Gion-Shijō Station

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Gion-Shijō Station
祇園四条駅
Keihan Shijo Minamiza.jpg
Gion-Shijō Station entrance, March 2008
Location
Prefecture Kyoto
(See other stations in Kyoto)
City Kyoto
Ward Higashiyama
Coordinates 35°00′14″N 135°46′19″E / 35.00381°N 135.771977°E / 35.00381; 135.771977Coordinates: 35°00′14″N 135°46′19″E / 35.00381°N 135.771977°E / 35.00381; 135.771977
History
Year opened 1915
Former name Shijō Station
Present name since 2008
Rail services
Operator(s) Keihan Electric Railway
Line(s) Keihan Main Line
Statistics 16,754,000 passengers/year (2012)[1]

Gion-Shijō Station (祇園四条駅?) is a railway station on the Keihan Main Line in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keihan Electric Railway.

Lines[edit]

Gion-Shijō Station is served by the Keihan Main Line. All types of passenger trains, from local to limited express, stop at the station.

Station layout[edit]

South ticket gate, March 2008

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.

Platforms[edit]

1 Keihan Main Line for Sanjō and Demachiyanagi
2 Keihan Main Line for Chūshojima, Hirakatashi, Yodoyabashi, and Nakanoshima

History[edit]

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?) 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.[2][3]

Surrounding area[edit]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keihan Main Line
Kiyomizu-Gojō   Local   Sanjō
Kiyomizu-Gojō   Sub Express
Commuter Sub Express (only running for Yodoyabashi or Nakanoshima in the morning on weekdays)
  Sanjō
Kiyomizu-Gojō   Express   Sanjō
Shichijō   Rapid Express
Commuter Rapid Express (only running for Nakanoshima in the morning on weekdays)
  Sanjō
Shichijō   Limited Express   Sanjō

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics of Kyoto City(in Japanese)
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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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