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Tabata Station (Tokyo)

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Tabata Station

The north entrance in June 2010 after rebuilding
Location1 Tabata, Kita-ku, Tokyo
Coordinates35°44′16″N 139°45′41″E / 35.737909°N 139.761254°E / 35.737909; 139.761254Coordinates: 35°44′16″N 139°45′41″E / 35.737909°N 139.761254°E / 35.737909; 139.761254
Operated by
JR East
Platforms2 island platforms
ConnectionsBus terminal
Opened1 April 1896
FY201345,116 daily
Preceding station
JR East
Following station
Next counter-clockwise
Yamanote Line Nishi-Nippori
Next clockwise
towards Ōmiya
Keihin–Tōhoku Line
towards Yokohama
Keihin–Tōhoku Line
towards Yokohama
Tabata Station
Tabata Station
Location within Special wards of Tokyo
Tabata Station
Tabata Station
Tabata Station (Tokyo)
Tabata Station
Tabata Station
Tabata Station (Japan)

Tabata Station (田端駅, Tabata-eki) is a railway station in Kita, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). Tabata Station is on the Tōhoku Main Line and Yamanote Line and is served by the circular Yamanote Line trains and the local and express trains of Keihin-Tohoku Line.

Station layout

The station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks, with the Yamanote Line tracks on the inside, and Keihin-Tōhoku Line tracks on the outside. There is a south and a north exit from the station.


View of the platforms looking northward in 2015
View of the platforms looking northward in 2015

1 JK Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Akabane, Urawa, and Omiya
2 JY Yamanote Line for Ikebukuro and Shinjuku (Anti-clockwise)
3 JY Yamanote Line for Ueno, Tokyo, and Shinagawa (Clockwise)
4 JK Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Ueno, Tokyo, and Yokohama

Chest-high platform edge doors were installed on the Yamanote Line platforms in January 2015, with operation commencing in February.[1]


Tabata Station opened on 1 April 1896.[2] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[2] The station was rebuilt between 2005 and August 2008.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 45,116 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 98th busiest station on the JR East network.[3] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 36,555[4]
2005 41,400[5]
2010 43,208[6]
2013 45,116[3]

Surrounding area

  • Tabata Memorial Museum of Writers and Artists [ja]
  • Tokyo Women's Medical University

See also


  1. ^ 山手線田端駅に可動式ホーム柵が設置される [Platform edge doors installed at Yamanote Line Tabata Station]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 389. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  3. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
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