Kansai Airport Station
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|Kansai Airport Station
(See other stations in Osaka)
|Address in Japanese||大阪府泉南郡田尻町泉州空港中1|
|Station number(s)||NK32 (Nankai)|
|Operator(s)||Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
West Japan Railway Company
|Line(s)||Nankai Railway Airport Line
JR West Kansai Airport Line
|Connected to Kansai International Airport|
Kansai Airport Station (関西空港駅 Kansaikūkō-eki?) is a railway station shared by Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. 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 an island platforms serving 2 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 airport limited express trains "Rapi:t" 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|
|Rinkū Town||Kansai Airport Rapid Service||Terminus|
|Rinkū Town||Direct Rapid Service||Terminus|
|Rinkū Town||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 but 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.
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