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Matsukawa Station

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Operated by  JR East
Passengers (FY 2013)  1184 daily
Line(s)  Tōhoku Main Line
Opened  1887
Matsukawa Station
Location  Matsukawa-cho Azahara 9, Fukushima, Fukushima (福島県福島市松川町字原9) Japan
Address  Hara-9 Matsukawamachi, Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture 960-1241, Japan
Similar  Kanayagawa Station, Minami‑Fukushima Station, Higashi‑Fukushima Station, Adachi Station, Gohyakugawa Station

Matsukawa Station (松川駅, Matsukawa-eki) is a railway station on the Tōhoku Main Line in the city of Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

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Lines

Matsukawa Station is served by the Tōhoku Main Line, and is located 259.5 rail kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Tokyo Station.

Station layout

Matsukawa Station has one island platform and one side platform connected to the station building by an overhead passageway.

History

The station opened on December 15, 1887 when the Nippon Railway extended the line from Kōriyama to Shiogama. The Kawamata Line, running between Matsukawa and Iwaki-Kawamata operated from this station from March 1, 1926 to May 14, 1972.The Matsukawa derailment, an alleged sabotage that resulted in the derailment of a train, occurred near the station on August 17, 1949. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987.

Surrounding area

  • Matsukawa Post Office
  • Toshiba Electric factories
  • Japan National Route 4
  • References

    Matsukawa Station Wikipedia


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