Amagasaki Station (JR West)

Amagasaki Station (尼崎駅, Amagasaki-eki) is a railway station on the Tōkaidō Main Line (JR Kōbe Line), Fukuchiyama Line (JR Takarazuka Line) and JR Tōzai Line of West Japan Railway Company (JR West), located in Amagasaki, Hyōgo, Japan, opened in 1874. Until 1997, Amagasaki was only a local stop, but it has since become a major junction with the opening of the JR Tōzai Line. Today, all commuter trains and Fukuchiyama-bound limited express trains, stop here.

Amagasaki Station

尼崎駅
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Amagasaki Station, June 2013
Location1-1 Shioe Itchome, Amagasaki, Hyōgo
(兵庫県尼崎市潮江一丁目1-1)
Japan
Coordinates34°43′53.88″N 135°25′54.07″E / 34.7316333°N 135.4316861°E / 34.7316333; 135.4316861Coordinates: 34°43′53.88″N 135°25′54.07″E / 34.7316333°N 135.4316861°E / 34.7316333; 135.4316861
Operated byJR West
Line(s)
History
Opened1874
Previous namesKanzaki (until 1949)

Amagasaki is the official terminal of the Fukuchiyama Line and the JR Tōzai Line, but only direct rapid services originate from here via the JR Tōzai Line. Trains of the Fukuchiyama Line continue east to Osaka and beyond on the Tōkaidō Line or connect with the Gakkentoshi Line through the JR Tōzai Line. Tōzai Line trains (except direct rapid services) continue west to Nishi-Akashi and beyond on the Tōkaidō Line, and Takarazuka and beyond on the Fukuchiyama Line.

The station is referred to as "JR Amagasaki" to distinguish between the station and Amagasaki Station operated by Hanshin Electric Railway. While these two stations are situated relatively close to each other, passengers transferring between these two stations must take buses to transfer between trains.

LinesEdit

  • Tōkaidō Line (JR Kobe Line)
  • Fukuchiyama Line (JR Takarazuka Line)
  • JR Tōzai Line

Station layoutEdit

The station has four ground-level island platforms serving eight tracks.

1  JR Kōbe Line special rapid services for Sannomiya and Himeji
part of rapid services for Sannomiya and Himeji (passing Suma, Tarumi and Maiko in the evening)
2  JR Takarazuka Line for Takarazuka and Fukuchiyama (mainly trains starting Osaka and Fukuchiyama Line limited express trains "Kounotori")
3  JR Takarazuka Line from the JR Kyōto Line and the JR Tōzai Line for Takarazuka
 JR Kōbe Line part of local trains for Sannomiya and Nishi-Akashi
4  JR Kōbe Line local trains and rapid services for Sannomiya and Himeji
5, 6  JR Kyōto Line local trains and rapid services for Osaka, Shin-Osaka and Takatsuki
 JR Tōzai Line for Kitashinchi and Kyobashi and Shijonawate
7  JR Takarazuka Line for Osaka and Shin-Osaka (including Fukuchiyama Line limited express trains "Konotori", passing Tsukamoto)
 JR Tōzai Line part of trains for Kitashinchi, Kyobashi and Shijonawate in the rush hour
direct rapid service for Oji and Nara via the Osaka Higashi Line
8  JR Kyōto Line special rapid services for Osaka, Shin-Osaka and Takatsuki
part of rapid services for Osaka, Shin-Osaka and Takatsuki
 JR Takarazuka Line to Osaka (partly in the morning, passing Tsukamoto)
  • This station is an intermediate station on the "JR Kōbe Line". However, the Tōkaidō Line only for Sannomiya is informed as the "JR Kōbe Line" and the line for Osaka and Kyoto as the "JR Kyōto Line", because the Tōkaidō Line between this station and Osaka is parts of the sections of the "JR Kōbe Line" and the "JR Takarazuka Line". The trains from the JR Takarazuka Line which terminate at Osaka and Shin-Osaka are informed as the "JR Takarazuka Line" for passing Tsukamoto Station.
Limited express trains

Stations next to AmagasakiEdit

« Service »
Tōkaidō Line (JR Kōbe Line)
Tsukamoto (JR-A48)   Local   Tachibana (JR-A50)
Osaka (JR-A47)   Rapid Service   Nishinomiya (JR-A52)
Osaka (JR-A47)   Special Rapid Service   Ashiya (JR-A54)
Fukuchiyama Line (JR Takarazuka Line)
Tsukamoto (through the JR Kyoto Line)
Osaka (returning at Osaka)
  Local   Tsukaguchi (JR-G50)
Osaka (JR-G47)   Regional Rapid Service   Itami (JR-G52)
Osaka (JR-G47)   Rapid Service
Tambaji Rapid Service
  Itami (JR-G52)
Kashima (JR-H48)   Regional Rapid Service (returning at Tsukaguchi)   Tsukaguchi (JR-G50)
Kashima (JR-H48)   Rapid Service (returning at Tsukaguchi)   Tsukaguchi (JR-G50)
Osaka (JR-G47)   Limited Express "Konotori"   Takarazuka (JR-G56)
JR Tōzai Line
Kashima (JR-H48)   Local   Tachibana (JR-A50)
Kashima (JR-H48)   Regional Rapid Service   Tachibana (JR-A50)
Tsukaguchi (JR-G50)
Kashima (JR-H48)   Rapid Service   Tsukaguchi (JR-G50)
Itami (JR-G52)

See alsoEdit

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