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Hakodate Station

Hakodate Station (函館駅 Hakodate-eki) is a railway station on the Hakodate Main Line in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan, operated by the Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido).

Contents

  • Lines 1
  • Train services 2
  • Station layout 3
  • History 4
  • Future plans 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Lines

Hakodate Station is the terminus of the Hakodate Main Line and the Tsugaru-Kaikyō Line; Hakodate Municipal Transit streetcars stop at the adjacent Hakodate Eki-mae Station.

Train services

In addition to local services, the following long-distance trains serve Hakodate Station.

Station layout

The station has four platforms serving eight terminating tracks.
1-4 Hakodate Main Line Local services for Nanae, Ōnuma, Mori and Oshamanbe
Esashi Line Local services for Kamiiso and Kikonai
5-8 Hokuto limited express For Oshamanbe, Higashi-Muroran and Sapporo
Hakucho limited express For Shin-Aomori
Hokutosei limited express For Sendai and Ueno

History

Hakodate station first opened on 10 December 1902.

The current station building was opened on 21 June 2003.

Future plans

When the Hokkaido Shinkansen opens in March 2016, shinkansen services will stop at Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station approximately 18 km away. "Relay" shuttle services using three-car 733 series electric trains are scheduled to operate between Hakodate and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station.[1]

References

  1. ^ JR、地元・函館の要望に消極的 リレー列車3両/観光型車両は導入せず [JR to run 3-car relay trains, unresponsive to local wishes, with no plans for tourist trains]. Doshin Web (in Japanese). Japan: The Hokkaido Shimbun Press. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 

External links

  • JR Hokkaido station map (Japanese)


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