Entrance to the station
|Location||Minami, Kyoto, Kyoto
|Operated by||JR West|
|Line(s)||Tōkaidō Main Line (JR Kyoto Line)|
Nishiōji Station (西大路駅 Nishiōji-eki?) is a railway station located in Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan. It serves the JR Kyoto Line (Tōkaidō Main Line) of West Japan Railway Company. The distances to major stations are 2.5 km to Kyoto Station, 40.3 km to Osaka Station and 516.1 km to Tokyo Station.
The station was named after Nishiōji Street, which crosses the railway by an underground path beneath the station platforms. Nishiōji Oike Station, a subway station opened along the street (about 3 km north of this station) in 2008 was also tentatively called Nishiōji Station before the name was finalized.
Trains of the JR Kyoto Line except special rapid service trains stop at the station, and rapid service trains pass in the morning.
The tracks run east to west and the station building stands south of the tracks. On the tracks there are two island platforms. One of the platforms is located under the elevated tracks of Tōkaidō Shinkansen. Tracks 2 and 3 are for passenger use:
|2||■ JR Kyoto Line||for Takatsuki, Osaka, Nishi-Akashi|
|3||■ JR Kyoto Line||for Kyoto, Kusatsu, Maibara|
Tracks 1 and 4 are used only for passing trains and are fenced. Two platforms are connected to the station building by an underground passage. The station provides automated and window services for passengers including seat reservation.
Around the station is an industrial area. Headquarters of Wacoal and Horiba are located near the station. The yard of Kyoto Freight Terminal operated by Japan Freight Railway Company is also adjacent to Nishiōji Station.
On November 16, 2009, a metal drum was exploded in the facility of pharmaceutical company Nippon Shinyaku north of the station. The drum flew over the station as well as Shinkansen tracks and landed in a parking lot in front of the station. No one was hurt.
|JR Kyoto Line|
|Kyoto||Local (Including rapid service after the morning)||Katsuragawa|
|Rapid Service (in the morning): Does not stop at this station|
|Special Rapid Service: Does not stop at this station|
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