Kanda Station (Tokyo)

Kanda Station

North entrance, December 2007
Location 2-13-1 Kajichō, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Operated by
Other information
Station code
  • JK27 (Keihin-Tōhoku Line)
  • JY02 (Yamanote Line)
  • JC02 (Chūō Line)
  • KND (JR East)
  • G13 (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
Opened 1919

Kanda Station (神田駅 Kanda-eki) is a railway station in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Tokyo Metro operate individual portions of the station.


Station layout

Kanda consists of two separate stations that form an interchange. The elevated station is operated by JR East and the underground station is operated by the Tokyo Metro. Although they are an interchange, passengers must pass through ticket barriers and pay separate fares to switch between services.

JR East station

The JR East station is the older of the two stations and opened in 1919. It is situated on an elevated viaduct and has three island platforms serving six tracks.[1] The platforms are numbered sequentially from east to west starting with platform 1. Yamanote Line trains use the inner platforms 2 and 3, Keihin-Tōhoku Line trains use platforms 1 and 4, and Chūō Line trains use platforms 5 and 6 as they split off from the main line north of Kanda.[1] There are an additional two tracks east of the station; these are used for Shinkansen trains running between Tokyo Station and Ueno.

There are two sets of entrances and exits (a total of four) that allow passengers to access the JR East station. The northern set, the north and east exits, offers a connection to the Ginza Line on the Tokyo Metro. The southern set, the south and west exits, has a View Plaza travel service centre. Both exits have rows of ticket machines, ticket gates, and a JR reservation office.[1]

1  Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Shinagawa, Yokohama and Ōfuna
2  Yamanote Line for Tokyo and Shinagawa
3  Yamanote Line for Ueno and Ikebukuro
4  Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Ueno, Akabane and Ōmiya
5  Chūō Line (Rapid) to Tokyo
6  Chūō Line (Rapid) for Ochanomizu, Shinjuku, and Takao

Tokyo Metro

The Tokyo Metro station is the newer of the two station and opened in 1931 as part of an extension of first subway line in Asia, the Ginza Line. There is a simple island platform setup with two tracks. Platform 1 is for southbound trains to Ginza and Shibuya whilst platform 2 is used for northbound trains to Ueno and Asakusa.

Access to the station is provided by a total of six entrances and exits. Exits and 1 and 2 are used as the connection to the JR East station and are on Chūō-dōri (中央通り). Exits 3 and 4 are on the same street but in the centre of the station near Kanda-Kajichō. Exits 5 and 6 are at the northernmost part of the station.

1  Ginza Line for Ginza and Shibuya
2  Ginza Line for Ueno and Asakusa

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Yamanote Line (JY02)
Tokyo (JY01, TYO) - Akihabara (JY03, AKB)
Keihin-Tōhoku Line (JK27)
Tokyo (JK26, TYO)   Rapid   Akihabara (JK28, AKB)
Tokyo (JK26, TYO)   Local   Akihabara (JK28, AKB)
Chūō Line (JC02)
Chūō Liner/Ōme Liner: Does not stop at this station
Tokyo (JC01, TYO)   Commuter Special Rapid   Ochanomizu (JC03)
Tokyo (JC01, TYO)   Chūō Special Rapid   Ochanomizu (JC03)
Tokyo (JC01, TYO)   Ōme Special Rapid   Ochanomizu (JC03)
Tokyo (JC01, TYO)   Commuter Rapid   Ochanomizu (JC03)
Tokyo (JC01, TYO)   Rapid   Ochanomizu (JC03)
Tokyo (JC01, TYO)   Local   Ochanomizu (JC03)
Ginza Line (G-13)
Mitsukoshimae (G-12) - Suehirocho(G-14)


The station first opened on March 1, 1919 when the Chūō Main Line was extended from Manseibashi Station, which existed between Kanda and Ochanomizu, to Tokyo Station.[2]

The tracks of Tōhoku Main Line, now used by trains on the Keihin-Tōhoku Line and the Yamanote Line, extended from Akihabara Station to Kanda and further to Tokyo on November 1, 1925.[3] This extension completed the loop of the Yamanote Line.

The subway station opened on November 21, 1931. On this day, the subway closed the temporary terminal at Manseibashi Station and made Kanda Station the new terminus. The station became an intermediate station on April 29, 1932 when the line was extended to Mitsukoshimae Station.[4]

The extension through Kanda Station of the Tōhoku Shinkansen from its previous terminus at Ueno to Tokyo breached a pair of express tracks of the Tohoku Main Line through the station. These are being reinstated by the Tōhoku Jūkan Line project. The project was due to be completed in 2013 but was subsequently delayed until 2015 as a result of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[5][6][7]

From March 14, 2015 onwards, Keihin-Tōhoku rapid services began serving the station.[8]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 97,589 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the fortieth-busiest station operated by JR East.[9] In fiscal 2013, the Tokyo Metro station was used by an average of 52,612 passengers per day (exiting and entering passengers), making it the seventieth-busiest station operated by Tokyo Metro.[10] The average daily passenger figures for each operator in previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year JR East Tokyo Metro
2000 111,311[11]
2005 105,782[12]
2010 101,075[13]
2011 99,307[14] 49,410[15]
2012 97,779[16] 52,247[17]
2013 97,589[9] 52,612[10]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 Kanda station map JR East Retrieved 19 January 2009
  2. Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 173. ISBN 4533029809.
  3. Ishino, supra, p. 387, vol. II
  4. "開業の経過 (Tokyo Metro)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-11-22.
  5. An Interview with the President on JR East website, retrieved 2009-05-13
  6. JR East Annual report 2007 on JR East website, retrieved 2009-05-13
  7. JR東日本:東京−上野の新線 愛称を「上野東京ライン」 [JR East names new line between Tokyo and Ueno "Ueno-Tokyo Line"]. Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  8. "2015年3月 ダイヤ改正について" [Information regarding the March 2015 timetable amendment] (pdf). East Japan Railway Company. 19 December 2014. p. 10. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  9. 1 2 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  10. 1 2 各駅の乗降人員ランキング [Station usage ranking] (in Japanese). Tokyo Metro. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  11. 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  12. 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  13. 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  14. 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  15. 駅別乗降人員順位表(2011年度1日平均) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Metro. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  16. 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  17. 各駅の乗降人員ランキング (2012年) [Station usage ranking (2012)] (in Japanese). Tokyo Metro. Retrieved 15 September 2014.

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