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Hirosaki Station in August 2011
1-1 Omotemachi, Hirosaki-shi, Aomori-ken 036-8096|
|Distance||447.1 km from Fukushima|
|Platforms||1 side + 1 island + 1 bay platform|
|Status||Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi )|
|Opened||December 1, 1894|
|Passengers (FY 2016)||4575 daily (JR East)|
Hirosaki Station (弘前駅 Hirosaki-eki) is a railway station in the city of Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the private railway operator Kōnan Railway.
Hirosaki Station is served by the Ōu Main Line, and is located 447.1 km from the southern starting point of the Ōu Main Line at Fukushima. Although the terminus of the Gonō Line is at Kawabe, most trains continue on to terminate at Hirosaki for ease of connections. It also forms the terminus of the 16.8 km private Kōnan Railway Kōnan Line to Kuroishi.
Limited express trains
Hirosaki Station is served by the following limited express train services.
- Tsugaru (Aomori - Akita)
- Akebono overnight sleeper service (Ueno - Aomori)
- Nihonkai overnight sleeper service (Osaka - Aomori)
Hirosaki Station is an elevated station. The JR portion has a single side platform and an island platform, serving three tracks, and the Kōnan Railway has a bay platform serving another two tracks. The station has a JR East Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office and View Plaza travel agency.
JR East platforms
|1-3||■ Ou Main Line||for Ōdate and Akita|
|■ Ou Main Line||for Namioka and Aomori|
|■ Gono Line||for Goshogawara and Fukaura|
Konan Railway platforms
|1-2||■ Kōnan Line||Hiraka and Kuroishi|
|Ōu Main Line|
|Kōnan Railway Ōwani Line|
Hirosaki Station opened on December 1, 1894. On September 7, 1927, the Konan Railway also began operations at Hirosaki Station. The station building was again reconstructed in 1981 to incorporate a shopping center. With the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the operational control of JR East. A new station building was completed in December 2004.
In fiscal 2016, the JR East station was used by an average of 4,575 passengers daily (boarding passengers only). The Konan Railway station was used by an average of 2,851 passengers daily in fiscal 2011. The JR East passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.
|Fiscal year||Daily average|
- Hirosaki Post office
- Hirosakiekimae Post Office
- Hirosaki Bus terminal
- Kōnan Bus
- For Karekitaira via Dake hot spring
- For Fujishiro via Hamanomashi or Komagoshi
- For Goshogawara Station via Fujisaki, Itayanagi and Tsuruta
- For Namioka via Fujisaki
- For Kuroishi Station via Inakadate
- For Koguriyama via Hirosaki University
- For Sōma via Akudo
- For Tashiro via Kuniyoshi
- For Aomori Airport (Express bus)
Long-distance bus services
- Jodel (ヨーデル Yōderu) (operated by Kōnan Bus, JR Bus Tohoku, Iwate-Kenpoku Bus, and Iwate-Kenkōtsu)
- For Morioka Station
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