Kutchan Station

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Kutchan Station

倶知安駅
JR Hakodate-Main-Line Kutchan Station building.jpg
Kutchan Station in 2017
LocationKita 3 Jōnishi, Kutchan-chō, Abuta-gun, Hokkaidō 044-0033
Japan
Coordinates42°54′06″N 140°44′44″E / 42.901637°N 140.745528°E / 42.901637; 140.745528Coordinates: 42°54′06″N 140°44′44″E / 42.901637°N 140.745528°E / 42.901637; 140.745528
Operated byJR logo (hokkaido).svg JR Hokkaido
Line(s)Hakodate Main Line
Distance193.3 km from Hakodate
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
Other information
Station codeS23
WebsiteStaffed - JR Hokkaido ticket window (Midori no Madoguchi)[1]
History
Opened15 October 1904 (1904-10-15)
Location
Kutchan Station is located in Hokkaido
Kutchan Station
Kutchan Station
Location within Hokkaido
Kutchan Station is located in Japan
Kutchan Station
Kutchan Station
Kutchan Station (Japan)

Kutchan Station (倶知安駅, Kutchan-eki) is a railway station on the Hakodate Main Line in Kutchan, Hokkaido, Japan. It is operated by JR Hokkaido and has the station number "S23". The station is also planned to become a station of the Hokkaido Shinkansen between Oshamambe and Shin-Otaru that is scheduled to open in 2031.

Lines[edit]

The station is served by the Hakodate Main Line and is located 193.3 km from the start of the line at Hakodate.[2] Both local and the Rapid Niseko Liner services stop at the station.[3]

Station layout[edit]

Platforms[edit]

2 Hakodate Main Line for Oshamambe and Hakodate
3 Hakodate Main Line for Otaru and Sapporo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hakodate Main Line
Hirafu Rapid Kozawa
Hirafu Local Kozawa

History[edit]

The station was opened on 15 October 1904 by the private Hokkaido Railway as an intermediate station during a phase of expansion when its track from Hakodate to Neppu was extended to link up with stretches of track further north to provide through traffic from Hakodate to Otaru. After the Hokkaido Railway was nationalized on 1 July 1907, Japanese Government Railways (JGR) took over control of the station. On 12 October 1909 the station became part of the Hakodate Main Line. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR), the successor of JGR, control of the station passed to JR Hokkaido.[2][4]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JR北海道のおもな駅" [JR Hokkaido Main Stations]. JR Hokkaido. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 811. ISBN 4533029809.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Hakodate Main Line - Kutchan - Niseko - Rankoshi Station Timetable" (PDF). JR Hokkaido. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  4. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). I. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 240. ISBN 4533029809.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)