- Hakata Station
infobox japan station
caption= Chikushiguchi building
JR Kyushu, JR West, Fukuoka City Subway
Kagoshima Main Line Fukuhoku Yutaka Line Sanyō Shinkansen Hakata Minami Line
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 Shinkansenfrom Osakaends 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.
Fukuoka City SubwayKūkō Line
Kagoshima Main Line
Kyushu Shinkansen(under construction)
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.
* [http://www.urbanrail.net/as/fuku/fukuoka.htm Fukuoka subway] at urbanrail.net
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