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Panoramic view of the station from the north
|Location||3-1-1 Aioichō, Chūō, Kobe, Hyōgo
|Operated by||JR West|
|Opened||11 May 1874|
Kobe Station (神戸駅 Kōbe-eki) is a railway station in Chūō-ku, Kobe, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). Although Kobe Station is the namesake of the city of Kobe, Kobe City Hall and the commercial center of Kobe is closer to Sannomiya Station.
The station technically forms the end point of the Tokaido Main Line and the starting of the Sanyo Main Line. This fact is barely discernible in current practice because only a few trains originate or terminate at Kobe; as a result, the station is more commonly perceived as being in the midsection of the JR Kobe Line, an alternative name for the section of the Tokaido and Sanyo lines between Osaka and Himeji.
|1||■ JR Kōbe Line||Rapid service trains for Sannomiya, Amagasaki and Osaka on weekday mornings|
|2||■ JR Kōbe Line||Special rapid service trains and Limited Express Hamakaze (also some rapid services)
for Sannomiya, Amagasaki and Osaka
|3||■ JR Kōbe Line||Local trains and rapid service for Sannomiya, Amagasaki, and Osaka|
|4||■ JR Kōbe Line||Local trains and rapid service for Nishi-Akashi and Himeji|
|5||■ JR Kōbe Line||Special rapid service (also some rapid services) for Nishi-Akashi and Himeji
■Limited Express Hamakaze for Kinosaki-Onsen, Kasumi, Hamasaka, and Tottori
|Tokaido/Sanyo Line (JR Kobe Line)|
|Sannomiya (JR-A61)||Special Rapid Service||Akashi (JR-A73)|
|Motomachi (JR-A62)||Rapid Service||Hyōgo (JR-A64)|
|Motomachi (JR-A62)||Local||Hyōgo (JR-A64)|
The area to the south of the station was previously a freight yard, but was redeveloped and became a waterfront commercial center called Harborland.
Escalators and underground pathways link pedestrian traffic from the above-ground Kobe Station with the relatively close underground stations of Kosoku Kobe on the Kobe Rapid Railway and Harborland on the Kaigan Line of the Kobe Municipal Subway.
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- JR West - Kobe Station (in Japanese)