Hakodate Station

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Hakodate Station
函館駅
Hakodate Station Hokkaido Japan01s3.jpg
Location
Prefecture Hokkaido
(See other stations in Hokkaido)
City Hakodate
History
Year opened 1902
Rail services
Station number(s) H75
Operator(s) JR Hokkaido
Line(s) Hakodate Main Line

Hakodate Station (函館駅 Hakodate-eki?) is a railway station on the Hakodate Main Line in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan, operated by the Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido).

Lines[edit]

Hakodate Station is the terminus of the Hakodate Main Line and the Tsugaru-Kaikyō Line; Hakodate Municipal Transit streetcars stop at the adjacent Hakodate Eki-mae Station.

Train services[edit]

In addition to local services, the following long-distance trains serve Hakodate Station.

Station layout[edit]

The station has four platforms serving eight terminating tracks.

1-4 Hakodate Main Line Local services for Nanae, Ōnuma, Mori and Oshamanbe
Esashi Line Local services for Kamiiso and Kikonai
5-8 Hokuto limited express For Oshamanbe, Higashi-Muroran and Sapporo
Hakucho limited express For Shin-Aomori
Hokutosei limited express For Sendai and Ueno

History[edit]

Hakodate station first opened on 10 December 1902.

The current station building was opened on 21 June 2003.[citation needed]

Future plans[edit]

When the Hokkaido Shinkansen opens in March 2016, shinkansen services will stop at Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station approximately 18 km away. "Relay" shuttle services using three-car 733 series electric trains are scheduled to operate between Hakodate and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station.[1]

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Coordinates: 41°46′25″N 140°43′35″E / 41.773736°N 140.726398°E / 41.773736; 140.726398