Nagaokakyō Station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nagaokakyō Station
長岡京駅
Nagaokakyo stn.jpg
Nagaokakyō Station in front of high-rise Murata Manufacturing headquarters
Location Kōtari Nichome, Nagaokakyō, Kyoto
(京都府長岡京市神足二丁目)
Japan
Coordinates 34°55′24.66″N 135°42′2.51″E / 34.9235167°N 135.7006972°E / 34.9235167; 135.7006972Coordinates: 34°55′24.66″N 135°42′2.51″E / 34.9235167°N 135.7006972°E / 34.9235167; 135.7006972
Operated by West Japan Railway Company
Line(s) JR Kyoto Line (Tōkaidō Main Line)
History
Opened 1931
Previous names Kōtari (until 1995)

Nagaokakyō Station (長岡京駅 Nagaokakyō-eki?) is a railway station located in Nagaokakyō, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It serves the JR Kyoto Line (Tōkaidō Main Line) of West Japan Railway Company. The distances to major stations are 10.1 km to Kyoto Station, 32.7 km to Osaka Station and 523.7 km to Tokyo Station.

Nagaokakyō Station is one of the two railway stations in the city of Nagaokakyō. The other is Nagaoka-Tenjin Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line.

Trains[edit]

Local trains (including rapid service trains after the morning) and rapid service trains (in the morning) of the JR Kyoto Line stop at the station.

Station facilities[edit]

Nagaokakyō Station has two island platforms. Stairs, escalators and elevators connect the two platforms to the upper level concourse. The station provides automated and window services for passengers including seat reservation.


1  JR Kyōto Line usually used for passing trains
2  JR Kyōto Line for Kyōto and Kusatsu
3  JR Kyōto Line for Shin-Osaka, Osaka and Sannomiya
4  JR Kyōto Line usually used for passing trains

History[edit]

Nagaokakyō station opened as Kōtari Station (神足駅 Kōtari-eki?) on August 1, 1931 by virtue of local villagers’ eager petitions to the Railway Ministry. The station was named after the village (Shin-Kōtari). On September 1, 1995, the station was renamed Nagaokakyō, the present city name.

Environs[edit]

The headquarters of Murata Manufacturing are just east of the station. Nagaoka-Tenjin Station of Hankyu Kyoto Line is located about 1 km west of the station.

In front of the east exit of the station, a miniature of bullet-marked chimney is standing. This is a monument of an attack by an enemy carrier-based aircraft to Kōtari area on July 19, 1945, which killed one and injured some.[1]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
JR Kyoto Line
Mukōmachi   Local (Including rapid service after the morning)   Yamazaki
Kyoto   Rapid Service (in the morning)   Takatsuki
Special Rapid Service: Does not stop at this station

References[edit]

  • Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese) II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 35. ISBN 4533029809. 
  1. ^ 7月19日は平和の日. 長岡京市 (in Japanese). 

External links[edit]