Morioka Station

Morioka Station (盛岡駅, Morioka-eki) is a railway station in the city Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, Japan operated by JR East.

Morioka Station

盛岡駅
Morioka Station east entrance in May 2006
Location1-48 Moriokaekimae-dori, Morioka-shi, Iwate-ken
Japan
Coordinates39.701442°N 141.136379°E / 39.701442; 141.136379
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance535.3 km from Tokyo
Platforms7 island platforms
ConnectionsBus terminal
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
History
OpenedNovember 1, 1890
Traffic
Passengers (FY2015)
  • JR East 17,784 (daily)
  • IGR 3,257 (daily)
Services
Preceding station JR East Following station
Shin-Hanamaki
(limited service)
toward Tokyo
Tōhoku Shinkansen Iwate-Numakunai
(limited service)
Shin-Hanamaki
toward Tokyo
Tōhoku Shinkansen Terminus
Terminus Tōhoku Shinkansen Iwate-Numakunai
Shin-Hanamaki
(limited service)
toward Tokyo
Akita Shinkansen
Komachi
Shizukuishi
(limited service)
toward Akita
Senbokuchō
toward Kuroiso
Tōhoku Main Line Terminus
Terminus Yamada Line Kamimorioka
toward Miyako
Ōkama
toward Ōmagari
Tazawako Line Terminus
Terminus Hanawa Line Aoyama
toward Ōdate
Preceding station Iwate Galaxy Railway Following station
Terminus Iwate Galaxy Railway Line Aoyama
toward Metoki
Location
Morioka Station
Location within Japan

Lines

Morioka Station is a major junction station, and is served by both the Tōhoku Shinkansen and the Akita Shinkansen. It is located 535.3 km from Tokyo Station. Local JR East services are provided by the Tohoku Main Line, Tazawako Line and Yamada Line, all of which terminate at Morioka Station. The station is also the southern terminus of the third-sector Iwate Ginga Railway Line.

Station layout

The station has three elevated island platforms for Shinkansen services, and four island platforms for local services. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Platforms

0/1  Iwate Ginga Railway Line for Iwate-Numakunai and Ninohe
   Hanawa Line for Araya-Shinmachi and Kazuno-Hanawa
2  Tōhoku Main Line for Hanamaki, Kitakami and Ichinoseki
   Yamada Line for Moichi and Miyako
   Iwate Ginga Railway Line for Iwate-Numakunai (JR Line through operation
3  Tōhoku Main Line for Hanamaki, Kitakami and Ichinoseki
   Iwate Ginga Railway Line for Iwate-Numakunai (JR Line through operation
4/5  Tōhoku Main Line for Hanamaki, Kitakami and Ichinoseki
6  Tōhoku Main Line for Hanamaki, Kitakami and Ichinoseki
   Yamada Line for Moichi and Miyako
7  Tōhoku Main Line for Hanamaki, Kitakami and Ichinoseki
8/9  Tazawako Line for Shizukuishi and Ōmagari
11  Tohoku Shinkansen for Sendai and Tokyo
12/13  Tohoku Shinkansen for Sendai and Tokyo (Departure)
14  Tohoku Shinkansen for Ninohe, Hachinohe, Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto
   Akita Shinkansen for Ōmagari and Akita

History

The station was opened on November 1, 1890, by Japan's first private railway company, Nippon Railway. The line was nationalized in 1906. Services on the Tazawako Line started in 1921, on the Yamada line in 1923, the Tohoku Shinkansen in 1982 and the Akita Shinkansen in 1997. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2015, the JR East portion of the station was used by an average of 17,784 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]The Iwate Ginga Railway portion of the station was used by an average of 3,257 passengers daily.[2]

Surrounding area

East exit

  • Morioka Station building "Fezan"
  • Moriokaekimae Post office
  • JR East Morioka branch office
  • JR bus Tōhoku Morioka branch office

West exit

  • Iwate Asahi Television Co., Ltd.

Connecting bus routes

Local

Long-distance (Highway bus)

Departs from the west exit
Departs from the east exit

See also

References

  1. 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  2. 平成27年度 駅別乗降人員(1日平均) [Fiscal 2015 Station passenger figures (daily average)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Iwate Galaxy Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
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