Saturday, April 2, 2016

Hokkaido Shinkansen Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station - Japan



New Hakodate Hokuto Station live camera a real-time video by HTB北海道テレビ / HTB Hokkaido Television Broadcasting. (Hokkaido, Japan)

Oshima-Ōno Station (渡島大野駅 Oshima-Ōno-eki) is a railway station on the Hakodate Main Line in Hokuto, Hokkaido, Japan, operated by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido). The station has been rebuilt for the Hokkaido Shinkansen and has been renamed Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station (新函館北斗駅).

The station opened on 10 December 1902, named Hongō Station (本郷駅). It was renamed Oshima-Ōno on 1 April 1942. With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Hokkaido.
Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station under construction, July 2014
The station has been rebuilt and renamed Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station (新函館北斗駅), becoming a stop on the Hokkaido Shinkansen high-speed line, which opened on 26 March 2016. "Relay" shuttle services using three-car 733 series electric trains operate to and from the centrally-located Hakodate Station (approximately 18 km away).

The rebuilt station features large windows and white support pillars modeled after poplar trees near the local Trappist monastery. Ticket vending machines are located on the second floor of the structure. The inside uses a large number of locally sourced cedar lumber and Hokkaido bricks.
The Hokkaido Shinkansen, connecting Honshu, Japan's main island, to the northern island of Hokkaido commenced service on 26 March 2016. Due to the line's extension to Sapporo (under construction), the Oshima-Ōno Station at Hokuto, Hokkaido, has been upgraded into the "New Hakodate-Hokuto Station," and received a bronze Fist of the North Star statue.

Source: Wikipedia

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