Kyōbashi Station (Osaka)
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Kyobashi Station (京橋駅 Kyōbashi-eki) is a railway station in the Kyōbashi district of Jōtō-ku and Miyakojima-ku, Osaka, Japan, jointly operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West), the private railway operator Keihan Railway, and the Osaka Metro.
- JR West
The Tōzai and Gakkentoshi Lines form a combined service line in practice.
- Keihan Railway (KH04)
- Osaka Metro
|JR West station|
|Location||1-2-31 Shin-Kita, Joto-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture|
|Operated by||JR West|
|Opened||17 October 1895|
and JR Tōzai Line
Osaka Loop Line
Gakkentoshi Line (Katamachi Line) and JR Tōzai LineEdit
There are an island platform and a side platform with two tracks at ground level.
|1||■ JR Tōzai Line||for Kitashinchi and Amagasaki|
|2||■ Gakkentoshi Line||for Shijonawate and Doshisha-mae|
Osaka Loop LineEdit
There are two side platforms with two elevated tracks.
|3||■ Osaka Loop Line||inner track (counter-clockwise)|
for Osaka, Nishikujo, Universal City, Nara, Kansai Airport, and Wakayama
|4||■ Osaka Loop Line||outer track (clockwise)|
for Tsuruhashi and Tennoji
|Osaka Loop Line|
|Gakkentoshi Line (Katamachi Line)|
|JR Tōzai Line|
|Shigino (Gakkentoshi Line)||Local trains||Osakajō-kitazume (JR Tōzai Line)|
|Hanaten (Gakkentoshi Line)||Regional Rapid Service||Osakajō-kitazume (JR Tōzai Line)|
|Hanaten (Gakkentoshi Line)||Rapid Service||Osakajō-kitazume (JR Tōzai Line)|
The station opened on 17 October 1895.
During the bombing of Osaka on August 14, 1945, a one-ton bomb directly struck the Katamachi Line platform and killed 700 to 800 evacuees. Kyobashi was one of the last sites to be bombed in Japan during World War II, followed only by the bombing of Akita, later the same day. A memorial was erected on the site in 1947, and anniversary services have been held at the station every year since 1955.
The JR Tozai Line opened in 1997, at which point Kyobashi became a terminal for both the Tozai Line and Katamachi Line.
|Keihan Railway station|
The Keihan entrance
|Location||2-1-38 Higashinodacho, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka|
|Operated by||Keihan Railway|
|Line(s)||Keihan Main Line|
|Opened||15 April 1910|
|Previous names||Gamo (until 1949)|
Kyobashi is the busiest station in the Keihan network.
This station is the transfer station between the Keihan Line and the Nakanoshima Line. The connections are follows:
- eastbound: trains from Nakanoshima ←→ trains from Yodoyabashi
- westbound: trains for Nakanoshima ←→ trains for Yodoyabashi
Two island platforms on the 4th level serve four tracks.
|1, 2||■ Keihan Line||for Hirakatashi, Chushojima, Sanjo, and Demachiyanagi|
|3, 4||■ Keihan Line||for Yodoyabashi and Nakanoshima|
|Keihan Main Line|
|Temmabashi||Commuter sub-express (on weekday mornings, only running for Yodoyabashi or Nakanoshima)||Kayashima|
|Temmabashi||Midnight express for Kuzuha||Neyagawashi|
|Temmabashi||Commuter rapid express (on weekday mornings, only running for or Nakanoshima)||Neyagawashi|
|Temmabashi||Rapid Limited Express Rakuraku||Shichijō|
|Osaka Metro station|
|Location||2-6-18 Higashinodacho, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka|
|Operated by||Osaka Metro|
|Line(s)||Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||20 March 1990|
(Osaka Municipal Subway)
An island platform on the 3rd basement fenced with platform gates serves two tracks.
|1||■ Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line||eastbound for Kadomaminami|
|2||■ Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line||westbound for Morinomiya, Shinsaibashi, and Taisho|
|Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line (N22)|
|Osaka Business Park (N21)||-||Gamo Yonchome (N23)|
- Keihan Mall
- KiKi Kyobashi
- Kyobashi Guranshato Building
- COMS Garden
- Miyakojima Ward office
- Osaka Business Park
- National Route 1
Bus services are operated by Osaka City Bus and Kintetsu Bus.
- Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 121. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
- Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 276, 284. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
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