Kitakami Station

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Kitakami Station

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East side of Kitakami Station in August 2007
Location1-1-2 Odori, Kitakami-shi, Iwate-ken 024-0061
Coordinates39°16′56″N 141°07′20″E / 39.282198°N 141.122346°E / 39.282198; 141.122346Coordinates: 39°16′56″N 141°07′20″E / 39.282198°N 141.122346°E / 39.282198; 141.122346
Operated by
Distance487.5 km from Tokyo
Platforms2 island + 2 side platforms
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened1 November 1890
Previous namesKurozawajiri Station (until 1954)
Passengers (FY2015)3,765 daily
Kitakami Station is located in Japan
Kitakami Station
Kitakami Station
Location within Japan

Kitakami Station (北上駅, Kitakami-eki) is a railway station in the city of Kitakami, Iwate, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East), with a freight terminal operated by the Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight).


Kitakami Station is served by the Tōhoku Shinkansen high-speed line from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori, and also by local services on the Tōhoku Main Line and Kitakami Line, it is located 487.5 kilometers from the starting point of the Tōhoku Main Line at Tokyo Station[1] and is also a terminus for the Kitakami Line.

Station layout[edit]

The shinkansen platforms in September 2009

The local portion of Kitakami Station has an island platform and a single side platform. However, the side platform is cut, forming a partial bay platform, so that the platform effectively serves two tracks; the Tōhoku Shinkansen portion of the station has an island platform and a single side platform serving three tracks. All of the platforms are elevated; the station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


0  Kitakami Line for Hottoyuda and Yokote
 Tohoku Main Line for Hanamaki, Yahaba, and Morioka (starting trains only)
1  Kitakami Line for Hotto-Yuda and Yokoke
 Tohoku Main Line for Morioka, Yahaba, and Morioka (starting trains only)
for Mizusawa, Hiraizumi, and Ichinoseki (starting trains only)
2  Tohoku Main Line for Hanamaki, Yahaba, and Morioka
3  Tohoku Main Line for Mizusawa, Hiraizumi, and Ichinoseki
11  Tohoku Shinkansen spare platform
12  Tohoku Shinkansen for Morioka, Shin-Aomori, and Akita
13  Tohoku Shinkansen for Sendai, and Tokyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tohoku Shinkansen
  Hayabusa[* 1]   Shin-Hanamaki
Mizusawa-Esashi   Yamabiko   Shin-Hanamaki
Tohoku Main Line
Rokuhara - Murasakino
Kitakami Line
Terminus - Yanagihara
  1. ^ Most Hayabusa services pass non-stop through this station.


The station opened on 1 November 1890 as Kurozawajiri Station (黒沢尻駅).[1] It was renamed Kitakami Station on 10 November 1954;[1] the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.[1] Services on the Tohoku Shinkansen commenced 30 March 1996.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 3,765 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Kitakami City Hall
  • Hotel Mets Kitakami
  • Kitakami Post office
  • Hotel CityPlaza Kitakami

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 411. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.

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