Yamanote Line

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The Yamanote Line (山手線 やまのてせん) is a railway line of East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Tokyo, Japan.It takes about one hour to come back the station.

History[change | change source]

In 1909, Yamanote Line began service between Shinagawa and Akabane, and it was called "Shinagawa Line" at that time. A train consisted of 10 cars. The circular line began in 1925. A train schedule 5 trains/hour 72 minutes/a round in 1925, 25 trains/hour 60 minutes/a round in 2014 [1]. In 1961, train color changed from brown to yellow. In 1972, train color changed from yellow to green. In 1987, Japan Railway was privatized. In 1990, Yamanote line add more one car to the trains. Wrapping advertisement, using Yamanote Line, has started since 2000. Each station are installing the platform screen doors for Tokyo Olympic in 2020.

Features[change | change source]

Yamanote Line has no signal, and a train follows the preceding train [2]. Yamanote Line has not only passenger trains but also Freight trains. Yamanote Line has only one railway crossing [2]. In 2013, 3,238,000 people use Yamanote Line per a day [1].

Station[change | change source]

Line1 Station In Japanese Distance2 Transfers Location
JR East Others
Yamanote
Line
Shinagawa 品川 2.2 0.0

Tōkaidō Main Line
Yokosuka Line
Keihin-Tōhoku Line (R)3

JR Central: Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Keikyu: Main Line
Minato
Ōsaki 大崎 2.0 2.0

Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Saikyō Line

Rinkai Line Shinagawa
Gotanda 五反田 0.9 2.9 Tōkyū: Ikegami Line
Toei: Asakusa Line (A-05)
Meguro 目黒 1.2 4.1 Tōkyū: Meguro Line
Tokyo Metro: Namboku Line (N-01)
Toei: Mita Line (I-01)
Ebisu 恵比寿 1.5 5.6

Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Saikyō Line

Tokyo Metro: Hibiya Line (H-02) Shibuya
Shibuya 渋谷 1.6 7.2

Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Saikyō Line

Keio: Inokashira Line
Tōkyū: Den-en-toshi Line, Tōyoko Line
Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line (G-01), Hanzōmon Line (N-01), Fukutoshin Line (F-16)
Harajuku 原宿 1.2 8.4 Tokyo Metro: Chiyoda Line (at Meiji-jingūmae, C-03)
Yoyogi 代々木 1.5 9.9

Chūō-Sōbu Line

Toei: Ōedo Line (E-26)
Shinjuku 新宿 0.7 10.6

Chūō Main Line
Chūō Line (Rapid)
Chūō-Sōbu Line
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Saikyō Line

Keio: Keiō Line, Keio New Line
Odakyu: Odawara Line
Seibu: Shinjuku Line (at Seibu-Shinjuku)
Tokyo Metro: Marunouchi Line (M-08)
Toei: Shinjuku Line (S-01), Ōedo Line (at Shinjuku (E-27) and Shinjuku-Nishiguchi (E-01))
Shinjuku
Shin-Ōkubo 新大久保 1.3 11.9
Takadanobaba 高田馬場 1.4 13.3 Seibu: Shinjuku Line
Tokyo Metro: Tōzai Line (T-03)
Mejiro 目白 0.9 14.2 Toshima
Ikebukuro 池袋 1.2 15.4

Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Saikyō Line

Seibu: Ikebukuro Line
Tobu: Tōjō Line
Tokyo Metro: Marunouchi Line (M-25), Yūrakuchō Line (Y-09), Fukutoshin Line (F-09)
Ōtsuka 大塚 1.8 17.2 Toden Arakawa Line at Ōtsuka Ekimae Station
Sugamo 巣鴨 1.1 18.3 Toei: Mita Line (I-15)
Komagome 駒込 0.7 19.0 Tokyo Metro: Namboku Line (N-14)
Tabata 田端 1.6 20.6

Keihin-Tōhoku Line (R)

Kita
Tōhoku
Main
Line
Nishi-Nippori 西日暮里 0.8 21.4

Keihin-Tōhoku Line

Tokyo Metro: Chiyoda Line (C-16)
Nippori-Toneri Liner
Arakawa
Nippori 日暮里 0.5 21.9

Jōban Line
Keihin-Tōhoku Line

Keisei: Main Line
Nippori-Toneri Liner
Uguisudani 鶯谷 1.1 23.0

Keihin-Tōhoku Line

Taitō
Ueno 上野 1.1 24.1

Shinkansen (Tōhoku, Jōetsu, Nagano, Yamagata, Akita)
Jōban Line
Keihin-Tōhoku Line (R)
Utsunomiya Line
Takasaki Line

Keisei: Main Line (at Keisei Ueno)
Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line (G-16), Hibiya Line (H-17)
Okachimachi 御徒町 0.6 24.7

Keihin-Tōhoku Line

Akihabara 秋葉原 1.0 25.7

Chūō-Sōbu Line
Keihin-Tōhoku Line (R)

Tsukuba Express
Tokyo Metro: Hibiya Line (H-15)
Chiyoda
Kanda 神田 0.7 26.4

Chūō Line (Rapid)
Keihin-Tōhoku Line

Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line (G-13)
Tokyo 東京 1.3 27.7

Shinkansen (Tōhoku, Jōetsu, Nagano, Yamagata, Akita)
Keihin-Tōhoku Line (R)
Tōkaidō Main Line
Chūō Line (Rapid)
Yokosuka Line
Keiyō Line
Sōbu Line (Rapid)

JR Central: Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Tokyo Metro: Marunouchi Line (M-17)
Tōkaidō
Main
Line
Yūrakuchō 有楽町 0.8 28.5

Keihin-Tōhoku Line

Tokyo Metro: Yūrakuchō Line (Y-18), Hibiya Line (at Hibiya, H-07), Chiyoda Line (at Hibiya, C-09)
Toei: Mita Line (at Hibiya, C-09)
Shimbashi 新橋 1.1 29.6

Tōkaidō Main Line
Yokosuka Line
Keihin-Tōhoku Line

Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line (G-08)
Toei: Asakusa Line (A-10)
Yurikamome
Minato
Hamamatsuchō 浜松町 1.2 30.8

Keihin-Tōhoku Line (R)

Tokyo Monorail
Toei: Asakusa Line (at Daimon, A-09), Ōedo Line (at Daimon, E-20)
Tamachi 田町 1.5 32.3

Keihin-Tōhoku Line (R)

Shinagawa 品川 2.2 34.5 See above.

Notes

1: Official line names
2: Left column is distance from previous station (km) and right column is distance from Shinagawa Station (km).
3: "(R)" indicates rapid train stops of the Keihin-Tōhoku Line.

References[change | change source]

1. typepad.jp 2. matome.naver.jp 3. ja.m.wikpedia.jp

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