Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme Station
|Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome Station
Tanimachi Line platform, January 2008
(See other stations in Osaka)
|Address in Japanese||大阪市北区天神橋六丁目|
|Former name||Tenjimbashi Station|
|Present name since||1969|
|Station number(s)||K11, T18|
|Operator(s)||Osaka Municipal Subway
Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome Station (天神橋筋六丁目駅 Tenjimbashisuji Roku-chōme Eki?) is located in Tenjimbashi Rokuchome, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan. Nicknamed, "Ten-roku", it is located on the Osaka Municipal Subway Tanimachi Line, the Sakaisuji Line and the Hankyu Railway Senri Line (also through trains to the Kyoto Line).
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.
There is an island platform with two tracks for each line.
- Tanimachi Line (T18)
|1||■ Tanimachi Line||for Higahi-Umeda, Tennoji, and Yaominami|
|2||■ Tanimachi Line||for Miyakojima and Dainichi|
- Sakaisuji Line (K11) and Hankyu Railway Senri Line
|1||■ Sakaisuji Line||for Sakaisuji-Hommachi, Nippombashi, Dobutsuen-mae, and Tengachaya|
|2||■ Hankyu Railway Senri Line||for Awaji, Kita-Senri, Takatsuki-shi, and Kyoto (Kawaramachi)|
Gas explosion incident
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.
Stations next to Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchome
|Osaka Municipal Subway Tanimachi Line (T18)|
|Miyakojima (T17)||-||Nakazakicho (T19)|
|Osaka Municipal Subway Sakaisuji Line (K11)|
|Hankyu Railway Senri Line (K11)|
|Kunijima (Senri Line, HK-87)||Local||Ogimachi (Sakaisuji Line, K12)|
|Awaji (Senri Line, HK-63)||Semi-Express||Ogimachi (Sakaisuji Line, K12)|
|Awaji (Senri Line, HK-63)||Limited Express "Hozu"||Nippombashi (Sakaisuji Line, K17)|
- 市会のあゆみ. Osaka City Council Website (in Japanese). Retrieved August 3, 2014.
- Pulvers, Roger (November 4, 2012). "Beware the parallels between boom-time Japan and present-day China". The Japan Times. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
- "Gas Explosion at a Subway Construction Site". Failure Knowledge Center. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
- The Tenjimbashisuji Shotengai
- (Japanese) Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome Station from Hankyu Railway website
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