Akita Station

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Akita Station

秋田駅
Akita Station west exit 20200823c.jpg
Akita Station in August 2020
General information
Location7-1-2 Naka-dori, Akita-shi, Akita-ken
Japan
Coordinates39°43′0.63″N 140°7′47.09″E / 39.7168417°N 140.1297472°E / 39.7168417; 140.1297472Coordinates: 39°43′0.63″N 140°7′47.09″E / 39.7168417°N 140.1297472°E / 39.7168417; 140.1297472
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Distance662.6 kilometers from Tokyo
Platforms4 island + 2 bay platforms
Tracks10
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened21 October 1902
Rebuilt1997
Passengers
FY201810,733 daily
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Ōmagari
towards Tokyo
Akita Shinkansen Komachi Terminus
Terminus Tsugaru Hachirōgata
towards Aomori
Yotsugoya
One-way operation
Ōu Main Line
Rapid
Izumi-Sotoasahikawa
towards Aomori
Yotsugoya
towards Shinjō
Ōu Main Line
Local
Ugo-Honjō
towards Kogota
Inaho Terminus
Ugo-Ushijima
towards Niitsu
Uetsu Main Line
Terminus Oga Line Izumi-Sotoasahikawa
towards Oga
Location
Akita Station is located in Japan
Akita Station
Akita Station
Location within Japan

Akita Station (秋田駅, Akita-eki) is a junction railway station in the city of Akita, Akita Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Akita Station is the northern terminus of the Akita Shinkansen, and is 127.3 kilometers from Morioka and 662.6 kilometers from Tokyo. The station is also the northern terminus of the Uetsu Main Line and is 298.7 kilometers from the starting point of that line at Niitsu and is also a station on Ōu Main Line. Most trains on the Oga Line continue past the nominal southern terminal of that line at Oiwake to terminate at Akita Station.

Shinkansen[edit]

Limited Express[edit]

Station layout[edit]

The central ticket barrier entrance and concourse in August 2017

The station is an elevated station, consisting of four island platforms serving eight tracks for regular trains, and two bay platforms for the Akita Shinkansen. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office and a View Plaza travel agency.[1]

Platforms[edit]

1 Ōu Main Line for Higashi-Noshiro, Ōdate, and Aomori
Oga Line for Oga
2–6 Ōu Main Line for Higashi-Noshiro, Ōdate, and Aomori
for Ōmagari, Yokote and Shinjō
Uetsu Main Line for Ugo-Honjō, Sakata, and Niigata
Oga Line for Oga
7/8 Ōu Main Line for Higashi-Noshiro, Ōdate, and Aomori
11 Akita Shinkansen Arriving trains, Extra Komachi
Tazawako Line empty trains
Extra Rapid Hanabi
12 Akita Shinkansen Komachi for Morioka, Sendai, and Tokyo

History[edit]

The station building in 2008.

Akita Station opened on 21 October 1902.[2] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987. The station's building was renovated in 1997.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2018, the station was used by an average of 10,733 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 13,919[4]
2005 12,509[5]
2010 11,369[6]
2015 10,933[7]

Surrounding area[edit]

Bus terminals[edit]

West bus terminals in 2014

Long-distance buses[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JR東日本:各駅情報(秋田駅)" [JR East: Station information (Akita Station)] (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  2. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 127. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2018年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2018)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  8. ^ 秋田中央交通 高速バス 湯沢-横手-秋田線のご案内. www.akita-chuoukotsu.co.jp (in Japanese). Akita Chuo Kotsu. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  9. ^ 秋田中央交通 公式サイト 高速バス 能代・秋田線のご案内. www.akita-chuoukotsu.co.jp (in Japanese). Akita Chuo Kotsu. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  10. ^ "仙台-秋田(仙秋号)  予約制 | 高速バス | JRバス東北【公式HP】|高速バス 仙台-新宿 3列シート車3000円~". www.jrbustohoku.co.jp (in Japanese). JR Bus Tohoku. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  11. ^ フローラ号(秋田)|高速バス|小田急バス. www.odakyubus.co.jp (in Japanese). Odakyu City Bus. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  12. ^ "秋田-東京・横浜(ドリーム秋田・横浜号) 予約制 | 高速バス | JRバス東北【公式HP】|高速バス 仙台-新宿 3列シート車3000円~". www.jrbustohoku.co.jp (in Japanese). JR Bus Tohoku. Retrieved 2016-02-07.

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