The station entrance in January 2016
|Location||Yoshita Rokuchome, Higashiosaka, Osaka
|Operated by||Kintetsu Railway|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Opened||22 November 1929|
|Previous names||Rugby Undojo-mae; Rugby-jo-mae (until 1965)|
Higashi-Hanazono Station (東花園駅? Higashi-Hanazono-eki) is a railway station on the Nara Line in Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu Railway, station number: A12. It is the nearest station to Higashi Osaka Hanazono Rugby Stadium.
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.
|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
|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.
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.
- Higashi Osaka Hanazono Rugby Stadium
- Hanazono Central Park
- Higashi-Hanazono Inspection Depot
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