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West gate of Jūsō Station
|Location||Juso-higashi Nichome, Yodogawa, Osaka, Osaka|
|Operated by||Hankyu Railway|
Jūsō Station (十三駅 Jūsō eki) is a railway station in Jūsō, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Hankyu Railway. The six-track trunk line from Umeda Station diverges into the three double tracks of the Hankyu Kobe Line, the Hankyu Kyoto Line and the Hankyu Takarazuka Line at this station. The area surrounding the station is an extensive shopping and entertainment district.
This station has two island platforms and two side platforms serving six tracks on the ground level, enabling to change trains from the Kobe Line for Umeda to the Takarazuka Line for Takarazuka and Minoo on one island platform between Tracks 2 and 3, and from the Takarazuka Line for Umeda to the Kyoto Line for Kyoto (Kawaramachi, Arashiyama) and Kita-Senri on another island platform between Tracks 4 and 5. The platforms are connected by two transfer concourses, one elevated and one underground. The east gate connects directly to platform 6 while the west gate connects directly to platform 1. Several shops and restaurants serving transferring passengers are located inside the station.
There is a returning track in the south of the station between the Kobe Line and the Takarazuka Line. The track is used for the trains for the Kobe Line and the Takarazuka Line running to and from Shojaku Workshop for maintenance, and for seasonal trains running between Kobe or Takarazuka and Arashiyama via the Kobe Line and the Kyoto Line.
|1||■ Kobe Line||for Nishinomiya-kitaguchi, Kobe (Kobe-sannomiya, Shinkaichi) and Nigawa|
|2||■ Kobe Line||for Umeda (Local trains stop at Nakatsu)|
|3||■ Takarazuka Line||for Takarazuka, Ishibashi, Minoo, Kawanishi-noseguchi and the Nose Railway line (Nissei Chūō)|
|4||■ Takarazuka Line||for Umeda (Semi-express trains and local trains stop at Nakatsu)|
|5||■ Kyoto Line||for Takatsuki-shi, Kyoto (Kawaramachi), Arashiyama and Kita-Senri|
|6||■ Kyoto Line||to Umeda (No trains stop at Nakatsu)|
|Kobe Main Line|
|Nakatsu (HK-02)||Local||Kanzakigawa (HK-04)|
|Umeda (HK-01)||Semi-Express (from Takarazuka for Umeda via the Imazu Line)||Tsukaguchi (HK-06)|
|Umeda (HK-01)||Limited Express||Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi (HK-08)|
|Umeda (HK-01)||Commutation Limited Express||Tsukaguchi (HK-06)|
|Awaji (Kyoto Line, HK-63)||Limited Express "Atago", "Togetsu"||Tsukaguchi (HK-06)|
|Takarazuka Main Line|
|Nakatsu (HK-02)||Local||Mikuni (HK-41)|
|Nakatsu (HK-02)||Semi-Express||Sone (HK-44)|
|Umeda (HK-01)||Express||Toyonaka (HK-46)|
|Umeda (HK-01)||Commutation Limited Express (from Kawanishi-Noseguchi to Umeda)||Toyonaka (HK-46)|
|Umeda (HK-01)||Limited Express (Nissei Express)||Ishibashi (HK-48)|
|Kyoto Main Line|
|Umeda (HK-01)||Local||Minamikata (HK-61)|
|Umeda (HK-01)||Semi-Express||Minamikata (HK-61)|
|Umeda (HK-01)||Rapid Service||Minamikata (HK-61)|
|Umeda (HK-01)||Rapid Express||Awaji (HK-63)|
|Umeda (HK-01)||Rapid Limited Express "Kyo-Train"
Limited Express "Sagano"
|Rapid Limited Express A "Kyo-Train": Does not stop at this station|
|Umeda (HK-01)||Commuter Limited Express||Ibaraki-shi (HK-69)|
|Tsukaguchi (Kobe Line, HK-06)||Limited Express "Atago", "Togetsu"||Awaji (HK-63)|
The station opened on March 10, 1910, as a stop on the Minoo-Arima Railway (today's Takarazuka Line). The Kobe Line was added in 1920. In 1921, the North Osaka Electric Railway began service between Juso and Senriyama; this line was acquired by the Keihan Electric Railway and was extended from Awaji Station to both Kyoto and central Osaka. Keihan and Hankyu merged in 1943, bringing all of Juso's lines under common ownership. While Keihan was again spun off as a separate company in 1949, Hankyu retained the Juso-Kyoto and Senriyama lines. Juso served as the terminal of the Kyoto Main Line until 1959, when the line was extended to Umeda.