Kitano Station (Tokyo)

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Kitano Station
北野駅
Keio Kitano Station.jpg
Kitano Station, March 2008
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
City Hachiōji
History
Year opened 1925
Rail services
Station number(s) KO33
Operator(s) Keio Corporation
Line(s) Keiō Line
Takao Line

Kitano Station (北野駅 Kitano-eki?) is a railway station in Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan, and is a junction of the Keiō and Takao Lines of Keio Corporation. It was built in 1925.

Services[edit]

All six types of train service stop at this station: local, rapid, commuter rapid, express, semi special express, and special express trains.

Trains run 0445-0050 weekdays and 0450-0045 weekends. The typical hourly weekday off-peak service is:

  • 9 trains to Shinjuku, of which:
    • 3 are Semi-Special Express (Takahatafudō, Seiseki-sakuragaoka, Bubaigawara, Fuchū, Chōfu, Meidaimae, Shinjuku)
    • 6 are Local
  • 6 trains to Keiō Hachiōji
  • 6 trains to Takao-Sanguchi, of which:
    • 3 are Semi-Special Express (Mejirodai, Takao, Takao-Sanguchi)
    • 3 are Local

The typical hourly weekend off-peak service is:

  • 12 trains to Shinjuku, of which:
    • 6 are Semi-Special Express
    • 6 are Local
  • 6 trains to Keiō Hachiōji
  • 6 Local trains to Takao-Sanguchi

Station layout[edit]

The station has two elevated island platforms serving four tracks. Tracks 1 and 2 are for Keiō Line trains bound for Keio Hachiōji Station and Takao Line trains bound for Takao Station. Tracks 3 and 4 head for Shinjuku Station.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keiō Line
Takahatafudō   Special Express   Keiō-Hachiōji
Takahatafudō   Express   Keiō-Hachiōji
Naganuma   Semi Express   Keiō-Hachiōji
Naganuma   Rapid   Keiō-Hachiōji
Naganuma   Local   Keiō-Hachiōji
Keiō Takao Line
Takahatafudō   Special Express   Mejirodai
Takahatafudō   Semi Special Express   Keiō-Katakura
Takahatafudō   Express   Mejirodai
Naganuma   Semi Express   Keiō-Katakura
Naganuma   Rapid   Keiō-Katakura
Naganuma   Local   Keiō-Katakura

History[edit]

The station opened on March 24, 1925 as a stop on the Gyokunan Electric Railway, which was absorbed into the Keio Electric Tramway on December 1, 1926. The Goryō Line opened to Tama-Goryō-mae on March 20, 1931 but was suspended on January 21, 1945.

After the war, on October 1, 1967, Keio Teito Electric Railway opened the Takao Line to Takao-Sanguchi, part of which used the old Goryō Line. The station was elevated in the early 1990s. Semi Special Express services began calling here following their creation on March 27, 2001.

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Coordinates: 35°38′39.9″N 139°21′16.7″E / 35.644417°N 139.354639°E / 35.644417; 139.354639