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
LocationArakumanai, Shichinohe, Kamikita District, Aomori
Japan
Operated byJR East
Line(s)Tohoku Shinkansen
History
Opened4 December 2010
Traffic
Passengers (FY2011)497 daily
Services
Preceding station   JR East   Following station
toward Tokyo
Tōhoku Shinkansen
Terminus
Tōhoku Shinkansen
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

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 7 February 2016.
  8. ^ "えんぶり号 - 弘南バス株式会社". www.konanbus.com. Retrieved 7 February 2016.

External links[edit]

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