Shichinohe-Towada Station

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Shichinohe-Towada Station
七戸十和田駅
Shichinohe-Towada station.JPG
Shichinohe-Towada Station in May 2011
Location Arakumanai, Shichinohe, Kamikita District, Aomori
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Tohoku Shinkansen
History
Opened 4 December 2010
Traffic
Passengers (FY2011) 497 daily
Location
Shichinohe-Towada Station is located in Japan
Shichinohe-Towada Station
Shichinohe-Towada Station
Location within Japan

Shichinohe-Towada Station (七戸十和田駅, Shichinohe-Towada-eki) is a railway station on the Tohoku Shinkansen in Shichinohe, Aomori, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It opened on 4 December 2010.

Lines[edit]

Shichinohe-Towada Station is served by the Tohoku Shinkansen high-speed line from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two side platforms serving two tracks, with no passing tracks.[1] The platforms are 263 m long and capable of handling 10-car trains. A track maintenance depot is located north of the station, with the connecting turnouts covered by a large snow shelter.[2]

Platforms[edit]

1  Tohoku Shinkansen for Shin-Aomori
2  Tohoku Shinkansen for Morioka, Sendai, and Tokyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Tohoku Shinkansen
Hachinohe   Hayabusa
Hayate
  Shin-Aomori

Some trains pass this station.

History[edit]

The station under construction in June 2009

Construction of the new station started in August 2008, with completion scheduled for September 2009. The station opened on 4 December 2010 with the opening of the Tohoku Shinkansen extension from Hachinohe to Shin-Aomori.[3]

Initially named provisionally as Shichinohe Station, the name of the new station was announced on 29 July 2009, to emphasize the station's role as a gateway to Lake Towada.[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 497 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[5]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2010 475[6]
2011 497[5]

Bus terminal[edit]

Highway buses[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Makino, Kazuto (September 2012). "新幹線99駅 第6回 地平にある新幹線駅" [99 Shinkansen Stations Part 6: Ground-level Shinkansen Stations]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 52 no. 617. Japan: Kōyūsha Co., Ltd. pp. 76–77.
  2. ^ Misawa, Manabu (January 2010). "東北新幹線・九州新幹線 建設状況最新レポート". Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 39 no. 309. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. pp. 29–35.
  3. ^ JR East press release: "東北新幹線の新駅の駅名について" (29 July 2009). Retrieved on 29 July 2009. (in Japanese)
  4. ^ "東北新幹線新駅名決定" (29 July 2009) Archived 17 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 29 July 2009. (in Japanese)
  5. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [FY2011 Station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [FY2010 Station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  7. ^ "八戸・十和田・七戸/三沢・野辺地・むつ 〔シリウス号/しもきた号〕 | 高速バス | 国際興業バス". 5931bus.com (in Japanese). Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  8. ^ "えんぶり号 - 弘南バス株式会社". www.konanbus.com. Retrieved 2016-02-07.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°43′11″N 141°09′16″E / 40.719726°N 141.154556°E / 40.719726; 141.154556