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Encyclopedia > Yamanote Line
A Yamanote Line E231 series EMU on the left departs with a 205 series on the right
A Yamanote Line E231 series EMU on the left departs with a 205 series on the right
Passengers prepare to board a train on the Yamanote Line
Passengers prepare to board a train on the Yamanote Line
205 series 6-door car before the morning rush
205 series 6-door car before the morning rush
Display within Yamanote Line car shows next stop and route map. Major transfer stations are shown in bold. The numbers shown by each station are the time in minutes to those stations.
Display within Yamanote Line car shows next stop and route map. Major transfer stations are shown in bold. The numbers shown by each station are the time in minutes to those stations.

The Yamanote Line (山手線 Yamanote-sen?) is one of Tokyo's busiest and most important commuter lines. Running as a circle, it connects most of Tokyo's major stations and urban centres including the Ginza area, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro with all but two of its 29 stations connecting with other railway or underground (subway) lines. It is operated by JR East. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x1468, 558 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Yamanote Line X Important Places Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x1468, 558 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Yamanote Line X Important Places Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Yamanote line train. ... Yamanote line train. ... Interior of Yamanote line train, April 2002. ... Interior of Yamanote line train, April 2002. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1150x1020, 423 KB) Changeable display on JR East Yamanote Line in Tokyo, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1150x1020, 423 KB) Changeable display on JR East Yamanote Line in Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo ), the common English name for the Tokyo Metropolis ), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and, unique among the prefectures, provides certain municipal services characteristic of a city. ... The Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan The Wako department store occupies a busy corner in Ginza Ginza (銀座) is a place in Chūō Ward, Tokyo named after the silver coin foundry or Ginza established here in 1612 (Edo period). ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Ikebukuro Ikebukuro at night Ikebukuro at night Ikebukuro (池袋), a part of Toshima ward, is a large commercial and entertainment district of Tokyo, Japan. ... Yamanote Line, Tokyo JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo, Japan Above Yurakucho in Tokyo East Japan Railway Company (東日本旅客鉄道 Higashi-Nihon Ryokyaku Tetsudo or JR東日本; JR Higashi-Nihon) (TYO: 9020) is a Japanese private railroad company, the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven JR companies. ...

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Service

Trains run from about 4:30 am to about 1:20 am at intervals of 2.5 minutes at peak time. A complete loop takes 61 to 65 minutes. All trains stop at each station. Trains are put into and taken out of service at Ōsaki (which for timetabling purposes is the line's start and terminus) and sometimes Ikebukuro, Shinagawa or Tamachi. Ikebukuro Station (池袋駅 Ikebukuro-eki) is Tokyos second-busiest train station, after Shinjuku Station. ...


Trains which run clockwise are known as "soto-mawari" (外回り, outer circle) and counter-clockwise as "uchi-mawari" (内回り, inner circle). (Rail traffic in Japan mirrors road traffic, with trains traveling on the left.)


The Yamanote Line is the only major line in Tokyo which does not have any through-running services to other lines.


The line also acts as a fare zone destination for JR tickets from locations outside Tokyo, permitting travel to any JR station on or within the loop. Approximate areas that the JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu Companies cover. ...


The line colour used for all of the rolling stock, station signs and diagrams is Yellow Green #6 (Munsell code 7.5GY 6.5/7.8). Munsell Color Wheel In colorimetry, the Munsell color system is a color system that specifies colors based on three color dimensions. ...


History

The Yamanote Line originated in 1885 with the construction of the Shinagawa line between Shinagawa and Akabane, bypassing the then built up areas and providing the first north-south rail link through Tokyo. The top part of the loop between Ikebukuro and Tabata was completed in 1903 (known as the Toshima line, 豊島線) and in 1909 following electrification both lines were merged to become the Yamanote Line. The loop was not complete at this time, so trains generally inter-operated with the Chuo Main Line and Keihin-Tōhoku Line, traveling from Nakano to Tokyo Station, south to Shinagawa, then clockwise around the Yamanote Line to Tabata. 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 KyÅ«kō (京浜急行) line. ... Akabane Station (赤羽駅) is a JR East railway station located in Kita, Tokyo, Japan. ... Commuter train on Chuo Line at Tokyo Station Chuo Main Line The Chuo Main Line (中央本線), commonly called the Chuo Line, is one of the trunk lines of JR, the intercity rail group in Japan. ... 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. ... Nakano Station (中野駅) is located on the JR Chuo Main Line in the Nakano ward of Tokyo, just west of Shinjuku. ...


The loop was completed in 1925 with the opening of the section of track between Kanda and Ueno, providing a north-south link via Tokyo station through the city's centre. A parallel freight line, also completed in 1925, ran along the west side of the loop between Shinagawa and Tabata. Kanda Station (神田駅; -eki) is located in Tokyos Chiyoda ward. ... Ueno Station was the destination of thousands of laborers from the Tohoku region who came to Tokyo seeking employment. ...


During the prewar era, the Ministry of Transport did not give permits for new lines managed by private suburban railway companies to cross the Yamanote from their terminal stations to the central districts of Tokyo. This policy led to the development of "new urban centers" around the major transfer points on the Yamanote Line, most notably Shinjuku and Ikebukuro (which are now the two busiest passenger railway stations in the world). The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (国土交通省; Kokudo-kōtsū-shō) is one of ministries of the Japanese government. ... South side of Shinjuku Station at night East exit of Shinjuku Station Shinjuku Station ) is a train station located in Shinjuku and Shibuya wards in Tokyo, Japan. ... Ikebukuro Station (池袋駅 Ikebukuro-eki) is Tokyos second-busiest train station, after Shinjuku Station. ...


The contemporary Yamanote Line came into being in 1956 when it was separated from the Keihin-Tōhoku Line and was given its own set of tracks along the eastern side of the loop between Shinagawa and Tabata. However, Yamanote Line trains continued to periodically use the Keihin-Tohoku tracks, particularly on holidays and during off-peak hours, until rapid service trains were introduced on the Keihin-Tohoku Line in 1988. Tabata Station (田端駅; -eki) is a train station in Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan. ...


A major explosion on the Yamanote Freight Line in Shinjuku in 1967 led to the diversion of freight traffic to the more distant Musashino Line. To address severe undercapacity, the freight line was repurposed for use by Saikyo Line and Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains, as well as certain express trains such as the Narita Express. Likewise, there are currently plans to extend the Tohoku Main Line to Tokyo Station to provide further relief on the busiest portion of the Yamanote Line today, the southbound segment between Ueno and Okachimachi. The Musashino Line (武蔵野線) is a railway line of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). ... A northbound Saikyo Line train bound for Kawagoe takes on passengers at Shinjuku station. ... The Shonan-Shinjuku Line (湘南新宿ライン) is a railway line in Japan that connects the cities of Saitama, Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kamakura. ... Narita Express ), abbreviated as NEX, is a limited express ) train operated by East Japan Railway Company, serving Narita International Airport from various Greater Tokyo Area stations. ... Tohoku Main Line (東北本線 Tohoku-honsen) is a 631. ... Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station Tokyo Station ) is a train station located in the Marunouchi business district of Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace grounds and the Ginza commercial district. ...


As of 2005, the Yamanote Line carries on average 3.55 million passengers a day, or 1.3 billion a year. [1]


Name

"Yamanote" literally means "hand of the mountain" and in many Japanese cities is used to refer to inland, hillier districts or foothills (as opposed to areas close to the sea). In Tokyo "Yamanote" - as opposed to the lower lying "Shitamachi" (下町 - "downtown," literally "lower-town") - lies along the western side of the Yamanote Line loop.


Yamanote-sen is officially written without the kana "no" (の or ノ), which makes its pronunciation ambiguous in print. 山手 may also be pronounced yamate, as in Yamate-dōri (Yamate Street) which runs parallel to the west side of the Yamanote Line. The Seishin-Yamate Line in Kobe and the Yamate area of Yokohama also use this pronunciation. Japanese writing Kanji 漢字 Kana 仮名 Hiragana 平仮名 Katakana 片仮名 Manyogana 万葉仮名 Uses Furigana 振り仮名 Okurigana 送り仮名 Rōmaji ローマ字 For other meanings of Kana, see Kana (disambiguation). ... The Seishin-Yamate Line (西神山手線 Seishin-Yamate sen) is one of two lines of Kobe Municipal Subway that links the central district and suburbs of Kobe. ... Kobe ) is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture and a prominent port city in Japan with a population of about 1. ... 山手 is the kanji for Yamate. ... For a tire company, known by Yokohama Tyre, see Yokohama Rubber Company. ...


After World War II, SCAP ordered all train placards to be romanized, and the Yamanote Line was romanized as "YAMATE LINE." It was thus alternatively known as "Yamanote" and "Yamate" until 1971, when the Japanese National Railways changed the pronunciation back to "Yamanote." Some older people still refer to the line as the "Yamate Line." Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP) was the title for Douglas MacArthur during the Occupation of Japan following WWII. The title did belong to Dwight David Eisenhower during WWII, however, he had nothing to do with the attacks on Japan. ... Japanese National Railways (日本国有鉄道 Nippon Kokuyū Tetsudō), abbreviated Kokutetsu (国鉄) or JNR, was the national railway network of Japan from 1872 to 1987. ...


The 1971 change began with the opening of the Agatsuma Line (吾妻線). To avoid the name "Agatsuma" being read as "Azuma", the usual reading ("ga" is another kana functioning in the same way as the "no" in "Yamanote"), it was decided that the readings of all JNR train lines would be specified. Another reason to name "Yamanote" with a "no" is the existence of a "Yamate Station" on the Negishi Line in Yokohama, very close to the Yamanote Line. Japanese National Railways (日本国有鉄道 Nippon Kokuyū Tetsudō), abbreviated Kokutetsu (国鉄) or JNR, was the national railway network of Japan from 1872 to 1987. ...


Trains

Services are provided by E231-500 series 11-car EMUs introduced from 2003 onwards. These replaced the previous 205 series trains, which were introduced in 1985 and phased out in April 2005. Earlier services consisted of 103 series trains, which were eventually phased out in 1988. The E231 series is currently the standard EMU used for commuter and outer-suburban services operated by JR East. ... 205 series train on the Hanwa Line in Osaka. ...


The E231 series trains include two 6-door cars (Japanese "roku-tobira-sha") in which the bench seats are folded up to provide standing room only during the morning rush hour (until 10 a.m.). All the other cars have four sets of doors on each side.


The E231 series supports a new type of traffic control system, called digital ATC (Automatic Train Control), which will help reduce one round trip to a very short 58 minutes. The series also has a more modern design and has two 15" LCD monitors above each door, one of which is used for displaying commercials, news and weather; and another which is used for displaying information on the next stop (in both Japanese and English) along with notification of delays on the Yamanote and other lines. Automatic Train Control (ATC) is a safety system for railways, ensuring the safe and smooth operation of trains on ATC-enabled lines. ... Automatic Train Control (ATC) is a safety system for railways, ensuring the safe and smooth operation of trains on ATC-enabled lines. ... LCD redirects here. ...


Stations

Only two of the Yamanote Line's 29 stations do not connect with other railway or subway lines.


Listed clockwise:

  • "Dis.(1)" Distance from previous station (km)
  • "Dis.(2)" Distance from Shinagawa Station (km)
Station (Japanese) Dis.(1) Dis.(2) Transfers
Ōsaki (大崎) 2.0 2.0 JR East: Shonan-Shinjuku Line (southbound)
Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit: Rinkai Line
Gotanda (五反田) 0.9 2.9 Tokyu Corporation: Tokyu Ikegami Line

Toei subway: Asakusa Line (A-05) The Shonan-Shinjuku Line (湘南新宿ライン) is a railway line in Japan that connects the cities of Saitama, Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kamakura. ... The Tokyo Waterfront Railway (東京臨海高速鉄道 Tokyo Rinkai Kosoku Tetsudo, or Rinkai Line) is a private railway in Tokyo, Japan, connecting Tokyo to the artificial islands of Aomi and Odaiba in Tokyo Bay. ... Gotanda Station (五反田駅; -eki) is located in Tokyos Shinagawa ward. ... Tokyu Series-8000 train approaching Daikanyama Station. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... 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 ) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan. ...

Meguro (目黒) 1.2 4.1 Tokyu Corporation: Tokyu Meguro Line
Tokyo Metro: Namboku Line (N-01), Toei subway: Mita Line (I-01)
Ebisu (恵比寿) 1.5 5.6 Tokyo Metro: Hibiya Line (H-02)
Shibuya (渋谷) 1.6 7.2 Keio Corporation: Keio Inokashira Line, Tokyu Corporation: Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line, Tokyu Toyoko Line
Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line (G-01), Hanzomon Line (N-01), Fukutoshin Line (scheduled to open in June 2008)
Harajuku (原宿) 1.2 8.4 Tokyo Metro: Chiyoda Line (at Meiji-jingūmae, C-03), Fukutoshin Line (scheduled to open in June 2008)
Yoyogi (代々木) 1.5 9.9 JR East: Chūō-Sōbu Line (eastbound)
Toei subway: Oedo Line (E-26)
Shinjuku (新宿) 0.7 10.6 JR East: Chūō Main Line, Chūō-Sōbu Line (westbound)
Keio Corporation: Keio Line, Keio New Line, Odakyu Electric Railway: Odakyu Odawara Line, Seibu Railway: Seibu Shinjuku Line (at Seibu-Shinjuku Station)
Tokyo Metro: Marunouchi Line (M-08), Toei subway: Toei Shinjuku Line (S-01), Toei Oedo Line (for Shinjuku Station (E-27) from south gate, or Shinjuku Nishiguchi Station (E-01) from north gate)
Shin-Ōkubo (新大久保) 1.3 11.9
Takadanobaba (高田馬場) 1.4 13.3 Seibu Railway: Seibu Shinjuku Line
Tokyo Metro: Tozai Line (T-03)
Mejiro (目白) 0.9 14.2
Ikebukuro (池袋) 1.2 15.4 JR East: Saikyo Line (northbound), Shonan-Shinjuku Line (northbound)
Seibu Railway: Seibu Ikebukuro Line, Tobu Railway: Tōbu Tōjō Main Line
Tokyo Metro: Marunouchi Line (M-25), Yurakucho Line (Y-09), Tokyo Metro Yurakucho New Line[1] (Y-09)
Ōtsuka (大塚) 1.8 17.2 Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation: Toden Arakawa Line (Tram system)
Sugamo (巣鴨) 1.1 18.3 Toei subway: Mita Line (I-15)
Komagome (駒込) 0.7 19.0 Tokyo Metro: Namboku Line (N-14)
Tabata (田端) 1.6 20.6 JR East: Keihin-Tohoku Line (nouthbound, also rapid)
Nishi-Nippori (西日暮里) 0.8 21.4 JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Tokyo Metro: Chiyoda Line (C-16), Tokyo Metropolitan Subway Construction Company: Nippori-Toneri Liner (automated guideway transit, scheduled to open in March 2008)
Nippori (日暮里) 0.5 21.9 JR East: Jōban Line (nouthbound), Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Keisei Electric Railway: Keisei Main Line
Tokyo Metropolitan Subway Construction Company: Nippori-Toneri Liner (scheduled to open in March 2008)
Uguisudani (鶯谷) 1.1 23.0 Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Ueno (上野) 1.1 24.1 JR East: Shinkansen (northbound of Tōhoku, Jōetsu, Hokuriku (Nagano), Yamagata, Akita), Keihin-Tōhoku Line (also rapid), Jōban Line (terminus, expresses)
Keisei Electric Railway: Keisei Main Line (at Keisei Ueno Station)
Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line (G-16), Hibiya Line (H-17)
Okachimachi (御徒町) 0.6 24.7 JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Akihabara (秋葉原) 1.0 25.7 JR East: Chūō-Sōbu Line, Keihin-Tōhoku Line (also rapid)
Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company: Tsukuba Express
Hibiya Line (H-15)
Kanda (神田) 0.7 26.4 JR East: Chūō Main Line, Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Ginza Line (G-13)
Tokyo (東京) 1.3 27.7 JR East: Shinkansen (terminus, Tōhoku, Jōetsu, Hokuriku (Nagano), Yamagata, Akita), Keihin-Tōhoku Line (also rapid), Tōkaidō Main Line, Chūō Main Line, Yokosuka Line, Keiyo Line, Sōbu Main Line, JR Central: Tōkaidō Shinkansen (terminus)
Tokyo Metro: Marunouchi Line (M-17)
Yūrakuchō (有楽町) 0.8 28.5 JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Tokyo Metro: Yurakucho Line (Y-18), Hibiya Line (at Hibiya Station H-07), Chiyoda Line (at Hibiya Station, C-09), Toei subway: Mita Line (at Hibiya Station, C-09)
Shimbashi(Shinbashi) (新橋) 1.1 29.6 JR East: Tōkaidō Main Line, Yokosuka Line, Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line (G-08), Toei subway: Asakusa Line (A-10), Yurikamome (automated guideway transit)
Hamamatsuchō (浜松町) 1.2 30.8 JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku Line (also rapid)
Tokyo Monorail
Toei subway: Asakusa Line (at Daimon Station, A-09), Toei Oedo Line (at Daimon Station, E-20)
Tamachi (田町) 1.5 32.3 JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku Line (also rapid)
Shinagawa (品川) 2.2 34.5 JR East: Tōkaidō Main Line (southbound), Yokosuka Line (southbound), Keihin-Tōhoku Line (southbound, also rapid), JR Central: Tōkaidō Shinkansen (westbound)
Keihin Electric Express Railway: Keikyu Main Line

Since the distance between Shinagawa and Tamachi stations is 2.2km, making it the longest stretch of track on the Yamanote line, there are plans for a new station between those two stations with completion in or around 2010. Meguro Station (目黒駅; -eki) is located in Tokyos Shinagawa ward close to the boundary with Meguro ward. ... The TōkyÅ« Meguro Line ) is a commuter train service which runs between Meguro in southwest Tokyo and Musashi-Kosugi in Kanagawa prefecture. ... new Tokyo Metro sign and logo This office tower, above Tokyo Metro Ueno Station, houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Metro. ... Namboku Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... The Toei Mita Line ) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation. ... Ebisu Station Ebisu Station (恵比寿駅; -eki) is a railway station located in Tokyos Shibuya ward. ... Hibiya Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... Shibuya station platform The statue of Hachiko is a famous meeting place. ... 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Series-8000 rolling stock on the Keio Line. ... The Keio New Line ) is the name for a 3. ... Near Higashi-Kitazawa Station The Odakyu Electric Railway Co. ... The OdakyÅ« Odawara Line ) is the OdakyÅ« Electric Railways main section of railway line in Japan. ... Seibu Railway train in the city of Higashi Murayama, Tokyo The Seibu Railway Company, Ltd. ... The Seibu Shinjuku Line (西武新宿線, seibu shinjuku sen) is a train line owned by the private company Seibu Railway running from Seibu Shinjuku Station in Shinjuku, Tokyo to Honkawagoe Station in Saitama Prefecture. ... Seibu Shinjuku Station Seibu Shinjuku Station ) is a train station of the Seibu Railway Company located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. ... Marunouchi Line train crossing the Kanda River near Ochanomizu Station Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (東京地下鉄丸ノ内線) is a subway line, part of the Tokyo Metro system in Tokyo, Japan. ... 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Ikebukuro Station (池袋駅 Ikebukuro-eki) is Tokyos second-busiest train station, after Shinjuku Station. ... A northbound Saikyo Line train bound for Kawagoe takes on passengers at Shinjuku station. ... The Shonan-Shinjuku Line (湘南新宿ライン) is a railway line in Japan that connects the cities of Saitama, Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kamakura. ... Ikebukuro Station Hanno Station Hanno Station Agano Station Seibu Ikebukuro Line or Seibu Ikebukuro-sen (Japanese:西武池袋線) is one of commuting railway routes in Tokyo, Japan, heads from Tokyo for the northwest. ... Tōbu 50000 series trainset Tōbu 100 series Spacia limited express Tōbu Railway Co. ... The Tōbu Tōjō Main Line (東上本線, Tōbu Tōjō Hon-sen) is a 75. ... Marunouchi Line train crossing the Kanda River near Ochanomizu Station Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (東京地下鉄丸ノ内線) is a subway line, part of the Tokyo Metro system in Tokyo, Japan. ... Yurakucho Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... The 10000-series train on test-run. ... 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"Rapid" Services

Stations on Yamanote Line. Click image for enlargement.
Stations on Yamanote Line. Click image for enlargement.

There are only local trains on Yamanote Line. But because of demand, JR East provides "rapid" services on the adjacent so-called "Yamanote Freight Line" which is used by the Saikyō & Shōnan-Shinjuku services. Download high resolution version (755x643, 37 KB)Yamanote Line East Japan Railway Company Tokyo Japan Schematic. ... Download high resolution version (755x643, 37 KB)Yamanote Line East Japan Railway Company Tokyo Japan Schematic. ...

  • The list of "Rapid" service lines, and its stations
    • On Yamanote Freight Lines (Osaki - Komagome)
Saikyō Line : (from Rinkai Line) Osaki - Ebisu - Shibuya - Shinjuku - Ikebukuro (to its individual line)
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line (from Yokosuka Line) Osaki - Ebisu - Shibuya - Shinjuku - Ikebukuro (- Komagome, but no train stops)
    • On their individual lines
Keihin-Tōhoku Line: Tabata - Ueno - Akihabara - Tokyo - Hamamatsucho - Tamachi - Shinagawa [2]
Jōban Line: Nippori - Ueno
Tōkaidō Line: Tokyo - Shinbashi - Shinagawa
Yokosuka Line: Tokyo - Shinbashi - Shinagawa (underground line)

Ridership

An estimated 3.5 million passengers ride every day on Tokyo's Yamanote Line, with its 29 stations. For comparison, the New York City Subway carries 5.08 million passengers per day on 26 lines serving 468 stations.[3] Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ...


Trivia

  • The City Hunter movie Goodbye My Sweetheart references the opening of the new "Yamate Line", which is the nickname of the Yamanote Line. However, the events in this movie depict the opening as in 1997 whereas the complete loop was completed in 1925.
  • One way of describing the central part of Tokyo is "the area within the Yamanote Line."

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References

  1. ^ it's scheduled to rename Fukutoshin Line in June 2008.
  2. ^ only between around 10:20AM to 3:30PM, with shared platforms at stations between Tabata and Tamachi.
  3. ^ http://www.mta.info/nyct/facts/ffsubway.htm

The 10000-series train on test-run. ...

External links

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Mass transit in Tokyo
JR lines Yamanote - Chūō - Chūō-Sōbu - Jōban - Keihin-Tōhoku - Keiyō - Saikyō - Shōnan-Shinjuku - Sōbu - Tōkaidō - Yokohama - Yokosuka
Tokyo Metro lines Chiyoda (C) - Fukutoshin (F) - Ginza (G) - Hibiya (H) - Marunouchi (M) - Namboku (N) - Tōzai (T) - Yūrakuchō (Y) - Hanzōmon (Z)
Toei lines Subway: Asakusa (A) - Ōedo (E) - Mita (I) - Shinjuku (S) - Streetcar: Arakawa
Major private railway Keikyū - Keiō - Keisei - Odakyū - Seibu - Tōbu - Tōkyū
Other networks Nippori-Toneri - Tama Monorail - Tokyo Monorail - TWR - TX - Yurikamome
Around Tokyo Chiba Monorail - Enoden - Hokusō - New Shuttle - Seaside Line - Shin-Keisei - Shōnan Monorail - Sōtetsu - SR - Tōyō Rapid - Yokohama Rapid - Yokohama Subway
Terminals Akihabara - Asakusa - Ikebukuro - Kita-Senju - Oshiage - Shibuya - Shinagawa - Shinjuku - Tokyo - Ueno
Miscellaneous PASMO - Passnet - Suica - Transportation in Greater Tokyo

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Yamanote Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1038 words)
The contemporary Yamanote Line came into being in 1956 when it was separated from the Keihin-Tōhoku Line and was given its own set of tracks along the eastern side of the loop between Shinagawa and Tabata.
Keio Inokashira Line, Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line, Tokyu Toyoko Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
Saikyo Line (northbound), Shonan-Shinjuku Line (northbound), Seibu Ikebukuro Line, Tobu Tojo Line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, Tokyo Metro Yurakucho New Line
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