Tōfukuji Station

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Tōfukuji Station
東福寺駅
Keihan Tofukuji station entrance.jpg
The entrance gate of Tōfukuji Station
Location
Prefecture Kyoto
(See other stations in Kyoto)
City Kyoto
Ward Higashiyama
Neighborhood etc. 224, Honmachi 12-chōme
Postal code 605-0981
(in Japanese) 京都市東山区本町十二丁目224
History
Year opened 1910
Rail services
Operator(s) Keihan Railway
JR West
Line(s) Keihan Main Line
Nara Line
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station

Tōfukuji Station (東福寺駅 Tōfukuji-eki?) is a railway station located in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

The station is located on the ground level. Each of Keihan and JR sections has two side platforms. The Demachiyanagi-bound platform of the Keihan station and the Nara-bound one of the JR station are on the same structure, but were separated by a wall. On November 6, 2011, the transfer ticket gates were located between those platforms and the gates are open from 7 till 19. In other hours, passengers must walk on a bridge between the platforms.

Keihan Railway[edit]

1 Keihan Main Line for Sanjo and Demachiyanagi
2 Keihan Main Line for Chushojima, Hirakatashi, Yodoyabashi and Nakanoshima

JR West[edit]

1 Nara Line to Kyoto
2 Nara Line for Uji and Nara

History[edit]

The station opened on April 15, 1910 when the operation of the Keihan Main Line started. The track of the Nara Line (originally the old route of the Tōkaidō Main Line) ran next to the station, but the station on the JNR line was not made until December 27, 1957.[1] The Nara Line station on the single track line had only one platform and no passing loop until the second platform was completed in July 1994.The Nara Line was double-tracked in March 2001.[2]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keihan Railway Keihan Main Line
Toba-kaidō   Local   Shichijō
Toba-kaidō   Sub Express
Commuter Sub Express (only running for Yodoyabashi or Nakanoshima on weekday mornings)
  Shichijō
Express: no stop
Rapid Express: no stop
Commuter Rapid Express (only running for Nakanoshima on weekday mornings): no stop
Limited Express: no stop
JR West Nara Line
Kyōto   Local   Inari
Kyōto   Regional Rapid Service   Rokujizō
Kyōto   Rapid Service   Rokujizō
Kyōto   Miyakoji Rapid Service   Rokujizō

Statistics[edit]

The Keihan station was used by 6,934 passengers per day in 2011. The JR West station was used by 8,027 passengers per day in 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 351, vol. II. ISBN 4533029809. 
  2. ^ West Japan Railway Company (March 2014). "奈良線第2期複線化事業(JR藤森~宇治・新田~城陽・山城多賀~玉水間複線化)環境影響評価方法書". p. 2-2. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 


Coordinates: 34°58′52.34″N 135°46′12.65″E / 34.9812056°N 135.7701806°E / 34.9812056; 135.7701806