Kawabe Station (Aomori)

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Kawabe Kami-Nishida 31-2, Inakadate, Minamitsugaru, Aomori

Operated by JR East
Opened 1894
Platforms and snow-covered tracks

Kawabe Station (川部駅 Kawabe-eki?) is a joint use railway station on the JR East northern Ōu Main Line and Gonō Line located in the town of Inakadate, Aomori Prefecture Japan. It is 453.4 rail kilometers from the southern terminus of the Ōu Main Line at Fukushima Station, and is the northern terminus of the Gonō Line.


Kawabe Station was opened on December 1, 1894 as a station on the Japanese Government Railways, the predecessor to the Japan National Railways (JNR) on the Ōu Northern Line. From August 15, 1912, a spur line became operations to Kuroishi, and from September 25, 1918, the Mutsu Railways (present-day Gonō Line) began operations from Kawabe Station. On November 1, 1984, operations on the Kuroishi Line were transferred from JNR to the Konan Railway. All freight operations were discontinued from April 1987. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East. The Kuroishi Line ceased operations from April 1, 1998.


Station layout[edit]

Kawabe Station has two island platform, serving three tracks, connected to the station building by an overpass. The station is attended during normal working hours, and has a Green Window service counter. The fourth track normally associated with two island platforms has not been in use since April 1, 1998 with the discontinuation of the Kuroishi Line.


1    Gonō Line for Goshogawara and Ajigasawa
Ōu Main Line for Hirosaki and Aomori (Rapid Fukaura and Resort Shirakami)
2 Ōu Main Line for Namioka and Aomori
3 Ōu Main Line for Hirosaki and Akita
Gonō Line for Goshogawara and Ajigasawa (Rapid Fukaura)

Bus services[edit]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Kawabe-Izumi Post office

Adjacent stations[edit]

Ōu Main Line
Naijōshi   Local   Kita-Tokiwa
Gonō Line
Terminus   Local   Fujisaki

See also[edit]


  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°38′47.82″N 140°31′15.32″E / 40.6466167°N 140.5209222°E / 40.6466167; 140.5209222