Tatsuta Station

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Tatsuta Station
竜田駅
JR Tatsuta sta 001.jpg
Station building, March 2012 (when the station was closed)
Location
Prefecture Fukushima
(See other stations in Fukushima)
District Futaba
Town Naraha
History
Year opened 1909
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Jōban Line

Tatsuta Station (竜田駅 Tatsuta-eki?) is a JR East railway station located in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Line[edit]

As of June 2014, the line northward from the station is closed due to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. Train operation on the section south of the station was resumed on June 1, 2014.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

Tatsuta is within the evacuation zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Since August 2012 it has been possible to enter the area, but remaining in the area overnight is prohibited.

History[edit]

On March 25, 1909, the station began operation. Passenger service began on April 25, 1909 after one month of freight service.[2]

On March 11, 2011, the station closed indefinitely following the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. On June 1, 2014, the station resumed operation as a temporary terminus of the line.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "常磐線 福島・竜田まで再開 列車到着を駅挙げ歓迎". Tokyo Shimbun. June 3, 2014. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ 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. 434, vol. II. ISBN 4533029809. 


Coordinates: 37°16′58″N 141°00′09″E / 37.2827°N 141.0026°E / 37.2827; 141.0026