Wakkanai Station

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Wakkanai Station
稚内駅
Wakkanai Station1.JPG
Wakkanai Station in June 2012
Location 3-6 Chuo, Wakkanai-shi, Hokkaido
Japan
Coordinates 45°25′1.3″N 141°40′37.2″E / 45.417028°N 141.677000°E / 45.417028; 141.677000Coordinates: 45°25′1.3″N 141°40′37.2″E / 45.417028°N 141.677000°E / 45.417028; 141.677000
Operated by JR logo (hokkaido).svg JR Hokkaido
Line(s) Soya Main Line
Distance 259.4 km from Asahikawa
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Station code W80
Website Official website
History
Opened 26 December 1928 (1928-12-26)
Previous names Wakkanai Minato (until 1939)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2015) 107 (daily)
Location
Wakkanai Station is located in Hokkaido
Wakkanai Station
Wakkanai Station
Location within Hokkaido
Wakkanai Station is located in Japan
Wakkanai Station
Wakkanai Station
Wakkanai Station (Japan)

Wakkanai Station (稚内駅, Wakkanai-eki) is station on the Soya Main Line in the city of Wakkanai, Hokkaido, operated by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido). It is the northern terminus of the Soya Main Line, and is also the northernmost railway station in Japan.

Lines[edit]

Minami-Wakkanai Station is the northern terminus of the 259.4 km (161.2 mi) Soya Main Line from Asahikawa.[1] The station is numbered "W80".

Layout[edit]

Wakkanai Station has a single side platform.

Platforms[edit]

The station platform
1  Soya Main Line for Asahikawa and Sapporo

Limited express services[edit]

Wakkanai is served by the following limited express services in addition to all-stations "Local" services.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Sōya Main Line
Minami-Wakkanai Limited Express Terminus
Minami-Wakkanai Local Terminus

History[edit]

The station opened on 26 December 1926, initially named Wakkanai Minato Station (稚内港駅, lit. "Wakkanai Port Station").[1] It was renamed Wakkanai on 1 February 1939 at the same time as the original Wakkanai Station was renamed Minami-Wakkanai Station.[1]

With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Hokkaido.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 903-904. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.

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