Hitachi Station

Hitachi Station (日立駅, Hitachi-eki) is a railway station located in the city of Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is also a freight depot for the Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight).

Hitachi Station

日立駅
JR Hitachi sta 002.jpg
Hitachi Station, February 2012
LocationSaiwai-cho 1-1-1, Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki-ken 317-0073
Japan
Coordinates36°35′25″N 140°39′42″E / 36.5902°N 140.6616°E / 36.5902; 140.6616Coordinates: 36°35′25″N 140°39′42″E / 36.5902°N 140.6616°E / 36.5902; 140.6616
Operated by
Line(s) Jōban Line
Distance146.9 km from Nippori
Platforms1 side + 1 island platform
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened25 February 1897
Previous namesSukagawa (until 1939)
Passengers
FY201910,789 daily
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Hitachi-Taga
(limited service)
toward Shinagawa
Hitachi Takahagi
(limited service)
toward Sendai
Hitachi-Taga
toward Shinagawa
Tokiwa Takahagi
Terminus
Jōban Line
Local-Futsuu
Ogitsu
toward Sendai
Location
Hitachi Station is located in Ibaraki Prefecture
Hitachi Station
Hitachi Station
Location within Ibaraki Prefecture
Hitachi Station is located in Japan
Hitachi Station
Hitachi Station
Hitachi Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Hitachi Station is served by the Jōban Line, and is located 146.9 km from the official starting point of the line at Nippori Station.

Station layoutEdit

The station is an elevated station with one side platform and one island platform. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

PlatformsEdit

1,2  Jōban Line for Takahagi, Isohara, Iwaki, Tomioka, Namie, Haranomachi, Soma and Sendai
2,3  Joban Line
(JU Ueno-Tokyo Line)
for Katsuta, Mito, Tomobe, Ishioka, Tsuchiura, Ueno, Tokyo and Shinagawa
 Mito Line for Katsuta, Mito, Tomobe, Kasama, Shimodate, and Oyama

HistoryEdit

Hitachi Station was opened on 25 February 1897 as Sukegawa Station (助川駅) . It was renamed to its present name on 20 October 1939. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987. The current station building was completed in April 2012.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 10,789 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2019年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2019)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hitachi Station at Wikimedia Commons