Yokogawa Station

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Yokogawa Station
横川駅
Yokogawa station south entrance.jpg
Yokogawa Station south exit side and Hiroden tram terminal in August 2009
Location 3-2 Yokogawa-chō, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
Japan
Coordinates 34°24′35″N 132°27′2″E / 34.40972°N 132.45056°E / 34.40972; 132.45056Coordinates: 34°24′35″N 132°27′2″E / 34.40972°N 132.45056°E / 34.40972; 132.45056
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Location
Yokogawa Station is located in Japan
Yokogawa Station
Yokogawa Station
Location within Japan

Yokogawa Station (横川駅?, Yokogawa-eki) is a railway station in Yokogawa-cho, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, operated by the West Japan Railway Company (JR West) and Hiroshima Electric Railway (Hiroden).

Lines[edit]

Yokogawa Station is served by the following lines:

Station layout[edit]

JR West[edit]

Yokogawa Station
横川駅
Yokogawa Station 20170311.jpg
Concourse of the JR West Yokogawa Station on March 2017
Operated by JR logo (west).svg JR West
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms, 1 side platform
Tracks 5
Other information
Website Official website
History
Opened September 25, 1897 (1897-09-25)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2015) 16,758 daily

The Kabe Line and the Sanyō Main Line stop at the JR West Yokogawa Station. The Kabe Line has an island platform serving two tracks. The Sanyō Main Line has a side platform and an island platform serving three tracks. The center track of the Sanyō Main Line is not used during regular service. There is a railway junction east of the station, where the Kabe Line and the Sanyō Main Line merge.

There are two entrances to the JR West Yokogawa Station on the north and south sides of the station.

Platforms[edit]

1  Sanyo Main Line for Miyajimaguchi, Iwakuni, and Tokuyama
2  Sanyo Main Line (not normally used)
3  Sanyo Main Line for Hiroshima, Saijō, Mihara, connection to Kure Line
4  Kabe Line for Ōmachi, Kabe, and Aki-Kameyama
5  Kabe Line for Hiroshima

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Sanyo Main Line
City Liner: Does not stop at this station
Shin-Hakushima   Rapid   Nishi-Hiroshima
Shin-Hakushima   Local   Nishi-Hiroshima
Kabe Line
Shin-Hakushima   Local   Mitaki

Hiroshima Electric Railway[edit]

Yokogawa Station
横川駅
Hiroden Yokogawa Station.jpg
Tram terminal
Operated by Hiroden
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code Y5
History
Opened November 1, 1917 (1917-11-01)

Yokogawa Station is the terminus station for the Hiroden Yokogawa Line, and is also the terminus station for Route 7 and Route 8. There is one island platform serving two tracks. It is located directly outside the south entrance of the JR West station. A large roof extending from the main station building covers the station platform and tracks. The station formerly had tram tracks between the JR West platforms, but these have since been removed.

Platforms[edit]

1-2  Route 7 for Tokaichi-machi, Hondori, and Hiroden-honsha-mae
 Route 8 for Tokaichi-machi, Eba

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hiroden Yokogawa Line
Yokogawa 1-chome   Route 7   Terminus
Yokogawa 1-chome   Route 8   Terminus

History[edit]

JR West[edit]

Yokogawa Station first opened on 25 September 1897 as part of the Sanyō Railway.[1]

On 1 December 1906, Yokogawa Station was nationalized, becoming part of Japanese Government Railways (JGR).[1]

The Kabe Line portion of the station opened on December 19, 1909.

With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West.[1]

Hiroshima Electric Railway[edit]

  • Opened "Yokogawa" and "Misasa" tram stops on November 1, 1917.
  • Renamed from "Misasa" to "Yokogawa" in 1926.
  • Removed the former "Yokogawa" tram stop on July 28, 1941.
  • Moved on July 19, 1951.
  • Renamed from "Yokogawa" to "Yokogawa Station" on November 1, 2001.
  • Moved to the present place on March 27, 2003.

First bus service in Japan[edit]

On 5 February 1905, the first bus service in Japan began operating between Yokogawa and Kabe stations. [2]

The first omnibus used in Japan is now housed in a display at the station.

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 228. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  2. ^ 元気ひろしま Archived August 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. (100-years anniversary held on February 5, 2005) Jステーション (photo taking event, as the same situation of 100-years ago) of Hiroshima Home TV official website. Retrieved on August 30, 2009.

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