Kansai Airport Station (関西空港駅, Kansaikūkō-eki) is a ground level passenger railway station shared by Nankai Electric Railway and West Japan Railway Company (JR West) located at Kansai International Airport in the town of Tajiri, Sennan District, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The northern end of the platforms extends into the city of Izumisano.
Kansai Airport Station
|Location||1 Senshukukonaka, Tajiri-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka-fu 549-0011|
|Coordinates||34°26′9.28″N 135°14′36.57″E / 34.4359111°N 135.2434917°E|
|Distance||42.8 km (26.6 mi) to Nanba|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Connections||Kansai International Airport|
|Structure type||At grade|
|Station code||NK32 (Nankai)|
|Opened||15 June 1994|
|2019||14,360 daily (JR)|
16,698 daily (Nankai)
The station has two island platforms, serving two tracks for each railway company. Each railway line concourse also has three elevators for the convenience of passengers traveling with bulky baggage.
|1-2||■ Nankai Railway Airport Line||for Izumisano and Namba|
Change trains at Izumisano for Wakayamashi
|3||■ JR West Kansai Airport Line||Kansai Airport Rapid Services and Direct Rapid Services for Tennōji and Osaka|
Shuttle trains for Hineno
Change trains at Hineno for Wakayama
|4||■ JR West Kansai Airport Line||Limited express trains "Haruka" for Tennōji, Ōsaka, Shin-Ōsaka and Kyōto|
Kansai Airport Rapid Services for Tennōji and Osaka
|Nankai Electric Railway Airport Line (NK32)|
|Rinkū Town (NK31)||Local||Terminus|
|Rinkū Town (NK31)||Airport Express||Terminus|
|Rinkū Town (NK31)||Airport Limited Express "Rapi:t"||Terminus|
|West Japan Railway Company (JR West) Kansai Airport Line (JR-S47)|
|Rinkū Town (JR-S46)||Kansai Airport Rapid Service||Terminus|
|Rinkū Town (JR-S46)||Direct Rapid Service||Terminus|
|Rinkū Town (JR-S46)||Local (shuttle trains)||Terminus|
|Tennoji (JR-R20) (usually)
Hineno (JR-S45) (2-10 northbound, 45-59 southbound)
|Kansai Airport Limited Express "Haruka"||Terminus|
The station opened on June 15, 1994, two and a half months before the opening of the airport. During this initial period, the station was open to the public; however only airport employees and related personnel were allowed to leave the station concourse (a similar situation to Umi-Shibaura Station in Tokyo).
Since the mid-2000s, there have been plans to link Kansai Airport Station and central Osaka by a new underground railway line tentatively called the Naniwasuji Line, which would run between Namba and Shin-Osaka. In 2010, government calculations indicated that the new line would reduce travel time from Umeda to Kansai Airport to as little as 41 minutes, versus the current 56–68 minutes. The station is also one of the proposed terminals for the high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen line.
Station numbering was introduced to the JR Kansai Airport Line in March 2018 with Kansai Airport being assigned station number JR-S47.
The station was closed on 4 September 2018 due to the effects of Typhoon Jebi causing flooding around the airport complex and the Sky Gate Bridge R being damaged by an empty fuel tanker. It was reopened on 18 September 2018 following the resumption of train services to the airport.
In fiscal 2019, the JR West portion of the station was used by an average of 14,360 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), while the Nankai portion of the station was used by an average of 16,698 passengers daily during the same period..
- Kansai International Airport
- Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport
Media related to Kansai-Airport Station at Wikimedia Commons
- Nankai Railway homepage(in Japanese)
- JR West home page(in Japanese)
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Kansai Airport Station
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