth of the station. A freely traversable walkway, providing a valuable pedestrian link between divides the restricted station areas into two sections. The southerly section contains a number of shops and market-style stalls.


JR platforms:

  • 1, 2: Yamanote Line
  • 3, 4: Keihin-Tōhoku Line
  • 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12: Tōkaidō Main Line
  • 13, 14: Yokosuka Line

Note that cross-platform interchange between the Yamanote and Keihin-Tōhoku lines is only available from the next station, Tamachi. Only two of the Tōkaidō Main Line platforms are in regular use, the others are only used occasionally by special services. Tamachi Station (田町駅; -eki) is a station on the Yamanote and Keihin-Tōhoku lines located in Tokyos Minato-ku. ...


The Shinkansen platforms were opened on October 1, 2003, to relieve congestion at the Tokyo terminus. Platforms are on the east side of the station and are raised somewhat above the other platforms. October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


History

Shinagawa is one of Japan's oldest stations, opened in June 1872, four months before Shinbashi Station. Nothing remains of the original structure. Recently, in connection with the construction of the Shinkansen platforms, and also to improve access to the new commercial development "Shinagawa Intercity" (品川インターシティ, Link) on the eastern side of the station the station concourse (located above the platforms) has been extensively redeveloped. JR Shinbashi Station Shinbashi Station (新橋駅; -eki) is a major interchange station in Tokyos Minato Ward. ...


Adjacent Stations

Keihin-Tōhoku Line Tamachi Shinagawa Ōimachi
Tōkaidō Main Line Shinbashi Shinagawa Kawasaki
Yamanote Line Tamachi Shinagawa Ōsaki
Yokosuka Line Shinbashi Shinagawa Nishi Ōi
Keihin Kyūkō Line [Sengakuji] Shinagawa Kita-Shinagawa

Tamachi Station (田町駅; -eki) is a station on the Yamanote and Keihin-Tōhoku lines located in Tokyos Minato-ku. ... JR Shinbashi Station Shinbashi Station (新橋駅; -eki) is a major interchange station in Tokyos Minato Ward. ... Kawasaki Station is a railway station in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. ...

Crimes which occurred in a station


 
 

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