Hakata Station

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Hakata Station
博多駅
JR Hakata City 2011 Jan.jpg
Hakataguchi(JR Hakatacity)
Location
Prefecture Fukuoka
(See other stations in Fukuoka)
City Fukuoka
Ward Hakata
History
Year opened 1889
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Kyushu, JR West,
Fukuoka City Subway
Line(s) Kyushu Shinkansen
Kagoshima Main Line
Fukuhoku Yutaka Line
Sanyō Shinkansen
Hakata Minami Line
Kūkō Line

Hakata Station (博多駅, Hakata-eki), located in Hakata-ku, is the main railway terminal of the city of Fukuoka, Japan. It is the largest and busiest station on Kyushu, and is a gateway to other cities in Kyushu for travellers from Honshū. The Sanyō Shinkansen from Osaka ends at this station.

The station was rebuilt in 2011. The main building was torn down and a new, larger station building—as well as office buildings and new platforms—was constructed. The station reconstruction project was initiated specifically for the Kyushu Shinkansen extension from Hakata to Shin-Yatsushiro Station which continues southward through its existing route to Kagoshima-Chūō Station. The new station building has Hankyu Department Store, its first branch store in Kyushu, as a tenant, as well as other first-in-Kyushu branch retailers including Tokyu Hands.

Lines[edit]

Hakata City Station panorama view, March 2011

Tracks[edit]

JR platforms[edit]

1 Limited Express Kirameki for Kokura and Mojikō
Limited Express Ariake for Yoshizuka
Kagoshima Main Line for Kashii, Orio, Kokura, and Mojikō
2 Limited Express Sonic, Nichirin for Kokura, Yanagigaura, Ōita, Saiki, and Miyazaki
Limited Express Kirameki for Kokura and Mojikō
Kagoshima Main Line for Kashii, Orio, Kokura, and Mojikō
3 Limited Express Kamome, Midori, Huis Ten Bosch for Saga, Nagasaki, Sasebo, Huis Ten Bosch
Limited Express Kirameki for Kokura, and Mojikō
Kagoshima Main Line for Kashii, Orio, Kokura, and Mojikō
4 Limited Express Kamome, Midori for Saga, Nagasaki, and Sasebo
Kagoshima Main Line for Kashii, Orio, Kokura, and Mojikō
5 Limited Express Ariake for Nagasu, and Kumamoto
Limited Express Yufuin-no-mori for Hita, Yufuin, and Ōita
Kagoshima Main Line for Futsukaichi, Tosu, Kurume, and Ōmuta
Kagoshima Main Line for Kashii, Orio, Kokura, and Mojikō
6 Limited Express Ariake for Nagasu, and Kumamoto
Kagoshima Main Line for Futsukaichi, Tosu, Kurume, and Ōmuta
7 Kagoshima Main Line for Futsukaichi, Tosu, Kurume, and Ōmuta
Fukuhoku Yutaka Line for Shin-Iizuka, Nōgata, and Orio
Limited Express Kaiō for Shin-Iizuka and Nōgata
8 Fukuhoku Yutaka Line for Shin-Iizuka, Nōgata, and Orio
11 Kyushu Shinkansen for Kumamoto and Kagoshima-Chūō (Used for first departures)
12-14 Sanyō Shinkansen for Hiroshima, Okayama, Shin-Ōsaka, and Tokyo
15-16 Kyushu Shinkansen for Kumamoto and Kagoshima-Chūō
Hakata Minami Line for Hakata-Minami

Subway Station[edit]

Entrance of the Fukuoka City Subway Airport Line
1 Kūkō Line for Fukuokakūkō
2 Kūkō Line for Tenjin, Meinohama, Chikuzen-Maebaru and Karatsu

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
West Japan Railway Company
Sanyō Shinkansen
Kokura - Shin-Tosu (Kyushu Shinkansen)
Hakata Minami Line
Terminus Local
(operated by Shinkansen trains)
Hakata-Minami
Kyushu Railway Company
Kyushu Shinkansen
Kokura (Sanyō Shinkansen) - Shin-Tosu
Kagoshima Main Line
Yoshizuka Local Takeshita
Yoshizuka Rapid/Semi-Rapid Minami-Fukuoka
Orio, Akama, Kashii,
or Yoshizuka
Limited Express Futsukaichi or Tosu
Sasaguri Line
(aka Fukuhoku Yutaka Line)
Yoshizuka Local/Rapid/
Limited Express
Terminus
Fukuoka City Subway
Kūkō (Airport) Line
Higashi-Hie Local Gion

History[edit]

Hakata Station and JR Hakata City
  • December 11, 1889: Opened. The original station building was about 600m north of the current position.
  • December 1, 1963: Station reconstructed in present form raised above street level.
  • March 10, 1975: Sanyō Shinkansen services begun.
  • March 22, 1983: Temporary Fukuoka City Subway station opened.
  • March 3, 1985: Current Fukuoka City Subway station opened.
  • March 3, 2011: JR Hakata City opened.
  • March 12, 2011: Kyushu Shinkansen services begun.

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Coordinates: 33°35′23″N 130°25′14″E / 33.589803°N 130.420681°E / 33.589803; 130.420681