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
History
Year opened1899
Former nameWakamatsu Station
Present name since1917
Rail services
Operator(s)JR East
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. In 2005, an average of 2,996 passengers used the station each day. There is a freight depot located adjacent to the station.

Lines[edit source | edit]

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

Station layout[edit source | 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. 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 a 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

1Ban'etsu West Linefor Bandaimachi, Inawashiro, and Koriyama
Kitakata
2Ban'etsu West Linefor Bandaimachi, Inawashiro, and Koriyama
for Kitakata, Tsugawa, Niitsu, and Niigata
3Ban'etsu 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

Surrounding area[edit source | edit]

History[edit source | edit]

The station opened on July 15, 1899 as Wakamatsu Station of the Ganetsu Railway. On May 21, 1917, the station was renamed Aizu-Wakamatsu.

Webcam[edit source | edit]

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

Adjacent stations[edit source | 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

External links[edit source | edit]

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