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Futaba Station in March 2008
|Location||3912 Machi-nishi, Nagatsuka, Futaba, Futaba, Fukushima
|Operated by||JR East|
|Previous names||Nagatsuka (until 1959)|
|Passengers (FY2010)||542 daily|
Futaba Station is served by the Jōban Line, and is located 263.7 km from the official starting point of the line at Nippori Station. However, due to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, services have been suspended indefinitely.
The station opened on 23 August 1898 as Nagatsuka Station (長塚駅?). It was renamed Futaba in 1959. 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 closed on 11 March 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
Futaba is within the evacuation zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Since June 2015 it has been possible for residents to enter the area, but remaining in the area overnight is prohibited.
- Futaba Town Hall
- Futaba Post Office
- National Route 6
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- JR East station information (Japanese)