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Station building (north side)
|Location||Higashi-Sonodacho, Amagasaki, Hyōgo
|Operated by||Hankyu Corporation|
Sonoda station (園田駅 Sonoda-eki?) is a station on the Hankyu Kobe Line operated by Hankyu Railway in Japan. Although technically situated in Amagasaki, Hyōgo Prefecture, it is a five-minute walk to the neighboring Osaka Prefecture. Trains run from Umeda to Kobe-sannomiya at ten-minute intervals, with the frequency of Umeda-bound trains increasing into rush hour.
Below the station itself exists a small shopping centre called Sonoda Hankyu Plaza (園田阪急プラザ) which undertook a major renovation completed at the end of April 2006. It now consists of many restaurants, a Matsumoto Kiyoshi pharmacy, a Mister Donut, a branch of the Kohyo chain of supermarket, a Docomo mobile phone shop as well as various smaller retailers.
Despite the station being named Sonoda, the name of the area it is found in is actually slightly different. The specific location of the station is Higashi-Sonoda (東園田町) and so this can unfortunately sometimes result in confusion.
|1, 2||■ Kobe Line||for Nishinomiya-kitaguchi, Kōbe (Kobe-sannomiya, Shinkaichi) and Takarazuka|
|3, 4||■ Kobe Line||for Ōsaka (Umeda), Kyōto, Kita-Senri and Minoo|
|■||Used for getting off the local trains from Nishinomiya-kitaguchi when horse racing is held|
|Hankyu Kobe Line|
|Limited Express: Does not stop at this station|
|Morning Commutation Limited Express: Does not stop at this station|
|Rapid Express: Does not stop at this station|
|Express: Does not stop at this station|
|Commutation Express: Does not stop at this station|
|Semi-Express for Umeda: Does not stop at this station|