Hakata Station


Hakata Station

infobox japan station
namerom= Hakata
name= 博多


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caption= Chikushiguchi building
pref= Fukuoka
city= Fukuoka
ward= Hakata
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open= 1889
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operator= JR Kyushu, JR West,
Fukuoka City Subway
line= Kagoshima Main Line
Fukuhoku Yutaka Line
Sanyō Shinkansen
Hakata Minami Line
Kūkō Line
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Hakata Station (博多駅, "Hakata-eki") is the main railway terminal of the city of Fukuoka, Japan. It is the largest and busiest station on Kyūshū, and is a gateway to other cities in Kyūshū for travellers from Honshū. The Sanyō Shinkansen from Osaka ends at this station. It is located in Hakata-ku. The station is currently being rebuilt with the main building having been torn down and a new, larger station building as well as office buildings and new platforms under construction. The Hakata station reconstruction project is scheduled to be completed by 2011.

Lines

*Fukuoka City Subway Kūkō Line
*Fukuhoku-Yutaka Line
*Hakata-Minami Line
*Kagoshima Main Line
*Kyushu Shinkansen (under construction)
*Sanyō Shinkansen

History

* December 11, 1889: Opened. The original station building was about 600m north of the current position.
* December 1, 1963: Station reconstructed in present form raised above street level.
* March 10, 1975: Sanyō Shinkansen services begun.
* March 22, 1983: Temporary Fukuoka City Subway station opened.
* March 3, 1985: Current Fukuoka City Subway station opened.

Adjacent stations

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Gallery

ee also

* Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

References

* [http://www.urbanrail.net/as/fuku/fukuoka.htm Fukuoka subway] at urbanrail.net


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