Shin-Shirakawa Station

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Shin-Shirakawa Station

新白河駅
JR Shinshirawaka sta 002.jpg
The station exterior in May 2011
LocationNishigō-mura, Nishishirakawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 961-8055
Japan
Coordinates37°07′24″N 140°11′20″E / 37.123199°N 140.188766°E / 37.123199; 140.188766Coordinates: 37°07′24″N 140°11′20″E / 37.123199°N 140.188766°E / 37.123199; 140.188766
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Platforms3 side +1 island platforms
Tracks5
ConnectionsBus stop
Other information
StatusStaffed ('Midori no Madoguchi)
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened7 April 1959
Previous namesIwaki-Nishigō (until 1982)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016)2,999 daily
Location
Shin-Shirakawa Station is located in Fukushima Prefecture
Shin-Shirakawa Station
Shin-Shirakawa Station
Location within Fukushima Prefecture
Shin-Shirakawa Station is located in Japan
Shin-Shirakawa Station
Shin-Shirakawa Station
Shin-Shirakawa Station (Japan)

Shin-Shirakawa Station (新白河駅) is a railway station in the village of Nishigō, Fukushima, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

The station is served by the Tōhoku Shinkansen high-speed line and the Tōhoku Main Line, and is 185.4 km from the starting point the Tōhoku Main Line at Tokyo Station.

Station layout[edit]

The shinkansen section consists of two opposed side platforms serving two tracks, with two centre tracks for non-stop passing trains. The Tōhoku Main Line section of the station consists of one side platform and one island platform, serving three tracks.

The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.[1]

Platforms[edit]

1  Tōhoku Shinkansen for Ōmiya, Ueno, and Tokyo
4  Tōhoku Shinkansen for Sendai and Morioka
5  Tōhoku Main Line for Kuroiso and Utsunomiya
6  Tōhoku Main Line for Kuroiso and Utsunomiya
 Tōhoku Main Line for Shirakawa and Kōriyama
7  Tōhoku Main Line for Shirakawa and Kōriyama

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Tōhoku Shinkansen
Nasu-Shiobara - Kōriyama
Tōhoku Main Line
Shirasaka - Shirakawa

History[edit]

The station first opened as Iwaki-Nishigō Station (磐城西郷駅) on 7 April 1959.[2] On 23 June 1982, it was renamed Shin-Shirakawa Station, coinciding with the opening of the Tohoku Shinkansen. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 2,999 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3]The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 2,824[4]
2005 2,799[5]
2010 2,724[6]
2011 2,504[7] 

Surrounding area[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 各駅情報(新白河駅) [Station Information (Shin-Shirakawa Station)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  2. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 98. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2016年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2016)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Fiscal 2000 station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Fiscal 2005 station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [FY2010 station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [FY2011 station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 7 April 2013.

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