Yokote Station

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Yokote Station
Yokote sta 07.JPG
Yokote Station in 2011
Location 5-1 Ekimae-chō, Yokote, Akita
Coordinates 39°18′36.8″N 140°33′38″E / 39.310222°N 140.56056°E / 39.310222; 140.56056Coordinates: 39°18′36.8″N 140°33′38″E / 39.310222°N 140.56056°E / 39.310222; 140.56056
Operated by JR East
  • Bus stop
Opened   1905
Passengers (FY2010) 1,427 daily

Yokote Station (横手駅, Yokote-eki) is a railway station in Yokote, Akita Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Yokote Station is served by both the Kitakami Line and the Ōu Main Line. It is a terminal station for the Kitakami Line and is located 61.1 km from the opposing terminus of the line at Kitakami Station. It is located 228.3 km from the terminus of the Ōu Main Line at Fukushima Station.

Station layout[edit]

Yokote Station has a single island platform and two opposed side platforms serving four tracks, although Platform 4 is not normally in use. The platforms are connected by an overpass.


1  Kitakami Line for Kitakami
2  Ōu Main Line for Yuzawa and Shinjō
3  Ōu Main Line for Ōmagari and Akita
4  None Not normally used

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Ōu Main Line
Jūmonji   Rapid
(Only to Akita, 1 train per day)
Yanagita Local Gosannen
Kitakami Line
Yabitsu Local Terminus


Yokote Station opened on June 15, 1905 as a station on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR), serving the town of Yokote, Akita. The Yokosho Railway began operations to the station on August 18, 1918 and the predecessor to the Kitakami line began operations from October 10, 1920. A new station building was completed in November 1924, but was destroyed in American air raids on July 15 and August 5, 1945. The JGR became the Japanese National Railways (JNR) after World War II. The Yokosho Line ceased operations on April 20, 1971. A new station building was completed in April 1978. All freight operations were discontinued from November 1986. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987. A new station building was opened in October 2011.[citation needed]

Surrounding area[edit]

East side[edit]

  • Yokote City Office

West side[edit]

See also[edit]

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