Tambaguchi Station

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Tambaguchi Station
丹波口駅
JR Tambaguchi Station.jpg
Station facilities under tracks, January 2008
Location 1-5, Chūdōji-minamimachi, Shimogyō, Kyoto, Kyoto
(京都市下京区中堂寺南町1-5)
Japan
Coordinates 34°59′43.51″N 135°44′32.73″E / 34.9954194°N 135.7424250°E / 34.9954194; 135.7424250Coordinates: 34°59′43.51″N 135°44′32.73″E / 34.9954194°N 135.7424250°E / 34.9954194; 135.7424250
Operated by West Japan Railway Company
Line(s) Sagano Line
History
Opened 1897

Tambaguchi Station (丹波口駅 Tambaguchi-eki?) is a railway station in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan.

Lines[edit]

Layout[edit]

Elevated platform, March 2006

The elevated station has an island platform with two tracks. Track No. 1 is for trains bound for Kyoto and Track No. 2 is for trains bound for Kameoka and Sonobe.[1]

History[edit]

Tambaguchi Station opened on April 27, 1897, when the Kyoto Railway extended from Nijō to Ōmiya (temporary terminal in Kyoto). On March 16, 1976, the station was moved 0.5 kilometers northward and elevated. At this time, the freight facilities of the station, which had served Kyoto Central Wholesale Market, were not elevated and became independent Kyōto-shijō Freight Terminal (京都市場駅 Kyōto-shijō-eki?). The freight terminal closed on February 1, 1984.[2]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Sagano Line
Kyoto   Local   Nijo
Rapid: Does not stop at this station

Nearby[edit]

The station directly abuts the Kyoto Central Wholesale Market, and nearby is the defunct courtesan's district of Shimabara.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "丹波口駅 構内図". Retrieved October 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 55, 298. ISBN 4533029809.