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JR Namba Station (JR難波駅, Jeiāru-Nanba-eki) is a railway station in Namba, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Japan, adjacent to Namba Station (Nankai Railway, Osaka Subway) and Ōsaka Namba Station (Kintetsu, Hanshin Railway) operated by the West Japan Railway Company (JR West).

JR Namba Station

JR難波駅
JR-Nanba.jpg
Underground platform
Location1-4-1 Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Japan
Coordinates34°39′59.1″N 135°29′43.2″E / 34.666417°N 135.495333°E / 34.666417; 135.495333Coordinates: 34°39′59.1″N 135°29′43.2″E / 34.666417°N 135.495333°E / 34.666417; 135.495333
Operated byJR logo (west).svg JR West
Line(s)
ConnectionsBus terminal
History
Opened1889
Previous namesMinatomachi (until 1994)
Location
JR Namba Station is located in Japan
JR Namba Station
JR Namba Station
Location within Japan

JR Namba is the western terminus of the Kansai Main Line (Yamatoji Line).

Contents

LayoutEdit

The station has two underground island platforms serving four tracks.

PlatformsEdit

1-4  Yamatoji Line for Tennoji, Oji, Nara, Kamo, and Takada

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Yamatoji Line
Shin-Imamiya   Rapid Service   Terminus
Imamiya   Local   Terminus

HistoryEdit

 
Minatomachi Station in 1987

The station opened as Minatomachi Station (湊町駅) on March 1, 1899. The station was renamed JR Namba on September 4, 1994, the day Kansai International Airport opened. New underground facilities opened on March 22, 1996, and replaced the former above-ground station.[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

 
The OCAT building above the station

Bus stopsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 344. ISBN 4533029809.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)