Exterior of Katsura Station (west side)
|Location||Kawashima Kitaura-chō 97-2, Nishikyō, Kyoto, Kyoto
|Operated by||Hankyu Corporation|
Katsura Station (桂駅 Katsura-eki?) is a railway station located about 15 kilometers from the center of Kyoto, near the Katsura River. The station provides transportation on the Hankyu Kyoto Line for the residents of Katsura, as well as a hub connecting to the communities along the Hankyu Arashiyama Line. The station opened on November 1, 1928.
This station has three island platforms serving six tracks on the ground. Ticket gates are located over the platforms and tracks.
|C||■ Kyoto Line||for Kawaramachi and Karasuma (starting in the early morning)|
|■ Arashiyama Line||extra limited express trains for Arashiyama, Kawaramachi, Osaka (Umeda, Tengachaya), Kobe and Takarazuka|
|1||■ Arashiyama Line||for Arashiyama|
|2, 3||■ Kyoto Line||for Kawaramachi and Karasuma|
|4, 5||■ Kyoto Line||for Osaka (Umeda, Tengachaya), Kita-Senri, Kobe, and Takarazuka|
In fiscal 2012 (April 2012 to March 2013), about 10,234,000 passengers started travel from this station annually. For historical data, see the table below.
|Kyoto Line (HK-81)|
|Rakusaiguchi (HK-80)||Local||Nishi-Kyōgoku (HK-82)|
|Rakusaiguchi (HK-80)||Semi-Express||Nishi-Kyōgoku (HK-82)|
|Nagaoka-Tenjin (HK-77)||Rapid||Saiin (HK-83)|
|Nagaoka-Tenjin (HK-77)||Rapid Express||Saiin (HK-83)|
|Nagaoka-Tenjin (HK-77)||Limited Express||Karasuma (HK-85)|
|Nagaoka-Tenjin (HK-77)||Commutation Limited Express||Saiin (HK-83)|
|Awaji (HK-63)||Limited Express "Kyo-Train" (weekends, holidays)||Karasuma (HK-85)|
|Arashiyama Line (HK-81)|
|Awaji (HK-63)||Limited Express "Sagano", "Atago", "Togetsu", "Hozu"||Kami-Katsura (HK-96)|
|Karasuma (HK-85)||Limited Express "Ogura"||Kami-Katsura (HK-96)|
- (Japanese) Katsura Station from Hankyu Railway website