Tomioka Station

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Tomioka Station
富岡駅
JR Tomioka station 20070309.jpg
Tomioka Station as it appeared in March 2009
Location 24 Kamata, Hotokehama, Tomioka-machi, Futaba-gun, Fukushima-ken
Japan
Coordinates 37°20′01″N 141°01′21″E / 37.3337°N 141.0224°E / 37.3337; 141.0224Coordinates: 37°20′01″N 141°01′21″E / 37.3337°N 141.0224°E / 37.3337; 141.0224
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Joban Line
Platforms 1 side + 1 island platform (demolished)
Tracks 3
Other information
Website Official website
History
Opened 23 August 1898
Rebuilt 2011–2017
Traffic
Passengers (FY2010) 359 daily
Location
Tomioka Station is located in Japan
Tomioka Station
Tomioka Station
Location within Japan

Tomioka Station (富岡駅, Tomioka-eki) is a railway station owned by East Japan Railway Company in Tomioka, Fukushima, Japan. Built in 1898, the station was destroyed by a tsunami in March 2011, and has been temporarily closed ever since.

Lines[edit]

Tomioka Station was served by the Jōban Line, and was located 247.0 kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Nippori Station. However, operations on the Jōban Line between Tatsuta Station and Nittaki Station are suspended indefinitely due Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Station layout[edit]

Tomioka Station formerly had one island platform and one side platform, connected by a footbridge. The station building had a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Joban Line
Tatsuta Local Yonomori

History[edit]

The station in March 2012 viewed from approximately the same place as the top image after the tsunami disaster

Tomioka Station opened on 23 August 1898.[1] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[1]

The station was destroyed by the tsunami from the 11 March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake. In January 2015, work started on dismantling the remains of the station building and footbridge.[2] On 14 September 2017, a train arrived at the station for the first time in over six years.[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

Tomioka 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 due to high radiation levels.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 435. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  2. ^ 津波と原発災害の象徴、富岡駅を解体 JR常磐線 [Tomioka Station demolished on JR Joban Line a symbol of tsunami and nuclear disaster] (in Japanese). Japan. 27 January 2015. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  3. ^ 再開に向け試運転 常磐線富岡-竜田間で開始 (in Japanese). Japan. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 

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