Hiketa Station

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Hiketa Station
引田駅
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Hiketa Station in 2007
Location Hiketa, Higashikagawa-shi, Kagawa-ken 769-2901
Japan
Coordinates 34°13′25″N 134°24′04″E / 34.2237°N 134.4012°E / 34.2237; 134.4012Coordinates: 34°13′25″N 134°24′04″E / 34.2237°N 134.4012°E / 34.2237; 134.4012
Operated by JR logo (shikoku).svg JR Shikoku
Line(s) Kōtoku Line
Distance 45.1 km from Takamatsu
Platforms 1 side + 1 island platforms
Tracks 2 + 2 sidings
Construction
Structure type At grade
Parking Available
Disabled access No - platforms linked by footbridge
Other information
Status Staffed - JR ticket window
Station code T10
History
Opened 15 April 1928 (1928-04-15)
Location
Hiketa Station is located in Japan
Hiketa Station
Hiketa Station
Location within Japan

Hiketa Station (引田駅, Hiketa-eki) is a railway station on the Kōtoku Line in Higashikagawa, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by JR Shikoku and has the station number "T10".[1][2]

Lines[edit]

The station is served by the JR Shikoku Kōtoku Line and is located 45.1 km from the beginning of the line at Takamatsu.[3] Besides local services, the Uzushio limited express between Okayama, Takamatsu and Tokushima also stops at the station.[4]

Layout[edit]

The station consists of a side and an island platform serving three tracks. A station building houses a waiting room and a cafe. A JR ticket window (without a Midori no Madoguchi facility) is available but open for limited hours only.[5] Access to the island platform is by means of a footbridge. A siding runs on the far side of the island platform beyond track 3. Another siding branches off track 1 and ends at a disused freight platform. Parking is available on the station forecourt.[2][6][3]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
JR Limited Express Services
Sanuki-Shirotori Uzushio Itano
Kōtoku Line
Sanuki-Shirotori Local Sanuki-Aioi

History[edit]

The station was opened on 15 April 1928 as the terminus of the Kōtoku Line when the track was extended eastwards from Sanuki-Tsuda. It became a through station on 20 March 1935 when the line was extended further east to link up with other tracks to establish a through-service to Sako. At that time the station was operated by Japanese Government Railways, later becoming Japanese National Railways (JNR). With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, control of the station passed to JR Shikoku.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shikoku Railway Route Map" (PDF). JR Shikoku. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "引田" [Hiketa]. hacchi-no-he.net. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryōzō (2013). 図説: 日本の鉄道 四国・九州ライン 全線・全駅・全配線・第1巻 四国東部エリア [Japan Railways Illustrated. Shikoku and Kyushu. All lines, all stations, all track layouts. Volume 1 Eastern Shikoku] (in Japanese). Kodansha. pp. 33, 68. ISBN 9784062951609. 
  4. ^ "Hiketa Station Timetable" (PDF). JR Shikoku. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "JR四国の駅 窓口営業時間一覧" [JR Shikoku station ticket window opening hours list] (PDF). JR Shikoku. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017. 
  6. ^ "引田駅" [Hiketa Station]. shikoku.org.uk. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  7. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 649. ISBN 4533029809. 
  8. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). I. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 215–216. ISBN 4533029809.