Hanamaki Station

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Hanamaki Station
花巻駅
JR Hanamaki sta 011.jpg
Hanamaki Station in May 2015
Location 1-43-2 Odori, Hanamaki-shi, Iwate-ken 025-0092
Japan
Coordinates 39°23′37″N 141°06′37″E / 39.393729°N 141.110278°E / 39.393729; 141.110278Coordinates: 39°23′37″N 141°06′37″E / 39.393729°N 141.110278°E / 39.393729; 141.110278
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Distance 500.0 km from Tokyo
Platforms 1 island + 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type At grade
Other information
Status Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi )
Website Official website
History
Opened 1 November 1890
Traffic
Passengers (FY2015) 3,379 (daily)
Location
Hanamaki Station is located in Japan
Hanamaki Station
Hanamaki Station
Location within Japan

Hanamaki Station (花巻駅?, Hanamaki-eki) is a railway station on the Tohoku Main Line in Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Hanamaki Station is served by the Tohoku Main Line and the Kamaishi Line. It is located 500.0 kilometers from the starting point of the Tohoku Main Line at Tokyo Station,[1] and is a terminus for the Kamaishi Line. Hanamaki Station is not a stop of the Tohoku Shinkansen. The nearest Shinkansen stations are Shin-Hanamaki Station (6.4 km via the Kamaishi Line) and Kitakami Station (12.5 km via the Tohoku Main Line).

Station layout[edit]

Hanamaki Station has an island platform and a single side platform serving three tracks, connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Tohoku Main Line for Hizume and Morioka
 Kamaishi Line for Shin-Hanamaki and Kamaishi
2  Tohoku Main Line for Kitakami, Mizusawa, and Ichinoseki
3  Tohoku Main Line for Hizume and Morioka

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tohoku Main Line
Shin-Hanamaki   Rapid Hamayuri   Yahaba
Murasakino   Local   Hanamaki-Kūkō
Kamaishi Line
Yahaba   Rapid Hamayuri   Shin-Hanamaki
Terminus Local Nitanai

History[edit]

Hanamaki Station opened on 1 November 1890.[1] The Iwate Light Railway (岩手軽便鉄道?) (the forerunner of the Kamaishi Line) established its terminus at Hanamaki on 25 October 1913.[1] The two stations were amalgamated on 20 September 1943.[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.[1]

The station building was renovated in 2014 with a style evoking the early 20th-century Taisho period portrayed in works by author Kenji Miyazawa, with work completed on 21 September 2014.[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 3,379 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 3,817[4]
2005 3,513[5]
2010 3,281[6]
2013 3,449[7]
2015 3,379[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. pp. 411, 490. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  2. ^ JR東日本、釜石線の花巻駅・新花巻駅をSL列車「SL銀河」のイメージで改修! [JR East renovates Hanami and Shin-Hanamaki Stations on the Kamaishi Line with "SL Ginga" motif]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 

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