Shin-Shirakawa Station

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Shin-Shirakawa Station
新白河駅
JR Shinshirawaka sta 002.jpg
Station exterior, May 2011
Location Nishigō, Nishishirakawa, Fukushima
(福島県西白河郡西郷村小田倉字道南)
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s)
Connections
  • Bus stop
History
Opened 1959
Previous names Iwaki-Nishigō (until 1982)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2013) 2,894 [1] daily

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

Lines[edit]

The station is served by the Tohoku Shinkansen high-speed line and the Tohoku Main Line, and is 185.4 km from the starting point the Tohoku 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 Tohoku 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.[2]

Platforms[edit]

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

Adjacent stations[edit]

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

History[edit]

The station first opened as Iwaki-Nishigō Station (磐城西郷駅?) on 7 April 1959.[3] 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 2011, the station was used by an average of 2,504 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

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

Surrounding area[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 東日本 各駅の乗車人員</ JR東日本 各駅の乗車人員
  2. ^ 各駅情報(新白河駅) [Station Information (Shin-Shirakawa Station)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ a b 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 37°07′24″N 140°11′20″E / 37.123199°N 140.188766°E / 37.123199; 140.188766