Arai Station (Hyōgo)

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Arai Station
荒井駅
Sanyo-Arai Station north entrance.jpg
Main entrance on the north side, May 2008
Location 20-22 Ōgimachi, Arai-chō, Takasago, Hyōgo
(高砂市荒井町扇町20-22)
Japan
Operated by Sanyo Electric Railway
Line(s) Sanyo Electric Railway Main Line
History
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.

Lines[edit]

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.

Platforms[edit]

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]

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

History[edit]

The station opened on 19 August 1923.[1]

Aftermath of the derailment

Accidents[edit]

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]

References[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]. Jiji.com (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)

External links[edit]


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