Akaiwa Station

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Akaiwa Station
Akaiwa stn01.jpg
Akaiwa Station in August 2006
Location Akaiwa, Ōzasō, Fukushima, Fukushima
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
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Ōu Main Line
Opened 1910

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]


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.


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


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.


  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. Vol. 53 no. 622. Japan: Kōyūsha Co., Ltd. February 2013. p. 163. 
  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. 

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