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Ōsaki Station

Ōsaki
大崎
A TWR 70-000 series EMU at Ōsaki Station, December 2002
Location 1-21-4 Ōsaki, Shinagawa, Tokyo
(東京都品川区大崎1-21-4)
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
History
Opened 1901
Traffic
Passengers (JR East, FY2013) 143,397 daily

Ōsaki Station (大崎駅 Ōsaki-eki) is a railway station in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan, jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit (TWR).[1][2]

Contents

  • Lines 1
  • Station layout 2
    • Platforms 2.1
    • Facilities 2.2
  • Adjacent stations 3
  • History 4
  • Passenger statistics 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Lines

Ōsaki Station is served by the following JR East lines.

It also forms the northern starting point of the TWR Rinkai Line to Shin-Kiba. Most Saikyō Line trains operate through to Shin-Kiba on the Rinkai Line.

Station layout

A single locomotive on the Yamanote Freight Line between the Yamanote Line and Shōnan-Shinjuku Line platforms, May 2006

The station has four island platforms serving eight tracks. Platforms 1 to 4 are for the Yamanote Line, and 5 to 8 are shared by the Saikyō Line, the Shōnan-Shinjuku Line, and the Rinkai Line. Ōsaki is one of the stations on the Yamanote Line loop where trains are put into and taken out of service. It therefore has four tracks (two in each direction) for the Yamanote Line so as not to interfere with continuing trains (trains go several rounds before being taken out). Chest-high platform edge doors were introduced on the Yamanote Line platforms from 22 December 2012.[3]

There are two sets of ticket barriers: the "north" and "south" gates. The north gate provides access to the east and west exits, while the south gate provides access to the new east and new west exits.

Platforms

1-2  Yamanote Line Anti-clockwise for Shinagawa and Tokyo
3-4  Yamanote Line Clockwise for Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro
5  Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Yokohama, Ōfuna, Odawara, and Zushi
 Rinkai Line for Tokyo Teleport and Shin-Kiba
6-7  Saikyō Line for Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya and Kawagoe
 Rinkai Line for Tokyo Teleport and Shin-Kiba
8  Saikyō Line for Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya and Kawagoe
 Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ōmiya, Takasaki and Utsunomiya

Facilities

The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office. Toilet facilities are located inside the ticket barriers, close to the north gate.

Track layout around Ōsaki Station[4]
Tōkaidō Main Line (Hinkaku Line) to Yokohama
Rinkai Line
to Shin-Kiba
Yamanote Line
to Ikebukuro
Yamanote Line to Shinagawa
Tōkaidō Main Line (Hinkaku Line) to Shinagawa

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Yamanote Line
Gotanda - Shinagawa
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Shibuya   Special Rapid   Musashi-Kosugi
Ebisu   Rapid   Musashi-Kosugi
Ebisu   Local   Nishi-Oi
Saikyō Line
TWR Rinkai Line
Ōimachi   Commuter rapid   Ebisu
Ōimachi   Rapid   Ebisu
Ōimachi   Local   Ebisu

History

The station opened on February 25, 1901 as a station of Nippon Railway, which was nationalized in 1906. After serving the Yamanote Line for a century, on December 1, 2002 new platforms for the Saikyō Line, the Rinkai Line and the Shōnan-Shinjuku Line opened on the west side of the station.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 143,397 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the eighteenth-busiest station operated by JR East.[5] In fiscal 2013, the TWR station was used by an average of 58,041 people daily (boarding passengers only), making it the busiest station operated by TWR.[6] The average boarding passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year JR East TWR
2000 57,101[7]
2005 93,709[8]
2010 126,436[9]
2011 127,838[10] 49,835[6]
2012 138,311[11] 55,666[6]
2013 143,397[5] 58,041[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ 各駅情報(大崎駅) [Station Information: Ōsaki Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  2. ^ りんかい線 大崎駅 [Rinkai Line: Ōsaki Station] (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Inc. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  3. ^ 山手線大崎駅で可動式ホーム柵の使用開始 [Platform edge doors introduced at Yamanote Line Osaki Station]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  4. ^ 短絡線ミステリー7 [Spur Line Mysteries 7].  
  5. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d りんかい線について [Rinkai Line FAQ] (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Inc. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  11. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 

External links

  • Ōsaki Station information (JR East) (Japanese)
  • Ōsaki Station information (TWR) (Japanese)

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