Ōwada Station (Nara)

Ōwada Station (大輪田駅, Ōwada-eki) is an unstaffed railway station in the town of Kawai, Nara, Japan, serving passengers traveling on Kintetsu Railway's Tawaramoto Line. It is 8.2 km (5.1 miles) from Nishi-Tawaramoto, while 1.9 km (1.2 miles) from Shin-Ōji.

Ōwada Station

大輪田駅
Kintetsu Railway commuter rail station
The exit / entrance gate of Ōwada Station
The exit / entrance gate of Ōwada Station
General information
Location1809-2, Ōaza Ōwada, Kawai,
Nara,
  • Japan
  • (奈良県北葛城郡河合町大字大輪田1809-2)
Coordinates34°35′21″N 135°43′13″E / 34.589158°N 135.720325°E / 34.589158; 135.720325Coordinates: 34°35′21″N 135°43′13″E / 34.589158°N 135.720325°E / 34.589158; 135.720325
Owned byKintetsuLogo.svg Kintetsu Railway
Operated byKintetsuLogo.svg Kintetsu Railway
Line(s) I  Tawaramoto Line
Distance8.2 km (5.1 mi)
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Train operatorsKintetsuLogo.svg Kintetsu Railway
Bus stands1
Connections
Construction
Structure typeElevated
ParkingNone
Bicycle facilitiesBicycle facilities Available
Disabled accessNone
Other information
Station code I42 
Websitewww.kintetsu.co.jp/station/station_info/en_station12006.html
History
OpenedApril 26, 1918
Passengers
20152,378 daily
Services
Preceding station The logo of the Kintetsu Railway Company. Kintetsu Railway Following station
Shin-Ōji
Terminus
Tawaramoto Line Samitagawa

ServicesEdit

Trains at Ōwada Station leave for both Nishi-Tawaramoto and Shin-Ōji every 20 minutes, while every 15 minutes during peak hours. Travel time to Nishi-Tawaramoto is about 17 minutes while to Shin-Ōji is about 4 minutes.

The station is serviced by Nara Kotsu Bus Lines' Route 9 bus at Ōwada Sta. Gate from Kataokadai 1-chome once a day, but the services is alighting only. It is also serviced by free shuttle wagon Sunamaru-go's North Route and West Route for Sōgō-fukushi-kaikan 10 shuttles a day.

RidershipEdit

As of November 2015, daily passenger ridership was 2,378.

LayoutEdit

Ōwada Station has a high-level island platform with 4 cars long, serving two tracks. On the partly roofed platform, a passenger waiting area with six plastic benches for 28 persons is located. Amenities include bathrooms and a self-service beverage vending machine.

Downstairs below the platform level, there is a ticket booth with two ticket vending machines, and ticket gates with a post-type self-service fare deducting reader. A no-fee bicycle parking, a taxi stand, and a bus stop are located southwest of the station within a minute walk from the ticket gate, but there is no parking spot.

Platform and tracksEdit

2F Platform level Track 2  I  Tawaramoto Line Local for Nishi-Tawaramoto
Island platform, doors will open on the right     
Track 1  I  Tawaramoto Line Local for Shin-Ōji
1F Street level Exit / entrance, a bicycle facility, and both taxi and bus stands.

SurroundingEdit

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