Higashi-Hanazono Station

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Higashi-Hanazono Station
東花園駅
Higashi-Hanazono Station Entrance(2016).jpg
The station entrance in January 2016
Location Yoshita Rokuchome, Higashiosaka, Osaka
(大阪府東大阪市吉田六丁目)
Japan
Coordinates 34°39′45.31″N 135°37′35.49″E / 34.6625861°N 135.6265250°E / 34.6625861; 135.6265250Coordinates: 34°39′45.31″N 135°37′35.49″E / 34.6625861°N 135.6265250°E / 34.6625861; 135.6265250
Operated by Kintetsu
Line(s) Kintetsu Nara Line
Platforms 2 island platforms
Other information
Station code A12
History
Opened 22 November 1929
Previous names Rugby Undojo-mae; Rugby-jo-mae (until 1965)
Location
Higashi-Hanazono Station is located in Japan
Higashi-Hanazono Station
Higashi-Hanazono Station
Location within Japan
Station layout

Kawachi-Hanazono

4 3 2 1
↘ Higashi-Hanazono Depot

Hyotan-yama

Higashi-Hanazono Station (東花園駅 Higashi-Hanazono-eki?) is a railway station on the Kintetsu Nara Line in Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu. , station number: A12 It is the nearest station to Higashi Osaka Hanazono Rugby Stadium.

Station layout[edit]

Higashi-Hanazono Station has two elevated 10-car length island platforms serving four tracks.

Higashi-Hanazono Inspection Depot is connected from the siding tracks numbered 1 and 3.

Platforms[edit]

1, 2  Nara Line for Ikoma, Yamato-Saidaiji, Nara and Tenri
3, 4  Nara Line for Fuse, Ōsaka Uehommachi, Ōsaka Namba,
(Hanshin Namba Line) Amagasaki, Koshien and Kobe Sannomiya

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kintetsu Nara Line (A12)
Express: Does not stop at this station
Rapid Express: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express: Does not stop at this station
Kawachi-Hanazono (A11)   Local   Hyotan-yama (A13)
Kawachi-Kosaka (A08)   Suburban Semi-Express   Hyotan-yama (A13)
Kawachi-Kosaka (A08)   Semi-Express   Ishikiri (A16)

When major events are held at Higashi Osaka Hanazono Rugby Stadium, some express trains running both direction and some rapid express trains running for Osaka Namba and Kobe stop at the station.

History[edit]

The station opened on 22 November 1929, at the same time as Hanazono Rugby Stadium. The station at the time was only used during the rugby game season, and was named Rugby-Undoujō-mae Station (ラグビー運動場前駅?).

In 1941, Osaka Electric Tramway merged with Sangu Kyuko Electric Railway and became a station of Kansai Kyuko Electric Railway. In 1944, Kankyu became Kintetsu and the station became part of Kintetsu. On 10 December 1950, the station was renamed Rugby-Jō-mae Station (ラグビー場前駅?). In 1967, the station was renamed Higashi-Hanazono. Also in 1967, Higashi-Hanazono Depot was completed.

In 2010, the platform grade separation for "down" trains (towards Kintetsu Nara) was completed. In 2014, the platform grade separation for "up" trains (towards Ōsaka Namba) was completed.

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]