Hakunōkōkōmae Station is a railway station on the Kōnan Railway Kōnan Line in Hirakawa, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kōnan Railway Company. Hakunōkōkōmae Station is served by the Kōnan Railway Kōnan Line, lies 9.5 kilometers from the northern terminus of the line at Hirosaki. Hakunōkōkōmae Station has a one side platform serving a single bi-directional track; the station is unattended. Hakunōkōkōmae Station was opened on June 23, 1980 to serve the local Prefectural Hirakawa Agricultural High School. Prefectural Hirakawa Agricultural High School. List of railway stations in Japan Official website Location map
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
Tamboāto Station is a railway station on the Konan Railway Konan Line in Inakadate, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Konan Railway. Tamboāto Station is served by the 16.8 km Konan Railway Konan Line between Hirosaki and Kuroishi and is located 13.4 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Hirosaki. The station has one side platform serving a single bi-directional track; the station is open only between November. Scheduled to open on 1 August 2013, Tamboāto Station opened on 27 July 2013 at a cost of 31.2 million yen. Construction of the new station was funded by the village of Inakadate. Three former Konan Railway diesel cars, KiHa 2105, KiHa 2107, KiHa 2230, were preserved next to the line for a number of years, painted in various bright colours, but these were due to cut up in November 2013 due to their poor condition; the station was built to provide access to the nearby rice paddies used for creating rice paddy art each year. Inakadate Relics Museum National Route 102 List of railway stations in Japan Official website
Kōnan Railway Kōnan Line
The Kōnan Line is a railway route operated by the Japanese private railway operator Kōnan Railway in Aomori Prefecture, from Hirosaki Station in Hirosaki to Kuroishi Station in Kuroishi. Tamboāto Station is open from April to November only. Rolling stock on the line consists of former Tokyu 6000 and 7000 series EMUs. Ex-Nankai Railway 1521 series 4-door EMUs were previously used, but these were withdrawn in 2008 following the discontinuation of limited-stop "Rapid" services. An electric locomotive is available for use on winter snow-clearing duties; the Kōnan Railway was founded on March 27, 1926, began operations between Hirosaki and Tsugaru-Onoe Station on September 7, 1927. On July 1, 1948, the line was electrified at 600 volts DC; the line was extended to Kōnan-Kuroishi Station on July 1, 1950. Voltage on the line was raised to 750 volts on April 1, 1954, to 1,500 volts on September 1, 1961. Freight services ceased in 1984. Kuroishi station - The 7km line to Kawabe on the Ou Main Line was opened in 1912 by the JGR, transferred to the Konan Railway Co. in 1984, the year that freight services ceased, closed in 1998.
A train derailed at Hiraka Station on June 12, 2007, but no injuries were reported. This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia Konan Railway 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
Undōkōenmae Station (Aomori)
Undōkōenmae Station is a railway station in Hirosaki, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kōnan Railway Company. Undōkōenmae Station is served by the Kōnan Railway Kōnan Line, lies 2.1 kilometers from the northern terminus of the line at Hirosaki, Undōkōenmae Station has a one side platform serving a single bi-directional track. The station building is unattended; the station opened on September 10, 1977. Hirosaki Athletic Park and Sports Recreation Centre List of railway stations in Japan Official website Location map
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