Kuzakai Station is a railway station on the Yamada Line in the city of Miyako, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Kuzakai Station is served by the Yamada Line, is located 35.6 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Morioka Station. Kuzakai Station has two opposed side platforms connected to the station building by a level crossing; the station is staffed. Kuzakai Station opened on 25 September 1928; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987. In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 1 passenger daily. National Route 106 List of railway stations in Japan Official website
A side platform is a platform positioned to the side of a pair of tracks at a railway station, tram stop, or transitway. Dual side platform stations, one for each direction of travel, is the basic station design used for double-track railway lines. Side platforms may result in a wider overall footprint for the station compared with an island platform where a single width of platform can be shared by riders using either track. In some stations, the two side platforms are connected by a footbridge running above and over the tracks. While a pair of side platforms is provided on a dual-track line, a single side platform is sufficient for a single-track line. Where the station is close to a level crossing the platforms may either be on the same side of the crossing road or alternatively may be staggered in one of two ways. With the'near-side platforms' configuration, each platform appears before the intersection and with'far-side platforms' they are positioned after the intersection. In some situations a single side platform can be served by multiple vehicles with a scissors crossing provided to allow access mid-way along its length.
Most stations with two side platforms have an'Up' platform, used by trains heading towards the primary destination of the line, with the other platform being the'Down' platform which takes trains heading the opposite way. The main facilities of the station are located on the'Up' platform with the other platform accessed from a footbridge, subway or a track crossing. However, in many cases the station's main buildings are located on whichever side faces the town or village the station serves. Larger stations may have two side platforms with several island platforms in between; some are in a Spanish solution format, with two side platforms and an island platform in between, serving two tracks. Island platform Split platform
Miyako Station is a railway station in the city of Miyako, Japan, operated by the Sanriku Railway. Miyako Station is a terminal station on the Yamada Line, is located 102.1 kilometers from the opposing terminus of the line at Morioka Station. It is a station for the Sanriku Railway's Rias Line, was located 92.0 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Sakari Station. Miyako Station has two island platforms connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. Miyako Station opened on 8 November 1934; the station became a terminal station for the Miyako Line on 27 February 1972. This line was privatized on 1 April 1987. Miyako Station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987; the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011 destroyed much of the tracks and many stations between Miyako and Kamaishi. In February 2012, JR East proposed that this section of the line be scrapped and the right-of-way used as a bus rapid transit route..
Afterwards, this decision was reversed, as of 2018 the Yamada Line have been reconstructed between Miyako and Kamaishi. In 23 March 2019,it reopened and be transferred to Sanriku Railway, resulting in a potential one-seat ride between Kuji and Ofunato. Reconstructed segment joined up with the Kita-Rias Line on one side and the Minami-Rias Line on the other which together constitutes the entire Rias Line. At the same time, Miyako station is transfered to Sanriku Railway. In fiscal 2015, the JR East portion of the station was used by an average of 299 passenger daily; the Sanriku Railway portion of the station was used by 247 passengers during the same period.。 Miyako Post Office Jōdogahama List of railway stations in Japan Official website Sanriku Railway Station information
Kamiyonai Station is a railway station on the Yamada Line in the city of Morioka, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Kamiyonai Station is served by the Yamada Line, is located 9.9 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Morioka Station. Kamiyonai Station has two opposed side platforms connected to the station building by a level crossing; the station is staffed. Kamiyonai Station opened on 10 October 1923; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987. In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 76 passengers daily. National Route 455 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
Kamimorioka Station is a railway station on the Yamada Line in the city of Morioka, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Kamimorioka Station is served by the Yamada Line, is located 2.8 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Morioka Station. Kamimorioka Station has a single side platform serving a single bi-directional track; the station is unattended. Kamimorioka Station opened on 10 October 1923; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987. Iwate Prefectural Office Morioka City Hall Morioka City Library Iwate University Iwate Medical University National Route 4 National Route 46 National Route 455 Official website
Rikuchū-Kawai Station is a railway station on the Yamada Line in the city of Miyako, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Rikuchū-Kawai Station is served by the Yamada Line, is located 73.5 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Morioka Station. Rikuchū-Kawai Station has a single side platform serving a single bi-directional track; the station is staffed. Rikuchū-Kawai Station opened on 30 November 1933; the station was closed from 26 November 1946 to 21 November 1954. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987. In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 36 passengers daily. Japan National Route 106 Kawai Post Office List of railway stations in Japan Official website