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Nishi Akashi Station

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Operated by  JR West
Address  Japan
Connections  Bus terminal
Opened  1944
Nishi-Akashi Station
Location  2-7-20 Kokubo, Akashi, Hyōgo (兵庫県明石市小久保二丁目7-20) Japan
Line(s)  Sanyo Shinkansen Sanyo Main Line (JR Kobe Line)
Similar  Ōkubo Station, Akashi Station, Uozumi Station, Himeji Station, Asagiri Station

Shinkansen n700 passing nishi akashi station at full speed

Nishi-Akashi Station (西明石駅, Nishi-Akashi-eki) is a railway station on the Sanyo Shinkansen and Sanyō Main Line in Akashi, Hyōgo, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). As part of the Urban Network, the J-Through Card, ICOCA, Suica, PiTaPa, TOICA and SUGOCA can all be used on the Sanyō Main Line (they can not be used for Shinkansen service).


Shinkansen bullet train nishi akashi station japan

Station and platforms

The Shinkansen and regular train platforms are located some distance from each other, and are connected by a pedestrian overpass located above a public road. As the overpass to the regular platform is inaccessible from the south entrance to the station, passengers are allowed to access it via the Shinkansen side of the station.

Barrier-free access

In order to better serve passengers with different needs, escalators and elevators are located in the following areas:

  • Escalator
  • Within the west concourse area, one ascending and one descending
  • Elevators
  • East entrance: On the north and south sides, accessible without need of a ticket
  • West entrance: One each on the concourse, Shinkansen platform, and regular train platform
  • Platforms

    The Sanyo Shinkansen has two platforms which can handle two trains simultaneously. There are two pass-through lines between the two platforms as well, allowing trains to go through the station without stopping. The Sanyō Main Line (JR Kōbe Line) has three island-style platforms which can handle six trains simultaneously.

    Surrounding area

  • Kōbe Nishi-ku Branch Municipal Offices
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries Akashi Plant
  • Highway access

  • National Route 2
  • National Route 250
  • Hyōgo Prefectural Route 21 (Kōbe-Akashi Route)
  • History

    The station opened on 1 April 1944.


    Nishi-Akashi Station Wikipedia

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