Takeda Station (Kyoto)

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Takeda Station
竹田駅
Kintetsu Takeda Station north gate east entrance.jpg
East side
Location Takeda Okenoicho, Fushimi, Kyoto, Kyoto
(京都市伏見区竹田桶ノ井町)
Japan
Coordinates 34°57′24.82″N 135°45′22.01″E / 34.9568944°N 135.7561139°E / 34.9568944; 135.7561139Coordinates: 34°57′24.82″N 135°45′22.01″E / 34.9568944°N 135.7561139°E / 34.9568944; 135.7561139
Operated by Kyoto Municipal Subway
Line(s)
Connections
  • Bus stop
History
Opened 1928
Previous names Jōnangū-mae (until 1940)
Stations between Kyoto and Takeda
Kyoto
Tōji / Kujō
Jūjō / Jūjō
Kamitobaguchi
Kamo River
Kuinabashi
Takeda

Takeda Station (竹田駅 Takeda-eki?) is a railway station in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The station is managed by Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau which controls the municipal Karasuma Line subway.

Lines[edit]

The station is a junction of the following two railway lines:

The station is an intermediate station on the former and the southern terminal station of the latter. The two operators jointly provide through services between the two lines.

Platforms and tracks

Facilities[edit]

The station has two island platforms and four tracks. This is the sole subway station on the ground level in the Kyoto Subway system while all other stations are located underground.

Platforms[edit]

1  Kyoto Line (Kintetsu) from Kyoto on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line for Tambabashi, Shin-Tanabe, Yamato-Saidaiji, and Nara
2  Kyoto Line (Kintetsu) from the Karasuma Line for Tambabashi, Shin-Tanabe, Yamato-Saidaiji, and Nara
3  Karasuma Line for Kyoto (Subway), Shijo, and Kokusaikaikan
4  Kyoto Line (Kintetsu) for Toji and Kyoto (Kintetsu)

History[edit]

The station was opened by Nara Electric Railway (奈良電気鉄道 Nara Denki Tetsudō?) as Jōnangūmae Station (城南宮前駅 Jōnangūmae-eki?) on November 15, 1928, when the railway started the operation between Kyoto and Momoyamagoryō-mae stations. On April 1, 1940, the station renamed Takeda Station. Nara Electric Railway was merged into Kintetsu Railway on October 1, 1963, so that the station belonged Kintetsu since then.

On June 11, 1988, when the extension of the Karasuma Line subway was completed the station was moved to its current site where is about 350 meters north of the original location and was expanded to serve both Kintetsu and subway lines. At this time the station was handed from Kintetsu to the transportation bureau.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line (K15)
Kuinabashi (K14) - Fushimi (Local)
Kintetsu Tambabashi (Express)
Kyoto Line (Kintetsu)
Kamitobaguchi
Kuinabashi (K14, Karasuma Line)
  Local   Fushimi
Tōji   Semi-Express   Kintetsu Tambabashi
Tōji
Kuinabashi (K14, Karasuma Line)
  Express   Kintetsu Tambabashi