Takarazuka Station

Takarazuka Station (宝塚駅, Takarazuka-eki) refers to either of the following two adjoining train stations in Takarazuka, Japan, one operated by West Japan Railway Company, the other by Hankyu Railway.

Takarazuka Station

宝塚駅
LocationSakaemachi Nichome, Takarazuka, Hyōgo
(兵庫県宝塚市栄町二丁目)
Japan
Operated by
  • West Japan Railway Company
  • Hankyu Railway
Connections
  • Bus terminal

West Japan Railway CompanyEdit

Takarazuka Station

宝塚駅
JR West station
 
Station building
Location7-13, Sakaemachi Nichome, Takarazuka, Hyōgo
(兵庫県宝塚市栄町二丁目7-13)
Japan
Operated byJR West
Line(s)Fukuchiyama Line (JR Takarazuka Line)
History
Opened1897

Takarazuka Station operated by West Japan Railway Company is on the Fukuchiyama Line between Osaka and Fukuchiyama. The station opened on December 27, 1897.

All serving trains stop at the station as the core station of the Fukuchiyama Line, shown in the common name JR Takarazuka Line (Osaka - Sasayamaguchi).

LayoutEdit

The station has a side platform and an island platform on the ground, serving 3 tracks.

1  JR Takarazuka Line for Sanda and Sasayamaguchi
Limited Express "Kounotori" for Fukuchiyama, Toyooka and Kinosaki Onsen
2  JR Takarazuka Line for Amagasaki, Osaka and Kitashinchi (siding, returning)
3  JR Takarazuka Line for Amagasaki, Osaka, Shin-Ōsaka and Kitashinchi

Train services in off-peak hoursEdit

Osaka-bound trains
4 regional rapid services to Osaka
4 local trains to Takatsuki via the JR Kyoto Line
Sanda-bound trains
4 regional rapid services to Shin-Sanda, of which 2 continue to Sasayamaguchi

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Fukuchiyama Line (JR Takarazuka Line)
Nakayamadera   Local trains   Namaze
Nakayamadera   Regional Rapid Service   Namaze
Nakayamadera   Rapid Service   Nishinomiyanajio
Nakayamadera   Tambaji Rapid Service   Nishinomiyanajio

GalleryEdit

Hankyu RailwayEdit

Takarazuka Station

宝塚駅
Hankyu Railway station
 
Station building
Other namesTakarazuka Grand Theater
(宝塚大劇場前)
Location3-1, Sakaemachi Nichome, Takarazuka, Hyōgo
(兵庫県宝塚市栄町二丁目3-1)
Japan
Operated byHankyu Railway
Line(s)
Other information
Station codeHK-56
History
Opened1910

Takarazuka Station operated by Hankyu Railway opened on March 10, 1910. The station is the northern terminus of the Hankyu Takarazuka Line and Hankyu Imazu Line.

LayoutEdit

The Hankyu station has two dead-end platforms elevated serving two tracks each.

Rail tracks map[1]

for Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi
 
↓for Kawanishi-Noseguchi and Osaka-umeda

Platform usage in peak hoursEdit

  • Weekdays: the first train - 10 a.m.; 5 p.m. - the last train
  • Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: the first train - 9 a.m.; 7 p.m. - the last train
  • Horse racing events at Hanshin Racecourse: the first train - 9 a.m.; 3:46 p.m. - the last train
1, 2  Imazu Line for Nigawa, Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi, Kobe-Sannomiya and Imazu
3, 4  Takarazuka Line for Kiyoshikōjin, Nakayama-kannon, Kawanishi-Noseguchi, Osaka-umeda, Minoo, and Kyoto-kawaramachi

Platform usage in off-peak hoursEdit

  • Weekdays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Horse racing events at Hanshin Racecourse: 9 a.m. - 3:46 p.m.
1, 2  not in use  
3  Imazu Line for Nigawa, Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi, Kōbe and Imazu
4  Takarazuka Line for Kiyoshikōjin, Nakayama-kannon, Kawanishi-Noseguchi, Ōsaka (Umeda), Minoo, and Kyōto

Train services in off-peak hoursEdit

Takarazuka Line
6 express trains to Osaka-umeda
Imazu Line
6 local trains to Nishinomiya-kitaguchi

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Hankyu Railway (HK-56)
Takarazuka Line
Kiyoshikojin (HK-55)   Local   Terminus
Kiyoshikojin (HK-55)   Express   Terminus
Kiyoshikojin (HK-55)   Semi-Express (only running for Umeda)   Terminus
Imazu Line
Terminus   Local   Takarazuka-minamiguchi (HK-28)
Terminus   Semi-Express (only running for Umeda via the Kobe Line)   Takarazuka-minamiguchi (HK-28)
Terminus   Limited Express "Togetsu"   Takarazuka-minamiguchi (HK-28)

GalleryEdit

SurroundingsEdit

 
Hana-no-michi (flower path) street in Takarazuka

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kawashima, Ryozo (2009). Tokaido Line Zensen, Zen-eki, Zen-haisen No.7 Osaka area - Kobe Station (in Japanese). Kodansha. p. 20. ISBN 978-4-06-270017-7.

Coordinates: 34°48′41.02″N 135°20′26.34″E / 34.8113944°N 135.3406500°E / 34.8113944; 135.3406500