Kabe Station (Hiroshima)

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Kabe Station

可部駅
Kabe Station building 2.jpg
Kabe Station building in July 2008
General information
Location2 Chome-27 Kabe, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Japan
Coordinates 34°30′46″N132°30′39″E / 34.512728°N 132.510711°E / 34.512728; 132.510711 Coordinates: 34°30′46″N132°30′39″E / 34.512728°N 132.510711°E / 34.512728; 132.510711
Operated by JR logo (west).svg JR West
Line(s)  B   Kabe Line
Tracks2
Other information
Website Official website
History
OpenedJuly 13, 1911 (1911-07-13)
Passengers
FY20153,665 daily[ citation needed ]
Services
Preceding station JR logo (west).svg JR West Following station
Kōdo-Homachigawa
 B 15 
towards Aki-Kameyama
Kabe Line Nakashima
 B 13 
towards Hiroshima
Former services
Preceding station JR logo (west).svg JR West Following station
Kōdo
Closed 2003
towards Sandankyō
Kabe Line Nakashima
towards Hiroshima
Location
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Kabe Station
Location within Japan

Kabe Station (可部駅, Kabe-eki) is a railway station on the Kabe Line in Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. [1] It is operated by the West Japan Railway Company (JR West). From December 1, 2003 to March 4, 2017, it was the terminal station of the Kabe Line.

Contents

Station layout

Looking toward the station building on the grounds of Kabe Station in April 2005 Kabe Station building grounds.jpg
Looking toward the station building on the grounds of Kabe Station in April 2005
Platform of Kabe Station in August 2003 Kabe Station view of main platform.jpg
Platform of Kabe Station in August 2003

Kabe Station has two side platforms handling two tracks. Before the extension to Aki-Kameyama Station, the station handled three tracks. Tracks one and two were bay platforms, and handled trains heading towards Hiroshima Station. The third track was bidirectional, and also led towards the abandoned portion of the Kabe line.

Platforms

1  Kabe Line for Hiroshima
2 Kabe Linefor Aki-Kameyama

Toilet facilities

Prior to 2006, a unisex restroom was located outside the station before passing through the ticket gates. While the station is within the city of Hiroshima, this restroom featured a pit-style toilet which had to be pumped regularly in order to remove the accumulated waste. The station had developed somewhat of a bad reputation because of this due to the lingering odor. This issue was resolved in 2006 with the replacement of gender-specific restrooms featuring standard flush toilets connected to the city's sewer system.

History

Surrounding area

See also

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References

  1. 可部線 可部駅 (in Japanese). 2002-10-12. Retrieved 2007-01-30.