日本での一年間

December 3, 2008

Yamanote Line Project (Part 9) – Tabata Station

Filed under: Tokyo places, Yamanote-Sen — myyearinjapan @ 8:26 am

We now reach the 9th stop on our journey around the JR Yamanote line, Tabata Station.

I would like to take a moment to give some information about the Yamanote Line that I did not include in my earlier posts.
From Wikipedia:
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.
As of 2005, Yamanote Line carries an average of 3.55 million passengers a day, which translates to a patronage figure of 1.3 billion passengers a year.
“Yamanote” literally refers to inland, hillier districts or foothills (as distinct from areas close to the sea). In Tokyo “Yamanote” lies along the western side of the Yamanote Line loop.
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).

Tabata station sign

Tabata station sign. atre is the name of a mall right above the station.

just outside the station

just outside the station. The thing on the right with all the wire sticking up is a highway.

A taxi driver waits for fares. Japanese taxis have automatically opening and closing doors, the drivers wear white gloves, and the seats have white covers.

A taxi driver waits for fares. Japanese taxis have automatically opening and closing doors, the drivers wear white gloves, and the seats have white covers.

Apartments right next to the station

Apartments right next to the station

Light refraction off the office building next to the station on a sunny morning

Light refraction off the office building next to the station on a sunny morning

Waiting for the next train to come

Waiting for the next train to come

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2 Comments »

  1. […] and went clockwise, visiting Shinokubo, Takadanobaba, Mejiro, Ikebukuro, Otsuka, Sugamo, Komagome, Tabata, Nishinippori, Nippori, Uguisudani, Ueno, Okachimachi, and Akihabara. This time I started from the […]

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  2. […] then went clockwise to Shinokubo, Takadanobaba, Mejiro, Ikebukuru, Otsuka, Sugamo, Kamagome, Tabata, Nishi-Nippori, Nippori, Uguisudani, Ueno, Okachimachi and Akihabara. Later, I finished the other […]

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