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Otaru Station (小樽駅, Otaru-eki) is a railway station in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan, operated by the Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido). It is numbered "S15".[1]

Otaru Station

小樽駅
Otaru Station front2.jpg
The station frontage in August 2012
LocationOtaru, Hokkaido
Japan
Operated byJR logo (hokkaido).svg JR Hokkaido
Line(s) Hakodate Main Line
Distance252.5 km from Hakodate
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks4
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeS15
History
OpenedJune 28, 1903 (1903-06-28)
Previous namesOtaru Chūō; Takashima Station
Chūō Otaru (until 1920)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2015)8,973 daily
Location
Otaru Station is located in Japan
Otaru Station
Otaru Station
Location within Japan
Entrance hall
Platform

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LinesEdit

Otaru Station is served by the Hakodate Main Line.

Station layoutEdit

The station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks. The station has automated ticket machines, automated turnstiles which accept Kitaca,[2] and a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

PlatformsEdit

1, 2, 4  Hakodate Main Line for Sapporo
for Yoichi, Kutchan and Oshamambe
5  Hakodate Main Line for Sapporo

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Hakodate Main Line
Shioya (S16) Local Minami-Otaru (S14)

HistoryEdit

Otaru Station opened on 28 June 1903.[3] The station name was originally Otaru Chūō Station (小樽中央駅, Otaru Chūō eki). The name was changed on 15 October 1904 to Takashima Station (高島駅, Takashima eki), on 15 December 1905 to Chūō Otaru Station (中央小樽駅, Chūō Otaru eki) and on 15 July 1920 to the present one. From 11 June 1900 to 14 July 1920, present-day Minami-Otaru Station was called Otaru Station.[4]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "JR Hokkaido Route Map" (PDF). Hokkaido Railway Company. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  2. ^ "Service Range Kitaca". JR Hokkaido. Archived from the original on 2016-11-19. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  3. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 184. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.
  4. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 813. ISBN 4533029809.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)

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