Karuga Station

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Karuga Station
狩留家駅
Karuga Station building.jpg
Karuga Station building (August 2002).
Location
Prefecture Hiroshima
(See other stations in Hiroshima)
City Hiroshima
Ward Asakita
History
Opened April 28, 1915
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Geibi Line

Karuga Station (狩留家駅 Karuga-eki?) is a JR West Geibi Line station located in Karuga-chō, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The station services a large number of express and local trains daily.

History[edit]

  • 1915-04-28: Karuga Station opens
  • 1937-07-01: Karuga Station is nationalized and becomes part of Japanese National Railways
  • 1987-04-01: Japanese National Railways is privatized, and Karuga Station becomes a JR West station

Station building and platforms[edit]

Karuga Station features one island-style platform capable of handling two lines simultaneously. The station building was completed in 1953 and is an old-style wooden building with a tile roof. The station is privately operated under contract from JR West, and tickets can be purchased inside the station building.

Environs[edit]

  • Karuga Post Office
  • Hiroshima Municipal Kariogawa Elementary School
  • Nakayama
  • Nabetsuchi Pass
  • Misasa River

Highway access[edit]

  • Hiroshima Prefectural Route 37 (Hiroshima-Miyoshi Route)

Connecting lines[edit]

All lines are JR West lines.

Geibi Line
Miyoshi Express
No stop
Commuter Liner
Shirakiyama StationKaruga StationShimofukawa Station
Miyoshi Liner
Mukaihara StationKaruga StationKamifukawa Station
Local
Shirakiyama Station — Karuga Station — Kamifukawa Station

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°29′12.5″N 132°34′44.0″E / 34.486806°N 132.578889°E / 34.486806; 132.578889