Tabata Station (Tokyo)

Coordinates: 35°44′16″N 139°45′41″E / 35.737909°N 139.761254°E / 35.737909; 139.761254

Tabata Station

North exit of station building following rebuilding, June 2010
Location 1 Tabata, Kita, Tokyo
Operated by JR East
  • Bus terminal
Opened 1896
Passengers (FY2013) 45,116 daily

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 served by the circular Yamanote Line and 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
1  Keihin-Tohoku Line for Akabane, Urawa, and Omiya
2  Yamanote Line for Ikebukuro and Shinjuku (Anti-clockwise)
3  Yamanote Line for Ueno, Tokyo, and Shinagawa (Clockwise)
4  Keihin-Tohoku 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]

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Yamanote Line
Komagome - Nishi-Nippori
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Ueno   Rapid   Kami-Nakazato
Nishi-Nippori   Local   Kami-Nakazato


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

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. 1 2 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. 1 2 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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