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Kanda Station
JR East commuter rail station
Tokyo Metro subway station
JR Kanda sta 003.jpg
Station statistics
Address 2-13-1 Kajichō, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Lines JR East:

     Chūō Rapid Line      Keihin-Tōhoku Line      Yamanote Line Tokyo Metro:

     Ginza Line
Platforms 3 island platforms (JR East)
1 island platform (Tokyo Metro)
Tracks 6 (JR East)
2 (Tokyo Metro)
Other information
Opened 1 March 1919 (JR East)
21 November 1931 (Tokyo Metro)
Code G13
Passengers (2007) 106,766 daily[1] (JR East)
Passengers (2007) 19.197 million per year[citation needed] (Tokyo Metro)
Preceding station   JR East   Following station
Chūō Rapid Line
all trains
toward Takao
toward Ōfuna
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
toward Ōmiya
toward Shinagawa
Yamanote Line
toward Ueno
Preceding station   Tokyo Metro   Following station
toward Shibuya
Ginza Line
toward Asakusa

Kanda Station (神田駅 kanda-eki?) is a train station located in Chiyoda, Tokyo. JR East and Tokyo Metro operate individual portions of the station.



The station first opened on March 1, 1919 when the Chūō Main Line 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 Tohoku Shinkansen from its previous terminus at Ueno to Tokyo breached a pair of express tracks of the Tohoku Main Line through the station[citation needed]. These are being reinstated by the Tohoku Through Line project, due to open in 2013[5][6].

Station layout

Kanda comprises two separate stations that are considered 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 and a total of six tracks.[7] The tracks are numbered sequentially from east to west starting with track 1. Yamanote Line trains use the inner tracks 2 and 3, Keihin-Tōhoku Line trains use track 1 and 4, and Chūō Rapid Line trains use tracks 5 and 6 as they split off from the main-line north of Kanda.[7] 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.[7]

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 Rapid Line for Tokyo
6 Chūō Rapid Line 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. Track 1 is for southbound trains to Ginza and Shibuya whilst track 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 »
JR East
Yamanote Line
Tōkyō - Akihabara
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Tōkyō Local Akihabara
Rapid: no stop
Chūō Rapid Line
Tōkyō Rapid Ochanomizu
Tōkyō Commuter Rapid Ochanomizu
Tōkyō Ōme Limited Rapid Ochanomizu
Tōkyō Chūō Limited Rapid Ochanomizu
Tōkyō Commuter Limited Rapid Ochanomizu
Tokyo Metro
Ginza Line
Mitsukoshimae - Suehirochō


  1. ^ JR East fiscal 2007 passenger figures. Retrieved on 20 January 2009. (Japanese)
  2. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998) (in Japanese). Teishajō Hensen Daijiten - Kokutetsu JR Hen. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 173, vol. II. 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. ^ a b c Kanda station map JR East Retrieved 19 January 2009

External links

Coordinates: 35°41′30″N 139°46′17″E / 35.691731°N 139.771264°E / 35.691731; 139.771264


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