Banshū-Akō Station

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Banshū-Akō Station
播州赤穂駅
Banshu-Ako Station01n3200.jpg
Location Ako, Hyōgo Prefecture
 Japan
Coordinates 34°45′23″N 134°23′36″E / 34.756511°N 134.393303°E / 34.756511; 134.393303Coordinates: 34°45′23″N 134°23′36″E / 34.756511°N 134.393303°E / 34.756511; 134.393303
Operated by JR West
Line(s) Akō Line
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 3

Banshū-Akō Station (播州赤穂駅?, Banshū-Akō-eki) is a railway station on the Akō Line of JR West, located in Ako, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The prefix Banshū, indicating the station's location in the old Harima province, was given to distinguish the station from Akaho Station (赤穂駅?, Akaho-eki) on the Iida Line in Nagano Prefecture (now Komagane Station), which used the same kanji characters as Akō.

Banshū-Akō is a terminal station for all Akō Line trains; this is the western terminus for trains from Himeji and JR Kobe Line, and the eastern terminus for trains bound for Okayama Station.

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1  Akō Line, Sanyō Line starting for Aioi and Himeji (special rapid services mainly use)
2  Akō Line starting for Hinase and Okayama
3  Akō Line, Sanyō Line starting for Aioi and Himeji
 Akō Line one train starting for Hinase and Okayama in the morning

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