Sakurambo-Higashine Station

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Sakurambo-Higashine Station
さくらんぼ東根駅
JR Sakuranbohigasine sta 002.jpg
West entrance in January 2008
Location 1-1, Sakurambo Ekimae 1-chōme, Higashine, Yamagata
(山形県東根市さくらんぼ駅前一丁目1-1)
Japan
Coordinates 38°25′43″N 140°22′51″E / 38.42855°N 140.380892°E / 38.42855; 140.380892Coordinates: 38°25′43″N 140°22′51″E / 38.42855°N 140.380892°E / 38.42855; 140.380892
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Ōu Main Line, Yamagata Shinkansen
Connections
  • Bus stop
History
Opened 1999
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2012) 1182 daily

Sakurambo-Higashine Station (さくらんぼ東根駅 Sakuranbo-Higashine-eki?) is a JR East railway station located in Higashine, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.

Lines[edit]

Sakuranbo-Higashine Station is served by the Ōu Main Line and the Yamagata Shinkansen. It is located 113.5 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Fukushima Station.

Station layout[edit]

Sakuranbo-Higashine Station has two opposed side platforms and connected to the three-story station building by a footbridge. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Yamagata Shinkansen for Yamagata, Fukushima, Ōmiya, and Tokyo
 Yamagata Line for Tendō, and Yamagata
2  Yamagata Shinkansen for Murayama
for Shinjō
 Yamagata Line for Murayama
for Shinjō

Surrounding area[edit]

Higashine is in the central part of Yamagata Prefecture, in the Murayama Basin. Sendai City is to the east, Yamagata City to the south, and Tendo City. Higashine abounds with rich nature and hot springs. Three national highways — National Route 13, National Route 48 and National Route 287 — pass nearby. Yamagata Airport is in the city, facilitating traffic for high technology industries in the prefecture, making Higashine a major industrial center.[1]

The eastern view from the station affords a dramatic panorama of snow-capped mountains.[2]

History[edit]

The station began operation on December 4, 1999 as part of the Yamagata Shinkansen project. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Yamagata Shinkansen
Tendō   Tsubasa   Murayama
Ōu Main Line (Yamagata Line)
Jimmachi - Higashine

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE HIGASHINE CITY - Location and Topography". Archived from the original on December 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  2. ^ mshimizu. "Panoramio - Looking North at Mountains from Sakuranbo Station". Retrieved 2008-03-21. 

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