Kōshien Station

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Kōshien Station
甲子園駅
Kōshien Station 2007-03.jpg
East gate, March 2007
Location
Prefecture Hyōgo
(See other stations in Hyōgo)
City Nishinomiya
Neighborhood etc. Kōshien Nanabanchō
Coordinates 34°43′26.07″N 135°21′47.49″E / 34.7239083°N 135.3631917°E / 34.7239083; 135.3631917Coordinates: 34°43′26.07″N 135°21′47.49″E / 34.7239083°N 135.3631917°E / 34.7239083; 135.3631917
(in Japanese) 兵庫県西宮市甲子園七番町
History
Opened 1924 (extra station)
1926 (all-season station)
Rail services
Station number(s) HS 14
Operator(s) Hanshin Electric Railway
Line(s) Hanshin Main Line
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Kōshien Station (甲子園駅 Kōshien-eki?) is a railway station on the Hanshin Main Line in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Hanshin Electric Railway. It is the nearest station to Hanshin Koshien Stadium.

Station layout[edit]

This station has two elevated island platforms and 2 side platforms serving four tracks, and an additional side track is located in the west of the platforms. Ticket gates are located at the east and the west, and there is stadium exit from the south side platform serving Track 4 to the west, and north exit on the opposite side of the west gate.

The side platforms were removed and boarded during station remodeling. One to the north of Track 1 will be removed and new Track 1 will be located. and the other will be removed and new Track 4 and new south side platform will be located.

Platforms[edit]

  alighting only when events are held at Koshien Stadium
1, 2 Main Line for Amagasaki, Osaka (Umeda, Namba), and Nara
3, 4 Main Line for Kobe Sannomiya, Akashi, and Himeji
  alighting only when events are held at Koshien Stadium

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hanshin Electric Railway Main Line (HS 14)
Naruo (HS 13)   Local   Kusugawa (HS 15)
Naruo (HS 13)   Morning Express (weekday mornings)   Terminus
Mukogawa (HS 12)   Express   Imazu (HS 16)
Amagasaki (HS 09)
Mukogawa (HS 12)
(except weekday mornings/evenings)
  Rapid Express   Imazu (HS 16)
(weekends/holidays)
Nishinomiya (HS 17)
Amagasaki (HS 09)   Limited Express
Hanshin-Sanyo Through Limited Express (except eastbound on weekday mornings)
  Nishinomiya (HS 17)
Noda (HS 03)   Morning Limited Express for Umeda (weekday mornings)   Imazu (HS 16)

History[edit]

  • August 1, 1924 - Koshien Station opened as an extra station.
  • July 1, 1926 - The Koshien Line opened from this station to Hama-Koshien.
  • July 16, 1926 - The station on the Main Line became an all-season station.
  • June 25, 1928 - The Koshien Line was extended from this station to Kami-Koshien.
  • April 24, 1949 - Baseball specters fell over like a file of dominoes, killing 1 and injuring 11.
  • May 6, 1975 - The Koshien Line was abandoned.
  • January 17, 1995 - The Great Hanshin Earthquake hit the Main Line and there became no operation on the line.
    • The train operation resumed on the Main Line from Umeda to Koshien on January 18, from Koshien to Ogi on January 26, and on the whole line on June 26.

Renovation[edit]

On June 8, 2011, Hanshin Electric Railway announced plans to renovate Koshien Station from autumn 2011, with work completed by spring 2017. Of four platforms at the station, a side platform for unloading eastbound trains will be removed and the remaining three platforms will be widened to accommodate an elevator connecting the west gate on each platform and another elevator connecting the east gate on each of the two platforms used for boarding trains. The west gate will be widened to ease access to Hanshin Koshien Stadium, covering a camphor tree in the south of the station. The east entrance will be situated near the east gate making it easier for passengers to access the eastern area of the station. A large roof will cover the center of the platforms and the tracks.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

East[edit]

West[edit]

References[edit]