|Location||1 Soto-Kanda (JR Station)|
Kanda-Sakuma-chō (Tokyo Metro)
Kanda-Hanaoka-chō (Tsukuba Express)
Location within Special wards of Tokyo
Akihabara Station (Tokyo)
Akihabara Station (Japan)
Akihabara Station (秋葉原駅, Akihabara-eki) is a railway station in Tokyo's Chiyoda ward. It is at the center of the Akihabara shopping district specializing in electronic goods.
Akihabara Station is served by the following lines.
Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company:
The above-ground section of the station is cross-shaped, with the Chūō-Sōbu Line tracks running from east to west, and the Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku Line (and Tohoku Shinkansen and Ueno–Tokyo Line, which do not stop at Akihabara) from north to south.
|Location||1 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda city, Tokyo|
|Line(s)||Tōhoku Main Line|
Sōbu Main Line (Branch)
There are two island platforms serving four tracks for the Yamanote Line and the Keihin-Tohoku Line on the 2nd level, and two side platforms serving two tracks for the Sobu Line Local service on the 4th level.
|1||Keihin-Tohoku Line||northbound for Ueno, Tabata, and Ōmiya|
|2||Yamanote Line||counterclockwise for Ueno, Tabata, and Ikebukuro|
|3||Yamanote Line||clockwise for Tokyo, Shimbashi, and Shinagawa|
|4||Keihin-Tohoku Line||southbound for Tokyo, Shinagawa, and Yokohama|
|5||Chūō-Sōbu Line||westbound for Ochanomizu, Shinjuku, Nakano, and Mitaka|
|6||Chūō-Sōbu Line||eastbound for Kinshichō, Funabashi, and Chiba|
Chest-high platform edge doors were installed on the Yamanote Line platforms in May 2015, to be brought into operation from 20 June 2015.
|Line(s)||Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line|
There are two underground side platforms serving two tracks.
|1||Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line||for Ginza, Kasumigaseki, and Naka-Meguro|
|2||Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line||for Ueno and Kita-Senju|
Tobu Skytree Line for Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen
Tobu Nikko Line for Minami-Kurihashi
The song "Koi Suru Fortune Cookie" by AKB48 is to be used as the departure melody on the Hibiya Line platforms from spring 2016.
|Operated by||Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company|
|Opened||24 August 2005|
There is an underground island platform serving two tracks.
|G||Street level||Exits/Entrances, connection to JR services|
|B1F||Upper Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent, ticket/Pasmo/Suica vending machines, FamilyMart, shopping, elevator to platform|
|B2F||Center Mezzanine||Staircases and escalators to Lower Mezzanine|
|B3F||Lower Mezzanine||Staircases and escalators to platform|
|1||TX Tsukuba Express towards Tsukuba (Shin-Okachimachi) →|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left or right|
|2||TX Tsukuba Express towards Tsukuba (Shin-Okachimachi) →|
|1, 2||for Minami-Nagareyama, Moriya, and Tsukuba|
Akihabara Station was opened in November 1890 as a freight terminal linked to Ueno Station via tracks following the course of the modern day Yamanote Line.
It was opened to passenger traffic in 1925 following the construction of the section of track linking Ueno with Shimbashi via Tokyo Station and the completion of the Yamanote Line. The upper level platforms were added in 1932 with the opening of an extension to the Sōbu Line from its old terminal at Ryōgoku to Ochanomizu, making Akihabara an important transfer station for passengers from the east of Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture.
The huge growth in commuter traffic following the Second World War caused considerable congestion and was only relieved with the construction of the Sōbu line tunnel linking Kinshichō with Tokyo, bypassing Akihabara.
The Hibiya Line subway station was opened on May 31, 1962, with the line's extension from Naka-Okachimachi to Ningyōchō.
The station facilities of the Hibiya Line were inherited by Tokyo Metro after the privatization of the Teito Rapid Transit Authority (TRTA) in 2004.
On August 24, 2005, the underground terminus of the new Tsukuba Express Line opened at Akihabara. The entire station complex, including the JR station, was also refurbished and enlarged in preparation for the opening of the Tsukuba Express.
In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 240,327 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the ninth-busiest station operated by JR East. Over the same fiscal year, the Tokyo Metro station was used by an average of 122,576 passengers daily (both exiting and entering passengers), making it the 23rd busiest Tokyo Metro station. The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below. Note that JR East figures are for boarding passengers only.
|Fiscal year||Daily average|
|JR East||Tokyo Metro|
The main attraction is the Akihabara electronics retail district to the north and west of the station.