Warabitai Station

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Warabidai Station
蕨岱駅
Warabitai-station.JPG
The station waiting room in May 2015
Location Warabidai, Oshamambe, Yamakoshi District, Hokkaido
Japan
Coordinates 42°37′35″N 140°18′48″E / 42.626353°N 140.313353°E / 42.626353; 140.313353Coordinates: 42°37′35″N 140°18′48″E / 42.626353°N 140.313353°E / 42.626353; 140.313353
Operated by JR logo (hokkaido).svg JR Hokkaido
Line(s) Hakodate Main Line
Distance 126.9 km from Hakodate
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Bus stop
Other information
Status Closed
Station code S31
History
Opened 15 October 1904
Closed 3 March 2017
Traffic
Passengers (FY1992) 8 daily
Location
Warabidai Station is located in Japan
Warabidai Station
Warabidai Station
Location within Japan

Warabitai Station (蕨岱駅 Warabitai-eki?) was a railway station in Oshamambe, Hokkaido, Japan, operated by the Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido). Opened in 1904, it closed in March 2017.

Lines[edit]

Warabitai Station was served by the Hakodate Main Line, and was situated 126.9 km from the starting point of the line at Hakodate.[1] It was numbered S31.

Station layout[edit]

Warabitai Station has a single side platform serving a single track.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hakodate Main Line
Futamata Local Kuromatsunai

History[edit]

The station opened on October 15, 1904, as a Hokkaido railway line station.[1] On July 1, 1907, with the nationalization of Hokkaido Railway, the station was transferred to the state-owned railway.[1]

Freight handling at the station was discontinued on February 7, 1975, and luggage handling was discontinued on February 1, 1984.[1] It was destaffed in 1986.[2]

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

Closure[edit]

The station closed following the last day of services on 3 March 2017.[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 1992, the station was used by an average of 8 passengers daily.[3]

Origin of name[edit]

The name is derived from the Ainu word Warunpifuru (ワルンビフル?, "Hill of Ferns").[4] The station name is also the last JR station name when arranged in the Gojuon order.[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 809. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  2. ^ a b c 廃止の10無人駅 思い出の駅舎さようなら 住民ら幕掲げ感謝 [10 unstaffed stations close]. Doshin Web (in Japanese). Japan: The Hokkaido Shimbun Press. 4 March 2017. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Miyawaki, Shunzo (June 1993). Harada, Katsumasa, ed. JR・私鉄全線各駅停車1 北海道630駅. Shogakukan. p. 44. ISBN 4-09-395401-1. 
  4. ^ Asai, Kenji (20 June 2013). 難読・誤読駅名の辞典 [Directory of Difficult-to-read Station Names] (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyodo Publishing. p. 12. ISBN 978-4-490-10835-4.