Yagi-nishiguchi Station

Yagi-nishiguchi Station (八木西口駅, Yagi-nishiguchi-eki) is a railway station on the Kintetsu Kashihara Line, located in Kashihara, Nara, Japan. It is a typical small station, but has a unique status as a non-independent station. For a historical reason, the station is a part of Yamato-Yagi Station, a large intersection station located about 300 meters north of the station.

Yagi-nishiguchi Station

八木西口駅
Kintetsu Railway commuter rail station
The station building of Yagi-nishiguchi Station
The station building of Yagi-nishiguchi Station
Location1-8-32, Yagichō, Kashihara
Nara
  • Japan
  • (奈良県橿原市八木町1丁目8-32)
Coordinates34°30′33″N 135°47′27″E / 34.5091°N 135.7908°E / 34.5091; 135.7908Coordinates: 34°30′33″N 135°47′27″E / 34.5091°N 135.7908°E / 34.5091; 135.7908
Owned byKintetsuLogo.svg Kintetsu Railway
Operated byKintetsuLogo.svg Kintetsu Railway
Line(s) B  Kashihara Line
Distance20.5 km (12.7 mi)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Train operatorsKintetsuLogo.svg Kintetsu Railway
ConnectionsNone
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
ParkingNone
Bicycle facilitiesBicycle facilities Available
Disabled accessYes (2 elevators for the ticket gate and 2 for each platform)
Other information
Station code B40 
Websitewww.kintetsu.co.jp/station/station_info/en_station06019.html
History
Opened21 March 1923 (1923-03-21)
Previous names
  • Daiki Kōriyama (1928—1929)
  • Yagi (1923—1928)
Services
Preceding station   KintetsuLogo.svg Kintetsu Railway   Following station
   B  Kashihara Line  
Local
Express

HistoryEdit

The station is the original site of Yamato-Yagi Station which opened here in 1923 and moved to the present location in 1929, when the railway company did not remove the original platforms of the station and continued the service with the old facilities as well as the new Yamato-Yagi Station. Yagi-nishiguchi Station is therefore treated as the same station with Yamato-Yagi Station in some occasions, such as calculation of distance-based fares. However, a travel between Yagi-nishiguchi Station and Yamato-Yagi Station costs 150 yen, even though it is a mere move within the station and walking the distance will take no longer than 5 minutes.

LinesEdit

Platforms and tracksEdit

1  Kashihara Line for Kashihara-Jingumae
2  Kashihara Line for Yamato-Yagi Yamato-Saidaiji and Kyoto

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