Kōbe Station

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Kōbe Station
神戸駅
Kobe station north side.JPG
Panoramic view of the station from the north
Location
Prefecture Hyōgo
(See other stations in Hyōgo)
City Kobe
Ward Chūō
Neighborhood etc. 1-1, Aioichō Sanchōme
Coordinates 34°40′46.3″N 135°10′40.89″E / 34.679528°N 135.1780250°E / 34.679528; 135.1780250Coordinates: 34°40′46.3″N 135°10′40.89″E / 34.679528°N 135.1780250°E / 34.679528; 135.1780250
(in Japanese) 神戸市中央区相生町三丁目1-1
History
Year opened 1874
Rail services
Operator(s) West Japan Railway Company
Line(s) Tokaido Main Line, Sanyo Main Line
(Those lines are commonly called the JR Kobe Line.)
Aiga bus inv.svg Large bus terminal(s) attached to the station
In front of the station

Kōbe Station (神戸駅 Kōbe Eki?) is a railway station located in Chūō-ku, Kobe, Japan. Although Kobe Station is the namesake of its city and the closest station to Kobe City Hall, the commercial center of Kobe is closer to Sannomiya Station.

The station is technically the end of the Tōkaidō Main Line and the start of the Sanyō Main Line. This fact is barely discernible in current practice because only a few trains originate or terminate at Kobe; as a result the line is more commonly perceived as being in the midsection of the JR Kobe Line, an alternative name for the section of the Tokaido and Sanyo lines between Osaka and Himeji.

The area to the south of the station was previously a freight yard, but was redeveloped and became a waterfront commercial center called Harborland. This area is also served by Harborland Station on the Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line.

Kosoku Kobe Station on the Kobe Rapid Railway is also nearby.

The station consists for five tracks with one side platform and two island platforms.

Layout[edit]

1 JR Kōbe Line rapid service trains for Sannomiya, Amagasaki and Osaka in the morning on weekdays (side platform)
2 JR Kōbe Line special rapid service trains and Limited Express "Hamakaze" (also part of rapid service trains)
for Sannomiya, Amagasaki and Ōsaka
3 JR Kōbe Line local trains and rapid service for Sannomiya, Amagasaki and Osaka
4 JR Kōbe Line local trains and rapid service for Nishi-Akashi and Himeji
5 JR Kōbe Line special rapid service (also part of rapid service trains) for Nishi-Akashi and Himeji
Limited Express "Hamakaze" for Kinosaki-Onsen, Kasumi, Hamasaka and Tottori

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōkaidō/Sanyō Line (JR Kōbe Line)
Motomachi   Local   Hyōgo
Motomachi   Rapid Service   Hyōgo
Sannomiya   Special Rapid Service   Akashi

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