Oku-nakayama kōgen Station
Oku-nakayama kōgen Station is a railway station on the Iwate Ginga Railway Line in the town of Ichinohe, Iwate Prefecture, operated by the third-sector railway operator Iwate Ginga Railway Company. Oku-nakayama kōgen Station is served by the Iwate Ginga Railway Line, is located 44.4 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Morioka Station and 579.7 kilometers from Tokyo Station. Oku-nakayama kōgen Station has an island platform and a single side platform connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station is staffed. The station opened on 1 September 1891 as Nakayama Station, it was renamed Okunakayama Station on 11 September 1915. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987 and was transferred to the Iwate Ginga Railway on 1 September 2002, it was renamed Oku-nakayama kōgen Station at the same time. In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 355 passengers daily. Okunakayama Post Office List of Railway Stations in Japan Official website
Ichinohe is a town located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 March 2017, the town had an estimated population of 13,029, a population density of 43.4 persons per km2 in 5765 households. The total area of the town is 300.03 square kilometres. Ichinohe is located in far north-central Iwate Prefecture in between the Ōu Mountains and the Kitakami Mountains. 61% of the town’s area is covered in mountains and forest. The Mabechi River flows through the town. Iwate Prefecture Ninohe Hachimantai Kunohe Iwate Kuzumaki Ichinohe has a cold humid continental climate characterized by mild summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall; the average annual temperature in Ichinohe is 8.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1372 mm with September as the wettest month and February as the driest month; the temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 21.6 °C, lowest in January, at around -4.3 °C. Per Japanese census data, the population of Ichinohe has declined over the past 40 years; the area of present-day Ichinohe was part of ancient Mutsu Province, has been settled since at least the Jōmon period.
Many Jōmon and Kofun period remains have been found. Inhabited by the Emishi tribes, the Nihon Shoki describes the penetration of the area by forces of the Yamato dynasty in the Nara period; the area was dominated by the Nanbu clan from the early Muromachi period, was named for one of the nine numbered stockades, or fortified ranches, that established to secure this frontier area. During the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate, the area was under the control of Morioka Domain. In the early Meiji period, the modern town of Ichinohe was created within Ninohe District on April 1, 1889, with the establishment of the modern municipalities system; the neighboring villages of Anetai, Kozuya, Chōkai, Namiuchi were merged with Ichinohe on January 1, 1955. The economy of Ichinohe is based on agriculture. Ichinohe has seven public elementary schools and four public middle schools operated by the town government, two public high schools operated by the Iwate Prefectural Board of Education; the prefecture operates two special education schools.
Iwate Ginga Railway Line Okunakayama-Kōgen - Kotsunagi- Kozuya - Ichinohe Hachinohe Expressway – Ichinohe IC Japan National Route 4 Goshono Site is a park containing extensive Jōmon period remains, including the foundations for numerous pit dwellings. The area is a National Historic Site and has been submitted for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the Jōmon Archaeological Sites in Hokkaidō, Northern Tōhoku, other regions Ōshū Kaidō - a number of sections of the Ōshū Kaidō, an ancient highway linking Kyoto with northern Japan has been preserved within Ichinohe as a National Historic Site > Yasutake Funakoshi – sculptor Media related to Ichinohe, Iwate at Wikimedia Commons Official Website
Tomai Station is a railway station on the Iwate Ginga Railway Line in Ninohe, Iwate Prefecture, operated by the third-sector railway operator Iwate Ginga Railway Company. Tomai Station is served by the Iwate Ginga Railway Line, is located 73.7 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Morioka Station and 609.0 kilometers from Tokyo Station. Tomai Station has two opposed side platforms connected by an underground passage. There is no station building, but only small shelters on the platforms; the station is unattended. The station opened on 1 October 1966; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987, was transferred to the Iwate Ginga Railway on 1 September 2002. In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 143 passengers daily. National Route 4 Mabechi River List of railway stations in Japan Tomai Station information
An island platform is a station layout arrangement where a single platform is positioned between two tracks within a railway station, tram stop or transitway interchange. Island platforms are popular on twin-track routes due to cost-effective reasons, they are useful within larger stations where local and express services for the same direction of travel can be provided from opposite sides of the same platform thereby simplifying transfers between the two tracks. An alternative arrangement is to position side platforms on either side of the tracks; the historical use of island platforms depends upon the location. In the United Kingdom the use of island platforms is common when the railway line is in a cutting or raised on an embankment, as this makes it easier to provide access to the platform without walking across the tracks. Island platforms are necessary for any station with many through platforms. Building small two-track stations with a single island platform instead of two side platforms does have advantages.
Island platforms allow facilities such as shops and waiting rooms to be shared between both tracks rather than being duplicated or present only on one side. An island platform makes it easier for wheelchair users and other people with physical limitations to change services between tracks or access facilities. If the tracks are above or below the entrance level, an island platform layout requires only one staircase and one elevator be built to access the platforms. Building the tracks and entrance at the same level creates a disadvantage. If an island platform is not wide enough to cope with passenger numbers, overcrowding can be a problem. Examples of stations where a narrow island platform has caused safety issues include Clapham Common and Angel on the London Underground. An island platform requires the tracks to diverge around the center platform, extra width is required along the right-of-way on each approach to the station on high-speed lines. Track centers vary for rail systems throughout the world but are 3 to 5 meters.
If the island platform is 6 meters wide, the tracks must slew out by the same distance. While this requirement is not a problem on a new line under construction, it makes building a new station on an existing line impossible without altering the tracks. A single island platform makes it quite difficult to have through tracks, which are between the local tracks. A common configuration in busy locations on high speed lines is a pair of island platforms, with slower trains diverging from the main line so that the main line tracks remain straight. High-speed trains can therefore pass straight through the station, while slow trains pass around the platforms; this arrangement allows the station to serve as a point where slow trains can be passed by faster trains. A variation at some stations is to have the slow and fast pairs of tracks each served by island platforms A rarer layout, present at Mets-Willets Point on the IRT Flushing Line, 34th Street – Penn Station on the IRT Seventh Avenue Line and 34th Street – Penn Station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, uses two side platforms for local services with an island in between for express services.
The purpose of this atypical design was to reduce unnecessary passenger congestion at a station with a high volume of passengers. Since the IRT Seventh Avenue Line and IND Eighth Avenue Line have adjacent express stations at 42nd Street, passengers can make their transfers from local to express trains there, leaving more space available for passengers utilizing intercity rail at Pennsylvania Station; the Willets Point Boulevard station was renovated to accommodate the high volume of passengers coming to the 1939 World's Fair. Many of the stations on the Great Central Railway were constructed in this form; this was. If this happened, the lines would need to be compatible with continental loading gauge, this would mean it would be easy to change the line to a larger gauge, by moving the track away from the platform to allow the wider bodied continental rolling stock to pass while leaving the platform area untouched. Island platforms are a normal sight on Indian railway stations. All railway stations in India consist of island platforms.
In Toronto, 29 subway stations use island platforms. In Sydney, on the Eastern Suburbs Railway and the Epping Chatswood Railway, the twin tunnels are spaced and the tracks can remain at a constant track centres while still leaving room for the island platforms. A slight disadvantage is. In Edmonton, all 18 LRT stations on the Capital Line and Metro Line use island platforms; the Valley Line under construction, utilizes the new low-floor LRT technology, but will only use island platforms on one of the twelve stops along the line. In southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, PATCO uses island platforms in all of its 13 s
Aoyama Station (Iwate)
Aoyama Station is a railway station in the city of Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, operated by the Iwate Ginga Railway. Aoyama Station is served by the Iwate Ginga Railway Line, is located 3.2 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Morioka Station and 538.5 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station. Trains of the Hanawa Line, which terminates at Kōma continue on to Morioka Station, stopping at all intermediate stations, including Aoyama Station. Aoyama Station has two opposed elevated side platforms with the station located underneath; the station is staffed. Aoyama Station was opened on March 18, 2006. In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 3060 passengers daily. Iwate Prefectural Gymnasium Official website
Kintaichi-Onsen Station is a railway stationon the Iwate Ginga Railway Line in the city of Ninohe, Iwate Prefecture, operated by the third-sector railway operator Iwate Ginga Railway Company. Kintaichi-Onsen Station is served by the Iwate Ginga Railway Line, is located 78.4 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Morioka Station and 613.7 kilometers from Tokyo Station. Kintaichi-Onsen Station has one island platform and a single side platform connected to the station building by a footbridge. Kintaichi-Onsen Station opened on 18 October 1909 as Kintaichi Station on the Japanese Government Railways, it was renamed Kintaichi-Onsen Station on 1 February 1987. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987, was transferred to the Iwate Ginga Railway on 1 September 2002. In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 186 passengers daily. Kintaichi Onsen Kintaichi Post Office JR Bus Tohoku For Ninohe Station For Karumai Nanbu Bus For Sannohe For Ichinohe Station via Ninohe Station List of railway stations in Japan Kintaichi-Onsen Station information
Hachinohe Station is a railway station operated by the East Japan Railway Company in Hachinohe, Japan. Hachinohe Station is served by the high-speed Tohoku Shinkansen line between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori, forms the starting point of the Hachinohe Line to Kuji. Local services are operated by the third sector Aoimori Railway on the section of the former JR Tōhoku Main Line between Metoki and Aomori. Hachinohe is an elevated station with one side platform and two island platforms serving five tracks for regular services, two island platforms serving four tracks for Tōhoku Shinkansen services; the station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. The station began operation as Shiriuchi Station on the Nippon Railway on September 1, 1891. Construction of a railroad close to the coast was opposed by the Imperial Japanese Army for defensive purposes, so the station was constructed at a considerable distance inland from the town center; the Hachinohe Line began operations on January 1894 from Hachinohe Station.
The Nippon Railway was nationalized on November 1, 1906, Shiriuchi Station became a station on the Japanese Government Railways, which became the Japanese National Railways after World War II. From 1929 to 1969, the now-defunct Nambu Railway had its terminus at Shiriuchi Station. On April 1, 1971, Shiriuchi Station was renamed Hachinohe Station; the station named Hachinohe Station was renamed Hon-Hachinohe Station. Freight operations were transferred to the Hachinohe Freight Terminal that year, were discontinued from 1986. With the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the operational control of JR East. A new station building was opened on July 1, 2002, Tōhoku Shinkansen services began operation from December 12, 2002, with operations of the Tōhoku Main Line from Hachinohe to the border of Iwate Prefecture transferred to the new Aoimori Railway. Following the opening of the Tōhoku Shinkansen extension to Shin-Aomori on December 4, 2010, all Tōhoku Main Line local services through the station were transferred to the Aoimori Railway.
In fiscal 2015, the JR East portion of the station was used by an average of 4,491 passengers daily. JR Bus Tōhoku For Lake Towada Nanbu Bus For Gonohe For Konakano Bus Center via Yōka-machi Towada Kanko Bus For Towada via Shimoda and Rokunohe For Mikka-machi Hachonohe City Bus For Asahigaoka Bus office via Mikka-machi Sirius.