Until 1969 there was the terminal station of the Hankyū Senri Line named Tenjinbashi Station (天神橋駅) which opened in 1925. When the Sakaisuji Line subway opened, the station was replaced by the underground Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome Station. The station building (Ten-Roku Hankyu Building) and platforms remained until 2009, when the building was demolished to make way for high-rise condominiums.
The world's largest covered shopping street, known as the Tenjimbashisuji Shotengai, begins at Ten-roku. It is 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi) long.
On April 8, 1970, a gas explosion occurred during the construction of the Tanimachi Line at this station, killing 79 people and injuring 420. The gas leaked out from a detached joint and filled the tunnel and exploded, creating a fire pillar of over 10 meters and destroying 495 houses and buildings.