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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).

Shin-Kōbe Station

Location1 Kanocho Itchome, Chūō-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo-ken
Operated by
Platforms2 side platforms (upper level)
1 island platform and 1 side platform (lower level)
Other information
Station codeS02 (Kobe Municipal Subway)
  • 15 March 1972 (Shinkansen)
  • 18 June 1985 (Kobe Municipal Subway)
Shin-Kōbe Station is located in Japan
Shin-Kōbe Station
Shin-Kōbe Station
Location within Japan

This station was newly built for the San'yō Shinkansen and is connected with the city center by the Kobe Municipal Subway.




Sanyō ShinkansenEdit

Two side platforms serving two tracks. Both platforms have platform screen doors.

1  Sanyo Shinkansen for Okayama, Hakata, and Kagoshima-chuo
2  Sanyo Shinkansen for Shin-Ōsaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo

Seishin-Yamate Line and Hokushin LineEdit

The Kobe Municipal Subway/Hokushin Line platforms (February 2008)

One side platform serving one track and one island platform serving two tracks (one of which is single ended).

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

Adjacent stationsEdit

Sanyo Shinkansen
Shin-Osaka   Nozomi   Nishi-Akashi,
Himeji or
Shin-Osaka   Hikari   Nishi-Akashi or
Shin-Osaka   Kodama   Nishi-Akashi
Shin-Osaka   Mizuho   Himeji or
Shin-Osaka   Sakura   Himeji or
Seishin-Yamate Line and Hokushin Kyuko Railway
Sannomiya - Tanigami


The shinkansen station opened on 15 March 1972.[1] The subway station opened on 18 June 1985.[2] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West.[1] The Hokushin Line started operation on 2 April 1988.[2]

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.[citation needed]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b 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. 238. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  2. ^ a b 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. 291–292. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.

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