Arai Station (Hyōgo)

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Arai Station
Sanyo-Arai Station north entrance.jpg
Main entrance on the north side, May 2008
Location 20-22 Ōgimachi, Arai-chō, Takasago, Hyōgo
Operated by Sanyo Electric Railway
Line(s) Sanyo Electric Railway Main Line
Opened 1923

Arai Station (荒井駅 Arai-eki?) is a railway station on the Sanyo Electric Railway Main Line in Takasago, Hyōgo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Sanyo Electric Railway.


Arai Station is served by the Sanyo Electric Railway Main Line. Located between Takasago and Iho, it is 38.5 km from the starting point of the line at Nishidai.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two ground-level side platforms serving two tracks. The station building is located on the north side of the station, and the platforms are connected by a footbridge.


The two platforms are unnumbered, with the north platform used by trains to Kobe and Osaka, and the south platform used by trains to Himeji.

Adjacent stations[edit]

Sanyo Electric Railway Main Line
Takasago   Limited express (morning/evening)   Oshio
Takasago   S Limited express   Iho
Takasago   Local   Iho


The station opened on 19 August 1923.[1]

Aftermath of the derailment


On 12 February 2013, at around 15:50, a non-stop 6-car limited express service bound for Umeda collided with the rear end of a truck which had not completely cleared the level crossing to the west of the station. The first two cars of the train derailed and slid 170 m before hitting the edge of the station platform and coming to rest. 15 people were injured in the collision, including the train driver and truck driver.[2][3]

Surrounding area[edit]


  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 266. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ "15 hurt in Japan train-truck collision". The Japan Times Online. Japan: The Japan Times Ltd. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  3. ^ 列車脱線、乗客ら15人重軽傷=踏切で接触事故、ホームに乗り上げる-兵庫県警 [15 injured in train derailment]. (in Japanese). Japan: Jiji Press Ltd. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Takasago Minami Senior High School official website. Retrieved 13 February 2013. (Japanese)

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Coordinates: 34°45′28″N 134°47′38″E / 34.7578327°N 134.7938561°E / 34.7578327; 134.7938561