Tomioka Station

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Tomioka Station
富岡駅
JR Tomioka station 20070309.jpg
Tomioka Station in March 2009
Location
Prefecture Fukushima
(See other stations in Fukushima)
District Futaba
Town Tomioka
Neighborhood Hotokehama Kamata 24
Address in Japanese 福島県双葉郡富岡町大字仏浜字釜田24
History
Opened 1898
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Jōban Line
Statistics 359 passengers/day (FY2010)
Approximately the same place as above (see the road markings) after the tsunami disaster, March 2012

Tomioka Station (富岡駅 Tomioka-eki?) is a railway station operated by East Japan Railway Company in Tomioka, Fukushima, Japan.

Lines[edit]

Tomioka Station is served by the Jōban Line, and is located 247.0 kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Nippori Station. However, operations on the Jōban Line between Tatsuta Station and Nittaki Station are suspended indefinitely due Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Station layout[edit]

Tomioka Station formerly had one island platform and one side platform, connected by a footbridge. The station building had a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Joban Line
Rapid: no stop
Tatsuta   Local   Yonomori

History[edit]

Yonomori Station was opened on 23 August 1898. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987. The station was destroyed by the tsunami from the 11 March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake. In January 2015, work started on dismantling the remains of the station building and footbridge. [1]

Surrounding area[edit]

Tomioka 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 due to high radiation levels.

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Coordinates: 37°20′01″N 141°01′21″E / 37.3337°N 141.0224°E / 37.3337; 141.0224