Sasakino Station is a railway station on the Ōu Main Line in the city of Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Sasakino Station is served by the Ōu Main Line and is located 3.8 km from the terminus of the line at Fukushima. The station has a single island platform connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station is unattended. The station opened on 15 August 1919, it was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987. National Route 13 List of railway stations in Japan Official website
Fujisaki is a town in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 September 2016, the town had an estimated population of 15,172 in 5943 households, a population density of 410 persons per km²; the total area of the town is 37.29 square kilometres. Fujisaki occupies the flatlands within Minamitsugaru District of south-central Aomori; the town has a cold humid continental climate characterized by warm short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Fujisaki is 10.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1288 mm with September as the wettest month; the temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.0 °C, lowest in January, at around -1.8 °C. Aomori Kuroishi Hirosaki Kitatsugaru District Itayanagi Minamitsugaru District Inakadate Per Japanese census data, the population of Fujisaki has decreased over the past 40 years. During the Edo period, the area around Fujisaki was controlled by the Tsugaru clan of Hirosaki Domain. After the Meiji Restoration, it became part of Minamitsugaru District.
On May 20, 1923, Fujisaki attained town status. On February 1, 1955, Fujisaki merged with neighboring Junisato Village, it annexed a portion of Itayanagi Village on August 10, 1956. On January 1, 2006, it merged with the neighboring town of Tokiwa. On September 1, 2007, a portion of the Namioka part of Aomori merged into Fujisaki; the economy of Fujisaki is dependent on agriculture, notably rice and horticulture. The Fuji apple was developed here Fujisaki has three public elementary schools and two public junior high schools operated by the town government, one public high school operated by the Aomori Prefectural Board of Education. East Japan Railway Company - Ōu Main Line Kita-Tokiwa East Japan Railway Company - Gonō Line Fujisaki - Hayashizaki National Route 7 National Route 339 Taro Kimura, politician Official website
Hirosaki Station is a railway station in the city of Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company and the private railway operator Kōnan Railway. It is a freight terminal for the Japan Freight Railway Company. Hirosaki Station is served by the Ōu Main Line, is located 447.1 km from the southern starting point of the Ōu Main Line at Fukushima. Although the terminus of the Gonō Line is at Kawabe, most trains continue on to terminate at Hirosaki for ease of connections, it forms the terminus of the 16.8 km private Kōnan Railway Kōnan Line to Kuroishi. Hirosaki Station is served by the following limited express train services. Tsugaru Akebono overnight sleeper service Nihonkai overnight sleeper service Hirosaki Station is an elevated station; the JR portion has a single side platform and an island platform, serving three tracks, the Kōnan Railway has a bay platform serving another two tracks. The station has a JR East Midori View Plaza travel agency. Hirosaki Station opened on December 1, 1894.
On September 7, 1927, the Konan Railway began operations at Hirosaki Station. The station building was again reconstructed in 1981 to incorporate a shopping center. With the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the operational control of JR East. A new station building was completed in December 2004. In fiscal 2016, the JR East station was used by an average of 4,575 passengers daily; the Konan Railway station was used by an average of 2,851 passengers daily in fiscal 2011. The JR East passenger figures for previous years are as shown below. Hirosaki Post office Hirosakiekimae Post Office Hirosaki Bus terminal Kōnan Bus For Karekitaira via Dake hot spring For Fujishiro via Hamanomashi or Komagoshi For Goshogawara Station via Fujisaki and Tsuruta For Namioka via Fujisaki For Kuroishi Station via Inakadate For Koguriyama via Hirosaki University For Sōma via Akudo For Tashiro via Kuniyoshi For Aomori Airport Jodel For Morioka Station List of Railway Stations in Japan JR East station information page Konan Railway station information
Fukushima Station (Fukushima)
Fukushima Station is a railway station in the city of Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The station is the terminus for the JR East Yamagata Shinkansen, Ōu Main Line, as well as the third-sector Abukuma Express Line and operated Fukushima Kotsu Iizaka Line. JR East Tohoku Shinkansen Yamagata Shinkansen Tōhoku Main Line Ōu Main Line Abukuma Express Abukuma Express Line Fukushima Transportation Iizaka Line The station is separated into an east and a west section. Within the area after entering the ticket gates, the opposite sections of the station are accessible via a pedestrian tunnel that runs over the tracks. Outside of the ticketed area, pedestrians must use an underground tunnel to access the opposite section. Cyclists and other vehicles must utilize the bridges to either the south of the station. All lines, except for the Abukuma Express Line and the Iizaka Line, are accessible through the main entrance of the East or West sections of the station; the Abukuma Express Line and the Iizaka Line have a separate entrance on the Northeast side of the station.
The JR portion of the station uses one side platform, one island platform and one bay platform to serve a total of six tracks for regular trains, two elevated island platforms for Shinkansen operations. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office; the Abukuma Express Line and the Fukushima Kōtsū Iizaka Line share a single island platform. Nippon Railway opened Fukushima Station and the railway between Kōriyama Station and Shiogama Station on December 15, 1887; this railway was nationalized and named the Tōhoku Main Line. The government railways opened the railway named the Ōu Main Line, between Fukushima Station and Yonezawa Station on May 15, 1899; the Iizaka Line was opened on April 1924 by Fukushima Iizaka Electric Tramway. The Tōhoku Shinkansen opened on June 23, 1982 and the Abukuma Express Line opened on July 1, 1988. Through services between the Tōhoku Shinkansen and the Ōu Main Line, under the name Yamagata Shinkansen, began on July 1, 1992. For Minamisōma, Haranomachi Station, Kashima Station For Sōma For Nihonmatsu, Koriyama Women's University, Kōriyama Station For Nihonmatsu, Iwaki Station, Iwaki-Taira Velodrome For Nihonmatsu, Aizu-Wakamatsu Station, Aizuwakamatsu Castle For Sendai Station Abukuma.
Fukushima Station is located in the centre of the city of Fukushima. List of railway stations in Japan JR East Station information Abukuma Express Station information Fukushima Kōtsū Station information
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
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
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.