Kansai Airport Station
|Location||1, Senshu-kuko-naka, Tajiri, Sennan District, Osaka|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Connections||Kansai International Airport|
|Station code||NK32 (Nankai)|
|Opened||15 June 1994|
Kansai Airport Station (関西空港駅 Kansaikūkō-eki) is a railway station shared by Nankai Electric Railway and West Japan Railway Company (JR West) at Kansai International Airport in Tajiri, Sennan District, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The northern end of the platforms extends into the city of Izumisano.
This station has two island platforms, serving two tracks for each company.
|1-2||■ Nankai Railway Airport Line||for Izumisano and Namba|
Change trains at Izumisano for Wakayamashi
|3||■ JR West Kansai Airport Line||Kansai Airport Rapid Services and Direct Rapid Services for Tennōji and Osaka|
Shuttle trains for Hineno
Change trains at Hineno for Wakayama
|4||■ JR West Kansai Airport Line||Limited express trains "Haruka" for Tennōji, Shin-Ōsaka and Kyōto|
Kansai Airport Rapid Services for Tennōji and Osaka
- Nankai "Rapi:t" airport limited express trains depart mainly from Track 1.
|Nankai Electric Railway Airport Line (NK32)|
|Rinkū Town (NK31)||Local||Terminus|
|Rinkū Town (NK31)||Airport Express||Terminus|
|Rinkū Town (NK31)||Airport Limited Express "Rapi:t"||Terminus|
|West Japan Railway Company (JR West) Kansai Airport Line (JR-S47)|
|Rinkū Town (JR-S46)||Kansai Airport Rapid Service||Terminus|
|Rinkū Town (JR-S46)||Direct Rapid Service||Terminus|
|Rinkū Town (JR-S46)||Local (shuttle trains)||Terminus|
Hineno (2-10 northbound, 33-47 southbound)
|Limited Express "Haruka"||Terminus|
The station opened on June 15, 1994, two and a half months before the opening of the airport. During this initial period, the station was open to the public; however only airport employees and related personnel were allowed to leave the station concourse (a similar situation to Umi-Shibaura Station in Tokyo).
Since the mid-2000s, there have been plans to link Kansai Airport Station and central Osaka by a new underground railway line tentatively called the Naniwasuji Line, which would run between Namba and Shin-Osaka. In 2010, government calculations indicated that the new line would reduce travel time from Umeda to Kansai Airport to as little as 41 minutes, versus the current 56–68 minutes. The station is also one of the proposed terminals for the Hokuriku Shinkansen high-speed rail line.
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