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Ōdate Station in 2004
|Location||1-3-1 Onari-cho, Ōdate, Akita
|Operated by||JR East|
|Passengers (FY2012)||1,084 daily|
Ōdate Station is a station on the Ōu Main Line, and is located 402.9 km from the terminus of the line at Fukushima Station in Fukushima Prefecture. It is also a terminal station on the Hanawa Line, and is located 106.9 km from the opposing terminus of the line at Kōma Station in Iwate Prefecture. The station formerly also served the now-defunct Kosaka Smelting & Refining Kosaka Line.
|1||■ Ōu Main Line||for Higashi-Noshiro and Akita|
|2||■ Ōu Main Line||for Hirosaki|
|2||■ Hanawa Line||for Towada-Minami, Kazuno-Hanawa, and Morioka|
|Ōu Main Line|
Ōdate Station opened on November 15, 1899, on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR). The privately owned Kosaka Line began operations in 1909, and the privately owned Akita Railway began operations from July 1, 1914. The Hanaoka Line opened on January 26, 1916. The Akira Railway was nationalized on June 1, 1934. A statue of Hachikō was first erected in front of the station in July 1935, but was subsequently melted down for its metal content in World War II, and was not restored until November 1986. After World War II, the JGR became the Japanese National Railways (JNR). The Hanaoka Line closed on April 1, 1985. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987. Kosaka Line passenger operations ceased on October 1, 1994, and freight operations ended on March 12, 2008.
In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 1,084 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
- Ōdate Station Bus Stop
- Shūhoku Bus Main Office
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