Ōmi-Imazu Station

Station building, May 2017

Ōmi-Imazu Station (近江今津駅, Ōmi-Imazu Eki) is a railway station on the Kosei Line of West Japan Railway Company located in Takashima, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

As a key stations of the Kosei Line, the station with a yard on its south side originates and terminates many trains. The station has two island platforms with two tracks each capable of serving 12-car trains, as well as sidetracks for passing trains.

Previously most of the Special Rapid Service trains from the JR Kyoto Line turned at this station until 2006 when most Special Rapid Service trains were extended to Tsuruga Station. As of 2011, there is one such train in the morning that terminates at the station.

The extension of the services to the north section required coupling and releasing of carriages at this station since platforms of Ōmi-Shiotsu Station and beyond can only handle 4-car trains. In order to facilitate these works, a signal was newly added to the track 2 of the station.

Station structureEdit

Elevated station with two island platforms with four tracks. The station provides the on-line ticket reservation service. While automatic ticket gates have not been installed, ICOCA and other IC cards can be processed via a standalone machine without the need to present to a staff member. Regular tickets will need to be processed by the manned window; during rush hour times, an additional staff member is located outside the manned window to process tickets quickly.

Train platformsEdit

1  Limited Express "Thunderbird" for Fukui, Kanazawa and Toyama
 Kosei Line part of local trains for Ōmi-Shiotsu and Tsuruga
2  Kosei Line local trains, rapid service and special rapid service for Ōmi-Shiotsu and Tsuruga
local trains, rapid service and special rapid service for Katata and Kyoto
3  Kosei Line local trains returning for Nagahara, Ōmi-Shiotsu and Tsuruga
local trains for Katata and Kyoto
4  Limited Express "Thunderbird" for Kyoto and Osaka
 Kosei Line a part of local trains for Katata and Kyoto in the morning and the evening
a part of special rapid service for Katata, Kyoto and Osaka in the morning

Stations next to Ōmi-ImazuEdit

« Service »
West Japan Railway Company Kosei Line
Shin-Asahi   Local   Ōmi-Nakashō
Shin-Asahi   Rapid Service   Ōmi-Nakashō
Shin-Asahi   Special Rapid Service   Ōmi-Nakashō

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Coordinates: 35°23′50″N 136°01′54″E / 35.3971°N 136.0318°E / 35.3971; 136.0318