Yokogawa Station

Yokogawa Station

Infobox JR West Station | name = Yokogawa Station

name_jpn = 横川駅



caption = Yokogawa Station south exit side and Hiroden tram stop (April 2004)
location = 3-2, Yokogawa-cho, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima
opened = 1897
lines = Sanyō Main Line
Kabe Line
platforms = 1 side platform
2 island platforms
extra_info_10_title = Hiroden Line Connections
extra_info_11 = Yokogawa Line at
extra_info_12 = Hiroden Yokogawa Station

nihongo|Yokogawa Station|横川駅|Yokogawa Eki is a JR West station located in Yokogawa-cho, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The station services the Sanyō Main Line, Kabe Line and Hiroden Yokogawa Line.

History

*1897-09-25: Yokogawa Station opens as part of the Sanyō Railway
*1906-12-01: Yokogawa Station is nationalized as part of Japanese National Railways
*1909-12-19: The Hiroshima branch of the Imperial Railroad (the predecessor of the Kabe Line) opens Rōchō Station, which later became Yokogawa Station
*1917-11-01: Hiroshima Gasudenki Yokogawa Tram Stop opens
*1928-11-09: Hiroshima Denki Kabe Line Yokogawa Station moved
*1962-10-01: JR Kabe Line Yokogawa Station moved. The rail line had to be moved due to the construction of the drainage system for the Ōta River
*1987-04-01: Japanese National Railways is privatized, and Yokogawa Station becomes a JR West station
*2001-11-01: The name of the Hiroden Yokogawa Tram Stop is changed to Yokogawa Tram Stop
*2003-03-27: Construction on the current Yokogawa Tram Stop is completed
*2003-08-23: Construction on the new Yokogawa Station building is completed
*2007: Yokogawa Station will begin using automated ticket gates

tation building

Yokogawa Station features three platform capable of handling five lines simultaneously, as well as the Yokogawa Station Tram Stop located directly south of the main station building. The tram stop features a large roof covering the stop in order to provide shelter from the rain and shade from the sun. The roof extends to the main Yokogawa Station building. The first omnibus used in Japan is housed in a museum-like display at the station (see photos on right). The station formerly had tram tracks between platforms 2/3 and 4/5, but these have since been removed.

Platforms

The platform for the Hiroden Yokogawa Tram Stop is located directly outside the south entrance to the main station building.

Environs

*Hiroshima Yokogawa Post Office
*Ōta River (太田川)

Highway access

*Japan National Route 54
* Hiroshima Prefectural Route 84 (Higashi Kaita-Hiroshima Route)
* Hiroshima Prefectural Route 277 (Furuichi-Hiroshima Route)

Connecting lines

JR

; Sanyō Main Line:City Liner / Commuter Liner / Local::Hiroshima StationYokogawa StationNishi-Hiroshima Station; Kabe Line:Commuter Liner::Hiroshima Station — Yokogawa StationAki-Nagatsuka Station:Local::Hiroshima Station — Yokogawa StationMitaki Station

Hiroden

; Yokogawa Line:Line #7 and #8::Yokogawa 1-chomeYokogawa Station

Connecting bus routes

Hiroden Bus

Hiroshima Bus

Chugoku JR Bus

Around station

*FRESTA Yokogawa
*Yokogawa NK Building
*Yokogawa Shotengai
*FUTABA Yokogawa
*Daiso Yokogawa
*Yokogawa Cinema

External links

*ja icon [http://www.jr-odekake.net/eki/top.php?id=0800614 JR West]


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