Uji Station (JR West)

Uji Station (宇治駅, Uji-eki) is a train station located on the Nara Line in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). This station administrates all intermediate stations on the Nara Line. It has the station number "JR-D09".

Uji Station

宇治駅
Uji Station (JR West), ekisha.jpg
Uji Station in October 2016
Location16, Uji-Umonji, Uji, Kyoto
(京都府宇治市宇治宇文字16)
Japan
Coordinates34°53′25.45″N 135°48′2.19″E / 34.8904028°N 135.8006083°E / 34.8904028; 135.8006083Coordinates: 34°53′25.45″N 135°48′2.19″E / 34.8904028°N 135.8006083°E / 34.8904028; 135.8006083
Operated byJR logo (west).svg JR West
Line(s) D  Nara Line
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks4
Other information
Station codeJR-D09
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened1896
Passengers
20168,362 daily
Location
Uji Station is located in Japan
Uji Station
Uji Station
Location within Japan

LayoutEdit

Originally, there was a side platform and an island platform serving three tracks. Both these and the station building were at ground level. The station was rebuilt in 2000 with two island platforms serving four tracks and a new station building designed imitating the Phoenix Hall of Byōdō-in, a major tourist attraction in Uji.

PlatformsEdit

1, 2  Nara Line for Kyoto
3, 4  Nara Line for Kizu and Nara

Passenger statisticsEdit

According to the Kyoto Prefecture statistical report, the average number of passengers per day is as follows.[citation needed]

Year Passengers
1999 5,828
2000 5,773
2001 6,241
2002 6,438
2003 6,645
2004 6,753
2005 6,975
2006 7,173
2007 7,361
2008 7,731
2009 7,578
2010 7,658
2011 7,743
2012 7,684
2013 7,616
2014 8,370
2015 8,604
2016 8,362

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Nara Line
Ōbaku   Local   JR Ogura
Rokujizō   Regional Rapid Service   JR Ogura
Rokujizō   Rapid Service   JR Ogura
Rokujizō   Miyakoji Rapid Service   Jōyō

Surrounding areaEdit

External linksEdit