Tappi-Kaitei Station

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Tappi-Kaitei Station
Tappi-kaitei Station3.jpg
Location Sotogahama, Higashitsugaru District, Aomori
Coordinates 41°15′26″N 140°20′52.1″E / 41.25722°N 140.347806°E / 41.25722; 140.347806Coordinates: 41°15′26″N 140°20′52.1″E / 41.25722°N 140.347806°E / 41.25722; 140.347806
Operated by JR logo (hokkaido).svg JR Hokkaido
Line(s) Kaikyo Line
Other information
Status Closed
Opened 13 March 1988
Closed 2014
Tappi-Kaitei Station is located in Japan
Tappi-Kaitei Station
Tappi-Kaitei Station
Location within Japan
Inside seikan tunnel.JPG
Map showing the Seikan Tunnel and the two underground stations

Tappi-Kaitei Station (竜飛海底駅?, Tappi-Kaitei-eki) was a railway station on the Kaikyo Line in Sotogahama, Aomori, Japan, operated by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido). The station is located within the Seikan Tunnel below the seabed of the Tsugaru Strait linking the main Japanese island of Honshu with the northern island of Hokkaido. It was closed to passengers from November 10, 2013, to make way for the construction of the Hokkaido Shinkansen high-speed train line.[1]


Tappi-Kaitei Station was served by the Kaikyo Line, but only a few trains actually stopped at this station.

Station layout[edit]

Tappi-Kaitei Station had two opposed side platforms serving two underground tracks. However, only the northbound platform was used. The platforms are connected by an underground cable car to the surface. The station housed a museum detailing the construction and operation of the tunnel. Yoshioka-Kaitei Station, Japan's deepest underground station, is located on the Hokkaido side of the tunnel.


1  Kaikyo Line for Hakodate
2  Kaikyo Line for Aomori and Hachinohe

Adjacent stations[edit]

Kaikyo Line
Tsugaru-Imabetsu Super Hakuchō


Tappi-Kaitei Station opened on March 13, 1988.[2] It was closed to passengers from November 10, 2013 due to construction work connected with the Hokkaido Shinkansen,[3] and formally closed as of the end of March 14, 2014.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20131110_24.html Archived November 11, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ 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. 830. ISBN 4533029809. 
  3. ^ "JR北海道 竜飛海底駅2013年11月営業終了" [JR Hokkaido Tappi-Kaitei Station to close in November 2013]. The Railway Pictorial (in Japanese). Japan: Denkisha Kenkyūkai. 63 (880): 92. October 2013. 
  4. ^ 海峡線の3駅廃止 JR北海道、新幹線運行に備え [Kaikyō Line 3 stations close in preparation for Shinkansen operation]. SankeiBiz (in Japanese). March 15, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 

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