Misawa Station

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Misawa Station
三沢駅
Aoimori Railway Misawa Station Misawa Aomori pref Japan03n.jpg
Misawa Station in July 2012
Location Inuotose Furumagi 51-7, Misawa-shi, Aomori-ken 033-0000
Japan
Coordinates 40°40′07.82″N 141°21′13.11″E / 40.6688389°N 141.3536417°E / 40.6688389; 141.3536417
Operated by Aoimori Logo.jpeg Aoimori Railway
Line(s) Aoimori Railway Line
Distance 46.9 km from Aomori
Platforms 1 side + 1 island platforms
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Other information
Status Staffed
Website Official website
History
Opened September 1, 1894
Previous names Furumaki (until 1961)
Location
Misawa Station is located in Japan
Misawa Station
Misawa Station
Location within Japan

Misawa Station (三沢駅?, Misawa-eki) is a railway station in the city of Misawa, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, operated by the third sector railway operator Aoimori Railway Company.

Lines[edit]

Misawa Station is served by the Aoimori Railway Line, and is 46.9 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Aomori Station. It is 664.2 kilometers from Tokyo Station.

Station layout[edit]

Misawa Station has one ground-level island platform and one ground-level side platform serving three tracks with an elevated station building built over the tracks. The station is staffed The station building has a ticket office, as well as automatic ticket machines.

Platforms[edit]

1  Aoimori Railway Line For Noheji and Aomori
2  Aoimori Railway Line For Hachinohe
3  Aoimori Railway Line (siding)

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Aoimori Railway Line
Noheji   Rapid Shimokita   Hachinohe
Mukaiyama   -   Kogawara

History[edit]

Misawa Station was opened on April 1, 1896 as the Furumaki Station (古間木駅?, Furumaki-eki) on the Nippon Railway. It became a station on the Tōhoku Main Line of Japanese Government Railways (JGR), the pre-war predecessor to the Japanese National Railways (JNR), when the Nippon Railway was nationalized on July 1, 1906. On September 4, 1922 it became a joint station, when the Towada Railway (present-day Towada Kankō Electric Railway, also known as Tōtetsu) connected Furumaki with Towadashi Station. The Tōtetsu Furumaki Station was relocated 120 meters away on October 1, 1926 and a new station building was completed on January 1, 1959. The Tōtetsu station was renamed Misawa Station on March 1, 1961 and the JNR station followed on March 20 of the same year. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the JNR Misawa Station came under the operational control of East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight). Freight services were discontinued in June 2006. The control of the Tōhoku Main Line (between Hachinohe and Aomori) was transferred to Aoimori Railway on December 4, 2010, the day the Tōhoku Shinkansen was extended to Shin-Aomori. On April 1, 2012 Towada Kankō Electric Railway discontinued its railway business.[1]

Until the operational change in 2010, the JR station was served by the limited express trains Tsugaru, Hakuchō and Super Hakuchō.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Aomori Prefectural Misawa Commercial High School
  • Komaki Onsen
  • Misawa Station Post Office

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 十和田観光電鉄線:惜別 歴史刻み廃止 運行89年、三沢駅で式典 /青森 (in Japanese). Mainichi Shimbun. April 1, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  • JTB Timetable December 2010 issue

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