Rakusaiguchi Station

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Rakusaiguchi Station
洛西口駅
Rakusaiguchi Station west 2014.JPG
West side of the station, August 2014
Location
Prefecture Kyoto
(See other stations in Kyoto)
City Kyoto
Ward Nishikyō
History
Year opened 2003
Rail services
Operator(s) Hankyu Corporation
Line(s) Hankyu Kyoto Main Line
Statistics 2,780,000 passengers/year (2012)[1]
Aiga bus inv.svg Small bus terminal at this station

Rakusaiguchi Station (洛西口駅 Rakusaiguchi-eki?) is a train station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line. It was opened on March 16, 2003, and serves the communities nestled between Katsura and Muko.

Layout[edit]

The station has two side platforms serving two tracks. At the station, work to elevate the tracks is ongoing and planned to complete by March 2016.[2] On October 26, 2013, the Kawaramachi-bound platform was moved to the new elevated track. Each platform has its own ticket gate.[3]

Usage[edit]

In fiscal 2012 (April 2012 to March 2013), about 1,438,000 passengers started travel from this station annually. For historical data, see the table below.[4]

Year Number
(in thousands)
2002 53
2003 614
2004 602
2005 1,302
2006 1,314
2007 1,405
2008 1,503
2009 1,389
2010 1,419
2011 1,396
2012 1,438

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics of Kyoto City(in Japanese)
  2. ^ City of Kyoto. 阪急京都線(洛西口駅付近)連続立体交差化事業 (in Japanese). Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hankyu Corporation. 洛西口 (in Japanese). Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ Statistics of Kyoto Prefecture

Coordinates: 34°57′50.71″N 135°42′11.13″E / 34.9640861°N 135.7030917°E / 34.9640861; 135.7030917