Mukōmachi Station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mukōmachi Station
向日町駅
JRW-MukōmachiStation.jpg
Station building
Location
Prefecture Kyoto
(See other stations in Kyoto)
City Mukō
Coordinates 34°57′17.78″N 135°42′34.20″E / 34.9549389°N 135.7095000°E / 34.9549389; 135.7095000Coordinates: 34°57′17.78″N 135°42′34.20″E / 34.9549389°N 135.7095000°E / 34.9549389; 135.7095000
History
Year opened 1876
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line (JR Kyoto Line)
Platforms

Mukōmachi Station (向日町駅 Mukōmachi-eki?) is a railway station located in Mukō, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It serves the JR Kyoto Line (Tōkaidō Main Line) of West Japan Railway Company. The distances to major stations are 6.4 km to Kyoto Station, 36.4 km to Osaka Station and 520.0 km to Tokyo Station.

Mukōmachi Station is one of three railway stations in the city of Mukō; the others are Nishi-Mukō and Higashi-Mukō stations on the Hankyu Kyoto Line.

Trains[edit]

Trains of the JR Kyoto Line except special rapid service trains stop at the station, and rapid service trains pass in the morning.

Station facilities[edit]

The track runs north to south and the station building stands west of the tracks. On the tracks there are two island platforms. Tracks 2 and 3 are for passenger use:


2 JR Kyoto Line for Kyoto, Kusatsu, Maibara
3 JR Kyoto Line for Takatsuki, Osaka, Sannomiya

Tracks 1 and 4 are used only for passing trains and are fenced. Two platforms are connected to the station building by an underground passage. The station provides automated and window services for passengers including seat reservation.

History[edit]

Mukōmachi Station opened on July 28, 1876, as the first railway station in Kyoto Prefecture when the nation's second-oldest railway line connecting Osaka and Kobe was first extended towards Kyoto. The location of the station was a crossing point of the railway and the Saigoku Highway (西国街道 Saigoku Kaidō?) to Kyoto. The railway once terminated at Mukōmachi was extended to the temporary station of Kyoto on September 5, 1876.

Mukōmachi was the name of the predecessor town of the city of Mukō. When Mukō become a city in 1972, the two Hankyu stations were renamed from Nishi-Mukōmachi and Higashi-Mukōmachi respectively, but the name of JNR station was not changed.

Environs[edit]

South of the station is the large train yard called Kyoto Sōgō Untensho, a base of passenger trains of West Japan Railway. Higashi-Mukō Station of the Hankyu Kyoto Line is located about 0.5 km southwest of the station. A free bus service connects the station to Mukōmachi Keirinjō bicycle racecourse when keirin races are held there.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
JR Kyoto Line
Katsuragawa   Local (Including rapid service after the morning)   Nagaokakyō
Rapid Service (in the morning): no stop
Special Rapid Service: no stop

References[edit]

  • Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 35, vol. II. ISBN 4533029809. 

External links[edit]