Motomachi Station (Hyōgo)
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|Facade of the station|
(See other stations in Hyōgo)
|Neighborhood etc.||1-100, Motomachi Kōka-Dōri (JR)
10-2, Motomachi-Dōri 2-chōme (Hanshin)
|Postal code||650-0014 (JR)
|(in Japanese)||神戸市中央区元町高架通1-100 (JR)
|Station number(s)||HS 33 (Hanshin)|
Hanshin Electric Railway
|Line(s)||JR Kōbe Line (Tōkaidō Main Line)|
15,242 (Hanshin) passengers/day 2008 (JR)
|There is a bus stop near this station|
It is one of the main stations serving the central business district of Kobe. The station is the closest access point to the Motomachi shopping district and to Nanking Town, one of Japan's three largest Chinatown districts.
The JR and Hanshin platforms are separated and no interchange is possible without completely leaving one building and entering another; therefore there are technically two separate Motomachi stations, although they are often treated as one.
The JR station is served by local and rapid trains.
The Hanshin station is the western terminus of the Main Line, although service continues west on the Kobe Rapid Railway.
|Motomachi Station (JR West) layout|
There are 2 elevated island platforms serving 2 tracks each.
|1||■JR Kobe Line||rapid service for Nishi-Akashi and Himeji in the morning and the evening on weekdays|
|2||■JR Kobe Line||local trains and rapid service for Nishi-Akashi and Himeji|
|3||■JR Kobe Line||local trains and rapid service for Sannomiya, Amagasaki and Osaka
local trains for Kitashinchi (JR Tozai Line)
|4||■JR Kobe Line||rapid service for Sannomiya, Amagasaki and Osaka in the morning|
|Motomachi Station (Hanshin) layout|
There is an underground island platform serving 2 tracks.
|1||■■Main Line||for Koshien, Amagasaki, Osaka (Umeda, Namba) and Nara|
|2||■■Kōbe Kōsoku Line||for Kosoku Kobe, Suma, Akashi, and Himeji|
|West Japan Railway Company (JR West) Tōkaidō Line (JR Kōbe Line)|
|Special Rapid Service: no stop|
|Hanshin Electric Railway Main Line, Kōbe Kōsoku Line (HS 33)|
|Kobe-Sannomiya (HS 32, Main Line)||Hanshin Local||Nishi-Motomachi (HS 34, Kōbe Kōsoku Line)|
|Kobe-Sannomiya (HS 32, Main Line)||Sanyo Local||Nishi-Motomachi (HS 34, Kōbe Kōsoku Line)|
|Kobe-Sannomiya (HS 32, Main Line)||Rapid Express (3 eastbound trains only, on weekends and holidays)||Nishi-Motomachi (HS 34, Kōbe Kōsoku Line)|
|Kobe-Sannomiya (HS 32, Main Line)||Hanshin Limited Express||Nishi-Motomachi (HS 34, Kōbe Kōsoku Line)|
|Kobe-Sannomiya (HS 32, Main Line)||Through Limited Express (yellow marking)||Nishi-Motomachi (HS 34, Kōbe Kōsoku Line)|
|Kobe-Sannomiya (HS 32, Main Line)||Sanyo S Limited Express||Kōsoku Kōbe (HS 35, Kōbe Kōsoku Line)|
|Kobe-Sannomiya (HS 32, Main Line)||Through Limited Express (red marking)||Kosoku Kobe (HS 35, Kōbe Kōsoku Line)|
|Kobe Rapid Transit Railway|
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