Goshogawara Station in September 2014
|Location||Omachi, Goshogawara-shi, Aomori-ken 037-0063|
Goshogawara Station (五所川原駅 Goshogawara-eki) is a railway station on the Gonō Line and Tsugaru Railway Line in the city of Goshogawara, Aomori, Japan, jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the private railway operator Tsugaru Railway Company.
Goshogawara Station has a single side platform and an island platform serving three tracks. The JR Gono Line uses the side platform and half of the island platform, while the Tsugaru Line uses the other half of the island platform. The station building has a staffed Midori no Madoguchi ticket office. The exterior of the JR East station structure was rebuilt in 2013, reopening on 1 August 2013.
|JR East station|
JR East Goshogawara Station
|Location||38 Omachi, Goshogawara-shi, Aomori-ken 037-0063|
|Operated by||JR East|
|Platforms||1 side + 1 island|
|Status||Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi )|
|Opened||September 25, 1918|
|Passengers (FY2016)||835 daily|
|1||■ Gono Line||for Ajigasawa and Fukaura|
|■ Gono Line||for Hirosaki and Aomori (starting trains)|
|2||■ Gono Line||for Hirosaki and Aomori|
|Tsugaru Railway station|
Tsugaru Railway Goshogawara Station in May 2014
|Location||7-5 Omachi, Goshogawara-shi, Aomori-ken|
|Operated by||Tsugaru Railway|
|Line(s)||■ Tsugaru Railway Line|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||July 15, 1930|
|Previous names||Goshogawara (until 1956)|
|Passengers (FY2015)||330 daily|
|3||■ Tsugaru Railway Line||for Kanagi and Tsugaru-Nakasato|
|Tsugaru Railway Line|
Goshogawara Station opened on September 25, 1918, as a station on the Japanese National Railways (JNR) Goshogawara Line. On June 1, 1927, the Goshogawara Line was joined with the newly nationalized Mutsu Railway. The Tsugaru Railway Line began operations from Goshogawara on July 15, 1930. On July 10, 1956, the Tsugaru Railway portion of the station was officially renamed Tsugaru-Goshogawara Station (津軽五所川原駅), to distinguish it from the JNR portion. With the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the JNR portion came under the operational control of JR East.
In fiscal 2016, the JR East station was used by an average of 894 passengers daily (boarding passengers only) The passenger figures for the JR East station in previous years are as shown below.
|Fiscal year||Daily average|
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