Fukushima Station (Fukushima)

Fukushima Station (Fukushima)

Fukushima Station
福島駅
The west side of Fukushima Station
Location
Prefecture Fukushima
(See other stations in Fukushima)
City Fukushima
Neighborhood Sakai-cho
Address in Japanese 福島県福島市栄町
History
Opened 1887
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Abukuma Express
Fukushima Transportation
Line(s) Tōhoku Shinkansen
Yamagata Shinkansen
Tōhoku Main Line
Ōu Main Line
Abukuma Express Line
Iizaka Line
Statistics 16,726 (JR) passengers/day (FY2013)

Fukushima Station (福島駅 Fukushima-eki) is a railway station in the city of Fukushima, Fukushima, Japan. The station is the terminus for the JR East Yamagata Shinkansen, and Ōu Main Line, as well as the third-sector Abukuma Express Line and privately operated Fukushima Kotsu Iizaka Line.

Contents

  • Lines 1
  • Station layout 2
  • History 3
  • Adjacent stations 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Lines

Station layout

The station is separated into an east and a west section. Within the area after entering the ticket gates, the opposite sections of the station are accessible via a pedestrian tunnel that runs over the tracks. Outside of the ticketed area, pedestrians must use an underground tunnel to access the opposite section. Cyclists and other vehicles must utilize the bridges to either the north or south of the station.

All lines, except for the Abukuma Express Line and the Iizaka Line, are accessible through the main entrance of the East or West sections of the station. The Abukuma Express Line and the Iizaka Line have a separate entrance on the Northeast side of the station.

The JR portion of the station uses one side platform, one island platform and one bay platform (with two bays) to serve a total of six tracks for regular trains, and two elevated island platforms for Shinkansen operations. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. The Abukuma Express Line and the Fukushima Kōtsū Iizaka Line share a single island platform

History

Nippon Railway opened Fukushima Station and the railway between Kōriyama Station and Shiogama Station (later called Shiogamakō Station) on December 15, 1887.[1] This railway was later nationalized and named the Tōhoku Main Line. The government railways opened the railway, later named the Ōu Main Line, between Fukushima Station and Yonezawa Station on May 15, 1899.[2] The Iizaka Line was opened on April 13, 1924 by Fukushima Iizaka Electric Tramway (福島飯坂電気軌道 Fukushima Iizaka Denki Kidō).[3] The Tōhoku Shinkansen opened on June 23, 1982 and the Abukuma Express Line opened on July 1, 1988.[4]

Through services between the Tōhoku Shinkansen and the Ōu Main Line, under the name Yamagata Shinkansen, began on July 1, 1992.[5]

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Tōhoku Shinkansen
Kōriyama - Shiroishi-Zaō
Yamagata Shinkansen
Through to Tōhoku Shinkansen - Yonezawa
Tōhoku Main Line
Minami-Fukushima Local Higashi-Fukushima
Terminus Rapid Higashi-Fukushima
or Shiroishi
Ōu Main Line
Terminus - Sasakino
Abukuma Express Line
Terminus - Oroshimachi
Iizaka Line
Terminus - Soneda

See also

References

  1. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 402, vol. II.  
  2. ^ Ishino 1998, p. 527.
  3. ^ 飯坂電車の歴史 (in Japanese). Fukushima Transportation. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Ishino 1998, pp. 424, 472.
  5. ^ "JR東日本7月1日ダイヤ改正". Japan Railfan Magazine (No. 377, September 1992). 

External links

  • JR East Station information (Japanese)
  • Abukuma Express Station information (Japanese)
  • Fukushima Kōtsū Station information (Japanese)