Mikage Station (Hankyu)
(See other stations in Hyōgo)
|Neighborhood etc.||Mikage-Yamate Itchome|
|Line(s)||Kōbe Main Line|
|Statistics||3,409,000 passengers/year |
The station opened on July 16, 1920, simultaneously with the opening of the Kobe Main Line.
The station has two side platforms serving two tracks. The south ticket gate is underground and connected with each platform by each stairs and each elevator. The north gate is accessible and is directly connected to the east-bound platform.
|south side||■Kobe Line||for Kobe-sannomiya, Shinkaichi, and the Sanyo Railway Main Line|
|north side||■Kobe Line||for Osaka (Umeda), Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi, Kyoto, and Takarazuka|
West of the station is a short siding between the two tracks for train up to six cars. From April 7, 1968 to February 14, 1998, trains of Sanyo Electric Railway operated on the Hankyu line between Sannomiya and Rokkō used this siding to change the direction. Presently it is regularly used by out-of-service trains (forwarding of additional cars for peak hours).
North of the station features a beautiful lake (Fukadaike Park). Fishing is allowed. Commercial facilities near the station include two convenient stores (Lawson), a book shop and a bakery.
In front of the station is a bus that goes to Rokko Island (220 Yen)
|Hankyu Railway Kōbe Main Line|
|Rapid Express: no stop|
|Limited Express: no stop|
|Morning Commutation Limited Express: no stop|
|Extra Limited Express (Kosoku Kobe - Arashiyama): no stop|
- Kobe city statistics April 2008–March 2009. Number of boarding passengers.
- Hankyu Corporation (April 2001). Hankyū Sutēshon (in Japanese). Osaka: Hankyu Corporation. p. 93. ISBN 4-89485-051-6.
- Mikage Station illustration by Hankyu (Japanese) retrieved September 27, 2011.
- Yukawa, Tetsuji. "阪急電鉄 列車運転の興味" [Hankyu Railway: Interesting points of train operation]. The Railway Pictorial (in Japanese) (Tokyo: Denkisha Kenkyūkai Tetsudōtosho Kankōkai) 837 (August 2010 Extra): p. 211.
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