Shimokita Station

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Shimokita Station
下北駅
JRE ShimokitaStation-NEW 20090805.jpg
Shimokita Station in August 2009
Location 4-13 Shimokita, Mutsu-shi, Aomori-ken 035-0061
Japan
Coordinates 41°16′59.55″N 141°11′23.50″E / 41.2832083°N 141.1898611°E / 41.2832083; 141.1898611
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Ōminato Line
Distance 55.5 km from Noheji
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 1
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type At grade
Other information
Status Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
Website Official website
History
Opened December 6, 1939
Rebuilt 2009
Traffic
Passengers (FY2015) 194 daily
Location
Shimokita Station is located in Japan
Shimokita Station
Shimokita Station
Location within Japan

Shimokita Station (下北駅?, Shimokita-eki) is a railway station on the Ōminato Line in the city of Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It was also the terminal station for the Shimokita Kōtsu Company's Ōhata Line, which closed in 2001 and was replaced by a bus line.

Lines[edit]

Shimokita Station is served by the Ōminato Line, and is located 55.5 kilometers from the terminus of the Ōminato Line at Noheji Station.

Station layout[edit]

Shimokita Station has a single ground-level island platform, of which only one side is in use, serving bidirectional traffic. The other side of the platform was formerly used for the now-defunct Ōhata Line. The station building is attended, and has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office as well as an automatic ticket machine.

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Ōminato Line
Mutsu-Yokohama   Rapid Shimokita   Ōminato
Akagawa   Local   Ōminato

History[edit]

Shimokita Station opened on December 6, 1939 as a station on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR). All freight operations were discontinued as of December 1, 1983.[citation needed] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East. The station building was completely rebuilt in 2009.[1]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 194 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Mutsu City Hall
  • Mutsu City Library
  • Mutsu Post Office
  • Mutsu General Hospital

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "下北駅新駅舎利用開始しました。" (Press release). Mutsu City. 2009-01-23. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  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 21 August 2016. 

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