Rokkō Station

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For the station of Kobe Electric Railway, see Shintetsu Rokkō Station.
Rokkō Station
六甲駅
Hankyu Rokko Station.jpg
Station building incorporating bus platforms
Location
Prefecture Hyōgo
(See other stations in Hyōgo)
City Kobe
Ward Nada
Neighborhood Miyayamacho Sanchome
Postal code 657-0065
Address in Japanese 神戸市灘区宮山町三丁目
History
Opened 1920
Rail services
Station number(s) HK-13
Operator(s) Hankyu Corporation
Line(s) Kobe Main Line
Statistics 6,977,000 passengers/year [1]
Bus Small bus terminal at this station

Rokkō Station (六甲駅 Rokkō-eki?, station number: HK-13) is a railway station in Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, on the Hankyu Railway Kobe Line operated by Hankyu Railway. It is located near Kobe University and Kobe Shoin University. The Hankyu Bus leaves from the station for Mount Rokko, and city bus services connect with the Rokko Cable Line, Sannomiya and Rokkomichi stations on the JR Kobe Line and Mikage Station on the Hanshin Electric Railway Main Line.

Layout[edit]

Rokko Station is the only station operated by Hankyu Corporation having two side platforms serving a siding track each outside of the passing tracks. When the station was opened in 1920, it had two island platforms serving two tracks each on the ground. The island platforms were removed and the side ones were situated outside of the siding tracks by 1968 for the preparation of the through operation with the Sanyo Railway Main Line and the eight-car operation on the Kobe Line.

The through operation by Sanyo Railway was continued until February 1998 with starting and terminating this station and the trains returned at the siding track in the west of adjacent Mikage Station as deadhead trains.


1  Kobe Line for Kobe-sannomiya, Shinkaichi and Sanyo Electric Railway
4  Kobe Line for Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi, Osaka (Umeda), Kyoto and Takarazuka

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hankyu Kobe Line (HK-13)
Mikage (HK-12)   Local   Ōji-kōen (HK-14)
Mikage (HK-12)   Express
Commutation Express
  Ōji-kōen (HK-14)
Okamoto (HK-11)   Rapid Express   Kobe-sannomiya (HK-16)
Okamoto (HK-11)   Limited Express "Atago" (Kosoku Kobe - Arashiyama)
(operated during crowded season)
  Kobe-sannomiya (HK-16)
Morning Commutation Limited Express: no stop
Limited Express: no stop

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kobe city statistics April 2008–March 2009. Number of boarding passengers.

Coordinates: 34°43′11.42″N 135°14′3.80″E / 34.7198389°N 135.2343889°E / 34.7198389; 135.2343889