UENO STATION

Ueno Station - Ueno Station information and train lines. Ueno Station is a major station on the edge of inner Tokyo and includes Shinkansen lines.

Ueno Station (上野駅, ueno-eki) is a major railway station in Tokyo's Taitō ward. It is the station used to reach the Ueno district and Ueno Park -- which contains Tokyo National Museum, The National Museum of Western Art, Ueno Zoo, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and other famous cultural facilities. A major commuter hub, it is also the traditional terminus for long-distance trains from the northern Japan, although with the extension of the Shinkansen lines to Tokyo Station this role has diminished in recent years. Nearby is Keisei-Ueno Station, the Tokyo terminus of the Keisei Main Line to Narita Airport Station.

Ueno Station
Ueno Station

Ueno Station History

The station opened on July 28, 1883. After the destruction of this first building in the fires caused by the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, Japan National Railways constructed the current station buildings. In 1927, Tokyo Underground Railway (now Tokyo Metro) opened Japan's first subway line from here to Asakusa Station. Following World War II, the neighbourhood in front of Ueno Station was a major center of black market activity.

The station contains a shopping area, including a branch of the Hard Rock Cafe.

Lines Serviced by Ueno Station

JR East
Akita Shinkansen
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Jōetsu Shinkansen
Tōhoku Shinkansen
Yamagata Shinkansen
Jōban Line
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Takasaki Line
Tōhoku Main Line
Yamanote Line
Tokyo Metro
Ginza Line
Hibiya Line

(Article based on Wikipedia article and used under the GNU Free Documentation License)

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