Hachinohe Station

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Hachinohe Station
八戸駅
JRE-Aoimoritetsudou HachinoheStation-West.jpg
West entrance of Hachinohe Station
Location
Prefecture Aomori
(See other stations in Aomori)
City Hachinohe
Neighborhood etc. Shiriuchi-machi
Postal code 039-1101
(in Japanese) 八戸市尻内町舘田
History
Year opened 1891
Former name Shiriuchi Station
Present name since 1971
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Aoimori Railway
Line(s) Tōhoku Shinkansen
Hachinohe Line
Aoimori Railway Line
E2 Series Shinkansen at Hachinohe station, January 2003

Hachinohe Station (八戸駅 Hachinohe-eki?) is a railway station operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan.

Lines[edit]

Hachinohe Station is served by the high-speed Tōhoku Shinkansen line between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori, and forms the starting point of the Hachinohe Line to Kuji. Local services are operated by the third sector Aoimori Railway on the section of the former JR Tōhoku Main Line between Metoki and Aomori.

Station layout[edit]

Hachinohe is an elevated station with one side platform and two island platforms serving five tracks for regular services, and two island platforms serving four tracks for Tōhoku Shinkansen services.

Platforms[edit]

1 Hachinohe Line For Hon-Hachinohe, Same, Taneichi, and Kuji
2 Hachinohe Line For Hon-Hachinohe, Same, Taneichi, and Kuji
Aoimori Line For Sannohe, Ninohe, and Morioka
For Misawa, Noheji, and Aomori
3-5 Aoimori Line For Sannohe, Ninohe, and Morioka
For Misawa, Noheji, and Aomori
11 & 12 Tōhoku Shinkansen For Morioka, Sendai and Tokyo
13 & 14 Tōhoku Shinkansen For Shin-Aomori

History[edit]

Hachinohe Station began operation as Shiriuchi Station (尻内駅?) on the Nippon Railway on September 1, 1891. Initially, construction of a railroad close to the coast was opposed by the Imperial Japanese Army for defensive purposes, so the station was constructed at a considerable distance inland from the town center. The Hachinohe Line began operations on January 4, 1894 from Hachinohe Station. The Nippon Railway was nationalized on November 1, 1906, and Shiriuchi Station became a station on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR), which became the Japan National Railways (JNR) after World War II. From 1929-1969, the now-defunct Nanbu Railways also had its terminus at Shiriuchi Station. On April 1, 1971, Shiriuchi Station changed its name to Hachinohe Station. The station previously named Hachinohe Station was renamed Hon-Hachinohe Station. Freight operations were transfer to the Hachinohe Freight Terminal later that year, and were discontinued completely from 1986. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the operational control of JR East. A new station building was opened on July 1, 2002, and Tōhoku Shinkansen services began operation from December 12, 2002, with operations of the Tōhoku Main Line from Hachinohe to the border of Iwate Prefecture transferred to the new Aoimori Railway. Following the opening of the Tōhoku Shinkansen extension to Shin-Aomori on December 4, 2010, all Tōhoku Main Line local services through the station were transferred to the Aoimori Railway.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Hachinohe Station building "Umineko plaza"
    • Hotel Mets Hachinohe
  • Hachinohe area stockbroker Sangho Shinko center "Yutori"
    • Hachinohe-Ekimae post office
  • Hachinohe Red Cross hospital

Connecting bus routes[edit]

  • JR Bus Tōhoku
    • For Lake Towada
  • Nanbu Bus
    • For Gonohe
    • For Konakano Bus Center via Yōka-machi
  • Towada Kanko Bus
    • For Towada via Shimoda and Rokunohe
    • For Mikka-machi
  • Hachonohe City Bus
    • For Asahigaoka Bus office via Mikka-machi

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōhoku Shinkansen Line
Ninohe   Hayate   Shichinohe-Towada
Hachinohe Line
Terminus Local Naganawashiro
Aoimori Railway Line
Kitatakaiwa Local Mutsu-Ichikawa

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°30′34″N 141°25′51″E / 40.509394°N 141.430736°E / 40.509394; 141.430736