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|Higashi-Oiwake Station Station
General view of the station, July 2004
(See other stations in Hokkaido)
Higashi-Oiwake Station is served by the Sekisho Line, and is numbered "K16".
The station consists of 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.
In September 2015, it was announced that JR Hokkaido planned to close this station in March 2016.
- ＪＲ石勝線：貨物列車が壁に衝突 ４両が脱線 けが人なし [JR Sekisho Line: Freight train hits wall - 4 wagons derailed, no injuries]. Mainichi.jp (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
- ブレーキ利かず？貨物列車が脱線…北海道 [Brake failure? Freight train derails in Hokkaido]. Yomiuri Online (in Japanese). Japan: The Yomiuri Shimbun. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
- 八雲・鷲ノ巣、安平・東追分、根室・花咲 ＪＲ、３駅廃止を伝達 小幌駅は存続へ協議 [JR announces closure of 3 stations (Washinosu in Yakumo, Higashi-Oiwake in Abira, Hanasaki in Nemuro) - Discussions to keep Koboro Station open]. Doshin Web (in Japanese). Japan: The Hokkaido Shimbun Press. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
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