Yamanote Line

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     Yamanote Line
Yamanote Line E231-500 series EMU heidit for Tokyo an Shinagawa
Overview
Type Heavy rail
Locale Tokyo
Termini Shinagawa (luip)
Stations 29
Daily ridership 3,725,247 (daily, 2010)[1]
Operation
Opened 1885
Operator(s) JR East
Depot(s) Tokyo General Rolling Stock Centre (near Ōsaki Station)
Rollin stock E231-500 series
Technical
Line length 34.5 km (21.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Operatin speed 90 km/h (55 mph)
Route map
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The Yamanote Line (山手線 Yamanote-sen?) is a railway luip line in Tokyo, Japan, operatit bi East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is ane o Tokyo's busiest an maist important lines, connectin maist o Tokyo's major stations an urban centres, includin the Yūrakuchō/Ginza aurie, Shibuya, Shinjuku, an Ikebukuro, wi aw but twa o its 29 stations connectin tae ither railway or unnergrund (subway) lines.

The "Yamanote Line" as an offeecial line name indicates the tracks atween Shinagawa an Tabata that is uised bi local trains on thair ain tracks as well as the parallel Yamanote Freicht Line which is uised bi Saikyō Line an Shōnan-Shinjuku Line trains, some leemitit express services, an freicht trains. However, in everyday uisage the "Yamanote Line" refers tae the entire 34.5 km luip line served bi local trains. (This airticle uises the same defineetion.)

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  1. JR East station ridership in 2010 Train Media (sourced from JR East) Retrieved May 28, 2012.