is railway station on the Tokushima Line
, Tokushima Prefecture
, Japan. It is operated by JR Shikoku
and has the station number "B15".
The station is served by the Tokushima Line and is 34.8 km from the beginning of the line at . Only local trains stop at the station.
The station consists of an island platform serving two tracks. A passing loop runs between the station building and track 1. The station building is unstaffed and serves only as a waiting room. Access to the island platform is by means of a footbridge.
An earlier station at a different location but named Kawada (with the same Kanji name 川田駅) had been established by the private Tokushima Railway on 28 August 1907. After the company was nationalized on 1 September 1907, Japanese Government Railways (JGR) took over control of the stations and operated it as part of the Tokushima Line (later the Tokushima Main Line) from to (then known as Yudate), Kawada and Funato. On 25 March 1914, JGR extended the track to . In the process, Kawada and Funato were closed and Kawata was opened as a new station 1.3 km further to the west than Kawada. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR), the successor to JGR, on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Shikoku. On 1 June 1988, the line was renamed the Tokushima Line.
* List of Railway Stations in Japan
Category:Railway stations in Tokushima Prefecture
Category:Railway stations in Japan opened in 1914