Nara Station

Nara Station (奈良駅, Nara-eki) is a railway station located in Nara, Japan. Operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West), it is the main stop in the city of Nara on the Kansai Main Line (Yamatoji Line), the terminus for the Sakurai Line (Man-yō Mahoroba Line), and Nara Line trains for Kyoto begin here and run on the Kansai Line to Kizu before diverging. Also, a limited number of Gakkentoshi Line trains terminate here via Kizu during early mornings and late nights.

Nara Station

奈良駅
JR Nara Station 201409b.jpg
Nara Station building in September 2014
Location1-1, Sanjo-Hommachi, Nara, Nara
(奈良県奈良市三条本町1-1)
Japan
Coordinates34°40′50.38″N 135°49′8.48″E / 34.6806611°N 135.8190222°E / 34.6806611; 135.8190222Coordinates: 34°40′50.38″N 135°49′8.48″E / 34.6806611°N 135.8190222°E / 34.6806611; 135.8190222
Operated byJR logo (west).svg JR West
Line(s)
Platforms3 island platforms
Tracks5
ConnectionsBus terminal
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened1890
Location
Nara Station is located in Japan
Nara Station
Nara Station
Location within Japan
Nara Station layout

↑ 1 - 5: Narayama

1 - 4: Kyōbate
5
4
3
2
1

↓ 1 - 5: Kōriyama

Yamatoji Line trains from Ōsaka and JR Namba continue past here to Kamo.

OverviewEdit

It is the central station of JR in the city of Nara, with many trains departing for Kyoto and Tennoji.

LayoutEdit

This station has three elevated island platforms serving five tracks.

PlatformsEdit

1  Man-yō Mahoroba Line for Tenri, Sakurai, and Takada
 Yamatoji Line for Horyuji, Oji, Tennoji, JR Namba, and Osaka
(only in the early morning)
no number  Yamatoji Line for Horyuji, Oji, Tennoji, JR Namba, and Osaka
(able to change to the Man-yō Mahoroba Line)
2  Yamatoji Line for Horyuji, Oji, Tennoji, JR Namba, and Osaka
3  Yamatoji Line for Horyuji, Oji, Tennoji, JR Namba, and Osaka
for Kizu and Kamo in the early morning
 Nara Line part of trains for Uji and Kyoto
4  Gakkentoshi Line for Doshisha-mae and Shijonawate in the early morning
4, 5  Yamatoji Line for Kizu and Kamo
 Nara Line for Uji and Kyoto

Passenger statisticsEdit

According to the "Statistical Yearbook of Nara Prefecture", the average number of passengers per day is as follows.[citation needed]

Year Passengers
1993 19,894
1994 19,748
1995 20,310
1996 20,796
1997 20,218
1998 20,434
1999 20,332
2000 20,023
2001 20,052
2002 19,574
2003 19,201
2004 18,973
2005 18,700
2006 18,548
2007 18,371
2008 18,362
2009 17,829
2010 18,161
2011 17,250
2012 17,469
2013 17,543
2014 17,486
2015 18,071
2016 18,152

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
JR West
Kansai Main Line (Yamatoji Line)
including through trains to and from the Gakkentoshi Line
Narayama   Local   Kōriyama
Narayama   Regional Rapid Service (Yamatoji Line)   Kōriyama
Narayama   Regional Rapid Service (Gakkentoshi Line)   Terminus
Narayama   Rapid Service (Yamatoji Line)   Kōriyama
Narayama   Rapid Service (Gakkentoshi Line)   Terminus
Narayama   Yamatoji Rapid Service   Kōriyama
Terminus   Direct Rapid Service   Kōriyama
Nara Line (Kansai Line to Kizu)
Narayama   Local   Terminus
Narayama   Regional Rapid Service   Terminus
Kizu   Rapid Service   Terminus
Kizu   Miyakoji Rapid Service   Terminus
Sakurai Line (Man-yō Mahoroba Line)
Terminus Local
Rapid Service
Kyōbate

Bus terminalsEdit

highway busesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 夜行高速バス ―奈良―新宿線|奈良交通. www.narakotsu.co.jp (in Japanese). Nara Kotsu. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  2. ^ 夜行高速バス ―奈良-「東京ディズニーリゾート®」・横浜線|奈良交通. www.narakotsu.co.jp (in Japanese). Nara Kotsu. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  3. ^ "デジタル時刻表 | ジェイアールバス関東". time.jrbuskanto.co.jp. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  4. ^ "奈良―名古屋線|奈良交通". www.narakotsu.co.jp. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  5. ^ "リムジンバス―関西国際空港 奈良線(西名阪経由)|奈良交通". www.narakotsu.co.jp. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  6. ^ "リムジンバス―大阪(伊丹)空港-奈良線|奈良交通". www.narakotsu.co.jp. Retrieved 2016-02-19.

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