Higashi-Mukō Station

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Higashi-Mukō Station
東向日駅
Higashi-Muko stn.jpg
Station building behind bus terminal
Location Mukō, Kyoto
Japan
Operated by Hankyu Corporation
Line(s) Hankyu Kyoto Main Line
Connections
  • Bus terminal
Other information
Station code HK-79
History
Opened November 1, 1928 (1928-11-01)
Previous names Higashi-Mukōmachi (until 1972)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,998,000

Higashi-Mukō Station (東向日駅, Higashi-Mukō-eki) is a train station on the Hankyu Railway Kyoto Line located in Mukō, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

The station has two side platforms serving two tracks. The platforms are connected each other by an underground passage, which are accessible with slopes elevators. A bus terminal is located outside the East Exit at the south end of Kawaramachi-bound platform. The West Exit is at the south end of Umeda-bound platform.[1]

History[edit]

The station opened as Higashi-Mukōmachi Station on November 1, 1928, the day the Shinkeihan Line (present-day Hankyu Kyoto Main Line) was extended from Takatsuki-machi to Kyoto Saiin. On October 1, 1972 when the town of Mukō (Mukō-machi in Japanese) became a city (Mukō-shi in Japanese), the station name was changed to the current one.[2]

Ridership[edit]

In fiscal 2013 (April 2013 to March 2014), about 2,998,000 passengers started travel from this station annually. For historical data, see the table below.[3]

Year Number
(in thousands)
2002 3,728
2003 3,697
2004 3,617
2005 3,447
2006 3,377
2007 3,238
2008 3,668
2009 3,305
2010 3,117
2011 2,820
2012 2,913
2013 2,998

Stations next to Higashi-Mukō[edit]

« Service »
Hankyu Kyoto Line
Commutation Limited Express: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express: Does not stop at this station
Rapid Express: Does not stop at this station
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Nishi-Mukō   Semi-Express   Rakusaiguchi
Nishi-Mukō   Local   Rakusaiguchi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hankyu Corporation. "東向日駅". Retrieved January 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ Hankyu Corporation (April 2001). 阪急ステーション [Hankyu Stations] (in Japanese). Osaka: Hankyu Corporation. p. 106. ISBN 4-89485-051-6. 
  3. ^ Statistics of Kyoto Prefecture

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Coordinates: 34°57′12″N 135°42′14″E / 34.9534°N 135.7039°E / 34.9534; 135.7039