Hozukyō Station

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Hozukyō Station
保津峡駅
JR Hozukyo Station Front View.jpg
Station building, January 2008
Location Kameoka, Kyoto
Japan
Coordinates 35°1′22.95″N 135°38′25.11″E / 35.0230417°N 135.6403083°E / 35.0230417; 135.6403083
Operated by JR West
Line(s) Sagano Line (Sanin Main Line)
History
Opened 1936

Hozukyō Station (保津峡駅 Hozukyō-eki?) is a train station in Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It is on the border with Nishikyō-ku, Kyoto.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

The station has two side platforms with two tracks.

History[edit]

The station started as Matsuoyama Signal Box (松尾山信号場 Matsuoyama Shingōjō?) on August 17, 1929, and was replaced by the passenger station under the current name on April 15, 1936. It was originally located in the site of the present Torokko Hozukyō Station on the Sagano Scenic Railway. The station was moved to the present location on March 5, 1989, when the new route of the Sanin Main Line was opened.[1] The old railway track and the closed station was revived as the Sagano Scenic Railway and its stop on April 27, 1991.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
West Japan Rail Company Sagano Line
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Saga-Arashiyama   Local   Umahori

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 299. ISBN 4533029809.