[How many do you know? ]Introducing the latest “station melody” that flows in Tokyo!

Every time I get on the train, I suddenly hear the station melody even if I’m not conscious of it. There is also a buzzer sound station, “Kamata March” at Kamata Station on the JR Keihin Tohoku Line, “Tetsuwan Atom” at Takadanobaba Station on the JR Yamate Line, and “Third Man” at Ebisu Station on the JR Yamate Line (Ebisu Beer CM Song) ), There are also stations that play melody associated with that station. This time, I will introduce station melodies that you can listen to in Tokyo that you may or may not know.

Two songs representing Elephant Kashima, which are related to Akabane Station, are the departure melody

The top batter is from Akabane, who ranked first in the really comfortable city award 2019 and second in the award 2020. From November 16, 2018, the departure melody of the popular rock band Elephant Kashimashi will be adopted at Akabane Station on the JR Utsunomiya Line (Tohoku Main Line), Takasaki Line, Shonan-Shinjuku Line, and Saikyo Line. You can listen to “Oretachino Ashita” on line 5 and “Like the moon tonight” on line 6. It seems that the collaboration was decided because three of the four members, including vocalist Hiroji Miyamoto, are from Akabane. (Related release)[Really comfortable city award 2020]2nd place Akabane: NEXT Kichijoji !? A city suitable for a convenient and lively living base

Two train melody that you want to hear when you go to Tokyo Dome

On the Namboku Line, the departure melody of 18 stations was renewed in March 2015. Among them, Korakuen Station, which is the closest to Tokyo Dome, is the familiar “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” in the Seventh-inning Stretch that is held at the end of the 7th inning at the Major League baseball stadium. Was appointed. In addition, the departure melody of each station on the JR Chuo Sobu Line and Suidobashi Station uses the Yomiuri Giants team song “Fighting Spirit”. Originally, it was used as part of the 100th anniversary of the opening of Suidobashi Station, but it has been used continuously since then.

Connect them into one song!Departure melody of Tokyo Metro Tozai Line

At Tokyo Metro, we are making efforts to change the departure melody of all routes to a melody that matches the image of the city instead of the departure buzzer. Of particular note is the departure melody of the Tozai Line, which was completely renewed in May 2015. It is known that if you connect the departure melody of each station except Nakano station managed by JR East, it will be one song. If you connect the departure melody of each station in the direction of Nishi-Funabashi, it will be a song called “A Day in the METRO”, and if you connect the departure melody of each station in the direction of Nakano, it will be a song called “Beyond the Metropolis”. The departure melody of each station is an original phrase created while imagining the city, but Kudanshita station has the hit song “Under the Big Onion-Haruka no Omoi-“, and Nihonbashi station has the folk song “Edo Nihonbashi”. “Is adopted.

Listen to AKB48 at Akihabara Station and Nogizaka46 at Nogizaka Station!

From the spring of 2016, AKB48’s “Koi Suru Fortune Cookie” has been adopted at Akihabara Station on the Hibiya Line, and Nogizaka46’s “Kimi no Na wa Kibou” departure melody has been adopted at Nogizaka Station on the Chiyoda Line. All of these songs were adopted as a result of soliciting requests for train melody on the Tokyo Metro website in 2015. “Kimi no Na wa Kibou” is a phrase played by Erika Ikuta on the piano. Both are just a few seconds, but they are memorable melodies.

Keikyu Line where you can enjoy “approaching melody” related to the area

On the Keikyu Line, we are focusing on “approaching melody” (train approaching guidance sound). Keikyu Shinagawa Station has adopted “Akai Densha” by rock band Quruli as an approach melody in tie-up with Keikyu. You can listen to chorus on track 1 and B melody on tracks 2 and 3. For 16 stations excluding Shinagawa station, general recruitment of approaching melodies was carried out in 2008. Aomono Yokocho Station, the hometown of national singer Chiyoko Shimakura, is “Life Various”, and Tachiaigawa Station, which is the closest to Oi Racecourse, is the American song “Camptown Races”, which is familiar in Japan, and the hot spring facility “Heiwajima Onsen Kurhaus”. Heiwajima Station, where there is, uses “Good hot water”, and Keikyu Kamata Station in Ota Ward, where Rats & Stars Masayuki Suzuki and Nobuyoshi Kuwano are from, uses “If you can meet in a dream”.

Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Station Adopts New Approach Melody

Finally, I will introduce the approaching melody that was just changed on October 21st. At “Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Station” on the Keihin Kyuko Line, the popular song “Sekai ni Hitotsu no Hana” from the time of opening until 2015, and “Dragon” from 2015 to October 20, 2020. “Night” has been used as the approaching melody, but in September 2020, we are looking for a new approaching melody. As a result, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the opening of Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Station, we have adopted “Happy Birthday to You,” which everyone knows, as a new approaching melody. The song is limited to one month from October 21st, and a new approaching melody will be played from November 21st.


This time, we introduced the main station melodies that can be heard in Tokyo, but we also use unique station melodies at each station. Working or going out every sunrise may be a little more fun than usual by listening to the station melody. * The station melody introduced this time is based on the information as of October 2020. Depending on the time, the introduction melody may have ended.Author: Wakana Saito