Kitakami Station is a railway station in the city of Kitakami, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company, with a freight terminal operated by the Japan Freight Railway Company. Kitakami Station is served by the Tōhoku Shinkansen high-speed line from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori, by local services on the Tōhoku Main Line and Kitakami Line, it is located 487.5 kilometers from the starting point of the Tōhoku Main Line at Tokyo Station and is a terminus for the Kitakami Line. The local portion of Kitakami Station has a single side platform. However, the side platform is cut, forming a partial bay platform, so that the platform serves two tracks; the Tōhoku Shinkansen portion of the station has an island platform and a single side platform serving three tracks. All of the platforms are elevated; the station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. The station opened on 1 November 1890 as Kurozawajiri Station, it was renamed Kitakami Station on 10 November 1954. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987.
Services on the Tohoku Shinkansen commenced 30 March 1996. In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 3,765 passengers daily. Kitakami City Hall Hotel Mets Kitakami Kitakami Post office Hotel CityPlaza Kitakami List of railway stations in Japan Official website
The Kitakami River is the fourth largest river in Japan and the largest in the Tōhoku region. It drains an area of 10,150 square kilometres, it flows through rural areas of Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures. The source of the river is the Mount Nanashiruge in northern Iwate, from which it flows to the south between the Kitakami Mountains and the Ōu Mountains; the river is unusual in that it has two mouths, one flowing south into Ishinomaki Bay and the other flowing east into the Pacific Ocean, both in Ishinomaki City. The Kitakami river was an important transportation route during the Edo period and before the building of railways in the early Meiji period. Numerous dams have been constructed on the river and its tributaries from the Taishō and Shōwa periods for hydroelectric power generation, flood control and irrigation. However, another unusual feature is that there are no dams from its mouth to the Shijūshida Dam north of Morioka; this allows for a spectacular salmon run every fall. In Iwate Prefecture from north to south showing from which direction the water flows and the city where it empties into the Kitakami River.
Tanto-gawa - from the east Matsu-gawa - from the west Nakatsu River - from the east Shizukuishi River - from the west Iwasaki-gawa - from the west Takina-gawa - from the west Kuzumaru-gawa - from the west Hienuki-gawa - from the east Sarugaishi River - from the east Se-gawa - from the west Toyosawa-gawa - from the west Waga River - from the west Isawa River - from the west Hirose-gawa - from the east Hitokabe-gawa - from the east Koromo-gawa - from the west Iwai-gawa - from the west Kitetsu-gawa - from the north Senmaya-gawa - from the east Kinomi-gawa - from the east Kinryu-gawa - from the west Japanese cruiser Kitakami 38°34′36″N 141°27′36″E 38°24′27″N 141°18′49″E
Hanamaki Station is a railway station on the Tohoku Main Line in Hanamaki, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company. Hanamaki Station is served by the Kamaishi Line, it is located 500.0 kilometers from the starting point of the Tohoku Main Line at Tokyo Station, is a terminus for the Kamaishi Line. Hanamaki Station is not a stop of the Tohoku Shinkansen; the nearest Shinkansen stations are Kitakami Station. Hanamaki Station has an island platform and a single side platform serving three tracks, connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office. Hanamaki Station opened on 1 November 1890; the Iwate Light Railway established its terminus at Hanamaki on 25 October 1913. The two stations were amalgamated on 20 September 1943; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987. The station building was renovated in 2014 with a style evoking the early 20th-century Taishō period portrayed in works by author Kenji Miyazawa, with work completed on 21 September 2014.
In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 3,379 passengers daily. The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below. Kitakami River Site of former Hanamaki Castle Hanamaki City Hall Hanamaki Post Office Fuji University National Route 4 List of railway stations in Japan Official website
Japan Railfan Magazine
Japan Railfan Magazine is a Japanese-language monthly magazine for railfans covering the Japanese railways published by Koyusha. It has been published in Japan since 1961. Issues go on sale on the 21st of two months before the cover month; each copy sells for between ¥ ¥ 1,200 depending on the number of pages. The magazine reports on railway prototypes, complete with technical plans, maps and tables. List of railroad-related periodicals Official website
Ōmiya Station (Saitama)
Ōmiya Station is a railway station in Ōmiya-ku, Japan. It is a major interchange station for the East Japan Railway Company, is operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway; the following lines serve the station. Tohoku Shinkansen Hokkaido Shinkansen Yamagata Shinkansen Akita Shinkansen Joetsu Shinkansen Hokuriku Shinkansen Tohoku Main Line Takasaki Line Shōnan-Shinjuku Line Ueno-Tokyo Line Keihin-Tōhoku Line Saikyō Line Kawagoe Line Tobu Urban Park Line Ina Line These are five ground-level island platforms. Tracks 5 and 10 are through tracks not served by platforms; these are three elevated island platforms at the third-floor level. These are two underground island platforms; these platforms are bay platforms. A single platform on the middle of a balloon loop. Ōmiya Station opened on 16 March 1885 as a station of Nippon Railway. In 1894, a railway workshop was opened to the north of the station, this facility is still operated by JR East and Japan Freight Railway Company. In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 245,479 passengers daily, making it the busiest station operated by JR East in Saitama Prefecture and the eighth-busiest station on the JR East network as a whole.
The JR East passenger figures for previous years are as shown below. The Railway MuseumLocal and late-night buses and intercity coaches including ones to Narita International Airport and Haneda Airport airports depart from this station. List of railway stations in Japan Ōmiya Station Ōmiya Station information Ōmiya Station information Ōmiya Station information
Shin-Aomori Station is a railway station in the city of Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, operated by the East Japan Railway Company. Shin-Aomori Station is the northern terminus of the Ōu Main Line from Fukushima via Akita, although most trains continue on to Aomori, it forms the northern terminus of the high-speed Tōhoku Shinkansen line from Tokyo, operated by JR East, the starting point of the Hokkaido Shinkansen to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, operated by JR Hokkaido. The conventional Ōu Main Line has a single island platform, serving two tracks. In addition to regular Ōu Main Line trains, the station serves two round-trips per day of Aoimori Railway trains, as well two round-trips of the irregular Resort Asunaro. Upon the opening of the Tōhoku Shinkansen extension on 4 December 2010, the station became the southern terminus of Hakuchō Limited express services to Hakodate via the Tsugaru Kaikyō Line, which ceased upon commencement of the Hokkaidō Shinkansen in March 2016; the Shinkansen portion of the station, opened on 4 December 2010, consists of two elevated island platforms serving four tracks.
The platforms are capable of handling 10-car trains. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. Shin-Aomori Station was an unmanned station consisting of a single side platform for bi-directional traffic. Shin-Aomori Station opened on 1 November 1986 as a station on the Japanese National Railways. With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East. Work on a new station building began in July 2007, was completed in 2010 ahead of the opening of the Tōhoku Shinkansen extension on 4 December; the Hokkaido Shinkansen to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto opened on 26 March 2016, is being extended to Sapporo, due to open in 2031. Shinkansen services replaced the former Hakucho and Super Hakucho limited express services from March 2016. In fiscal 2016, the conventional portion station was used by an average of 3,619 passengers daily and the Shinkansen portion by 4,033 passengers; the passenger figures for previous years are as shown below. National Route 280 Aomori-Nishi High School Shinjo Elementary School Galatown Aomori West Mall Aomori Kenko Land 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