Akita Station

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Akita Station
秋田駅
Akita Station.jpg
Akita Station, August 2010
Location 7-1-2 Naka-dori, Akita-shi, Akita-ken
(秋田県秋田市中通7丁目1-2)
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s)
History
Opened 1902
Traffic
Passengers (FY2012) 11,143 daily
Location
Akita Station is located in Japan
Akita Station
Akita Station
Location within Japan

Akita Station (秋田駅 Akita-eki?) is a railway station in Akita, Akita, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Akita Station is served by the following lines.

Limited express services[edit]

Station layout[edit]

The station concourse in February 2008

Akita 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

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Akita Shinkansen
Ōmagari Komachi Terminus
Ōu Main Line
Terminus Tsugaru Hachirogata
Yotsugoya - Tsuchizaki
Uetsu Main Line
Ugo-Kameda Inaho Terminus
Ugo-Ushijima - Terminus
Oga Line
Terminus - Tsuchizaki

History[edit]

The station in December 1987

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. A new station building was completed in 1997.[citation needed]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 11,143 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]
2011 11,160[7]
2012 11,143[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Akita Station building "Topico" (department store near the west entrance)
  • Akitaekimae post office
  • AL☆Ve (shopping/hotel complex near the east entrance)
  • Kanto festival (five-minute walk from the west entrance)
  • Senshu park

Bus terminals[edit]

Highway 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. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  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 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  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. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 39°43′0.63″N 140°7′47.09″E / 39.7168417°N 140.1297472°E / 39.7168417; 140.1297472