Tambabashi Station

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Tambabashi Station
丹波橋駅
Keihan Tambashi station south gate.jpg
South gate of the station
Location Momoyama-Tsutsui Iga-nishimachi, Fushimi, Kyoto, Kyoto
(京都市伏見区桃山筒井伊賀西町)
Japan
Coordinates 34°56′19.2″N 135°45′55.5″E / 34.938667°N 135.765417°E / 34.938667; 135.765417Coordinates: 34°56′19.2″N 135°45′55.5″E / 34.938667°N 135.765417°E / 34.938667; 135.765417
Operated by Keihan Electric Railway
Line(s) Keihan Main Line
History
Opened 1910
Previous names Momoyama (until 1913)
Traffic
Passengers (2012[1]) 19,211,000

Tambabashi Station (丹波橋駅 Tanbabashi-eki?) is a railway station located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It is connected by footbridge to nearby Kintetsu Tambabashi Station.

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History[edit]

The station opened on April 15, 1910, when Keihan Electric Railway opened its first section between Gojō in Kyoto and Temmabashi in Osaka. The name of the station was originally Momoyama Station (桃山駅 Momoyama-eki?). On July 29, 1913, the station was renamed in order to clarify that the station is not convenient for the newly raised Fushimi Momoyama Tomb of Emperor Meiji, the nearest station of which is Fushimi-Momoyama Station (as renamed from Fushimi in 1915).[2]

Tambabashi Station was promoted to a limited express stop on July 1, 2000. Since then all types of trains on the Keihan Main Line make stop at the station.[3]

Between 1945 and 1968 the station served trains of the Kintetsu Kyoto Line (Nara Electric Railway until 1963). For details, see the article "Kintetsu-Tambabashi Station".

Layout[edit]

There are two island platforms with four tracks on the ground.

1, 2  Keihan Line for Sanjo and Demachiyanagi
3, 4  Keihan Line for Chushojima, Hirakatashi, Yodoyabashi and Nakanoshima

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keihan Main Line
Fushimi-Momoyama   Local   Sumizome
Fushimi-Momoyama   Sub Express   Sumizome
Fushimi-Momoyama   Commuter Sub Express (on weekdays, only running for Yodoyabashi or Nakanoshima)   Sumizome
Chūshojima   Express   Fushimi-Inari
Chūshojima   Rapid Express   Shichijō
Chūshojima   Commuter Rapid Express (on weekdays, only running for Nakanoshima)   Shichijō
Chūshojima   Limited Express   Shichijō
Chūshojima   Rapid Limited Express
(on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during the tourist seasons and new year period)
  Shichijō

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics of Kyoto City(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Takayama, Reizō. 京阪電気鉄道 駅の今昔 [Keihan Electric Railway Stations Now and Then]. The Railway Pictorial (in Japanese). Tokyo: Denkisha Kenkyūkai Tetsudō-Tosho Kankōkai (822, August 2009 Extra): 134. 
  3. ^ Nakamura, Takayuki. 京阪電気鉄道 列車運転の興味 [Keihan Electric Railway Train Operation of Interest]. The Railway Pictorial (in Japanese). Tokyo: Denkisha Kenkyūkai Tetsudō-Tosho Kankōkai (822, August 2009 Extra): 206. 

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