Kintetsu Nara Station

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Kintetsu Nara Station
近鉄奈良駅
Kintetsu Nara station 20140902.jpg
Kintetsu Nara Station Building, September 2014
Location 29 Higashimuki-Nakamachi, Nara, Nara
(奈良県奈良市東向中町29)
Japan
Coordinates 34°41′3.97″N 135°49′38.71″E / 34.6844361°N 135.8274194°E / 34.6844361; 135.8274194Coordinates: 34°41′3.97″N 135°49′38.71″E / 34.6844361°N 135.8274194°E / 34.6844361; 135.8274194
Operated by Kintetsu Railway
Line(s) Nara Line
Connections
  • Bus terminal
Other information
Station code A28
History
Opened 1914
Previous names Nara; Daiki Nara Station
Kankyu Nara Station
Kinki Nippon Nara (until 1970)
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 51,147 daily
Kintetsu Nara platform, June 2005

Kintetsu Nara Station (近鉄奈良駅 Kintetsu-Nara-eki?) is a railway station on the Nara Line in Nara, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu Railway.

Lines[edit]

The station is the terminal station on the Nara Line. Kintetsu operates through expresses and limited expresses from Kyoto Station and Osaka Namba Station in Osaka. Passengers taking non through trains from Kyoto on the Kyoto Line have to change trains at Yamato-Saidaiji Station to get to Kintetsu Nara.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of four platforms with four tracks on the second basement level.

Platforms[edit]

1 - 4  Nara Line for Yamato-Saidaiji, Osaka Namba, Amagasaki, Koshien, and Kobe Sannomiya
 Kyoto Line through trains for Kyoto and Kokusaikaikan

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Nara Line (A28)
Including Kyoto Line through trains
Shin-Ōmiya (A27)   Local   Terminus
Shin-Ōmiya (A27)   Semi-Express
Suburban Semi-Express
  Terminus
Shin-Ōmiya (A27)   Express   Terminus
Shin-Omiya (A27)   Rapid Express   Terminus
Yamato-Saidaiji (A26/B26)   Limited Express   Terminus

History[edit]

The station opened on 30 April 1914, initially named Nara Station (奈良駅?).[1] It was renamed Daiki Nara Station (大軌奈良駅?) in August 1928, Kankyu Nara Station (関急奈良駅?) on 15 March 1941, and Kinki Nippon Nara (近畿日本奈良駅?) on 1 June 1944, before becoming Kintetsu Nara Station on 1 March 1970.[1]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In 2010, the station was used by an average of 67,761 passengers daily.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

The station is located next to Kōfuku-ji and Nara Park; it is also possible to walk to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Tōdai-ji, and the Kasuga Shrine. Outside the station, passengers can also connect to buses and taxis.

Nara Station on the JR West Lines is located approximately 15 minutes to the southwest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 270. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 

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