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Tenri Station (天理駅, Tenri-eki) is a train station in Tenri, Nara, Japan. Although the station is on the Sakurai Line as rail infrastructure, it has been served by the Man-yō Mahoroba Line since 2010 in terms of passenger train services. Tenri Station is also served by the Tenri Line of the Kintetsu Railway.
|commuter rail station|
|Website||www.jr-odekake.net/eki/top.php?id=0621704 (in Japanese)
|Passengers (2013 / 2015)|
The station has two levels. The first level is used for the Tenri Line while the second level is used for the Man-yō Mahoroba Line.
The station operated by JR-West has 4 tracks with 2 island platforms.
|1||■ Man-yō Mahoroba Line||Chartered trains only|
|2||■ Man-yō Mahoroba Line||Chartered trains only|
|3||■ Man-yō Mahoroba Line—Local||for Nara|
|4||■ Man-yō Mahoroba Line—Local||for Wakayama, Ōji, Takada, and Sakurai|
|■ Man-yō Mahoroba Line—Rapid Service||for JR Namba|
Kintetsu Railway platformsEdit
The station operated by Kintetsu Railway has 3 tracks with 2 island platforms and 2 side platforms (3 bay platforms). Since it is the terminal, there is no specification to which track is used for which service and destination. The stationmaster administrates all stations on the Tenri Line and the Kashihara Line between Amagatsuji and Kasanui as well as Tenri Station.
|1~3||■ Tenri Line||for Hirahata Yamato-Saidaiji and Kyoto|
Within a couple of minutes' walking distance from the main entrance, three bus stands serves local bus routes by Nara Kotsu Bus Lines and Tenri City Community Bus, as well as the inter-city and airport bus routes by Nara Kotsu Bus Lines and its co-operators, Kanto Bus, Keisei Bus, and Osaka Airport Transport.
- 1898—The Nara Railway opened station as Tanbaichi Station.
- 1905—The station becomes the part of the Kansai Railway.
- 1907—It was owned by Japanese Government Railways (the predecessor of JNR).
- 1915—The Tenri Light Railway expanded its route to Tenri.
- 1921—The Tenri Light Railway was acquired by the Osaka Electric Railway (the predecessor of Kintetsu).
- 1941—The Osaka Electric Railway and Sangu Kyuko Railway were merged.
- 1944—Kankyu Tenri station was renamed as Kintetsu Tenri Station.
- 1963—JNR Tanbaichi Station was renamed as Tenrishi Station.
- 1965—As the Sakurai Line was elevated, both stations were merged into a single station.
- 1987—JR-West succeeded JNR's passenger rail business.
- 2007—PiTaPa, the contactless smart card, has been available at Kintetsu Tenri Station.