Kaikyō Line

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Kaikyō Line (Tappi-Kaitei - Tsugaru-Imabetsu)

Kaikyō Line (海峡線 Kaikyō-sen?) is an 87.8-kilometer long railway line operated mainly by the Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido). The line connects Naka-Oguni Station in Sotogahama, Aomori, through the Seikan Tunnel between Honshu and Hokkaido, to Kikonai Station in Kikonai, Hokkaido. The two stations on the Tsugaru-Kaikyō Line, Tappi-Kaitei Station and Yoshioka-Kaitei Station, are inside the Tunnel.

Several night train services use the Kaikyō Line between Honshu and Hokkaido; from Osaka, from Tokyo, and towards Hakodate and Sapporo. The daytime Super Hakuchō limited express service also runs on the line.



The line was opened on 13 March 1988 in conjunction with the opening of the Seikan Tunnel.

Three of the stations on the Kaikyō Line, Tappi-Kaitei, Yoshioka-Kaitei, and Shiriuchi, were closed on 15 March 2014 due to construction work connected with the Hokkaido Shinkansen.[1]

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This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia

  1. ^ 駅の営業終了について [Station closure details] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: Hokkaido Railway Company. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.