Kaikyō Line

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Kaikyō Line (Tappi-Kaitei - Tsugaru-Imabetsu)

Kaikyō Line (海峡線 Kaikyō-sen?) is an 87.8-kilometre 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. Two stations on the Tsugaru-Kaikyō Line, Tappi-Kaitei Station and Yoshioka-Kaitei Station, are inside the Seikan 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 Kaikyō Line.

Stations[edit]

History[edit]

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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References[edit]

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.