Takatsuki-shi Station

Takatsuki-shi Station (高槻市駅, Takatsuki-shi-eki) is a train station on the Hankyu Railway Kyoto Line located in Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

Takatsuki-shi Station

高槻市駅
HK Takatsukishi station.jpg
LocationTakatsuki, Osaka
Japan
Coordinates34°51′00″N 135°37′23″E / 34.849875°N 135.623112°E / 34.849875; 135.623112Coordinates: 34°51′00″N 135°37′23″E / 34.849875°N 135.623112°E / 34.849875; 135.623112
Operated byHankyu
Line(s)Kyoto Main Line
History
Opened1928
Previous namesTakatsuki-machi (until 1943)

It is one of the main train stations of the city along with Takatsuki Station on the JR Kyoto Line.

LinesEdit

All types of train services on the line stop at Takatsuki-shi as one of key stations along the line. Many trains from Osaka, especially Osaka Metro rolling stock-operated services from the Sakaisuji Line, terminate at Takatsuki-shi.

HistoryEdit

The station opened on January 16, 1928, and served as the terminal of the Shin-Keihan Line until its extension to Kyoto in November 1928. The station name was originally Takatsuki-machi[1] (meaning Takatsuki Town) and was changed to the present one in 1943 when the town obtained the city status.[2]

The construction of the elevated station replacing the original ground-level station was completed in 1994.[2]

LayoutEdit

The elevated station consists of three levels:[3]

  • 1st level (ground): Ming Hankyu Takatsuki shopping center
  • 2nd level: Station facilities (concourses, ticket gates and offices) and Ming Hankyu Takatsuki shopping center
  • 3rd level: Platforms and tracks

There are two island platforms, each of which serves two tracks.

1, 2  Kyoto Line for Kyoto-kawaramachi, Arashiyama
3, 4  Kyoto Line for Osaka-umeda, Tengachaya, Kita-Senri, Kobe-Sannomiya, Takarazuka

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Kyoto Line
Tonda   Local   Kammaki
Ibaraki-shi   Semi-Express   Kammaki
Ibaraki-shi   Rapid   Nagaoka-Tenjin
Ibaraki-shi   Rapid Express   Nagaoka-Tenjin
Ibaraki-shi   Limited Express   Nagaoka-Tenjin
Ibaraki-shi   Commuter Limited Express   Nagaoka-Tenjin
Rapid Limited Express "Kyo-Train", "Sagano", "Atago", "Togetsu", "Hozu": Does not stop at this station
Rapid Limited Express A "Kyo-Train": Does not stop at this station

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1932 Rikuchi Sokuryō-bu map retrieved May 23, 2011
  2. ^ a b Hankyu Corporation (April 2001). Hankyū Sutēshon (in Japanese). Osaka: Hankyu Corporation. p. 98. ISBN 4-89485-051-6.
  3. ^ Takatsuki-shi Station guide map (Hankyu Corporation) (in Japanese)

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