Takarazuka Station

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Takarazuka Station
宝塚駅
Location
Prefecture Hyōgo
(See other stations in Hyōgo)
City Takarazuka
Neighborhood etc. Sakaemachi Nichome
(in Japanese) 兵庫県宝塚市栄町二丁目
Rail services
Operator(s) West Japan Railway Company
Hankyu Railway
Aiga bus inv.svg Medium bus terminal at this station

Takarazuka Station (宝塚駅 Takarazuka-eki?) refers to either of the following two adjoining train stations in Takarazuka, Japan, one operated by West Japan Railway Company, the other by Hankyu Railway.

West Japan Railway Company[edit]

JR West
Takarazuka Station
宝塚駅
Station building of JR Takarazuka station.jpg
Station building
Location
Prefecture Hyōgo
City Takarazuka
Neighborhood etc. 7-13, Sakaemachi Nichome
(in Japanese) 兵庫県宝塚市栄町二丁目7-13
History
Year opened 1897
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Fukuchiyama Line (JR Takarazuka Line)

Takarazuka Station operated by West Japan Railway Company is on the Fukuchiyama Line between Osaka and Fukuchiyama. The station opened on December 27, 1897.

All serving trains stop at the station as the core station of the Fukuchiyama Line, shown in the common name JR Takarazuka Line (Osaka - Sasayamaguchi).

Layout[edit]

The station has a side platform and an island platform on the ground, serving 3 tracks.

1 JR Takarazuka Line for Sanda and Sasayamaguchi
Limited Express "Kounotori" for Fukuchiyama, Toyooka and Kinosaki Onsen
2 JR Takarazuka Line for Amagasaki, Osaka and Kitashinchi (siding, returning)
3 JR Takarazuka Line for Amagasaki, Osaka, Shin-Ōsaka and Kitashinchi

Train services in off-peak hours[edit]

Osaka-bound trains
4 rapid services (including Tambaji rapid services) to Osaka
4 local trains to Takatsuki via the JR Kyoto Line
Sanda-bound trains
2 Tambaji rapid services to Sasayamaguchi
4 local trains to Shin-Sanda

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Fukuchiyama Line (JR Takarazuka Line)
Nakayamadera   Local trains   Namaze
Nakayamadera   Rapid Service   Nishinomiyanajio
Nakayamadera   Tambaji Rapid Service   Nishinomiyanajio

Gallery[edit]

Hankyu Railway[edit]

Hankyu Railway
Takarazuka Station
宝塚駅
Hankyu Takarazuka Station.JPG
Station building
Location
Prefecture Hyōgo
City Takarazuka
Neighborhood etc. 3-1, Sakaemachi Nichome
(in Japanese) 兵庫県宝塚市栄町二丁目3-1
History
Year opened 1910
Rail services
Station number(s) HK-56
Operator(s) Hankyu Railway
Line(s) Takarazuka Line
Imazu Line

Takarazuka Station operated by Hankyu Railway opened on March 10, 1910. The station is the northern terminus of the Hankyu Takarazuka Line and Hankyu Imazu Line.

Layout[edit]

The Hankyu station has two dead-end platforms elevated serving two tracks each.

Rail tracks map[1]

for Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi
Rail Tracks map Hankyu Takarazuka Station.svg
↓for Kawanishi-Noseguchi and Umeda

Platform usage in peak hours[edit]

  • Weekdays: the first train - 10 a.m.; 5 p.m. - the last train
  • Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: the first train - 9 a.m.; 7 p.m. - the last train
  • Horse racing events at Hanshin Racecourse: the first train - 9 a.m.; 3:46 p.m. - the last train
1, 2 Imazu Line for Nigawa, Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi, Kōbe and Imazu
3, 4 Takarazuka Line for Kiyoshikōjin, Nakayama-kannon, Kawanishi-Noseguchi, Ōsaka (Umeda), Minoo, and Kyōto

Platform usage in off-peak hours[edit]

  • Weekdays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Horse racing events at Hanshin Racecourse: 9 a.m. - 3:46 p.m.
1, 2 not in use  
3 Imazu Line for Nigawa, Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi, Kōbe and Imazu
4 Takarazuka Line for Kiyoshikōjin, Nakayama-kannon, Kawanishi-Noseguchi, Ōsaka (Umeda), Minoo, and Kyōto

Train services in off-peak hours[edit]

Takarazuka Line
6 express trains to Umeda
Imazu Line
6 local trains to Nishinomiya-kitaguchi

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hankyu Railway (HK-56)
Takarazuka Line
Kiyoshikojin (HK-55)   Local   Terminus
Kiyoshikojin (HK-55)   Express   Terminus
Kiyoshikojin (HK-55)   Semi-Express (only running for Umeda)   Terminus
Kiyoshikojin (HK-55)   Commutation Express   Terminus
Imazu Line
Terminus   Local   Takarazuka-minamiguchi (HK-28)
Terminus   Semi-Express (only running for Umeda via the Kobe Line)   Takarazuka-minamiguchi (HK-28)
Terminus   Limited Express "Togetsu"   Takarazuka-minamiguchi (HK-28)

Gallery[edit]

Surroundings[edit]

Hana-no-michi (flower path) street in Takarazuka

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kawashima, Ryozo (2009). Tokaido Line Zensen, Zen-eki, Zen-haisen No.7 Osaka area - Kobe Station (in Japanese). Kodansha. p. 20. ISBN 978-4-06-270017-7. 

Coordinates: 34°48′41.02″N 135°20′26.34″E / 34.8113944°N 135.3406500°E / 34.8113944; 135.3406500