Higashi-Yodogawa Station

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Higashi-Yodogawa Station
東淀川駅
Higashi-Yodogawa Sta platform.jpg
Platforms
Location
Prefecture Osaka
(See other stations in Osaka)
City Osaka
Ward Yodogawa
Neighborhood etc. 3-17, Miyahara Nichome
(in Japanese) 大阪市淀川区宮原二丁目3-17
History
Year opened 1940
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line
(JR Kyoto Line)

Higashi-Yodogawa Station (東淀川駅 Higashi-Yodogawa-eki?) is a train station in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

Line[edit]

History[edit]

The station opened on April 1, 1940.[1] When the Tōkaidō Shinkansen and Shin-Osaka Station opened in 1964, the original plan was to close Higashi-Yodogawa (only 0.7 km from Shin-Osaka in what was then a largely rural area), but neighborhood residents' objections succeeded in keeping the station open. This distance is the shortest between any two stations on the JR Kyoto Line, as well as between any two stations on the entirety of the Tōkaidō Main Line, followed closely by TokyoYūrakuchō on the Yamanote Line and the Keihin-Tōhoku Line and SannomiyaMotomachi on the JR Kobe Line, at 0.8 km each.

Layout[edit]

The station has two island platforms, each of which exclusively serves up or down trains. Outer side of each platform is fenced as no trains on the outer tracks make stop at this station.

1 JR Kyōto Line passing trains
2 JR Kyōto Line for Shin-Ōsaka, Ōsaka and Sannomiya
3 JR Kyōto Line for Takatsuki and Kyōto
4 JR Kyōto Line passing trains

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōkaidō Main Line (JR Kyoto Line)
Suita   Local   Shin-Osaka
Rapid Service: no stop
Special Rapid Service: no stop

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 37, vol. II. ISBN 4533029809. 


Coordinates: 34°44′21″N 135°30′15″E / 34.7392°N 135.5041°E / 34.7392; 135.5041