Aizu-Wakamatsu Station

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Aizu-Wakamatsu Station
会津若松駅
719 train at Aizuwakamatsu Station.jpg
Aizu-Wakamatsu Station, platform 1
Location
Prefecture Fukushima
(See other stations in Fukushima)
City Aizuwakamatsu
History
Year opened 1899
Former name Wakamatsu Station
Present name since 1917
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Main Entrance
SL Banetsu Monogatari at Platform 2

Aizu-Wakamatsu Station (会津若松駅 Aizu-wakamatsu-eki?) is a railway station in Aizuwakamatsu, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. It is the main station for Aizu-Wakamatsu and surrounding areas. In 2005, an average of 2,996 passengers used the station each day. There is a freight depot located adjacent to the station.

Lines[edit]

The following lines pass through or terminate at Aizu-Wakamatsu Station:

Station layout[edit]

In the forecourt of the station there is a bus terminal, taxi rank and car park. The station building, located on the eastern side of the tracks, contains a gift shop (including bento and souvenirs), travel agency (View Plaza), and Midori no Madoguchi ticket office. Platform 1 is immediately inside the ticket gate and most trains to Koriyama depart from here. Moving westward there is a storage track then platforms 2 and 3. The tracks at platform 1 and 2 are a dead end and a walkway at the end connects platforms 2/3 to platform 1 and the rest of the station. Platforms 4 and 5 are accessed via an overhead bridge.

Platforms

1 Ban'etsu West Line for Bandaimachi, Inawashiro, and Koriyama
for Kitakata
2 Ban'etsu West Line for Bandaimachi, Inawashiro, and Koriyama
for Kitakata, Tsugawa, Niitsu, and Niigata
3 Ban'etsu West Line for Kitakata, Tsugawa, Niitsu, and Niigata
Tadami Line for Aizu-Bange, Tadami, and Koide
4 Tadami Line for Aizu-Bange, Tadami, and Koide
5 Aizu Line for Aizu-Tajima and Aizukōgen-Ozeguchi

Surrounding area[edit]

History[edit]

The station opened on July 15, 1899 as Wakamatsu Station of the Ganetsu Railway. On May 21, 1917, the station was renamed Aizu-Wakamatsu.

Webcam[edit]

There is a webcam installed by NTT East on the walkway between platforms 1 and 2/3. This gives a good view of trains using platforms 1 and 2. The camera provides both video and sound using a 512 kbit/s stream.

Adjacent stations[edit]

Aizu Liner Rapid service, May 2010
« Service »
Banetsu West Line
Bandaimachi Rapid Aizu Liner Terminus
Bandaimachi Rapid Shiokawa
Hirota Rapid Terminus
Hirota Local Dōjima
Tadami Line
Terminus Local Nanukamachi
Aizu Railway Aizu Line
Shiokawa Rapid Nanukamachi
Terminus Local Nanukamachi

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°30′30″N 139°55′48″E / 37.50833°N 139.93000°E / 37.50833; 139.93000