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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).
|Location||Saiwai-cho 1-1-1, Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki-ken 317-0073|
|Line(s)||■ Jōban Line|
|Distance||146.9 km from Nippori|
|Platforms||1 side + 1 island platform|
|Status||Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi)|
|Opened||25 February 1897|
|Previous names||Sukagawa (until 1939)|
|1,2||■ Jōban Line||for Takahagi, Isohara, Iwaki, Tomioka, Namie, Haranomachi, Soma and Sendai|
|2,3||■ Joban Line
( Ueno-Tokyo Line)
|for Katsuta, Mito, Tomobe, Ishioka, Tsuchiura, Ueno, Tokyo and Shinagawa|
|■ Mito Line||for Katsuta, Mito, Tomobe, Kasama, Shimodate, and Oyama|
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.
In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 10,789 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
- Hitachi City Hall
- Hitachi Post Office
- Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
- 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.
Media related to Hitachi Station at Wikimedia Commons
- Station information JR East Station Information (in Japanese)