Kō Station (Aichi)

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Kō Station
国府駅
Kou Station (east gate).jpg
East Exit of Kō Station
Location Kubo-chō, Toyokawa, Aichi
(愛知県豊川市久保町葉善寺35番地 [1]
Japan
Operated by Nagoya Railroad
Line(s)
History
Opened 1926
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 1,730,549[2]

Kō Station (国府駅?, Kō-eki) is a railway station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line and Toyokawa Line located in Toyokawa, Aichi, Japan. It is located 9.6 kilometers from the terminus of the Nagoya line at Toyohashi, and is a terminal station for the Meitetsu Toyokawa Line.

In year-end and new-year, this station is filled with people who visit Toyokawa Inari for Hatsumōde, the first shrine or temple visit of the year.

History[edit]

Kō Station was opened on April 1, 1926 as a station on the Aichi Electric Railway's Toyohashi Line connecting Toyohashi with Kozakai. On April 1, 1935, the Aichi Electric Railway merged with the Nagoya Railroad (the forerunner of present-day Meitetsu). A spur line to Toyokawa was opened on February 18, 1945. In December 1987, the station platforms were extended to be able to accommodate trains of six-carriages in length. The station building was rebuilt in 2008-2009.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

Platforms[edit]

1  Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line For Higashi Okazaki, Meitetsu Nagoya, Meitetsu Gifu, and Shin Unuma
2  Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line For Higashi Okazaki, Meitetsu Nagoya, Meitetsu Gifu, and Shin Unuma
3  Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line For Ina and Toyohashi
4  Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line For Ina and Toyohashi
 Meitetsu Toyokawa Line For Toyokawa-inari
5  Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line For Higashi Okazaki, Meitetsu Nagoya, Meitetsu Gifu, and Shin Unuma
 Meitetsu Toyokawa Line For Toyokawa-inari
6  Meitetsu Toyokawa Line For Toyokawa-inari
Diagram of Kō Station's Tracks

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Nagoya Main Line
Rapid Limited Express: Does not stop at this station
Toyohashi   Limited Express   Higashi Okazaki
Ina   Express   Motojuku
Ina   Semi Express   Motojuku
Odabuchi   Local   Goyu
Toyokawa Line
Yawata   Rapid Limited Express   Motojuku (Main Line)
Yawata   Limited Express   Motojuku (Main Line)
Yawata   Express   Motojuku (Main Line)
Yawata   Semi Express   Motojuku (Main Line)
Yawata   Local   Goyu (Main Line)

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 国府 [Kō] (in Japanese). Nagoya Railroad. 1 April 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2010. 
  2. ^ 第10章 運輸・通信 (平成20年度刊愛知県統計年鑑) [Statistics of Aichi in Year 20 of the Heisei Era] (in Japanese). Aichi Prefecture. 2008. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 

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Coordinates: 34°50′15″N 137°19′41″E / 34.8375872°N 137.328136°E / 34.8375872; 137.328136