JR Hokkaido Increases ‘Airport’ Train Services Between Sapporo and New Chitose Airport Station

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JR Hokkaido has announced that as part of the timetable revision scheduled for March 16, 2024, it will increase the frequency of the ‘Airport’ services between Sapporo and New Chitose Airport Station.

During the daytime hours from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one additional service per hour will be added, bringing the total to six services per hour. The breakdown includes one Special Rapid, two Sectional Rapids, and three Rapids, increasing the transport capacity by 20%. One of the Special Rapid and one of the Rapid services will be direct services to Otaru Station. The newly introduced Sectional Rapids will stop at every station between Kitahiroshima and New Chitose Airport Station.

Special Rapid ‘Airport’ services departing from New Chitose Airport Station at 7 p.m. and in the 11 p.m. hour will be newly established. The last train departing from New Chitose Airport Station will be at 11:21 p.m., which is a 28-minute extension of the last train service. Connections will be made at Minami-Chitose Station for trains heading to Tomakomai Station, and at Sapporo Station for trains going to Iwamizawa and Ainosato Koen Station.

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