Yokote Station is a railway station in Yokote, Akita Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Yokote Station is served by both the Ōu Main Line, it is a terminal station for the Kitakami Line and is located 61.1 km from the opposing terminus of the line at Kitakami Station. It is located 228.3 km from the terminus of the Ōu Main Line at Fukushima Station. Yokote Station has a single island platform and two opposed side platforms serving four tracks, although Platform 4 is not in use; the platforms are connected by an overpass. Yokote Station opened on June 15, 1905 as a station on the Japanese Government Railways, serving the town of Yokote, Akita; the Yokosho Railway began operations to the station on August 18, 1918 and the predecessor to the Kitakami line began operations from October 10, 1920. A new station building was completed in November 1924, but was destroyed in American air raids on July 15 and August 5, 1945; the JGR became the Japanese National Railways after World War II.
The Yokosho Line ceased operations on April 20, 1971. A new station building was completed in April 1978. All freight operations were discontinued from November 1986; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987. A new station building was opened in October 2011. Yokote City Office National Route 13 Hiraka General Hospital List of railway stations in Japan JR East Station information
Akaiwa Station is a railway station on the Ōu Main Line in the city of Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Akaiwa Station is served by the Ōu Main Line, is located 14.6 km from the starting point of the line at Fukushima. The station is served by six services in each direction daily, but since December 2012, no trains stop at this station during the winter period; the station consists of an unnumbered island platform serving two tracks. The platform is accessed from the station building via a level crossing. Akaiwa Station opened on 13 October 1910; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987. From 1 December 2012, trains stopped serving this station during the winter period; the station is located in an isolated mountainous area on the Fukushima side of the Itaya Pass. List of railway stations in Japan Official website
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
Yamagata Station is a railway station in Yamagata, Yamagata Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Yamagata Station is served by the following lines. Yamagata Shinkansen Ōu Main Line Senzan Line Aterazawa Line The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office and a View Plaza travel agency. Yamagata Station opened on 11 April 1901. With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East. Yamagata Shinkansen services started on 1 July 1992. From 4 December 1999, Yamagata Shinkansen services were extended to Shinjō Station. In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 10,860 passengers daily; the passenger figures for previous years are as shown below. Yamagata City Office Yamagata Museum of Art Mogami Yoshiaki Historical Museum Yamagata Citizens' Hall Yamagata Gakuin High School Yamagata No. 3 Junior High School Yamagata Station Yamagata Station map
Akita Station is a railway station in Akita, Akita Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Akita Station is served by the following lines. Akita Shinkansen Ōu Main Line Uetsu Main Line Oga Line Komachi Tsugaru Inaho Akita Station is an elevated station, consisting of four island platforms serving eight tracks for regular trains, two bay platforms for the Akita Shinkansen; the station has a View Plaza travel agency. Akita Station opened on 21 October 1902; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987. The station's building was renovated in 1997. In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 11,143 passengers daily; the passenger figures for previous years are as shown below. Akita Station building "Topico" JR Akita Gate Arena Akitaekimae post office AL☆Ve Kanto festival Senshu park For Yokote Station, Jūmonji, Yuzawa Station For Noshiro Station Senshu.
Niwasaka Station is a railway station on the Ōu Main Line in the city of Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Niwasaka Station is served by the Ōu Main Line, is located 6.9 km from the terminus of the line at Fukushima. Niwasaka Station has a single island platform and a single side platform connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station is unattended. Niwasaka Station opened on 15 May 1899; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987. The current station building dates from March 2003. Niwasaka Post Office List of railway stations in Japan Official website