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Hokuto (train)

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Hokuto (train)

Hokuto / Super Hokuto
KiHa 281 series DMU on Super Hokuto service
Service type Limited express
First service 1949 (Express)
1965 (Limited express)
1994 (Super Hokuto)
Current operator(s) JR Hokkaido
Line used Hakodate Main Line
Rolling stock KiHa 183 series (Hokuto)
KiHa 281 series and KiHa 283 series (Super Hokuto)

The Hokuto (北斗?) and Super Hokuto (スーパー北斗?) are limited express train services between Sapporo and Hakodate in Hokkaido operated by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido). The journey time of the Super Hokuto is approximately 3 hours, faster than that of the Hokuto.

Super Hokuto services started on 1 March 1994,[1] and cut journey time by about 30 minutes due to the higher speeds through the many curves of the line between Sapporo and Hakodate.

Rolling stock

The Hokuto is operated by KiHa 183 series DMUs. The Super Hokuto is operated by KiHa 281 and KiHa 283 series tilting DMUs.


External links

  • train information (Japanese)

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