Hakodate Station

Hakodate Station (函館駅, Hakodate-eki) is a railway station on the Hakodate Main Line in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan, operated by the Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido).

Hakodate Station

函館駅
LocationHakodate, Hokkaido
Japan
Operated byJR Hokkaido
Line(s)Hakodate Main Line
Other information
Station codeH75
History
Opened1902
Location
Hakodate Station
Location within Hokkaido
Hakodate Station
Hakodate Station (Japan)

Lines

Hakodate Station is the terminus of the Hakodate Main Line and the former Tsugaru-Kaikyō Line; Hakodate Municipal Transit streetcars stop at the adjacent Hakodate Eki-mae Station.

Train services

In addition to local services, the following long-distance trains serve Hakodate Station.

The following services ended on March 2016 due to the Hokkaido Shinkansen's opening From Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station to Shin-Aomori Station, which is takes a similar route of the Hakuchō\Super Hakuchō. All services go through to Tokyo station, which means the two former sleeper trains had to be discontinued due to the Hokkaido Shinkansen's opening. An extension to Sapporo is currently under construction and will be completed in fiscal 2031.

Station layout

The station has four platforms serving eight terminating tracks.

1-4 Hakodate Main Line Local services for Nanae, Ōnuma, Mori and Oshamanbe
Dōnan Isaribi Tetsudō Line Local services for Kamiiso and Kikonai
5-8 Hokuto limited express For Oshamanbe, Higashi-Muroran and Sapporo
Hakucho limited express For Shin-Aomori
Hokutosei limited express For Sendai and Ueno

History

Hakodate station first opened on 10 December 1902.

The current station building was opened on 21 June 2003.

Shinkansen services stop at Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station, approximately 18 km away from Hakodate Station since 26 March 2016, the day the Shinkansen station opened. "Relay" shuttle services (Hakodate liner) using three-car 733 series electric trains operate between Hakodate and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station.[1]

References

  1. JR、地元・函館の要望に消極的 リレー列車3両/観光型車両は導入せず [JR to run 3-car relay trains, unresponsive to local wishes, with no plans for tourist trains]. Doshin Web (in Japanese). Japan: The Hokkaido Shimbun Press. 12 September 2014. Archived from the original on 12 September 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2014.

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