Rakusaiguchi Station

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Rakusaiguchi Station
洛西口駅
Rakusaiguchi station.JPG
West side of the station, April 2016
Location Nishikyō, Kyoto, Kyoto
Japan
Operated by Hankyu Corporation
Line(s) Hankyu Kyoto Main Line
Connections
  • Bus terminal
Other information
Station code HK-80
History
Opened 2003
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,425,000

Rakusaiguchi Station (洛西口駅?, Rakusaiguchi-eki) is a train station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line. It was opened on March 16, 2003, and serves the communities nestled between Katsura and Muko.

Layout[edit]

The elevated station has two side platforms serving two tracks. Both platforms are connected by stairs, elevators and escalators with the ground level where a ticket gate is located.[1]

History[edit]

The station opened on March 16, 2003. Until the work to elevate the tracks was completed on March 5, 2016, each platform had its own ticket gate.[2] From October 26, 2013 to March 4, 2016, only Kawaramachi-bound platform was on the elevated track.[3]

Usage[edit]

In fiscal 2013 (April 2013 to March 2014), about 1,425,000 passengers started travel from this station annually. For historical data, see the table below.[4]

Year Number
(in thousands)
2002 53
2003 614
2004 602
2005 1,302
2006 1,314
2007 1,405
2008 1,503
2009 1,389
2010 1,419
2011 1,396
2012 1,438
2013 1,425

Stations next to Rakusaiguchi[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
Higashi-Mukō   Semi-Express   Katsura
Higashi-Mukō   Local   Katsura

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hankyu Corporation. 洛西口 (PDF) (in Japanese). Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ Hankyu Corporation. 洛西口 (PDF) (in Japanese). Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ City of Kyoto. 阪急京都線(洛西口駅付近)連続立体交差化事業 (in Japanese). Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ Statistics of Kyoto Prefecture

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°57′50.71″N 135°42′11.13″E / 34.9640861°N 135.7030917°E / 34.9640861; 135.7030917