Karasuma Oike Station

Karasuma Oike Station (烏丸御池駅, Karasuma Oike-eki, named Oike Station (御池駅, Oike-eki) until May 21, 1997) is a train station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line and Tōzai Line in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan.

Karasuma Oike Station

烏丸御池駅
Karasuma Oike Station 1.jpg
Interior of the station in November 2018
LocationNakagyō, Kyoto, Kyoto
Japan
Operated byKyoto Municipal Subway
Line(s)
Other information
Station codeK08, T13
History
Opened1981
Previous namesOike (until 1997)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016)46,194 daily[1]

LinesEdit

LayoutEdit

The station is the transferring station operated by Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau under Karasuma Oike Intersection on Karasuma-dori and Oike-dori. The two side platforms with two tracks for the Karasuma Line are located under the ticket gate floor, and the island platform with two tracks for the Tōzai Line is located under the Karasuma Line.

Karasuma Line
1  Karasuma Line for Kyōto, Takeda and Kintetsu Kyoto Line (Shin-Tanabe, Nara)
2  Karasuma Line for Imadegawa, Kitaōji and Kokusaikaikan
Tōzai Line
1  Tōzai Line for Nijō and Uzumasa Tenjingawa
2  Tōzai Line for Misasagi, Rokujizō and (Keihan Railway Keishin Line) Hamaōtsu

SurroundingsEdit

 
Station entrance, August 2007

HistoryEdit

  • May 29, 1981 - Oike Station was opened on the same day as the opening of the Kyoto Subway Karasuma Line from Kitaoji to Kyoto.
  • August 28, 1988 - Through service to and from the Kintetsu Kyoto Line started.
  • May 22, 1997 - Oike Station was renamed Karasuma-Oike Station to prepare to connect to the Tozai Line from Daigo to Nijo.
  • October 12, 1997 - The Tozai Line was opened.
  • April 1, 2007 - PiTaPa service started.
  • January 16, 2008 - Through service to and from the Keihan Railway Keishin Line started on the same day as the extension of the Tozai Line from Nijo to Uzumasa Tenjingawa.
  • May 16, 2011 - Underground shopping area Kotochika Oike opened.[2]

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line (K08)
Marutamachi (K07) - Shijō (K09)
Kyoto Municipal Subway Tōzai Line (T13)
Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae (T12) - Nijōjō-mae (T14)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "京都市交通事業白書" (PDF) (in Japanese). Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-01-20. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  2. ^ "「Kotochika(コトチカ)御池」の開業について" (PDF). 京都交通局. April 19, 2011. Retrieved April 22, 2019.

Coordinates: 35°00′37″N 135°45′35″E / 35.0104°N 135.7598°E / 35.0104; 135.7598