Motomachi Station (Hyōgo)

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Motomachi Station
元町駅
Kobe motomachi st01s3200.jpg
Facade of the station
Location
Prefecture Hyōgo
(See other stations in Hyōgo)
City Kobe
Ward Chūō
Neighborhood etc. 1-100, Motomachi Kōka-Dōri (JR)
10-2, Motomachi-Dōri 2-chōme (Hanshin)
Coordinates 34°41′22″N 135°11′15″E / 34.6895628°N 135.1873899°E / 34.6895628; 135.1873899Coordinates: 34°41′22″N 135°11′15″E / 34.6895628°N 135.1873899°E / 34.6895628; 135.1873899
Postal code 650-0014 (JR)
650-0022 (Hanshin)
(in Japanese) 神戸市中央区元町高架通1-100 (JR)
神戸市中央区元町通二丁目10-2 (阪神)
History
Year opened 1905
Rail services
Station number(s) HS 33 (Hanshin)
Operator(s) JR West
Hanshin Electric Railway
Line(s) JR Kōbe Line (Tōkaidō Main Line)


Main Line, Kōbe Kōsoku Line

Statistics 48,787 (JR)
15,242 (Hanshin) passengers/day 2008 (JR)
2005 (Hanshin)
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station

Motomachi Station (元町駅 Motomachi-eki?) is a railway station in Motomachi, Chūō-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

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.

Lines[edit]

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.

Layout[edit]

JR West[edit]

Motomachi Station (JR West) layout

Sannomiya

4 3 2 1

Kobe

JR platforms at Motomachi; a freight train passes by in the background

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


Hanshin Railway[edit]

Motomachi Station (Hanshin) layout

Sannomiya

1 2

Nishi-Motomachi

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


Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
West Japan Railway Company (JR West) Tōkaidō Line (JR Kōbe Line)
Sannomiya   Local   Kōbe
Sannomiya   Rapid Service   Kōbe
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
Kobe Sannomiya
Motomachi
Hanakuma
Nishi-Motomachi
Kōsoku Kōbe
Shinkaichi
Minatogawa
Daikai
Kōsoku Nagata
Nishidai