Ise-Nakagawa Station

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Ise-Nakagawa Station
Ise-Nakagawa Station West.jpg
Ise-Nakagawa Station
Location 1-93 Ureshinonakagawashin-cho, Matsusaka, Mie
Operated by Kintetsu Railway
Opened 1930
Previous names Sankyū-Nakagawa (until 1941)
Passengers (FY2010) 3696 daily

Ise-Nakagawa Station (伊勢中川駅, Ise-Nakagawa-eki) is a major junction station owned and operated by the private Kintetsu railway company in Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture. The station is served by all trains on that company's Yamada Line and most trains on its Nagoya and Osaka Lines.[1]


The Ise-Nakagawa stationmaster is responsible for managing the sections between here and Higashi-Aoyama on the Osaka Line and between here and Higashi-Matsusaka on the Yamada Line.

Station layout[edit]

Ise-Nakagawa station has six parallel tracks numbered 1 through 6 (see diagram below). Four island platforms are located to serve Tracks 1 & 2, 2 & 3, 3 & 4, and 4 & 5. Track 6 is served by one side platform. This layout allows trains on Tracks 2, 3, 4 and 5 to open their doors on both sides, enabling easy transfer between trains on the three major lines which connect at this station.

Limited express trains running directly between the Nagoya Line and the Osaka Line do not pass through Ise-Nakagawa station. Instead, these trains use a north-east to north-west chord which connects the two lines at a point some 3.5 km north-west of the station, the two trunk lines and this chord together constituting a triangular junction.

Track layout of Ise-Nakagawa Station [2][3]
Nagoya Line
for Tsu, Yokkaichi, and Nagoya
Track layout of Ise-Nakagawa Station Yamada Line
for Ujiyamada,
Toba, and
Osaka Line
for Ōsaka-Uehommachi, Ōsaka-Namba, and Kyōto

1  Yamada Line local trains for Matsusaka, Ujiyamada, Toba, and Kashikojima
 Nagoya Line local trains starting for Tsu, Yokkaichi, and Nagoya
2, 3  Yamada Line for Matsusaka, Ujiyamada, Toba, and Kashikojima
 Nagoya Line starting for Tsu, Yokkaichi, and Nagoya in the mornings and evenings
 Osaka Line express trains starting for Ōsaka-Uehommachi
4, 5  Nagoya Line for Tsu, Yokkaichi, and Nagoya
 Osaka Line for Ōsaka-Uehommachi, Ōsaka-Namba, Kōbe, Kyōto, and Nara
6  Osaka Line local trains for Higashi-Aoyama and Nabari

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Osaka Line
Kawai-Takaoka   Local   (Yamada Line)
Sakakibara-Onsenguchi   Express   (Yamada Line)
Sakakibara-Onsenguchi   Rapid Express   (Yamada Line)
  Limited Express   (Yamada Line)
Kintetsu Nagoya Line
Momozono   Local   (Yamada Line)
Hisai   Express   (Yamada Line)
  Limited Express   (Yamada Line)
Yamada Line
(Osaka Line)
(Nagoya Line)
  Local   Ise-Nakahara
(Osaka Line)
(Nagoya Line)
  Express   Matsusaka
(Osaka Line)   Rapid Express   Matsusaka
(Osaka Line)
(Nagoya Line)
  Limited Express   Matsusaka

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Ureshino Furusato Center
  • Ureshino Library
  • Yuu-Store supermarket


The first station on the site was opened on 18 May 1930 as Sankyū-Nakagawa Station (参急中川駅, Sankyū-Nakagawa-eki) on the Sangu Express Electric Railway. It received its present name on 15 March 1941 when this company merged with the Osaka Electric Railway to form the Kansai Express Railway and Ise-Nakagawa become a station on the merged company's Yamada Line.[4] A further merger, with the Nankai Electric Railway on 1 June 1 1944, created the Kinki Nippon Railway, forerunner of today's Kintetsu Railway Co. Ltd.[4] A new station building was completed in 2004.


  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ Kawashima, Ryōzō (1996). Zenkoku Tetsudō Jijō Dai-kenkyū: Nagoya Toshin-bu, Mie Hen (in Japanese). Sōshisha. p. 172. ISBN 978-4-7942-0700-5. 
  3. ^ Kawashima, Ryōzō (1993). Zenkoku Tetsudō Jijō Dai-kenkyū: Ōsaka Toshin-bu, Nara Hen (in Japanese). Sōshisha. p. 134. ISBN 978-4-7942-0498-1. 
  4. ^ a b Kintetsu Company History

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°38′6.08″N 136°28′40.39″E / 34.6350222°N 136.4778861°E / 34.6350222; 136.4778861