Haranomachi Station

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Haranomachi Station

原ノ町駅
JR Haranomachi sta 004.jpg
Haranomachi Station in May 2011
LocationAsahi-cho 2-27-2, Haramachi-ku, Minamisōma-shi, Fukushima-ken 975-0004
Japan
Coordinates37°38′16″N 140°58′16″E / 37.6378°N 140.9711°E / 37.6378; 140.9711Coordinates: 37°38′16″N 140°58′16″E / 37.6378°N 140.9711°E / 37.6378; 140.9711
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Joban Line
Distance286.9 km from Nippori
Platforms1 side + 1 island platform
Tracks3
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi')
Websitewww.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=1259
History
Opened3 April 1898
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016)672 daily
Location
Haranomachi Station is located in Japan
Haranomachi Station
Haranomachi Station
Location within Japan

Haranomachi Station (原ノ町駅, Haranomachi-eki) is a railway station on the Joban Line in the city of Minamisōma, Fukushima, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Haranomachi Station is served by the Joban Line, and is located 286.9 km from the official starting point of the line at Nippori. However, due to damage to the line caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, trains from Haranomachi were able to travel only as far as Sōma Station to the north. Full services resumed in December 2016. Services south towards Odaka station resumed in July 2016.

Station layout[edit]

Haranomachi Station has a side platform and an island platform connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket counter.

Platforms[edit]

1  Joban Line for Sōma and Sendai
2  Joban Line for Odaka and Namie
3  Joban Line for Sōma and Sendai

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Joban Line
Iwaki-Ota   Local   Kashima

History[edit]

The station building in April 1990

Haranomachi Station opened on 3 April 1898.[1] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[1]

The station in December 2012, with the two stranded trains visible on the left

Train services from the station were suspended following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011. From 21 December 2011, limited services were restored on the section of the Joban Line between Haranomachi and Sōma.[2]

In March 2016, the two trains, a four-car 651 series (Super Hitachi) EMU and a 415-1500 series EMU, stranded at the station since the March 2011 tsunami, were removed by road for scrapping.[3]

The section of the Joban Line between Odaka and Haranomachi reopened on 12 July 2016.[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 672 passengers daily (boarding passengers only)[5]. The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 2,336[6]
2005 1,991[7]
2010 1,679[8]
2011 N/A
2012 619[9]
2013 613[10]
2014 593[11]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • former Haramachi City Hall
  • Haramachi Post Office
  • National Route 6
  • Road Station Minamisoma

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 436. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  2. ^ 常磐線の運転計画について [Joban Line operation schedule] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original (pdf) on 30 January 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  3. ^ 震災で止まって置き去りの電車、撤去作業開始 [Work starts to remove trains stranded since earthquake disaster]. Livedoor News (in Japanese). Japan: Line Corporation. 14 March 2016. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  4. ^ JR東日本、常磐線小高~原ノ町間は7月12日再開…避難指示解除受け [JR East to reopen Joban Line between Odaka and Harunomachi from 12 July]. Response (in Japanese). Japan: IID. Co. 1 June 2016. Archived from the original on 19 December 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2016年度) (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  11. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2016.

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