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Goryōkaku Station

Goryōkaku Station (五稜郭駅 Goryōkaku-eki?) is a railway station on the Hakodate Main Line and the Esashi Line of Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido). It is located in Hakodate, Hokkaidō, Japan.

The station is named after Goryōkaku fort, located about two kilometers from the station.

Hakodate Freight Terminal (函館貨物駅 Hakodate Kamotsu-eki?) of Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight) is adjacently located and had also been called Goryōkaku until the renaming on March 12, 2011.[1]

Lines

Station structure

The station has two platforms serving four tracks.

Platforms
3・4 Hakodate Main Line
Esashi Line (Tsugaru-Kaikyō Line)
For Hakodate
5・6 Hakodate Main Line For Oshamanbe, Higashi-Muroran and Sapporo
Tsugaru-Kaikyo Line For Aomori and Hachinohe
Esashi Line For Kikonai and Esashi

History

The station opened as a new station on the Hakodate Main Line on September 1, 1911, for passenger trains and shortly thereafter for freight trains. It became the terminus of the Esashi Line on September 15, 1913.[2] The freight terminal was renamed Hakodate Freight Terminal on March 12, 2011.[1]

Bus services

  • Hakodate Bus

Surrounding area

  • Goryōkaku-Ekimae Post office

Adjacent stations

Hokkaido Railway Company
Hakodate Main Line
Hakodate - Goryōkaku - Kikyō
Esashi Line
Goryōkaku - Nanaehama

References

Coordinates: 41°48′15″N 140°44′01″E / 41.8042°N 140.7337°E / 41.8042; 140.7337

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