Shin-Kōbe station (新神戸駅 Shin-Kōbe-eki) is a railway station on the San'yō Shinkansen and the Seishin-Yamate Line serving the city of Kobe, Japan, and the surrounding area. It is located to the north of Kobe city centre, at the foot of Mount Rokkō. The Shinkansen trains mostly run inside tunnels under the mountains in this area. The station exists in a small space in between two long tunnels (Rokkō and Kobe Tunnels).
This station was newly built for the San'yō Shinkansen and is connected with the city center by the Kobe Municipal Subway.
|1||■ Sanyo Shinkansen||for Okayama, Hakata, and Kagoshima-chuo|
|2||■ Sanyo Shinkansen||for Shin-Ōsaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo|
Seishin-Yamate Line and Hokushin LineEdit
|1||■ Hokushin Line||to Tanigami|
|■ Seishin-Yamate Line||returning for Sannomiya, Myodani, and Seishin-chūō|
|2||■ Seishin-Yamate Line||from Tanigami for Sannomiya, Myodani, and Seishin-chūō|
|3||■ Seishin-Yamate Line||returning for Sannomiya, Myodani, and Seishin-chūō|
|Seishin-Yamate Line and Hokushin Kyuko Railway|
The shinkansen station opened on 15 March 1972. The subway station opened on 18 June 1985. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West. The Hokushin Line started operation on 2 April 1988.
On 17 January 1995, the station was affected by the Great Hanshin earthquake, with all services halted. Operations resumed on the Hokushin Line from 18 January, subway services resumed from 16 February, and Sanyo Shinkansen services resumed from 8 April 1995.
From the start of the revised timetable introduced on 1 October 2003, all shinkansen services made a stop at Shin-Kobe Station.
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