Kansai Airport Station

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Kansai Airport
関西空港
Kansai Airport Station02s3.jpg
Concourse of Kansai Airport Station. The blue ticket gates lead to JR West tracks, while the orange ticket gates lead to Nankai Electric Railway tracks.
Location 1, Senshu-kuko-naka, Tajiri, Sennan District, Osaka
Japan
Coordinates 34°26′9.28″N 135°14′36.57″E / 34.4359111°N 135.2434917°E / 34.4359111; 135.2434917Coordinates: 34°26′9.28″N 135°14′36.57″E / 34.4359111°N 135.2434917°E / 34.4359111; 135.2434917
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Kansai International Airport
Other information
Station code NK32 (Nankai)
History
Opened 15 June 1994[1]
Location
Kansai Airport is located in Japan
Kansai Airport
Kansai Airport
Location within Japan

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.

Layout[edit]

A JR West Kansai Airport Line train arriving at Platform 3. Platform 4 is on the right.
Nankai Railway Airport Limited Express "Rapi:t" at Platform 1

This station has two island platforms, serving two tracks for each company.

Platforms[edit]

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.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
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
Tennoji (usually)
Hineno (2-10 northbound, 33-47 southbound)
  Limited Express "Haruka"   Terminus

History[edit]

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.[2] The station is also one of the proposed terminals for the Hokuriku Shinkansen high-speed rail line.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "関西空港駅|南海電鉄". www.nankai.co.jp (in Japanese). Nankai Electric Railway. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2017. Kansai Airport Station 
  2. ^ http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXNASHD2602Z_W0A320C1LDA000/
  3. ^ "北陸新幹線、「けいはんな」通る第3案 京都と大阪間、与党委". The Nikkei. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016.