Furukawa Station

Furukawa Station (古川駅, Furukawa-eki) is a junction railway station in the city of Ōsaki, Miyagi, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Furukawa Station

古川駅
JRE Furukawa Station.jpg
General information
Location1-7-35 Furukawa-ekimae Ōdōori, Ōsaki-shi, Miyagi-ken 989-6162
Japan
Coordinates38°34′14″N 140°58′04″E / 38.570582°N 140.967722°E / 38.570582; 140.967722Coordinates: 38°34′14″N 140°58′04″E / 38.570582°N 140.967722°E / 38.570582; 140.967722
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Distance395.0 km from Tokyo
Platforms2 side +1 island platforms
Tracks4
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
WebsiteOfficial website
History
OpenedApril 20, 1913
Passengers
FY20184,879 daily
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Sendai
towards Tokyo
Tōhoku Shinkansen Kurikoma-Kōgen
towards Shin-Aomori
Tōhoku Shinkansen Kurikoma-Kōgen
towards Morioka
Tsukanome
towards Shinjō
Rikuu East Line Rikuzen-Yachi
towards Kogota
Location
Furukawa Station is located in Miyagi Prefecture
Furukawa Station
Furukawa Station
Location within Miyagi Prefecture
Furukawa Station is located in Japan
Furukawa Station
Furukawa Station
Furukawa Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Furukawa Station is served by the Tōhoku Shinkansen high-speed line from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori, and also by the local East Rikuu Line. It is 395.0 kilometers from Tokyo.

Station layoutEdit

The Rikuu East Line has a single ground-level island platform at a right angle to the station building and the Shinkansen platforms. The elevated Shinkansen station has two side platforms serving two tracks. The platforms are equipped with platform screen doors. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

PlatformsEdit

1  Rikuu East Line for Kogota
2  Rikuu East Line for Naruko-Onsen and Shinjō
11  Tōhoku Shinkansen for Morioka, Shin-Aomori, Akita and Shin-Hakodate
12  Tōhoku Shinkansen for Sendai and Tokyo

HistoryEdit

The station opened on April 20, 1913. On June 11, 1915, it was renamed Rikuzen-Furukawa Station (陸前古川駅). On November 1, 1980, the station name was changed back to Furukawa Station, and the station was relocated to its present location. Tohoku Shinkansen services started on June 23, 1982. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2018, the station was used by an average of 4,879 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

  • central Ōsaki city
  • Furukawa Post Office

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2018年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2018)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2020.

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