Aizu-Wakamatsu Station

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Aizu-Wakamatsu Station
会津若松駅
719 train at Aizuwakamatsu Station.jpg
Aizu-Wakamatsu Station, platform 1
Location
PrefectureFukushima
(See other stations in Fukushima)
CityAizuwakamatsu
Neighborhood etc.Ekimae-cho
Postal code965-0041
(in Japanese)福島県会津若松市駅前町
History
Year opened1899
Former nameWakamatsu Station
Present name since1917
Rail services
Operator(s)JR East
Statistics2,908 passengers/day (FY2013)
Main Entrance
SL Banetsu Monogatari at Platform 2

Aizu-Wakamatsu Station (会津若松駅 Aizu-wakamatsu-eki?) is a railway station in Aizuwakamatsu, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. It is the main station for Aizu-Wakamatsu and surrounding areas.

Lines[edit]

The following lines pass through or terminate at Aizu-Wakamatsu Station:

Station layout[edit]

In the forecourt of the station there is a bus terminal, taxi rank and car park. The station building, located on the eastern side of the tracks, contains a gift shop (including bento and souvenirs), travel agency (View Plaza), and Midori no Madoguchi ticket office. Aizu-Wakamatsu Station has five platforms. Platform 1 and 2 are bay platforms. Platform 1 is immediately inside the ticket gate and most trains to Koriyama depart from here. Moving westward there is a storage track then platforms 2 and 3. The tracks at platform 1 and 2 are a dead end and an overhead walkway at the end connects platforms 2/3 to platform 1 and the rest of the station. Platforms 4 and 5 are accessed via an overhead bridge.

Platforms[edit]

1Banetsu West Linefor Bandaimachi, Inawashiro, and Koriyama
for Kitakata
2Banetsu West Linefor Bandaimachi, Inawashiro, and Koriyama
for Kitakata, Tsugawa, Niitsu, and Niigata
3Banetsu West Linefor Kitakata, Tsugawa, Niitsu, and Niigata
Tadami Linefor Aizu-Bange, Tadami, and Koide
4Tadami Linefor Aizu-Bange, Tadami, and Koide
5Aizu Linefor Aizu-Tajima and Aizukōgen-Ozeguchi

Adjacent stations[edit]

Aizu Liner Rapid service, May 2010
«Service»
Banetsu West Line
BandaimachiRapid Aizu LinerTerminus
BandaimachiRapidShiokawa
HirotaRapidTerminus
HirotaLocalDōjima
Tadami Line
TerminusLocalNanukamachi
Aizu Railway Aizu Line
ShiokawaRapidNanukamachi
TerminusLocalNanukamachi

History[edit]

The station opened on July 15, 1899 as Wakamatsu Station of the Ganetsu Railway.[citation needed] On May 21, 1917, the station was renamed Aizu-Wakamatsu. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 2,908 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal yearDaily average
20003,595[2]
20052,996[3]
20102,766[4]
20132,908[1]

Webcam[edit]

There is a webcam installed by NTT East on the walkway between platforms 1 and 2/3. This gives a view of trains using platforms 1 and 2. The camera provides both video and sound using a 512 kbit/s stream.

Surrounding area[edit]

There is a freight depot located adjacent to the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度)" [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°30′30″N 139°55′48″E / 37.50833°N 139.93000°E / 37.50833; 139.93000