Higashi-Aomori Station

Higashi-Aomori Station (東青森駅, Higashi-Aomori-eki) is a joint-use railway station located in the city of Aomori in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. The station is served by passenger services on the Aoimori Railway Line and freight services are operated by the Japan Freight Railway Company.

Higashi-Aomori Station

東青森駅
Regional rail station
Higashi-Aomori Station from train.jpg
Higashi-Aomori Station as seen from an Aomori-bound train
Location14-3 Furutachi, Aomori, Aomori Prefecture 030-0916
Japan
Coordinates40°48′37.25″N 140°46′55.70″E / 40.8103472°N 140.7821389°E / 40.8103472; 140.7821389Coordinates: 40°48′37.25″N 140°46′55.70″E / 40.8103472°N 140.7821389°E / 40.8103472; 140.7821389
Operated by
Line(s) Aoimori Railway Line
Distance116.1 km from Metoki
Platforms1 island platform
Other information
StatusUnstaffed
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened21 July 1968
Passengers
1,338 daily boardings (2018)
Services
Preceding station Aoimori Logo.png Aoimori Railway Following station
Koyanagi
towards Metoki
Aoimori Railway Line Tsutsui
towards Aomori
Location
Higashi-Aomori Station is located in Aomori Prefecture
Higashi-Aomori Station
Higashi-Aomori Station
Location within Aomori Prefecture
Higashi-Aomori Station is located in Japan
Higashi-Aomori Station
Higashi-Aomori Station
Higashi-Aomori Station (Japan)

LocationEdit

Higashi-Aomori Station is served by the 123.3 km Aoimori Railway Line between Metoki and Aomori. It is located between Koyanagi and Tsutsui stations, and lies 5.8 km from the terminus of the Aoimori Railway Line at Aomori.

Station layoutEdit

The station has a single island platform. This is connected to an unattended station building by a footbridge.

PlatformsEdit

1  Aoimori Railway Line for Hachinohe, Sannohe, and Metoki
2  Aoimori Railway Line for Aomori

HistoryEdit

Higashi-Aomori Station opened on 21 July 1968, as a station on the Japanese National Railways (JNR), when the Tōhoku Main Line was re-routed to the south of the downtown areas of the city. With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, it came under the operational control of East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The section of the Tōhoku Main Line including this station was transferred to Aoimori Railway on 4 December 2010.

A large shopping complex was opened next to the station in November 2003.[citation needed]

ServicesEdit

For passengers, Higashi-Aomori Station is primarily served by trains operating on a local service on the Aoimori Railway Line between Aomori and Hachinohe. It is served by one rapid express train, the 560M train operated jointly by the Aoimori Railway and the Iwate Galaxy Railway between Aomori and Morioka. Passenger trains serve Higashi-Aomori Station just under 18 hours a day from 5:49 am to 11:45 pm.[1] In 2018, a daily average of 1,338 passengers boarded trains at Higashi-Aomori Station,[2] an increase from the daily average of 990 passengers the station served in 2011. In 2018, the station was the fourth busiest on the Aoimori Railway Line, excluding Aomori and Hachinohe stations, and the second busiest along the rail line in the city of Aomori.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "青い森鉄道列車時刻表" [Aoimori Railway Train Timetable] (PDF) (in Japanese). Aoimori Railway Co.,Ltd. 25 February 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b "東青森駅(青い森鉄道)の乗降客数の統計" [Passenger statistics of Higashi-Aomori Station]. statresearch (in Japanese). 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2021.

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