Kominato Station

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Kominato Station

小湊駅
Kominato Station 8 February 2018.jpg
Kominato Station in February 2018
LocationKominato, Hiranai-machi, Higashitsugaru-gun, Aomori-ken 039-3321
Japan
Coordinates40°55′46.86″N 140°57′14.06″E / 40.9296833°N 140.9539056°E / 40.9296833; 140.9539056Coordinates: 40°55′46.86″N 140°57′14.06″E / 40.9296833°N 140.9539056°E / 40.9296833; 140.9539056
Operated byAoimori Logo.jpeg Aoimori Railway
Line(s) Aoimori Railway Line
Distance94.5 km from Metoki
27.4 km from Aomori
Platforms1 island + 1 side platform
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
from 6:30 am to 3:10 pm
WebsiteOfficial website
History
OpenedSeptember 1, 1891
Location
Kominato Station is located in Aomori Prefecture
Kominato Station
Kominato Station
Location within Aomori Prefecture
Kominato Station is located in Japan
Kominato Station
Kominato Station
Kominato Station (Japan)

Kominato Station (小湊駅, Kominato-eki) is a railway station in the town of Hiranai, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, operated by the third sector passenger railway operator Aoimori Railway Company.

Lines[edit]

Kominato Station is served by the Aoimori Railway Line, and is 27.4 kilometers from the northern terminus of the line, Aomori Station, and 94.5 kilometers from the southern terminus of the line at Metoki Station. It is 711.8 kilometers from Tokyo along the original Tōhoku Main Line.

Station layout[edit]

Kominato Station has an island platform and a side platform serving three tracks, connected the station building by a footbridge. However, only tracks 1 and 3 are in use, and the rails for track 2 are used only as a siding, giving the station an effective structure of two opposed side platforms; the station building is attended, and has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Aoimori Railway Line for Asamushi-Onsen and Aomori
2  Aoimori Railway Line (siding)
3  Aoimori Railway Line for Hachinohe

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Aoimori Railway Line
Noheji   Rapid Shimokita   Asamushi-Onsen
Shimizugawa Local Nishi-Hiranai

History[edit]

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Kominato Station in 1947

Kominato Station was opened on September 1, 1891 as a station on the Nippon Railway in the former town, Kominato, it became a station on the Tōhoku Main Line of the Japanese Government Railways (JGR), the pre-war predecessor to the Japan National Railways (JNR), after the nationalization of the Nippon Railway on November 1, 1906. Regularly scheduled freight services were discontinued in February 1962.

The station was considered to be closed in March 1972 due to financial difficulties for JNR, but the people of Hiranai successfully protested the motion to close the station.[1]

With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the operational control of East Japan Railway Company (JR East). From April 1, 2004 it had been operated by Jaster Co., Ltd., with ticketing window for ordinary tickets, express tickets, and reserved-seat tickets for all JR lines.

The section of the Tōhoku Main Line including this station was transferred to Aoimori Railway on December 4, 2010. Under the management of the regional railway, it was renovated most recently in the summer of 2018.[2]

Bus services[edit]

  • Shimokita Bus
    • For Higashi-Tazawa via Asadokoro and Higashitaki
    • For Inaoi via Nakano and Moura
    • For Matsunoki via Soto-Dōshi
    • For Karibassawa via Shimizugawa
    • For Asamushi-Onsen via Nakano
  • Kōnan Bus Company
    • Tickets can be purchased for seasonal Kōnan Bus services to Shinjuku at Kominato Station; however, the bus picks passengers up from the nearby Hiranai Community Center rather than the station.[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Kominato Post office
  • Hiranai town office
  • Hiranai Folk History Museum
  • Kominato Elementary School
  • Kominato Junior High School
  • National Route 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hiranai History Compilation Committee (1 July 2005). 平内町史 [Hiranai Town History] (in Japanese). 3. Hiranai, Aomori. NCID BN 04492514.
  2. ^ "小湊駅1番線 工事に伴う停車位置変更のお知らせ". Aoimori Railway Co.,Ltd. November 21, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  3. ^ 青森-八戸-新宿を結ぶ高速バス. www.konanbus.com (in Japanese).
  • JTB Timetable December 2010 issue

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