Mukōmachi Station

Mukōmachi Station (向日町駅, Mukōmachi-eki) is a railway station located in Mukō, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It serves the JR Kyoto Line (Tōkaidō Main Line) of West Japan Railway Company. The distances to major stations are 6.4 km to Kyoto Station, 36.4 km to Osaka Station and 520.0 km to Tokyo Station.

Mukōmachi Station

向日町駅
Mukomachi Station ekisha.JPG
Station building
LocationMukō, Kyoto
Japan
Coordinates34°57′17.78″N 135°42′34.20″E / 34.9549389°N 135.7095000°E / 34.9549389; 135.7095000Coordinates: 34°57′17.78″N 135°42′34.20″E / 34.9549389°N 135.7095000°E / 34.9549389; 135.7095000
Operated byJR West
Line(s)Tōkaidō Main Line (JR Kyoto Line)
Distance520.0 km from Tokyo
History
OpenedJuly 28, 1876 (1876-07-28)
Platforms

Mukōmachi Station is one of three railway stations in the city of Mukō; the others are Nishi-Mukō and Higashi-Mukō stations on the Hankyu Kyoto Line.

TrainsEdit

Trains of the JR Kyoto Line except special rapid service trains stop at the station, and rapid service trains pass in the morning.

Station facilitiesEdit

The track runs north to south and the station building stands west of the tracks. On the tracks there are two island platforms. Tracks 2 and 3 are for passenger use


1  JR Kyoto Line Pass only
2  JR Kyoto Line for Shin-Osaka, Osaka and Sannomiya
3  JR Kyoto Line for Takatsuki and Kyoto
4  JR Kyoto Line Pass only

HistoryEdit

Mukōmachi Station opened on July 28, 1876, as the first railway station in Kyoto Prefecture when the nation's second-oldest railway line connecting Osaka and Kobe was first extended towards Kyoto. The location of the station was a crossing point of the railway and the Saigoku Highway (西国街道, Saigoku Kaidō) to Kyoto. The railway once terminated at Mukōmachi was extended to the temporary station of Kyoto on September 5, 1876.[1]

Mukōmachi was the name of the predecessor town of the city of Mukō. When Mukō become a city in 1972, the two Hankyu stations were renamed from Nishi-Mukōmachi and Higashi-Mukōmachi respectively, but the name of JNR station was not changed.

EnvironsEdit

South of the station is the large train yard called Kyoto Sōgō Untensho, a base of passenger trains of West Japan Railway. Higashi-Mukō Station of the Hankyu Kyoto Line is located about 0.5 km southwest of the station. A free bus service connects the station to Mukōmachi Keirinjō bicycle racecourse when keirin races are held there.

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
JR Kyoto Line
Katsuragawa   Local (Including rapid service after the morning)   Nagaokakyō
Rapid Service (in the morning): Does not stop at this station
Special Rapid Service: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express "Hida": Does not stop at this station
Limited Express "Kuroshio": Does not stop at this station

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. 35. ISBN 4533029809.

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