East side of Kitakami Station in August 2007
|Location||1-1-2 Odori, Kitakami-shi, Iwate-ken 024-0061|
|Distance||487.5 km from Tokyo|
|Platforms||2 island + 2 side platforms|
|Status||Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi)|
|Opened||1 November 1890|
|Previous names||Kurozawajiri Station (until 1954)|
|Passengers (FY2015)||3,765 daily|
Kitakami Station (北上駅 Kitakami-eki) is a railway station in the city of Kitakami, Iwate, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East), with a freight terminal operated by the Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight).
Kitakami Station is served by the Tōhoku Shinkansen high-speed line from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori, and also by local services on the Tōhoku Main Line and Kitakami Line. It is located 487.5 kilometers from the starting point of the Tōhoku Main Line at Tokyo Station and is also a terminus for the Kitakami Line.
The local portion of Kitakami Station has an island platform and a single side platform. However, the side platform is cut, forming a partial bay platform, so that the platform effectively serves two tracks. The Tōhoku Shinkansen portion of the station has an island platform and a single side platform serving three tracks. All of the platforms are elevated. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.
|0||■ Kitakami Line||for Hottoyuda and Yokote|
|■ Tohoku Main Line||for Hanamaki, Yahaba, and Morioka (starting trains only)|
|1||■ Kitakami Line||for Hotto-Yuda and Yokoke|
|■ Tohoku Main Line||for Morioka, Yahaba, and Morioka (starting trains only)
for Mizusawa, Hiraizumi, and Ichinoseki (starting trains only)
|2||■ Tohoku Main Line||for Hanamaki, Yahaba, and Morioka|
|3||■ Tohoku Main Line||for Mizusawa, Hiraizumi, and Ichinoseki|
|11||■ Tohoku Shinkansen||spare platform|
|12||■ Tohoku Shinkansen||for Morioka, Shin-Aomori, and Akita|
|13||■ Tohoku Shinkansen||for Sendai, and Tokyo|
|Tohoku Main Line|
- Most Hayabusa services pass non-stop through this station.
- Some Hayate services pass non-stop through this station.
The station opened on 1 November 1890 as Kurozawajiri Station (黒沢尻駅). It was renamed Kitakami Station on 10 November 1954. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987. Services on the Tohoku Shinkansen commenced 30 March 1996.
In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 3,765 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
- Kitakami City Hall
- Hotel Mets Kitakami
- Kitakami Post office
- Hotel CityPlaza Kitakami
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- Official website (in Japanese)