Kitakami Station

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Kitakami Station
Kitakami sta08s3200.jpg
East side of Kitakami Station in August 2007
Location 1-1-2 Odori, Kitakami-shi, Iwate-ken 024-0061
Coordinates 39°16′56″N 141°07′20″E / 39.282198°N 141.122346°E / 39.282198; 141.122346Coordinates: 39°16′56″N 141°07′20″E / 39.282198°N 141.122346°E / 39.282198; 141.122346
Operated by
Distance 487.5 km from Tokyo
Platforms 2 island + 2 side platforms
Tracks 5
Connections Bus
Other information
Status Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
Website Official website
Opened 1 November 1890
Previous names Kurozawajiri Station (until 1954)
Passengers (FY2015) 3,765 daily
Kitakami Station is located in Japan
Kitakami Station
Kitakami Station
Location within Japan

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[1] and is also a terminus for the Kitakami Line.

Station layout[edit]

The shinkansen platforms in September 2009

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

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tohoku Shinkansen
  Hayabusa[* 1]
Hayate[* 2]
Mizusawa-Esashi   Yamabiko   Shin-Hanamaki
Tohoku Main Line
Rokuhara - Murasakino
Kitakami Line
Terminus - Yanagihara
  1. ^ Most Hayabusa services pass non-stop through this station.
  2. ^ Some Hayate services pass non-stop through this station.


The station opened on 1 November 1890 as Kurozawajiri Station (黒沢尻駅).[1] It was renamed Kitakami Station on 10 November 1954.[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.[1] Services on the Tohoku Shinkansen commenced 30 March 1996.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 3,765 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Kitakami City Hall
  • Hotel Mets Kitakami
  • Kitakami Post office
  • Hotel CityPlaza Kitakami

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 411. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  2. ^ 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. 

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