Aizu-Wakamatsu Station is a railway station in the city of Aizuwakamatsu, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. It is the main station for Aizu-Wakamatsu and surrounding areas; the station has a freight terminal operated by Japan Freight Railway Company. Aizu-Wakamatsu Station is served by the East Japan Railway Company Banetsu West Line and is 64.6 kilometers from the terminus of that line at Kōriyama. It is the terminal station from the JE East Tadami Line. Most trains of the Aizu Railway Aizu Line, which terminates at Nishi-Wakamatsu, continue on to Aizu-Wakamatsu Station using the JR East tracks. In the forecourt of the station there is taxi rank and car park; the station building, located on the eastern side of the tracks, contains a gift shop, travel agency, Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. Aizu-Wakamatsu Station has five platforms. Platform 1 and 2 are bay platforms. Platform 1 is inside the ticket gate and most trains to Koriyama depart from here. Moving westward there is a storage track platforms 2 and 3.
The tracks at platform 1 and 2 are a dead end and an overhead walkway at the end connects platforms 2/3 to platform 1 and the rest of the station. Platforms 4 and 5 are accessed via a footbridge; the station opened on July 1899, as Wakamatsu Station of the Ganetsu Railway. On May 21, 1917, the station was renamed Aizu-Wakamatsu; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on April 1, 1987. In fiscal 2017, the JR portion of the station was used by an average of 2669 passengers daily; the passenger figures for previous years are as shown below. There is a webcam installed by NTT East on the walkway between platforms 1 and 2/3; this gives a view of trains using platforms 1 and 2. The camera provides both sound using a 512 kbit/s stream; the webcam was discontinued as of 31/3/2017. Aizuwakamatsu Fire Station Aizu Bus Ekimae Terminal National Route 118 Yume Kaido Aizu.
A train station, railway station, railroad station, or depot is a railway facility or area where trains stop to load or unload passengers or freight. It consists of at least one track-side platform and a station building providing such ancillary services as ticket sales and waiting rooms. If a station is on a single-track line, it has a passing loop to facilitate traffic movements; the smallest stations are most referred to as "stops" or, in some parts of the world, as "halts". Stations elevated. Connections may be available to intersecting rail lines or other transport modes such as buses, trams or other rapid transit systems. In British English, traditional usage favours railway station or station though train station, perceived as an Americanism, is now about as common as railway station in writing. In British usage, the word station is understood to mean a railway station unless otherwise qualified. In American English, the most common term in contemporary usage is train station. In North America, the term depot is sometimes used as an alternative name for station, along with the compound forms train depot, railway depot, railroad depot, but applicable for goods, the term depot is not used in reference to vehicle maintenance facilities in American English.
The world's first recorded railway station was The Mount on the Oystermouth Railway in Swansea, which began passenger service in 1807, although the trains were horsedrawn rather than by locomotives. The two-storey Mount Clare station in Baltimore, which survives as a museum, first saw passenger service as the terminus of the horse-drawn Baltimore and Ohio Railroad on 22 May 1830; the oldest terminal station in the world was Crown Street railway station in Liverpool, built in 1830, on the locomotive hauled Liverpool to Manchester line. As the first train on the Liverpool-Manchester line left Liverpool, the station is older than the Manchester terminal at Liverpool Road; the station was the first to incorporate a train shed. The station was demolished in 1836 as the Liverpool terminal station moved to Lime Street railway station. Crown Street station was converted to a goods station terminal; the first stations had little in the way of amenities. The first stations in the modern sense were on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, opened in 1830.
Manchester's Liverpool Road Station, the second oldest terminal station in the world, is preserved as part of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. It resembles a row of Georgian houses. Early stations were sometimes built with both passenger and goods facilities, though some railway lines were goods-only or passenger-only, if a line was dual-purpose there would be a goods depot apart from the passenger station. Dual-purpose stations can sometimes still be found today, though in many cases goods facilities are restricted to major stations. In rural and remote communities across Canada and the United States, passengers wanting to board the train had to flag the train down in order for it to stop; such stations were known as "flag stops" or "flag stations". Many stations date from the 19th century and reflect the grandiose architecture of the time, lending prestige to the city as well as to railway operations. Countries where railways arrived may still have such architecture, as stations imitated 19th-century styles.
Various forms of architecture have been used in the construction of stations, from those boasting grand, Baroque- or Gothic-style edifices, to plainer utilitarian or modernist styles. Stations in Europe tended to follow British designs and were in some countries, like Italy, financed by British railway companies. Stations built more often have a similar feel to airports, with a simple, abstract style. Examples of modern stations include those on newer high-speed rail networks, such as the Shinkansen in Japan, THSR in Taiwan, TGV lines in France and ICE lines in Germany. Stations have staffed ticket sales offices, automated ticket machines, or both, although on some lines tickets are sold on board the trains. Many stations include a convenience store. Larger stations have fast-food or restaurant facilities. In some countries, stations may have a bar or pub. Other station facilities may include: toilets, left-luggage, lost-and-found and arrivals boards, luggage carts, waiting rooms, taxi ranks, bus bays and car parks.
Larger or manned stations tend to have a greater range of facilities including a station security office. These are open for travellers when there is sufficient traffic over a long enough period of time to warrant the cost. In large cities this may mean facilities available around the clock. A basic station might only have platforms, though it may still be distinguished from a halt, a stopping or halting place that may not have platforms. Many stations, either larger or smaller, offer interchange with local transportation. In many African, South American countries, Asian countries, stations are used as a place for public markets and other informal businesses; this is true on tourist routes or stations near tourist destinations. As well as providing services for passengers and loading facilities for goods, stations can sometimes have locomotive and rolling stock depots (usually with facilities for storing and refuelling rolling stock an
Kuroiso Station is a railway station on the Utsunomiya Line in Nasushiobara, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. This station serves as the terminal station for two subsections of the JR East Tohoku Main Line, connecting the Utsunomiya Line and the Southern Tōhoku Main Line, it lies 163.3 km from the starting point of the line at Tokyo. This station has one side platform and two island platforms serving a total of five tracks; the platforms are connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. Kuroiso Station began operation on December 1886 as a station of Nippon Railway; the Nippon Railway was nationalized on November 1, 1906, the station became a JGR station From June 1, 1949, the station came under the control of the JNR. The portion of the Utsunomiya Line from Hōshakuji - Kuroiso was electrified on May 22, 1959, the section from Kuroiso - Shiroishi was electrified on July 1, 1959. With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.
The station, located in the former city of Kuroiso, sits in front of a street lined with several local cafes and businesses. Having a bus terminal, it serves as a gateway to the neighboring town of Nasu, known in Japan for its mountain hot springs and as the location of the Nasu Imperial Villa. List of railway stations in Japan JR East station information
Nihonmatsu Station is a railway station on the Tōhoku Main Line in the city of Nihonmatsu, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Nihonmatsu Station is served by the Tōhoku Main Line, is located 250.3 km from the official starting point of the line at Tokyo. The station has two opposed side platforms connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office. Nihonmatsu Station opened on December 15, 1887; the present station building was completed in September 1976. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on April 1, 1987. In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 1,905 passengers daily. Nihonmatsu City Hall Nihonmatsu Culture Center Nihonmatsu Post Office Nihonmatsu Concert Hall National Route 4 List of Railway Stations in Japan Official website
Tōhoku Main Line
The Tōhoku Main Line is a 575.7 km long railway line in Japan operated by the East Japan Railway Company. Although the line starts from Tokyo Station in Chiyoda, most of the long-distance trains begin at Ueno Station in Taitō, pass through such cities as Saitama, Utsunomiya and Sendai, before reaching the end of the line in Morioka; the line extended to Aomori, but was truncated upon the extension of the Tōhoku Shinkansen beyond Morioka, which parallels the Tōhoku Main Line. The 159.9 km long portion of the line between Ueno Station and Kuroiso Station in Nasushiobara, Tochigi is referred to as the Utsunomiya Line. A portion of the Tōhoku Main Line is shared with the Keihin-Tōhoku Line and the Saikyō Line; these lists are separated by service patterns provided on the Tōhoku Main Line. The section between Ueno and Kuroiso is known as the Utsunomiya Line. ●: All rapid trains stop *: Some rapid trains stop |: All rapid trains pass A: Aterui H: Hamayuri ●: All rapid trains stop |: All rapid trains pass KiHa 100 series E531 series EMUs 701 series EMUs 719 series EMUs E721 series/ SAT721 series EMUs HB-E210 series DMUs - Senseki-Tohoku Line 701 series EMUs The construction of the Tōhoku Main Line began in the Kantō region and extended to the north end of Honshu, the city of Aomori.
It is one of oldest railway lines in Japan, with construction beginning in the late 19th century. Until November 1, 1906, the current Tōhoku Main Line was run by a private company Nippon Railway. In 1883, the first segment between Ueno and Kumagaya opened. In 1885, it was extended to Utsunomiya. Following construction of the Tone River Bridge in 1886, Utsunomiya and Ueno were directly connected; the line extended further to the north. In 1891, the segment between Morioka and Aomori opened, creating the longest continuous railway line in Japan. After 1906, the line was nationalized and became the Tohoku Main Line operated by the Ministry of Railways; when Tokyo Station opened in 1925, the Tōhoku Main Line was extended from Ueno to the new station. Until the 1950s, this segment was used and many trains ran through both the Tōkaidō Main Line and Tohoku Main Line. However, when the Tohoku Shinkansen opened, it occupied land used for the tracks of mid and long-distance Tohoku Main Line trains; as a result, only a small number of commuter lines such as the Keihin-Tohoku Line now operate to Tokyo from the north, making Tokyo Station's status as part of the Tōhoku Main Line somewhat circumspect.
This is set to change in March 2015 when the under-construction Ueno-Tokyo Line is completed, facilitating through service between the Tōkaidō Line and the Utsunomiya and Joban Lines. In 2002, the Tohoku Shinkansen was extended from Morioka to Hachinohe and the operations of the local track segment between those two cities was turned over to Iwate Ginga Railway and Aoimori Railway. With the extension of the Tōhoku Shinkansen to Shin-Aomori station in 2010, the segment between Hachinohe and Aomori was delegated to the Aoimori Railway Company; the shortened Tōhoku Main Line is now the second-longest line in Japan, after the Sanin Main Line. The Tokyo to Omiya section was double-tracked between 1892 and 1896, extended to Furukawa in 1908, Koyama the following year, to Utsunomiya in 1913; the Iwanuma - Sendai - Iwakiri section was double-tracked between 1920 & 1923 and the Utsunomiya - Iwanuma section between 1959 and 1964. The Iwakiri - Morioka - Aomori section was double-tracked between 1951 and 1968, including the 17 km realigned section between Iwakiri and Atago in 1962.
The 7 km Tokyo to Tabata section was electrified at 1,500 V DC in 1909, extended to Akabane in 1928, Omiya in 1932 and Kuroiso in 1959. Electrification was continued north at 20 kV AC, reaching Fukushima in 1960, Sendai in 1961, Morioka in 1965, Aomori in 1968. Hasuda Station: The Bushu Railway operated a 17 km line to Kamine from 1924 until 1938. Mamada Station: A 2 km 610 mm gauge handcar line to Omoigawa operated between 1899 and 1917. Hoshakuji Station: A 12 km line servicing the Utsunomiya Army Airfield operated between 1942 and 1945. Ujiie Station: An 8 km 610 mm gauge handcar line operated to Kitsuregawa between 1902 and 1918. Yaita Station: The Tobu Railway opened the 24 km 762 mm gauge Tobu Yaita Line to Shin Takatoku on 1 March 1924; the line was converted to 1,067 mm gauge in 1929, closed on 30 June 1959. Nishi-Nasuno Station: A 15 km line was opened by the Shiobara Railway to Shiobara in 1912; the line was electrified at 550 V DC in 1921, closed in 1936. The Higashino Railway opened a 24 km line to Nasu Ogawa between 1918 and 1924, the line closing in 1968.
At Otawara Station, it connected with the 762 mm horse-drawn tramway mentioned below for the three years they were both open. A 5 km 762 mm gauge handcar line to Otawara opened in 1908. In 1917, it was converted to a horse-drawn tramway, but closed in 1921. At Otawara Station, it connected with the Higashino Railway line mentioned above. Shirakawa Station: A 23 km line to Iwaki Tanakura was opened by the Shirotana Railway in 1916; the line was nationalised in 1941, closed in 1944. Plans to reopen the line in 1953 resulted in a decision to convert the line to a dedicated busway, which opened in 1957. Koriyama Station: The Fukushima Prefectural Government operated a 13 km 762 mm gauge line to Miharu between 1891 and 1914. Matsukawa Station: A 12 km line to Iwashiro Kawamata operated from
Shirakawa Station is a railway station on the Tōhoku Main Line in the city of Shirakawa, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Shirakawa Station is served by the Tōhoku Main Line, is located 188.2 rail kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Tokyo Station. Shirakawa Station has one island platform connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office. Shirakawa Station opened on July 16, 1887; the Hakuho Line connecting Shirakawa with Iwaki-Tanakura operated from this station from 1916-1944. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on April 1, 1987. In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 665 passengers daily. Shirakawa City Hall Shirakawa Post Office Shiroyama Park National Route 4 National Route 289 National Route 294 List of Railway Stations in Japan Media related to Shirakawa Station at Wikimedia Commons Official website
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