Wakkanai Station (稚内駅, Wakkanai-eki) is a railway station on the Sōya Main Line in the city of Wakkanai, Hokkaido, operated by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido). It is the northern terminus of the Sōya Main Line, and is also the northernmost railway station in Japan.
|Location||3-6 Chuo, Wakkanai-shi, Hokkaido|
|Operated by||JR Hokkaido|
|Line(s)||■ Sōya Main Line|
|Distance||259.4 km from Asahikawa|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Opened||26 December 1928|
|Previous names||Wakkanai Minato (until 1939)|
Wakkanai Station has a single side platform.
|1||■ Sōya Main Line||for Asahikawa and Sapporo|
Limited express servicesEdit
Wakkanai is served by the following limited express services in addition to all-stations "Local" services.
|Sōya Main Line|
|Minami-Wakkanai||Limited Express Sōya||Terminus|
|Minami-Wakkanai||Limited Express Sarobetsu||Terminus|
The station opened on 26 December 1926, initially named Wakkanai Minato Station (稚内港駅, lit. "Wakkanai Port Station"). It was renamed Wakkanai on 1 February 1939 at the same time as the original Wakkanai Station was renamed Minami-Wakkanai Station.
It takes about 7 minutes from here to Port of Wakkanai on foot.
It takes about 3 minutes from here to Port of Wakkanai by bus at 700 yen(adult) or 350 yen(children).
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