Takatsuki Station (Osaka)

Takatsuki Station (高槻駅, Takatsuki-eki) is a railway station located in Hakubaicho, Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It serves the JR Kyoto Line (Tōkaidō Main Line) of West Japan Railway Company. The distances to major stations are 21.2 km to Osaka Station, 21.6 km to Kyoto Station and 535.7 km to Tokyo Station. Takatsuki Station is one of the transportation hubs in the city of Takatsuki.[1]

Takatsuki Station

高槻駅
JR Takatsuki Station 20190907.jpg
Station building (south side)
Location1-1, Hakubaicho, Takatsuki, Osaka
(大阪府高槻市白梅町1-1)
Japan
Coordinates34°51′6.17″N 135°37′3.65″E / 34.8517139°N 135.6176806°E / 34.8517139; 135.6176806Coordinates: 34°51′6.17″N 135°37′3.65″E / 34.8517139°N 135.6176806°E / 34.8517139; 135.6176806
Operated byJR West
Line(s)Tōkaidō Main Line (JR Kyoto Line)
Connections
  • Bus terminal
History
Opened1876
View from the deck seen on the picture above

TrainsEdit

All trains of the regional service of the JR Kyoto Line, i.e., Special Rapid Service, Rapid Service and local trains, stop at the station. Express and limited express trains, such as Super Hakuto and Kuroshio, do not make stop at Takatsuki.[2]

Some Special Rapid Service trains that stop at this station also stop at another Takatsuki Station in Takatsuki, Shiga Prefecture.[2]

HistoryEdit

Takatsuki station opened when the railway between Osaka and Kyoto started provisional operation between Osaka Station and Mukōmachi Station on July 28, 1876.[1] Since the railway was first built with single track, the location of Takatsuki Station in the middle of Osaka and Kyoto was suitable for trains of both directions cross each other.

Station facilitiesEdit

Takatsuki Station has two island platforms that enable passengers to transfer easily between local and rapid trains. It has separate tracks for passing trains as well. Stairs, escalators and elevators connect the two platforms to the upper level concourse. The station provides automated and window services for passengers including seat reservation.[3]


1  JR Kyoto Line limited express "Haruka" "Thunderbird" and special rapid services for Kyoto and Kusatsu
2  JR Kyoto Line rapid services for Kyoto and Kusatsu
3  JR Kyoto Line local trains for Kyoto
4  JR Kyoto Line local trains for Shin-Osaka, Osaka, Sannomiya and Takarazuka
5  JR Kyoto Line rapid services for Shin-Osaka, Osaka and Sannomiya
6  JR Kyoto Line limited express "Thunderbird" and special rapid services for Shin-Osaka, Osaka and Sannomiya
 Kansai Airport Line limited express "Haruka" for Kansai Airport

By the bus terminals attached thereto, the station is connected with many locations in Takatsuki, as well as Hirakatashi Station on the Keihan Main Line in Hirakata, Osaka, across the Yodo River.[4]

EnvironsEdit

There is an extensive shopping district between Takatsuki Station and Takatsuki-shi Station (Hankyu Kyoto Line).[5] There are also department stores, Seibu and Matsuzakaya, around the station.[6][7]

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Tōkaidō Main Line (JR Kyoto Line)
Limited Express "Hida": Does not stop at this station
Limited Express "Kuroshio": Does not stop at this station
Kyōto (JR-A31)   Limited Express Thunderbird
Limited Express Haruka
(Some services)
  Shin-Ōsaka (JR-A46)
Kyōto (JR-A31)   Special Rapid Service   Shin-Ōsaka (JR-A46)
Nagaokakyō (JR-A35)   Rapid Service (in the morning)   Ibaraki (JR-A41)
Shimamoto (JR-A37) (as local trains)   Rapid Service
(after the morning)
  Ibaraki (JR-A41)
Shimamoto (JR-A37)   Local   Settsu-Tonda (JR-A39)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu; et al., eds. (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 35. ISBN 4533029809.
  2. ^ a b JTB Timetable October 2009 issue
  3. ^ "JRおでかけネット - 高槻駅(大阪府) - 構内図". Retrieved October 10, 2009.
  4. ^ "主なのりば:JR高槻:京阪バス株式会社". Retrieved October 10, 2009.
  5. ^ "高槻センター街地図". Archived from the original on October 10, 2009. Retrieved October 10, 2009.
  6. ^ Seibu Takatsuki
  7. ^ Matsuzakaya Takatsuki