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
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
Kawabe Station (Aomori)
Kawabe Station is a railway station on the Ōu Main Line and Gonō Line in the village of Inakadate, Aomori Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Kawabe Station is served by the Ōu Main Line, is 453.4 kilometers from the southern terminus of the line at Fukushima. It is the northern terminal station for the Gonō Line. Kawabe Station has two ground level island platforms, serving three tracks, connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. A fourth track has not been in use since April 1, 1998 with the discontinuation of the Kuroishi Line. Kawabe Station opened on December 1, 1894 as a station on the Japanese Government Railways, the predecessor to the Japanese National Railways on the Ōu Northern Line. From August 15, 1912, a spur line opened to Kuroishi, from September 25, 1918, the Mutsu Railway began operations from Kawabe Station. On November 1, 1984, operations on the Kuroishi Line were transferred from JNR to the Konan Railway.
All freight operations were discontinued from April 1987. With the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East; the Kuroishi Line ceased operations from April 1, 1998. In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 310 passengers daily. Kawabe-Izumi Post office Kōnan Bus services for Kuroishi Station via Maeda-Yashiki. List of railway stations in Japan Official website
Tsugaru-Onoe Station is a railway station on the Kōnan Railway Kōnan Line in Hirakawa, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kōnan Railway Company. Tsugaru-Onoe Station is served by the Kōnan Railway Kōnan Line, lies 11.1 kilometers from the northern terminus of the line at Hirosaki. Tsugaru-Onoe Station has a one island platform; the station building is connected to the platform by a level crossing and is staffed. Tsugaru-Onoe Station was opened on September 1, 1927. Freight operations were discontinued in 1979. A new station building was completed in September 1979; the station has been operated as a kan'i itaku station since October 1980. Hirakawa city office Onoe branch Onoe Post Office Aomori Bank Onoe branch List of railway stations in Japan Official website Location map
Sakaimatsu Station is a railway station on the Kōnan Railway Kōnan Line in the city of Kuroishi, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Konan Railway. Sakaimatsu Station is served by the 16.8 km Konan Railway Konan Line between Hirosaki and Kuroishi, is located 15.3 km from the southern terminus of the line at Hirosaki. The station has one side platform serving a single bidirectional line, it is unattended, has no station building other than a small shelter on the platform. Sakaimatsu Station was opened on July 1, 1950; the station was operated as a (kan'i itaku station from October 1950 to December 1953 by the station master's family, has been unattended since December 1953. A new station building was completed in July 1997; the station is located in a rural area surrounded with only a few houses nearby. List of railway stations in Japan Official website
Onoekōkōmae Station is a railway station on the Kōnan Railway Kōnan Line in Hirakawa, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Konan Railway. Onoekōkōmae Station is served by the 16.8 km Konan Railway Konan Line between Hirosaki and Kuroishi, is located 12.5 km from the southern terminus of the line at Hirosaki. The station has a one side platform serving a single bidirectional line, it is unattended, has no station building other than a small shelter on the platform. Onoekōkōmae Station opened on April 1, 1999 to serve the local prefectural high school. In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 151 passengers daily. Aomori Prefectural Onoe Integrated High School, after which the station takes its name List of railway stations in Japan Official website
Aomori Station is a railway station in the city of Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company and the third-sector railway operator Aoimori Railway. Aomori Station is served by the following lines: Ōu Main Line Tsugaru-Kaikyō Line Aoimori Railway Line Aomori Station has three island platforms connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station has a View Plaza travel agency. Super Hakucho and Hakucho services reverse through the Ōu Main Line to terminate at Shin-Aomori; the following Limited express services stop at Aomori Station: Hakuchō Tsugaru The following overnight sleeping car services used to operate to and from Aomori Station. Akebono Nihonkai The station opened on 1 September 1891. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East. Aomori Bay Bridge Aomori Station building "Lovina" A-Factory Station square building "Auga" Aomori Citizens Library Aomori station square police box JR Bus Tohoku Aomori office Odashima Building Towada Kanko Bus Aomori ticket counter Aomori Prefectural Office Aomori City Hall Buses serving the station are operated by the following operators.
Aomori City Bus Kōnan Bus Company JR Bus Tohoku Company Towada-Kanko Electric Railway Shimokita Kotsu Asunaro. List of railway stations in Japan JR East station information Aoimori Railway station information