Akiyaguchi Station

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Akiyaguchi Station
安芸矢口駅
Akiyaguchi Station building 2.jpg
Akiyaguchi Station building (July 13, 2008).
Location
Prefecture Hiroshima
(See other stations in Hiroshima)
City Hiroshima
Ward Asakita
History
Opened April 28, 1915
Former name Yaguchi Station
Present name since 1937
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Geibi Line
Akiyaguchi Station platform looking toward Hiroshima Station (May 15, 2005)

Akiyaguchi Station (安芸矢口駅 Akiyaguchi-eki?) is a JR West Geibi Line station located in 1-chōme, Kuchita, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The "Aki" in the station title is from the former name of much of the current Hiroshima Prefecture.

History[edit]

  • 1915-04-28: Yaguchi Station opens
  • 1937-07-01: The station name changes to Akiyaguchi Station
  • 1987-04-01: Japanese National Railways is privatized, and Akiyaguchi Station becomes a JR West station
  • 2007: Automatic ticket gates are scheduled to be installed during 2007

Station building and platforms[edit]

Akiyaguchi Station features one island-style platform capable of handling two lines simultaneously. Trains bound for Shiwaguchi and Miyoshi are handled on the upper end (上り) of the platform, and tains bound for Hiroshima are handled on the lower end (下り). The station is operated under private contract from JR West, and has a Green Window. The Akiyaguchi Station building is a one-story concrete structure.

Environs[edit]

The area surrounding Akiyaguchi Station contains many multi-unit apartment buildings, and is considered a "bedroom community" of downtown Hiroshima City. Because of this, this station handles a high volume of passengers daily, especially in the morning and evening commuting hours on weekdays. The Ōta River is found to the west of the station, and the Asa Ōhashi, a bridge on the Sanyō Expressway, is directly north of the station.

Highway access[edit]

  • Sanyo Expressway Takataba Hiroshima Interchange
  • Japan National Route 54
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 37 (Hiroshima-Miyoshi Route)
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 38 (Hiroshima-Toyohira Route)
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 270 (Yagi-Midorii Route)
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 271 (Yagi Route)
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 459 (Yaguchi-Yasufuruichi Route)

Connecting lines[edit]

All lines are JR West lines.

Geibi Line
Miyoshi Express (#1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8)
No stop
Miyoshi Express (#3, 4)
Shimofukawa StationAkiyaguchi StationYaga Station
Commuter Liner
No stop
Miyoshi Liner/Local
Kumura StationAkiyaguchi StationHesaka Station

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°27′46.7″N 132°29′42.4″E / 34.462972°N 132.495111°E / 34.462972; 132.495111