Higashi-Oiwake Station in July 2004
|Location||Abira, Yūfutsu District, Hokkaido
|Operated by||Hokkaido Railway Company|
|Line(s)||■ Sekisho Line|
|Distance||21.6 km from Minami-Chitose|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||1 March 1965|
|Closed||25 March 2016|
Higashi-Oiwake Station (東追分駅 Higashi-Oiwake-eki?, lit. "East Oiwake Station") was a railway station on the Sekisho Line in Abira, Hokkaido, Japan, operated by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido). Opened in 1965, it closed in March 2016.
The station had two side platforms serving two tracks.
February 2012 freight train derailment
The up container freight train from Kushiro Freight Terminal to Sapporo Freight Terminal was normally scheduled to pass the station non-stop, but on this occasion faced a red signal to allow it to pass the delayed down Super Ōzora 13 service in the opposite direction. The driver reportedly applied the brakes, but the train failed to stop and was derailed by the catch points protecting the single-track line, hitting the wall of a snow shelter protecting the junction. The JR Freight Class DF200 diesel locomotive and four of the container wagons in the train were derailed, but the lone 25-year-old driver was uninjured. Six train services were cancelled as a result.
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