Akita Station

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Akita Station
秋田駅
Akita Station.jpg
Akita Station, August 2010
Location
Prefecture Akita
(See other stations in Akita)
City Akita
Neighborhood etc. 7-1-2 Naka-dori
Postal code 010-0001
(in Japanese) 秋田県秋田市中通7丁目1-2
History
Year opened 1902
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Akita Shinkansen
Ōu Main Line
Uetsu Main Line
Oga Line
Statistics 11,143 passengers/day (FY2012)

Akita Station (秋田駅 Akita-eki?) is a railway station in Akita, Akita, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Akita Station is served by the following lines.

Limited express services[edit]

Station layout[edit]

Station concourse, February 2008

Akita Station is an elevated station, consisting of four island platforms serving eight tracks for regular trains, and two bay platforms for the Akita Shinkansen. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office and a View Plaza travel agency.[1]

Platforms[edit]

1 Ōu Main Line for Higashi-Noshiro, Ōdate, and Aomori
Oga Line for Oga
2–6 Ōu Main Line for Higashi-Noshiro, Ōdate, and Aomori
for Ōmagari, Yokote and Shinjō
Uetsu Main Line for Ugo-Honjō, Sakata, and Niigata
Oga Line for Oga
7/8 Ōu Main Line for Higashi-Noshiro, Ōdate, and Aomori
11 Akita Shinkansen Arriving trains, Extra Komachi
Tazawako Line empty trains
Extra Rapid Hanabi
12 Akita Shinkansen Komachi for Morioka, Sendai, and Tokyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Akita Shinkansen
Ōmagari Komachi Terminus
Ōu Main Line
Kariwano Tsugaru Ikawa-Sakura
Kariwano Akebono Ikawa-Sakura
Kariwano Nihonkai Ikawa-Sakura
Yotsugoya - Tsuchizaki
Uetsu Main Line
Ugo-Kameda Inaho Terminus
Ugo-Ushijima - Terminus
Oga Line
Terminus - Tsuchizaki

History[edit]

Akita Station opened on 21 October 1902.[2] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987. A new station building was completed in 1997.[citation needed]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 11,143 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 13,919[4]
2005 12,509[5]
2010 11,369[6]
2011 11,160[7]
2012 11,143[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Akita Station building "Topico" (department store near the west entrance)
  • Akitaekimae post office
  • AL☆Ve (shopping/hotel complex near the east entrance)
  • Kanto festival (five-minute walk from the west entrance)
  • Senshu park

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JR東日本:各駅情報(秋田駅)" [JR East: Station information (Akita Station)] (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  2. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 127. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 
  3. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 39°43′0.63″N 140°7′47.09″E / 39.7168417°N 140.1297472°E / 39.7168417; 140.1297472