Unobe Station is a monorail station that is based in Japan. The exact location of the monorail station is in Ibaraki, a suburban city of Osaka City and a part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. Unobe Station is part of the Osaka Monorail Main Line.
History of the Unobe Station:
The original name of the station was Ibaraki. It was the same name as the city’s main JR station, even though there was no direct connection whatsoever between the monorail station and the JR station. As this resulted to the confusion of the passengers, the monorail station was named as Unobe Station nearly seven years after it was opened.
- June 1st, 1990 – The station opened under the name “Ibaraki Station”
- April 1st, 1997 – The station was renamed as “Unobe Station”
Layout of the Unobe Station:
The Unobe Station is comprised of an island platform and two tracks that are elevated. The platform of the station is sealed in with doors and glass walls. The monorail route leads to two locations, Kadomashi and the Osaka Airport. Unobe station is located between Bampaku-kinen-kōen station and Minami Ibaraki station.
More info about the Osaka Monorail:
The Osaka Monorail is a monorail located in the northern Osaka Perfecture in Japan. It is operated by Osaka Monorail Co., Ltd. Due to its great length of 21.2 kilometers, it is noted in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest monorail in the world.
The Osaka Monorail Main Line runs on an elevated line between Kadoma and Osaka International Airport. It opened on June 1, 1990 between Senri-Chuo Station (a train station on the Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway) and Minami-Ibaraki Station (a junction station on the main line and the Hankyu Kyoto Line). Unobe Station is the 18th station in the main line, with a total distance of 12.1 kilometers.