Nishiōji Station

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Nishiōji Station
西大路駅
Nishioji Station.jpg
Entrance to the station
Location
Prefecture Kyoto
(See other stations in Kyoto)
City Kyoto
Ward Minami
Coordinates 34°58′52″N 135°43′56″E / 34.981025°N 135.732342°E / 34.981025; 135.732342Coordinates: 34°58′52″N 135°43′56″E / 34.981025°N 135.732342°E / 34.981025; 135.732342
History
Year opened 1938
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line (JR Kyoto Line)

Nishiōji Station (西大路駅 Nishiōji-eki?) is a railway station located in Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan. It serves the JR Kyoto Line (Tōkaidō Main Line) of West Japan Railway Company. The distances to major stations are 2.5 km to Kyoto Station, 40.3 km to Osaka Station and 516.1 km to Tokyo Station.

The station was named after Nishiōji Street, which crosses the railway by an underground path beneath the station platforms. Nishiōji Oike Station, a subway station opened along the street (about 3 km north of this station) in 2008 was also tentatively called Nishiōji Station before the name was finalized.

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 tracks run east to west and the station building stands south of the tracks. On the tracks there are two island platforms. One of the platforms is located under the elevated tracks of Tōkaidō Shinkansen. Tracks 2 and 3 are for passenger use:


2 JR Kyoto Line for Takatsuki, Osaka, Nishi-Akashi
3 JR Kyoto Line for Kyoto, Kusatsu, Maibara

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]

Nishiōji Station opened on September 16, 1938, as a stop of local electric train service, which was extended from Suita Station to Kyoto Station in 1937.

Environs[edit]

Around the station is an industrial area. Headquarters of Wacoal and Horiba are located near the station. The yard of Kyōto Kamotsu Station operated by Japan Freight Railway Company is also adjacent to Nishiōji Station.

On November 16, 2009, a metal drum was exploded in the facility of pharmaceutical company Nippon Shinyaku north of the station. The drum flew over the station as well as Shinkansen tracks and landed in a parking lot in front of the station. No one was hurt.[1][2]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
JR Kyoto Line
Kyoto   Local (Including rapid service after the morning)   Katsuragawa
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. 
  1. ^ "Blast sends metal drum flying over rail tracks". IHT/Asahi Shimbun. November 17, 2009. Retrieved December 27, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ 英文記事☆091118線路を越えて飛んだドラム缶. Yahoo! Japan -- きっと・・・いつかは! (in Japanese). November 18, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 

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