Iwaki Station (Fukushima)

Iwaki Station (いわき駅, Iwaki-eki) is a railway station in the city of Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]

Iwaki station

いわき駅
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Iwaki Station south entrance in May 2010
Location1 Tamachi, Taira, Iwaki-shi, Fukushima-ken 970-8026
Japan
Coordinates37°03′29″N 140°53′32″E / 37.058175°N 140.892131°E / 37.058175; 140.892131Coordinates: 37°03′29″N 140°53′32″E / 37.058175°N 140.892131°E / 37.058175; 140.892131
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Distance209.4 km from Nippori
Platforms3 island platforms
ConnectionsBus terminal
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi )
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened25 February 1897
Rebuilt2009
Previous namesTaira (until 1994)
Passengers
FY20185872 daily
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Yumoto
toward Shinagawa
Hitachi Hirono
toward Sendai
Uchigō
toward Shinagawa
Jōban Line
Local-Futsuu
Kusano
toward Sendai
Ogawagō
toward Kōriyama
Ban'etsu East Line
Rapid Abukuma
Terminus
Akai
toward Kōriyama
Ban'etsu East Line
Local
Location
Iwaki Station is located in Fukushima Prefecture
Iwaki Station
Iwaki Station
Location within Fukushima Prefecture
Iwaki Station is located in Japan
Iwaki Station
Iwaki Station
Iwaki Station (Japan)

LinesEdit

Iwaki Station is served by both the Jōban Line and the Banetsu East Line. It is located 209.4 km from the official starting point of the Jōban Line at Nippori in Tokyo.[1] From the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in March 2011 to March 2020, Iwaki Station became the northern terminus for limited express train services on the line. The station is also the eastern terminus of the Banetsu East Line and is located 85.6 kilometers from the opposing terminus at Kōriyama.

Station layoutEdit

Iwaki Station is an elevated station with three opposed island platforms, connected by a footbridge. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.[1]

PlatformsEdit

1,2  Joban Line for Isohara, Takahagi, Hitachi, Katsuta, Mito Tomobe, Ishioka and Tsuchiura
 Jōban Line (Limited Express) for Takahagi, Mito, Ueno, Tokyo and Shinagawa
2-5  Jōban Line for Takahagi, Mito and Tsuchiura
 Jōban Line for Hisanohama, Tomioka, Namie, Haranomachi, Sōma and Sendai
6  Banetsu East Line for Ogawagō, Ononiimachi and Kōriyama

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 25 February 1897 as Taira Station (平駅). On 10 October 1917 the Banetsu East Line was extended from to Kōriyama.[citation needed] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East. It was renamed Iwaki on 3 December 1994. A new station building was completed on 19 June 2009.[citation needed]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2018, the station was used by an average of 5872 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Surrounding areaEdit

 
Panorama view of the south side of the station
  • Iwaki City Hall
  • Iwakidaira Castle ruins
  • Iinodaira Castle ruins
  • Iino Hachimangu
  • Matsugaoka Park

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 郡山駅・会津若松駅・三春駅ほか (Koriyama Station, Aizu-Wakamatsu Station, Miharu Station, etc). 週刊 JR全駅・全車両基地 (in Japanese). 50. Asahi Newspaper Publishing. 2013-08-04. p. 20. ASIN B00DNBCZL0.
  2. ^ 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 April 2020.