Akaiwa Station

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Akaiwa Station
赤岩駅
Akaiwa stn01.jpg
Akaiwa Station in August 2006
Location
Prefecture Fukushima
(See other stations in Fukushima)
City Fukushima
Neighborhood etc. Akaiwa, Ōzasō
Coordinates 37°48′21″N 140°20′07″E / 37.805742°N 140.335261°E / 37.805742; 140.335261Coordinates: 37°48′21″N 140°20′07″E / 37.805742°N 140.335261°E / 37.805742; 140.335261
Postal code 960-0251
(in Japanese) 福島県福島市大笹生字赤岩
History
Year opened 1910
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Ōu Main Line
There are no bus services at this station

Akaiwa Station (赤岩駅 Akaiwa-eki?) is a railway station on the Ōu Main Line in Fukushima, Fukushima, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]

Lines[edit]

Akaiwa Station is served by the Ōu Main Line (Yamagata Line), and is located 14.6 km from the terminus of the line at Fukushima Station.

Services[edit]

The station is normally served by six services in each direction daily, but since December 2012, no trains stop at this station during the winter period (December to March).[2]>[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station is unstaffed and consists of an island platform serving two tracks. The platform is accessed from the station building via a level crossing.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Ōu Main Line (Yamagata Line)
Niwasaka Local Itaya

History[edit]

Akaiwa Station opened on 13 October 1910.[4] The current station building dates from March 1958.[citation needed] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.[4]

From 1 December 2012, trains stopped serving this station during the winter period (until 25 March 2013).[2][3]

Surrounding area[edit]

The station is located in an isolated mountainous area on the Fukushima side of the Itaya Pass.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 各駅情報(赤岩駅) [Station Information: Akaiwa Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "奥羽・山田線駅を冬季休止へ" [Ou & Yamada Line stations to be closed during winter season]. Japan Railfan Magazine (Japan: Kōyūsha Co., Ltd.) 53 (622): p.163. February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b 奥羽本線 赤岩駅冬期間の普通列車通過についてのお知らせ [Notice of non-stopping trains at Akaiwa Station during winter period] (PDF). Press release (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company Sendai Division. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] II. Japan: JTB. p. 527. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°48′21″N 140°20′07″E / 37.805742°N 140.335261°E / 37.805742; 140.335261