Tōfukuji Station

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Tōfukuji Station (東福寺駅, Tōfukuji-eki) is a railway station located in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It has the Keihan station number "KH36", and the JR West station number "JR-D02".

Tōfukuji Station

東福寺駅
東福寺駅 - panoramio.jpg
The entrance gate of Tōfukuji Station in January 2013
Location224, Honmachi 12-chōme, Higashiyama, Kyoto
(京都市東山区本町十二丁目224)
Kyoto Prefecture
Japan
Coordinates34°58′52.34″N 135°46′12.65″E / 34.9812056°N 135.7701806°E / 34.9812056; 135.7701806Coordinates: 34°58′52.34″N 135°46′12.65″E / 34.9812056°N 135.7701806°E / 34.9812056; 135.7701806
Operated by
Line(s)
ConnectionsBus stop
History
OpenedApril 15, 1910
Passengers
FY2015[1]
  • 6.8 million (Keihan)
  • 7.0 million (JR West)
Location
Tōfukuji Station is located in Japan
Tōfukuji Station
Tōfukuji Station
Location within Japan
Nara line platforms, 2020

LinesEdit

LayoutEdit

The station is located on the ground level. The Keihan and JR sections have two side platforms each. The Demachiyanagi-bound platform of the Keihan station and the Nara-bound one of the JR station are on the same structure, but were separated by a wall. On November 6, 2011, the transfer ticket gates were located between those platforms and the gates are open from 7am until 7pm. Outside of these hours, passengers must walk on a bridge between the platforms.[2]

Keihan RailwayEdit

1  Keihan Main Line for Sanjo and Demachiyanagi
2  Keihan Main Line for Chushojima, Hirakatashi, Yodoyabashi and Nakanoshima

JR WestEdit

1  Nara Line to Kyoto
2  Nara Line for Uji and Nara

Passenger statisticsEdit

The Keihan station was used by 14,442 passengers per day in 2012. The JR West station was used by 16,055 passengers per day in fiscal 2012.[1] According to the Kyoto City statistics and Kyoto Prefecture statistics, the average number of passengers per day is as follows.[citation needed]

year Keihan Line JR Nara Line
2004 6,455 5,526
2005 6,592 5,805
2006 6,216 6,178
2007 6,170 6,433
2008 7,164 6,660
2009 7,211 6,882
2010 7,282 7,222
2011 6,934 7,538
2012 7,403 8,027
2013 7,907 8,433
2014 8,644 8,899
2015 9,366 9,541
2016 7,625 9,627

HistoryEdit

The station opened on April 15, 1910, when the operation of the Keihan Main Line started. The track of the Nara Line (originally the old route of the Tōkaidō Main Line) ran next to the station, but the station on the JNR line was not made until December 27, 1957.[3] The Nara Line station on the single track line had only one platform and no passing loop until the second platform was completed in July 1994. The Nara Line was double-tracked in March 2001.[4]

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Keihan Railway Keihan Main Line
Toba-kaidō   Local   Shichijō
Toba-kaidō   Sub Express
Commuter Sub Express (only running for Yodoyabashi or Nakanoshima on weekday mornings)
  Shichijō
Express: Does not stop at this station
Rapid Express: Does not stop at this station
Commuter Rapid Express (only running for Nakanoshima on weekday mornings): Does not stop at this station
Limited Express: Does not stop at this station
JR West Nara Line
Kyōto   Local   Inari
Kyōto   Regional Rapid Service   Rokujizō
Kyōto   Rapid Service   Rokujizō
Kyōto   Miyakoji Rapid Service   Rokujizō

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 第8章 都市施設 [Chapter 8: Urban facilities]. 京都市統計書 [Statistics of Kyoto City] (in Japanese). City of Kyoto. 2017.
  2. ^ Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (March 6, 2020). "Station map" (PDF). p. 1. Retrieved November 26, 2020.
  3. ^ 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. 351. ISBN 4533029809.
  4. ^ West Japan Railway Company (March 2014). "奈良線第2期複線化事業(JR藤森~宇治・新田~城陽・山城多賀~玉水間複線化)環境影響評価方法書" (PDF). p. 2. Retrieved March 9, 2014.

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