Nishi-Mukō Station

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Nishi-Mukō Station
Nishi-Muko Station west.jpg
Station building, August 2007
Location Mukō, Kyoto
Japan
Operated by Hankyu Corporation
Line(s) Hankyu Kyoto Main Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code HK-78
History
Opened November 1, 1928 (1928-11-01)
Previous names Nishi-Mukōmachi (until 1972)
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 2,254,000

Nishi-Mukō Station (西向日駅 Nishi-Mukō-eki?) is a train station on the Hankyu Railway Kyoto Line located in Muko, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

The station has two side platforms serving two tracks.

History[edit]

The station opened as Nishi-Mukōmachi Station on November 1, 1928, the day the Shinkeihan Line (present-day Hankyu Kyoto Main Line) was extended from Takatsuki-machi to Kyoto Saiin. On October 1, 1972 when the town of Mukō (Mukō-machi in Japanese) became a city (Mukō-shi in Japanese), the station name was changed to the current one.[1]

In 1978 when the underground passage of the station was constructed, an archaeological excavation at the station found some ruins of Nagaoka-kyō, the capital city of Japan from 784 to 794, and earlier period.[1]

Usage[edit]

In fiscal 2014 (April 2014 to March 2015), about 2,254,000 passengers started travel from this station annually. For historical data, see the table below.[2]

Year Number
(in thousands)
2007 2,287
2008 2,358
2009 2,208
2010 2,163
2011 2,209
2012 2,194
2013 2,226
2014 2,254

Stations next to Nishi-Mukō[edit]

« Service »
Hankyu Kyoto Line
Commutation Limited Express: Does not stop at this station
Limited Express: Does not stop at this station
Rapid Express: Does not stop at this station
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Nagaoka-Tenjin   Semi-Express   Higashi-Mukō
Nagaoka-Tenjin   Local   Higashi-Mukō

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hankyu Corporation (April 2001). 阪急ステーション [Hankyu Stations] (in Japanese). Osaka: Hankyu Corporation. p. 105. ISBN 4-89485-051-6. 
  2. ^ Statistics of Kyoto Prefecture

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Coordinates: 34°56′22″N 135°42′10″E / 34.9394°N 135.7029°E / 34.9394; 135.7029