Tatsuta Station

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Tatsuta Station
竜田駅
Joban-Tatsuta sta. 20140805.JPG
Station building, August 5th 2014 (when Station building after the Joban Line recanalization)
Location Ide Kiya 126, Naraha, Futaba, Fukushima
(福島県双葉郡楢葉町大字井出字木屋126)
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Jōban Line
History
Opened 1909
Traffic
Passengers (FY2010) 248 daily

Tatsuta Station (竜田駅?, Tatsuta-eki) is a JR East railway station located in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Lines[edit]

Tatsuta Station is served by the Jōban Line, and is located 240.9 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 remain suspended indefinitely.[1]

Station layout[edit]

Tatsuta Station has a single island platform and a single side platform, connected to the station building by an overhead passageway. However, at present only platform 3 is in use.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Joban Line
Kido Local Tomioka

History[edit]

On March 25, 1909, the station began operation. Passenger service began on April 25, 1909 after one month of freight service.[2] 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 indefinitely following the Great East Japan earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. On June 1, 2014, the station resumed operation as a temporary terminus of the line.[1]

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. ^ a b "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. 
  2. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 434. ISBN 4533029809. 


Coordinates: 37°16′58″N 141°00′09″E / 37.2827°N 141.0026°E / 37.2827; 141.0026