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Aizu-Wakamatsu Station, platform 1
|Location||Ekimae-cho, Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima
|Operated by||JR East|
|Previous names||Wakamatsu (until 1917)|
|Passengers (FY2013)||2,908 daily|
The following lines pass through or terminate at Aizu-Wakamatsu Station:
- East Japan Railway Company
- Aizu Railway
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. Aizu-Wakamatsu Station has five platforms. Platform 1 and 2 are bay platforms. 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 an overhead 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.
|1||■ Banetsu West Line||for Bandaimachi, Inawashiro, and Koriyama
|2||■ Banetsu West Line||for Bandaimachi, Inawashiro, and Koriyama
for Kitakata, Tsugawa, Niitsu, and Niigata
|3||■ Banetsu 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|
|Banetsu West Line|
|Bandaimachi||Rapid Aizu Liner||Terminus|
|Aizu Railway Aizu Line|
The station opened on July 15, 1899, as Wakamatsu Station of the Ganetsu Railway. On May 21, 1917, the station was renamed Aizu-Wakamatsu. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987.
In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 2,908 passengers daily (boarding passengers only). The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.
|Fiscal year||Daily average|
There is a webcam installed by NTT East on the walkway between platforms 1 and 2/3. This gives a view of trains using platforms 1 and 2. The camera provides both video and sound using a 512 kbit/s stream. The webcam was discontinued as of 31/3/2017.
There is a freight depot located adjacent to the station.
- Aizuwakamatsu Fire Station
- Aizu Bus Ekimae Terminal
- National Route 118
- Yume Kaido Aizu; For Ōji Station, Ikebukuro Station, and Shinjuku Station
- For Sendai Station
- For Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Station, and Fukushima Race Course
- For Kōriyama Station, and Iwaki Station
- For Nozawa Station
- For Nishiaizu, Aga, Agano, Nigata Station, and Bandai City Bus Center
- 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- "高速バス - 会津バス". www.aizubus.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-01-29.
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- JR East Station information (in Japanese)