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Iwate-Numakunai Station in January 2007
|Location||Ekarinai, Iwate-machi, Iwate-gun, Iwate-ken 028-4303
|Distance||566.2 km from Tokyo|
|Platforms||3 side + 1 island platforms|
|Status||Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi)|
|Opened||20 December 1891|
|Previous names||Numakunai (until 2002)|
|Passengers (FY2015)||82 daily (JR East)
942 daily (Iwate Ginga Railway)
Iwate-Numakunai Station (いわて沼宮内駅? Iwate-Numakunai-eki) is a railway station in the town of Iwate, Iwate, Japan, operated by JR East for the Tohoku Shinkansen and the third-sector railway operator Iwate Ginga Railway Company for local services.
Iwate-Numakunai Station is served by both the Tohoku Shinkansen and the Iwate Ginga Railway Line. It is located 32.0 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Iwate Ginga Railway Line at Morioka Station and 566.2 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station by the Tōhoku Shinkansen.
The JR East Iwate-Numakunai Station has a four-story station building, with two elevated opposed side platforms on the fourth floor. The platforms have chest-high platform edge doors. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.
|1||■ Tohoku Shinkansen||for Hachinohe and Shin-Aomori|
|2||■ Tohoku Shinkansen||for Morioka, Sendai, and Tokyo|
|1||■ Iwate Ginga Railway Line||for Ninohe, Sannohe and Hachinohe|
|2||■ Iwate Ginga Railway Line||(passing loop)|
|3||■ Iwate Ginga Railway Line||for Kōma and Morioka|
|Iwate Ginga Railway Line|
Connecting bus routes
- JR Bus Tōhoku
- Iwate Kenhoku Bus via Iwate-Shibutami
- For Morioka Bus Center via Morioka Station
The station opened as Numakunai Station (沼宮内駅?) on 1 September 1891. It was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987 and was transferred to the Iwate Ginga Railway on 1 September 2002. Services on the Tohoku Shinkansen commenced 1 December 2002. The station was renamed Iwate-Numakunai at that time.
In fiscal 2015, the JR East portion of the station was used by an average of 82 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).The Iwate Ginga Railway portion of the station was used by an average of 942 passengers daily.
- Iwate-Numakunai Eki-mae Post Office
- 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
- 平成27年度 駅別乗降人員(1日平均) [Fiscal 2015 Station passenger figures (daily average)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Iwate Galaxy Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
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