Kyōbashi Station (Osaka)

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Kyobashi Station
京橋駅
Location
Prefecture Osaka
(See other stations in Osaka)
City Osaka
Neighborhood etc. Joto-ku, Miyakojima-ku
(in Japanese) 大阪市城東区・都島区
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Keihan Railway
Osaka Municipal Subway
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station

Kyobashi Station (京橋駅 Kyōbashi-eki?) is a railway station in the Kyōbashi district of Jōtō-ku and Miyakojima-ku Osaka, Japan.

Lines[edit]

Tōzai and Gakkentoshi Lines form a combined service line in practice.

JR West[edit]

JR West
Kyōbashi Station
京橋駅
Daiei2.jpg
West Entrance
Location
Prefecture Osaka
City Osaka
Ward Joto
Neighborhood etc. 2-31, Shin-Kita Itchome
Coordinates 34°41′45.59″N 135°32′4.92″E / 34.6959972°N 135.5347000°E / 34.6959972; 135.5347000
(in Japanese) 大阪市城東区新喜多1丁目2-31
History
Year opened 1895
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Osaka Loop Line
Katamachi Line (Gakkentoshi Line)
JR Tōzai Line
Kyōbashi Station
(JR West) layout
 Gakkentoshi Line
and JR Tōzai Line
 

Shigino

2 1

Ōsakajō-kitazume

 Osaka Loop Line 

Sakuranomiya

3 4

Ōsakajōkōen

As of 2010, Kyobashi was the fourth busiest station in the JR West network after Osaka Station, Kyoto Station and Tennoji Station.

The station was built in 1895 as part of the Osaka Railway (now Osaka Loop Line) extension from Tennoji to Umeda (now Osaka Station). The Katamachi Line station was opened in 1912.

During the bombing of Osaka on August 14, 1945, a one-ton bomb directly struck the Katamachi Line platform and killed 700 to 800 evacuees. Kyobashi was one of the last sites to be bombed in Japan during World War II, followed only by the conventional bombing of Akita and the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A memorial was erected on the site in 1947, and anniversary services have been held at the station every year since 1955.

The JR Tozai Line opened in 1997, at which point Kyobashi became a terminal for both the Tozai Line and Katamachi Line.

Layout[edit]

Gakkentoshi Line (Katamachi Line) and JR Tōzai Line - There are an island platform and a side platform with two tracks on the ground.
1 JR Tōzai Line for Kitashinchi and Amagasaki
2 Gakkentoshi Line for Shijonawate and Doshisha-mae
Osaka Loop Line - There are two side platforms with two tracks elevated.
3 Osaka Loop Line inner track for Osaka, Nishikujo, Universal City, Nara, Kansai Airport and Wakayama
4 Osaka Loop Line outer track for Tsuruhashi and Tennoji

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Osaka Loop Line
Osakajōkōen all types Sakuranomiya
Gakkentoshi Line (Katamachi Line)
JR Tōzai Line
Shigino (Gakkentoshi Line)   Local trains   Osakajō-kitazume (JR Tōzai Line)
Hanaten (Gakkentoshi Line)   Regional Rapid Service   Osakajō-kitazume (JR Tōzai Line)
Hanaten (Gakkentoshi Line)   Direct Rapid Service   Osakajō-kitazume (JR Tōzai Line)
Hanaten (Gakkentoshi Line)   Rapid Service   Osakajō-kitazume (JR Tōzai Line)
Gakkentoshi Line (Katamachi Line) abandoned route
Shigino - Katamachi

Keihan[edit]

Keihan Railway
Kyobashi Station
京橋駅
Kyobashi-Keihan.jpg
Entrance
Location
Prefecture Osaka
City Osaka
Ward Miyakojima
Neighborhood etc. 1-38, Higashinodacho Nichome
Coordinates 34°41′49.35″N 135°31′55.82″E / 34.6970417°N 135.5321722°E / 34.6970417; 135.5321722
(in Japanese) 大阪市都島区東野田町2丁目1-38
History
Year opened 1910
Former name Gamo Station
Present name since 1949
Rail services
Operator(s) Keihan Railway
Line(s) Keihan Main Line

Kyobashi is the busiest station in the Keihan network. The Keihan terminal was originally built in 1910 and relocated twice in 1932 and 1969.

This station is the transfer station between the Keihan Line and the Nakanoshima Line. The connections are follows:

eastbound: trains from Nakanoshima ←→ trains from Yodoyabashi
westbound: trains for Nakanoshima ←→ trains for Yodoyabashi
Kyobashi Station
(Keihan) layout

Temmabashi

4 3 2 1


Noe

Layout[edit]

There are two island platforms servuing 2 tracks each on the 4th level.

1, 2 Keihan Line for Hirakatashi, Chushojima, Sanjo, and Demachiyanagi
3, 4 Keihan Line for Yodoyabashi and Nakanoshima

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keihan Main Line
Temmabashi   Local   Noe
Temmabashi   Semi-express   Moriguchishi
Temmabashi   Sub-express   Moriguchishi
Temmabashi   Commuter sub-express (on weekday mornings, only running for Yodoyabashi or Nakanoshima)   Kayashima
Temmabashi   Express   Moriguchishi
Temmabashi   Midnight express for Kuzuha   Neyagawashi
Temmabashi   Rapid express   Moriguchishi
Temmabashi   Commuter rapid express (on weekday mornings, only running for or Nakanoshima)   Neyagawashi
Temmabashi   Limited express   Hirakatashi

Osaka Municipal Subway Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line[edit]

Osaka Municipal Subway
Kyōbashi Station
京橋駅
Location
Prefecture Osaka
City Osaka
Ward Miyakojima
Neighborhood etc. 6-18, Higashinodacho Nichome
Coordinates 34°41′48.18″N 135°31′47.32″E / 34.6967167°N 135.5298111°E / 34.6967167; 135.5298111
(in Japanese) 大阪市都島区東野田町2丁目6-18
History
Year opened 1990
Rail services
Station number(s) N22
Operator(s) Osaka Municipal Subway
Line(s) Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line
Kyobashi Station (Osaka
Municipal Subway) layout

Osaka Business Park

2 1

Gamō-yonchōme

The Osaka Municipal Subway network was extended to Kyobashi in 1990 when the Tsurumi-Ryokuchi Line opened between Kyobashi and Tsurumi-ryokuchi Station to serve Expo '90 visitors.

Layout[edit]

There is an island platform fenced with platform gates between 2 tracks on the 3rd basement.

1 Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line eastbound for Kadomaminami
2 Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line westbound for Morinomiya, Shinsaibashi and Taisho

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line (N22)
Osaka Business Park (N21) - Gamo Yonchome (N23)

Surroundings[edit]

  • Keihan Mall
  • Daiei Kyobashi
  • KiKi Kyobashi
  • Kyobashi Guranshato Building
  • COMS Garden
  • Miyakojima Ward office
  • Osaka Business Park
  • Japan National Route 1

Buses[edit]

Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau
  • Kyobashi ekimae (north side of Keihan Kyobashi Station)
    • Route 57: for Kema-chuo Koen via Subway Miyakojima and Sakuranomiya Koko
  • Kyobashi ekimae (south gates of JR Kyobashi Station)
    • Route 21: for Subway Fukaebashi / for Temmabashi
  • Kyobashi-kitaguchi (on Route 1)
    • Route 31: for Hanahaku-Kinen-Koen kitaguchi via Shimmori Koen-mae / for Temmabashi
    • Route 36: for Kadoma-minami / for Osaka ekimae via Minami-morimachi
    • Route 57: for Kema-chuo Koen via Subway Miyakojima and Sakuranomiya Koko
Kintetsu Bus Co., Ltd.
  • Kyobashi (on Route 1)
    • Route 10 for Umeda
    • Route 11 for JR Suminodo (only 1 bus service on Saturdays)
    • Route 17 for Inada Shako-mae via Hama-minamiguchi