Jōetsumyōkō Station

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Jōetsumyōkō Station
Construction of Joetsumyoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen, 20131012.jpg
Jōetsumyōkō Station under construction, October 2013
Prefecture Niigata
(See other stations in Niigata)
City Jōetsu
Opened 2015 (scheduled)
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Shinetsu Main Line, Hokuriku Shinkansen

Jōetsumyōkō Station (上越妙高駅 Jōetsumyōkō-eki?) is an interchange railway station under construction in Jōetsu, Niigata, Japan, to be operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is scheduled to open in March 2015.[1]


Jōetsumyōkō Station will be served by the Shinetsu Main Line and Hokuriku Shinkansen, which is also scheduled to open for service on 14 March 2015.[2] It will replace Wakinoda Station on the Shinetsu Main Line, located approximately 120 m away.[1] Journey times from Tokyo via the Hokuriku Shinkansen are expected to be 1 hour 48 minutes.[3] Only Hakutaka semi-fast Tokyo-to-Kanazawa services will stop at Jōetsumyōkō on the Hokuriku Shinkansen.[2]

Station layout[edit]

The new station will consist of two elevated island platforms serving four tracks on the Hokuriku Shinkansen, with a ground-level island platform serving two tracks on the Shinetsu Main Line.[4]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Shinetsu Main Line
Minami-Takada - Kita-Arai
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Kagayaki: no stop
Iiyama Hakutaka Itoigawa


Jōetsumyōkō Station under construction behind Wakinoda Station, March 2013

Initially provisionally named Jōetsu Station (上越駅?), the name Jōetsumyōkō Station was formally announced in June 2013.[5] Construction is scheduled to be completed in October 2014.[1] It will open in March 2015, coinciding with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension from Nagano.[1] It will replace Wakinoda Station on the Shinetsu Main Line, located approximately 120 m away.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Tokunaga, Yasushi (December 2013). "上越妙高駅に生まれ変わる脇野田駅" [Wakinoda Station to be reborn as Joetsu-Myoko Station]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 53 (632): p.26-27. 
  2. ^ a b "北陸新幹線 長野~金沢間開業に伴う運行計画の概要について" [Outline of service plans for opening of Hokuriku Shinkansen from Nagano to Kanazawa] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: JR East & JR West. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "北陸新幹線の概要" [Hokuriku Shinkansen Overview] (in Japanese). Japan: Joetsu City. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "上越市新幹線駅周辺地区まちなみ形成構想" [Surrounding area of shinkansen station in Joetsu] (pdf) (in Japanese). Japan: Joetsu City. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "北陸新幹線の新駅(仮称:上越駅)の駅名について" [Details of station name for new station on Hokuriku Shinkansen] (pdf) (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2013.