|Gion-Shijō Station entrance, March 2008|
(See other stations in Kyoto)
|Former name||Shijō Station|
|Present name since||2008|
|Operator(s)||Keihan Electric Railway|
|Line(s)||Keihan Main Line|
Gion-Shijō Station (祇園四条駅?) is a railway station located in Higashiyama-ku ward, city of Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. All types of passenger trains, from local to limited express, stop at the station.
The station in a double track section has one underground island platform with two tracks. Stairs, escalators and elevators connect the platform on the second basement to the first basement concourse and then to the ground level.
|1||■Keihan Main Line||for Sanjō, Demachiyanagi|
|2||■Keihan Main Line||for Chūshojima, Hirakatashi, Yodoyabashi, Nakanoshima|
The station opened on October 27, 1915. The tracks and the station facilities were moved to the underground on May 24, 1987. The station was originally named Shijō Station (四条駅 Shijō-eki?) after Shijō Street as it is located where the railway along the bank of the Kamo River crosses Shijō Street.
Since 1981, there had been two stations along Shijō Street named Shijō; the other is on the Karasuma Line subway. At last, the Keihan station was renamed Gion-Shijō Station on October 19, 2008, the date of opening of the Nakanoshima Line.
Around the station
|Keihan Main Line|
Commuter Sub Express (only running for Yodoyabashi or Nakanoshima in the morning on weekdays)
Commuter Rapid Express (only running for Nakanoshima in the morning on weekdays)
- Keihan Electric Railway (November 6, 2007). "京都市内の京阪線3駅の駅名を変更します" (in Japanese). Retrieved 6 November 2007.
- Keihan Electric Railway. "中之島線とは？" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2008-06-10. Retrieved 2008-06-22. (Nakanoshima Line to open October 19, 2008)
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