Ōmiya Station (Kyoto)

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Ōmiya Station
大宮駅
Omiya Station.JPG
Station building
Location
Prefecture Kyoto
(See other stations in Kyoto)
City Kyoto
Ward Nakagyō
History
Year opened 1931
Former names Keihan Kyōto Station
Hankyū Kyōto Station
Present name since 1963
Rail services
Operator(s) Hankyu Corporation
Line(s) Hankyū Kyoto Main Line
Statistics 5,986,000 passengers/year [1]
Platform of Omiya station

Ōmiya Station (大宮駅 Ōmiya Eki?) is a railway station built underground in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan. Hankyu Kyoto Line serves this station. Keifuku Electric Railroad Arashiyama Main Line terminus Shijo-Omiya Station locates nearby.

The station opened on March 31, 1931 as Keihan Kyoto Station of the Shinkeihan Line, then operated by Keihan Electric Railway. After the Shinkeihan Line became the Hankyu Kyoto Line, the station was called Hankyu Kyoto Station. Since June 17, 1963 when the Hankyu Kyoto Line was extended to Kawaramachi Station, the station is no longer terminus and is called Ōmiya Station, after the street name.

The station has two side platforms. One track serves trains bound for Kawaramachi and the other serves trains bound for Umeda. Before 1963, the former was for arriving trains and the latter was for departing trains.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hankyu Railway Kyoto Line
Saiin   Local   Karasuma
Saiin   Semi-Express   Karasuma
Saiin   Rapid Service   Karasuma
Saiin   Rapid Express   Karasuma
Limited Express: no stop
Saiin   Commutation Limited Express   Karasuma
Limited Express "Kyo-Train", "Ogura": no stop

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics of Kyoto Prefecture. Fiscal year 2007. Incoming passengers only.

Coordinates: 35°0′13.7″N 135°44′57″E / 35.003806°N 135.74917°E / 35.003806; 135.74917