Iwaki Station (Fukushima)
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|Location||1 Tamachi, Taira, Iwaki-shi, Fukushima-ken 970-8026|
|Operated by||JR East|
|Distance||209.4 km from Nippori|
|Platforms||3 island platforms|
|Status||Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi )|
|Opened||25 February 1897|
|Previous names||Taira (until 1994)|
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. 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.
|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|
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. 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.
In fiscal 2018, the station was used by an average of 5872 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
- Iwaki City Hall
- Iwakidaira Castle ruins
- Iinodaira Castle ruins
- Iino Hachimangu
- Matsugaoka Park
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- Official website (in Japanese)
- 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.
- 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.