Higashi-Hanazono Station

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Higashi-Hanazono Station south building (during elevation)

Higashi-Hanazono Station (東花園駅) is a railway station on the Kintetsu Nara Line in Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It is the nearest station to Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Stadium.

Building[edit]

There is an island platform with 8-car length between 2 westbound tracks on the ground, and an island platform 10-car length between 2 eastbound tracks elevated. The station has 2 platforms and 4 tracks in total. Hanazono Inspection Depot is connected from the siding tracks numbered 1 and 3.

1, 2 Nara Line for Ikoma, Yamato-Saidaiji, Nara and Tenri
3, 4 Nara Line for Fuse, Ōsaka Uehommachi, Ōsaka Namba,
(Hanshin Namba Line) Amagasaki, Koshien and Kobe Sannomiya

The westbound platform will be elevated by autumn 2014.

Surroundings[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1929 - The station opened at the same time with Hanazono Rugby Stadium. The station at the time is only used for Rugby game season, and was named Rugby-Undoujō-mae Station (ラグビー運動場前駅?)
  • 1941 - Osaka Electric Tramway merged with Sangu Kyuko Electric Railway and becomes a station of Kansai Kyuko Electric Railway
  • 1944 - Kankyu became Kintetsu and the station becomes part of Kintetsu
  • 1950 - The station was renamed to Rugby-Jō-mae Station (ラグビー場前駅?)
  • 1967 - The station became a regular station and is renamed Higashi-Hanazono
  • 1967 - Higashi-Hanazono Train Depot was completed
  • 2006 - Promoted to a Semi Express stop and a Suburban Semi Express stop
  • 2007 - Starts using PiTaPa

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kintetsu Nara Line
Kawachi-Hanazono   Local   Hyotan-yama
Kawachi-Kosaka   Suburban Semi-Express   Hyotan-yama
Kawachi-Kosaka   Semi-Express   Ishikiri
Express: no stop
Rapid Express: no stop
Limited Express: no stop

When the large events are held at Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Stadium, part of express trains running both direction and part of rapid express trains running for Osaka Namba and Kobe stop at the station (examples: the National High School Rugby Tournament games, the international rugby football games, the Japan Top League games (Kintetsu Liners, when crowded))


Coordinates: 34°39′45.31″N 135°37′35.49″E / 34.6625861°N 135.6265250°E / 34.6625861; 135.6265250