Ōmiya Station (Kyoto)

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Ōmiya Station
大宮駅
Omiya Station Hankyu (04) IMG 7758 R 20141130.JPG
Station building
Location Nakagyō, Kyoto, Kyoto
Japan
Operated by Hankyu Corporation
Line(s) Hankyu Kyoto Main Line
Other information
Station code HK-84
History
Opened 1931
Previous names Keihan Kyōto; Hankyū Kyōto (until 1963)
Traffic
Passengers (2012[1]) 10,115,000
Platform of Omiya station

Ōmiya Station (大宮駅 Ōmiya Eki?) is a railway station built underground in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan. Hankyu Kyoto Line serves this station. Keifuku Electric Railroad Arashiyama Main Line terminus Shijo-Omiya Station locates nearby.

The station opened on March 31, 1931 as Keihan Kyoto Station of the Shinkeihan Line, then operated by Keihan Electric Railway. After the Shinkeihan Line became the Hankyu Kyoto Line, the station was called Hankyu Kyoto Station. Since June 17, 1963 when the Hankyu Kyoto Line was extended to Kawaramachi Station, the station is no longer terminus and is called Ōmiya Station, after the street name.

The station has two side platforms. One track serves trains bound for Kawaramachi and the other serves trains bound for Umeda. Before 1963, the former was for arriving trains and the latter was for departing trains.

Usage[edit]

In fiscal 2012 (April 2012 to March 2013), about 4,982,000 passengers started travel from this station annually. For historical data, see the table below.[2]

Year Number
(in thousands)
2001 7,092
2002 6,750
2003 6,695
2004 6,552
2005 6,112
2006 5,780
2007 5,986
2008 5,916
2009 5,214
2010 5,039
2011 7,595
2012 4,982

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kyoto Main Line
Saiin   Local   Karasuma
Saiin   Semi-Express   Karasuma
Saiin   Rapid Service   Karasuma
Saiin   Rapid Express   Karasuma
Limited Express: Does not stop at this station
Saiin   Commutation Limited Express   Karasuma
Limited Express "Kyo-Train", "Ogura": Does not stop at this station

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Coordinates: 35°0′13.7″N 135°44′57″E / 35.003806°N 135.74917°E / 35.003806; 135.74917