Kido Station

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Kido Station
木戸駅
JREast-Joban-line-Kido-station-building-20140614.jpg
Station building, June 2014
Location Yamadaoka, Naraha, Futaba, Fukushima
(福島県双葉郡楢葉町大字山田岡)
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Jōban Line
History
Opened 1898
Traffic
Passengers (FY2010) 145 daily

Kido Station (木戸駅?, Kido-eki) is a JR East railway station located in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Lines[edit]

Kido Station is served by the Jōban Line, and is located 237.8 km from the official starting point of the line at Nippori Station. However, due to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, operations were halted. Operations south of the station were resumed on June 1, 2014, however operations north past Tatsuta Station remain suspended indefinitely.[1]

Station layout[edit]

Kido Station has two opposed side platforms. The station is unattended.

Platforms[edit]

1  Jōban Line for Tatsuta
2  Jōban Line for Iwaki and Mito

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Joban Line
Hirono Local Tatsuta

History[edit]

Kido Station opened on August 23, 1898. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987.

On March 11, 2011, the station closed following the Great East Japan earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. On June 1, 2014, the station resumed operations to the south, but only as far as Tatsuta Station to the north.

Surrounding area[edit]

Tatsuta is within the evacuation zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Since August 2012 it has been possible to enter the area, but remaining in the area overnight is prohibited.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "常磐線 福島・竜田まで再開 列車到着を駅挙げ歓迎". Tokyo Shimbun. June 3, 2014. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 


Coordinates: 37°15′28″N 141°00′10″E / 37.2579°N 141.0027°E / 37.2579; 141.0027