Gion-Shijō Station entrance, March 2008
|Location|| Higashiyama, Kyoto, Kyoto |
|Operated by||Keihan Electric Railway|
|Line(s)||Keihan Main Line|
|Connections||Kawaramachi Station (Hankyu Kyoto Main Line)|
|Previous names||Shijō (until 2008)|
|Passengers (FY2015 )||18.9 million|
Gion-Shijō Station (祇園四条駅) is a railway station on the Keihan Main Line in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keihan Electric Railway.
Gion-Shijō Station is served by the Keihan Main Line. All types of passenger trains, from local to limited express, stop at the station.
The station in a double track section has one underground island platform with two tracks. Stairs, escalators and elevators connect the platform on the second basement to the first basement concourse and then to the ground level.
|1||■ Keihan Main Line||for Sanjō and Demachiyanagi|
|2||■ Keihan Main Line||for Chūshojima, Hirakatashi, Yodoyabashi, and Nakanoshima|
The station opened on October 27, 1915. The tracks and the station facilities were moved to the underground on May 24, 1987. The station was originally named Shijō Station (四条駅) after Shijō Street as it is located where the railway along the bank of the Kamo River crosses Shijō Street.
Since 1981, there had been two stations along Shijō Street named Shijō; the other is on the Karasuma Line subway. At last, the Keihan station was renamed Gion-Shijō Station on October 19, 2008, the date of opening of the Nakanoshima Line.
|Keihan Main Line|
Commuter Sub Express (only running for Yodoyabashi or Nakanoshima in the morning on weekdays)
Commuter Rapid Express (only running for Nakanoshima in the morning on weekdays)
|Shichijō||Rapid Limited Express|
(on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during the tourist seasons and new year period)
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