Hirosaki-Higashikōmae Station is a railway station in Hirosaki, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kōnan Railway Company. Hirosaki-Higashikōmae Station is served by the Kōnan Railway Kōnan Line, lies 0.9 kilometers from the northern terminus of the line at Hirosaki, Hirosaki-Higashikōmae Station has a one side platform serving a single bi-directional track. The station building is attended during normal working hours; the station opened on September 7, 1927 as a simple stop named Matsumori-chō Stop. It became a full station from March 18, 1929, renamed Minami-Hirosaki Station on June 17 of the same year. On April 1, 1988, the station was renamed Higashi-Kōgyōkōmae Station, it was renamed Hirosaki-Higashikōmae Station on April 1, 2005. Hirosaki-Higashi High School Hirosaki Athletic Park and Sports Recreation Centre List of railway stations in Japan Official website Location map
Hiraka Station is a railway station in Hirosaki, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kōnan Railway Company. Hiraka Station is served by the Kōnan Railway Kōnan Line, lies 7.5 kilometers from the northern terminus of the line at Hirosaki, Hiraka Station has a two opposed side platforms with an elevated station building. The station is staffed and serves as the operational headquarters for the Kōnan Line. Hiraka Station was opened on September 7, 1927. Freight operations were discontinued in 1984. Wicket gate operation was turned over to a separate company in October 1985. A new station building was completed in December 1986. On June 12, 2007, an accident occurred at Hiraka Station. Former Hiraka Town Hall Hiraka Post Office List of railway stations in Japan Official website Location map
MARS (ticket reservation system)
MARS, which stands for Multi Access seat Reservation System, is a train ticket reservation system used by the railway companies of former Japanese National Railways Japan Railways Group and travel agencies in Japan. The host of the system is located in Kokubunji and managed by Railway Information Systems Co. Ltd. a JR Group company jointly owned by the seven members of the group. Ticket offices at JR stations equipped with MARS terminals are called Midori no Madoguchi, selling tickets for all JR Group trains with reserved seats beginning one month prior to the ride; the MARS-1 system was created by Mamoru Hosaka, Yutaka Ohno, others at the Japanese National Railways' R&D Institute, was built in 1958. It was the world's first seat reservation system for trains; the MARS-1 was capable of reserving seat positions, was controlled by a transistor computer with a central processing unit consisting of a thousand transistors. The latest version of MARS uses the MARS 501 system, introduced in 2002. JR Systems
In the United Kingdom and in Australia, a bay platform is a dead-end railway platform at a railway station that has through lines. It is normal for bay platforms to be shorter. Bay and island platforms are so named because they resemble the geographic features of the same name. Examples of stations with bay platforms include Carlisle railway station. Chicago's CTA O'Hare Airport Station features a bay platform with one track on the bay and a track on each side of the platform; the Hoboken and 33 St Stations on the PATH train line have bay platforms. Ferry Avenue on the PATCO Speedline has a bay platform. However, in the New York City Subway, such platforms are thought of as side or island platforms connected at the ends, rather than bay platforms. Trains which use a bay platform have to reverse direction and depart in the direction from which they arrived. Dock platforms are similar to bay platforms but are shorter and used to unload freight
Aomori Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tōhoku region. The capital is the city of Aomori; until the Meiji Restoration, the area of Aomori prefecture was known as the northern part of Mutsu Province. During the Edo period the Hirosaki clan began building a seaport at the current city of Aomori. There were green woods near the city; these green woods called. The prefecture came into existence in 1871; the town of Aomori was established in 1889. The town was incorporated as a city in 1898 with a population of 28,000. On May 3, 1910, a fire broke out in the Yasukata district. Fanned by strong winds, the fire devastated the whole city; the conflagration injured a further 160 residents. It destroyed burnt 19 storage sheds and 157 warehouses. At 10:30 p.m. on July 28, 1945, a squadron of American B29 bombers bombed over 90% of the city. Radio Aomori made its first broadcast in 1951. Four years the first fish auctions were held. 1958 saw the completion of the Municipal Fish Market as well as the opening of the Citizen's Hospital.
In the same year, the Tsugaru Line established a rail connection with Minmaya Village at the tip of the peninsula. Various outlying towns and villages were incorporated into the growing city and with the absorption of Nonai Village in 1962, Aomori became the largest city in the prefecture. In March 1985, after 23 years of labor and a financial investment of 700 billion yen, the Seikan Tunnel linked the islands of Honshū and Hokkaidō, thereby becoming the longest tunnel of its kind in the world. Three years on March 13, railroad service was inaugurated on the Tsugaru Kaikyo Line; that same day saw the end of the Seikan ferry rail service. During their 80 years of service, the familiar ferries of the Seikan line sailed between Aomori and Hakodate some 720,000 times, carrying 160 million passengers. In April 1993, Aomori Public College opened. In August 1994, Aomori City made an "Education and Friendship Exchange Pact" with Kecskemét in Hungary. One year a similar treaty was signed with Pyongtaek in South Korea, cultural exchange activities began with exchanges of woodblock prints and paintings.
In April 1995, Aomori Airport began offering regular international air service to Seoul, South Korea, Khabarovsk, Russia. In June 2007, four North Korean defectors reached Aomori Prefecture, after having been at sea for six days, marking the second known case where defectors have reached Japan by boat. In March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck Japan on the east coast. The northeastern coast of Aomori Prefecture was affected by the resulting tsunami. Buildings along harbors were damaged along with boats thrown about in the streets. Aomori prefecture's climate is cool for the most part, it has four distinct seasons with an average temperature of 10 °C. Variations in climate exist between the western parts of the prefecture; this is in part due to the Ōu Mountains that divide the two regions. The western side is subject to heavy monsoons and little sunshine which results in heavy snowfall during the winter; the eastern side receives little sunlight during the summer months, June through August, with temperatures staying low.
The lowest recorded temperature during the winter is -9.3 °C, the highest recorded temperature during the summer is 33.1 °C. Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on Honshu and faces Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, it borders Iwate in the south. Oma, at the northwestern tip of the axe-shaped Shimokita Peninsula, is the northernmost point of Honshu; the Shimokita and Tsugaru Peninsulas enclose Mutsu Bay. Between those peninsulas lies the Natsudomari Peninsula, the northern end of the Ōu Mountains; the three peninsulas are prominently visible in a stylized map. Lake Towada, a crater lake, straddles Aomori's boundary with Akita. Oirase River flows easterly from Lake Towada; the Shirakami Mountains are located in western Aomori and contain the last of the virgin beech tree forest, home to over 87 species of birds. As of April 1, 2012, 12% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely Towada-Hachimantai National Park. Ten cities are located in Aomori Prefecture: These are the towns and villages in each district: Aomori Prefecture is host to the Misawa Air Base, the only combined, joint U.
S. service installation in the western Pacific servicing Army and Air Force, as well as the Japan Self-Defense Forces. On 20 February 2018 a U. S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet caught fire in flight; the pilot dumped two fuel tanks into Lake Ogawarako in northern Aomori Prefecture. Like much of the Tōhoku Region, Aomori Prefecture remains dominated by traditional industries such as farming and fishing. Aomori Prefecture is Japan's largest producer of apples. Aomori boasts being the home to Hakkōda cattle, a rare, region-specific breed of Japanese Shorthorn; the town of Gonohe has a long history as a breeding center for horses of exceptional quality, popular among the samurai. With the decline of the samurai, Gonohe's horses continued to be bred for their meat; the lean horse meat is coveted as a delicacy when served in its raw form, known as Basashi. The Aomori coast along
Namioka Station is a railway station on the JR East northern Ōu Main Line located in the city of Aomori, Aomori Prefecture Japan. Namioka Station is served by the Ōu Main Line, is located 462.1 km from the southern terminus of the line at Fukushima. The station has one side platform and one island platform serving three tracks, connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. Aomori municipal Bus For Aomori Station via Daishaka and Shinjō For Aomori Station via Aomori Airport Konan Bus For Kuroishi Station via Hongō For Kuroishi Station via Tobinai and Mayajiri Namioka Station was opened on 7 December 1894 as a station on the Japanese Government Railway, the predecessor to the Japan National Railways in former Namioka village. With the privatization of the JNR on 1 April 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East. A new station building was completed in November 2009. In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 979 passengers daily.
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