Jūsō Station

Jūsō Station (十三駅, Jūsō eki) is a railway station in Jūsō, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Hankyu Railway. The six-track trunk line from Umeda Station diverges into the three double tracks of the Hankyu Kobe Line, the Hankyu Kyoto Line and the Hankyu Takarazuka Line at this station. The area surrounding the station is an extensive shopping and entertainment district.

Jūsō Station

十三駅
Juso stn west-exit.JPG
West gate of Jūsō Station
General information
LocationJuso-higashi Nichome, Yodogawa, Osaka, Osaka
(大阪市淀川区十三東二丁目)
Japan
Coordinates34°43′11.61″N 135°28′58.05″E / 34.7198917°N 135.4827917°E / 34.7198917; 135.4827917Coordinates: 34°43′11.61″N 135°28′58.05″E / 34.7198917°N 135.4827917°E / 34.7198917; 135.4827917
Operated byHankyu Railway
Line(s)
Connections
  • Bus stop
Other information
Station codeHK-03
History
OpenedMarch 10, 1910

Station layoutEdit

This station has two island platforms and two side platforms serving six tracks on the ground level, enabling to change trains from the Kobe Line for Umeda to the Takarazuka Line for Takarazuka and Minoo on one island platform between Tracks 2 and 3, and from the Takarazuka Line for Umeda to the Kyoto Line for Kyoto (Kawaramachi, Arashiyama) and Kita-Senri on another island platform between Tracks 4 and 5. The platforms are connected by two transfer concourses, one elevated and one underground. The east gate connects directly to platform 6 while the west gate connects directly to platform 1.[1] Several shops and restaurants serving transferring passengers are located inside the station.

There is a returning track in the south of the station between the Kobe Line and the Takarazuka Line. The track is used for the trains for the Kobe Line and the Takarazuka Line running to and from Shojaku Workshop for maintenance, and for seasonal trains running between Kobe or Takarazuka and Arashiyama via the Kobe Line and the Kyoto Line.[citation needed]


1  Kobe Line for Nishinomiya-kitaguchi, Kobe (Kobe-sannomiya, Shinkaichi) and Nigawa
2  Kobe Line for Osaka-umeda (Local trains stop at Nakatsu)
3  Takarazuka Line for Takarazuka, Ishibashi handai-mae, Minoo, Kawanishi-noseguchi and the Nose Railway line (Nissei Chūō)
4  Takarazuka Line for Osaka-umeda (Semi-express trains and local trains stop at Nakatsu)
5  Kyoto Line for Takatsuki-shi, Kyoto-kawaramachi, Arashiyama and Kita-Senri
6  Kyoto Line to Osaka-umeda (No trains stop at Nakatsu)

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Kobe Main Line
Nakatsu (HK-02)   Local   Kanzakigawa (HK-04)
Osaka-umeda (HK-01)   Semi-Express (from Takarazuka to Osaka-umeda via the Imazu Line)   Tsukaguchi (HK-06)
Osaka-umeda (HK-01)   Express
Rapid Express
Commuter Express
  Tsukaguchi (HK-06)
Osaka-umeda (HK-01)   Limited Express   Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi (HK-08)
Osaka-umeda (HK-01)   Commutation Limited Express   Tsukaguchi (HK-06)
Takarazuka Main Line
Nakatsu (HK-02)   Local   Mikuni (HK-41)
Nakatsu (HK-02)   Semi-Express (from Takarazuka to Osaka-umeda via Ishibashi)   Sone (HK-44)
Osaka-umeda (HK-01)   Express   Toyonaka (HK-46)
Osaka-umeda (HK-01)   Commutation Limited Express (from Kawanishi-Noseguchi to Osaka-umeda)   Toyonaka (HK-46)
Osaka-umeda (HK-01)   Limited Express (Nissei Express)   Ishibashi handai-mae (HK-48)
Kyoto Main Line
Osaka-umeda (HK-01)   Local   Minamikata (HK-61)
Osaka-umeda (HK-01)   Semi-Express   Minamikata (HK-61)
Osaka-umeda (HK-01)   Rapid Service   Minamikata (HK-61)
Osaka-umeda (HK-01)   Rapid Express   Awaji (HK-63)
Osaka-umeda (HK-01)   Rapid Limited Express "Kyo-Train Garaku", "Sagano"   Awaji (HK-63)
Rapid Limited Express A "Kyo-Train": Does not stop at this station
Osaka-umeda (HK-01)   Commuter Limited Express   Ibaraki-shi (HK-69)

HistoryEdit

The station opened on March 10, 1910, as a stop on the Minoo-Arima Railway (today's Takarazuka Line).[2] The Kobe Line was added in 1920. In 1921, the North Osaka Electric Railway began service between Juso and Senriyama; this line was acquired by the Keihan Electric Railway and was extended from Awaji Station to both Kyoto and central Osaka. Keihan and Hankyu merged in 1943, bringing all of Juso's lines under common ownership. While Keihan was again spun off as a separate company in 1949, Hankyu retained the Juso-Kyoto and Senriyama lines. Juso served as the terminal of the Kyoto Main Line until 1959, when the line was extended to Umeda.[3]

Station numbering was introduced to all Hankyu stations on 21 December 2013 with this station being designated as station number HK-03.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "十三" (PDF). Hankyu Electric Railway. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  2. ^ 曽根, 悟 (October 2010). "週刊 歴史でめぐる鉄道全路線 大手私鉄" [Weekly History of all Railway Lines: Major private railways]. Weekly Asahi Encyclopedia (in Japanese). No. 12 (Hanshin Electric Railway Hankyu Electric Railway 2): 27–29. ISBN 978-4-02-340142-6.
  3. ^ Sugiyama, Junichi (27 July 2013). "阪急梅田~十三間の3複線区間、京都本線だけ中津駅がない理由". Mynavi News. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  4. ^ "「西山天王山」駅開業にあわせて、「三宮」「服部」「中山」「松尾」4駅の駅名を変更し、全駅で駅ナンバリングを導入します" ["Sannomiya" "Hattori" "Nakayama" "Matsuo" along with the opening of "Nishiyama Tennozan" station. We will change the station names of 4 stations and introduce station numbering at all stations.] (PDF). Hankyu Corporation Online (in Japanese). 30 April 2013. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 April 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2022.

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