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

Akita Station

秋田駅
High-angle view of the Akita Station 20170401.jpg
Akita Station in April 2017
Location7-1-2 Naka-dori, Akita-shi, Akita-ken
Japan
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Tracks10
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened21 October 1902
Rebuilt1997
Traffic
Passengers (FY2012)11,143 daily
Location
Akita Station is located in Japan
Akita Station
Akita Station
Location within Japan

LinesEdit

Akita Station is served by the following lines.

ShinkansenEdit

Limited ExpressEdit

Station layoutEdit

 
The central ticket barrier entrance and concourse in August 2017

Akita Station is an elevated station, consisting of four island platforms serving eight tracks for regular trains, and two bay platforms for the Akita Shinkansen. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office and a View Plaza travel agency.[1]

PlatformsEdit

1 Ōu Main Line for Higashi-Noshiro, Ōdate, and Aomori
Oga Line for Oga
2–6 Ōu Main Line for Higashi-Noshiro, Ōdate, and Aomori
for Ōmagari, Yokote and Shinjō
Uetsu Main Line for Ugo-Honjō, Sakata, and Niigata
Oga Line for Oga
7/8 Ōu Main Line for Higashi-Noshiro, Ōdate, and Aomori
11 Akita Shinkansen Arriving trains, Extra Komachi
Tazawako Line empty trains
Extra Rapid Hanabi
12 Akita Shinkansen Komachi for Morioka, Sendai, and Tokyo

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Akita Shinkansen
Ōmagari Komachi Terminus
Ōu Main Line
Terminus Tsugaru Hachirogata
Yotsugoya - Tsuchizaki
Uetsu Main Line
Ugo-Kameda Inaho Terminus
Ugo-Ushijima - Terminus
Oga Line
Terminus - Tsuchizaki

HistoryEdit

 
The station building in 2008.

Akita Station opened on 21 October 1902.[2] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987. The station's building was renovated in 1997.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 11,143 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 13,919[4]
2005 12,509[5]
2010 11,369[6]
2011 11,160[7]
2012 11,143[3]

Surrounding areaEdit

Bus terminalsEdit

 
West bus terminals in 2014

Long-distance busesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "JR東日本:各駅情報(秋田駅)" [JR East: Station information (Akita Station)] (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  2. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 127. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.
  3. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  8. ^ 秋田中央交通 高速バス 湯沢-横手-秋田線のご案内. www.akita-chuoukotsu.co.jp (in Japanese). Akita Chuo Kotsu. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  9. ^ 秋田中央交通 公式サイト 高速バス 能代・秋田線のご案内. www.akita-chuoukotsu.co.jp (in Japanese). Akita Chuo Kotsu. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  10. ^ "仙台-秋田(仙秋号)  予約制 | 高速バス | JRバス東北【公式HP】|高速バス 仙台-新宿 3列シート車3000円~". www.jrbustohoku.co.jp (in Japanese). JR Bus Tohoku. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  11. ^ フローラ号(秋田)|高速バス|小田急バス. www.odakyubus.co.jp (in Japanese). Odakyu City Bus. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  12. ^ "秋田-東京・横浜(ドリーム秋田・横浜号) 予約制 | 高速バス | JRバス東北【公式HP】|高速バス 仙台-新宿 3列シート車3000円~". www.jrbustohoku.co.jp (in Japanese). JR Bus Tohoku. Retrieved 2016-02-07.

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