Nishi-Akashi Station

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Nishi-Akashi Station
West side of Nishi-Akashi Station, October 2007
Prefecture Hyōgo
(See other stations in Hyōgo)
City Akashi
Neighborhood etc. 7-20, Kokubo Nichome
Coordinates 34°40′0.67″N 134°57′37.94″E / 34.6668528°N 134.9605389°E / 34.6668528; 134.9605389Coordinates: 34°40′0.67″N 134°57′37.94″E / 34.6668528°N 134.9605389°E / 34.6668528; 134.9605389
Postal code 673-0005
(in Japanese) 兵庫県明石市小久保二丁目7-20
Year opened 1944
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Sanyō Shinkansen
Sanyō Main Line (JR Kobe Line)
Aiga bus inv.svg Small bus terminal at this station

Nishi-Akashi Station (西明石駅 Nishi-Akashi Eki?) is a Sanyō Shinkansen and Sanyō Main Line railway station serving the city of Akashi, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. As part of the Urban Network, the J-Through Card, ICOCA, Suica, PiTaPa, TOICA and SUGOCA can all be used on the Sanyō Main Line (they can not be used for Shinkansen service).

Station and platforms[edit]

The Shinkansen and regular train platforms are located some distance from each other, and are connected by a pedestrian overpass located above a public road. As the overpass to the regular platform is inaccessible from the south entrance to the station, passengers are allowed to access it via the Shinkansen side of the station. Due to construction access restrictions in 2005, the west entrance to the station saw a marked decrease in use.

Barrier-free access[edit]

In order to better serve passengers with different needs, escalators and elevators are located in the following areas:

  • Escalator
  • Within the west concourse area, one ascending and one descending
  • Elevators
  • East entrance: On the north and south sides, accessible without need of a ticket
  • West entrance: One each on the concourse, Shinkansen platform, and regular train platform


The Sanyō Shinkansen has two platforms which can handle two trains simultaneously. There are two pass-through lines between the two platforms as well, allowing trains to go through the station without stopping. The Sanyō Main Line (JR Kōbe Line) has three island-style platforms which can handle six trains simultaneously.

1 JR Kōbe Line for Sannomiya, Amagasaki and Osaka (rapid (morning), special rapid)
2 JR Kōbe Line for Kakogawa and Himeji (local (evening), special rapid)
3 JR Kōbe Line for Sannomiya, Amagasaki and Osaka (local (partly), rapid)
4 JR Kōbe Line for Sannomiya, Amagasaki and Osaka (local)
5 JR Kōbe Line for Sannomiya, Amagasaki and Osaka (local)
starting for Kakogawa and Himeji (local, shunt line)
6 JR Kōbe Line for Kakogawa and Himeji (local)
11 Sanyō Shinkansen Hikari and Kodama for Okayama and Hakata
12 Sanyō Shinkansen Nozomi 100 starting for Shin-Osaka and Tokyo
Hikari and Kodama for Shin-Osaka and Tokyo


Highway access[edit]

« Service »
Sanyō Shinkansen
Shin-Kobe - Himeji
JR Kobe Line
Akashi Local
Akashi Special Rapid Kakogawa

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