Kurobe-Unazukionsen Station

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Kurobe-Unazukionsen Station
黒部宇奈月温泉駅
Kurobe-Unazukionsen station 2015Y.JPG
The station exterior, March 2015
Location
Prefecture Toyama
(See other stations in Toyama)
City Kurobe
Neighborhood 3210-3 Wakaguri
Postal code 938-0802
Address in Japanese 富山県黒部市若栗3210-3
History
Opened 2015
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Hokuriku Shinkansen

Kurobe-Unazukionsen Station (黒部宇奈月温泉駅 Kurobe-Unazuki-onsen-eki?) is a railway station on the high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen line in Kurobe, Toyama, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). It opened on 14 March 2015. Shin-Kurobe Station on the Toyama Chihō Railway Main Line is connected to the station by a walkway.

Lines[edit]

Kurobe-Unazukionsen Station is served by the high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen line from Tokyo to Kanazawa, and is located 253.1 km from the official starting point of the line at Takasaki.[1] Only semi-fast Hakutaka Tokyo-to-Kanazawa services stop at Kurobe-Unazukionsen,[1] with a roughly hourly service in each direction.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of elevated platforms for the Hokuriku Shinkansen, with exits located on the east, west, and south sides of the station building.

Platforms[edit]

The elevated shinkansen platforms consist of two 312 m long side platforms serving two tracks. The platforms are fitted with chest-high platform edge doors.[1]

1  Hokuriku Shinkansen for Nagano and Tokyo
2  Hokuriku Shinkansen for Toyama and Kanazawa

The departure melody used for the shinkansen platforms is "Kirameki: Mizu no Miyako kara" (煌~水の都から~?), composed by singer-songwriter Kei Takahara (ja), who was born in Toyama Prefecture.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office. Toilets are located on the ground floor, and waiting rooms and smoking rooms are provided on both of the platforms.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Kagayaki: no stop
Itoigawa   Hakutaka   Toyama

History[edit]

The station under construction in September 2014

Initially given the tentative name of Shin-Kurobe Station (新黒部駅?, lit. "New Kurobe Station"), the station name of Kurobe-Unazukionsen was formally made public on 7 June 2013.[3] The name combines the name of the city of Kurobe with Unazuki Onsen, a famous hot spring resort nearby, and the base to ride The Kurobe Gorge Railway.[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c  北陸新幹線延伸開業区間新駅ガイド [Guide to new stations on the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 44 (371): p.18. March 2015. 
  2. ^ 北陸新幹線 発車メロディの決定について [Departure melodies chosen for Hokuriku Shinkansen]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: West Japan Railway Company. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  3. ^ 北陸新幹線 新駅の駅名などについて [Details of new Hokuriku Shinkansen station names] (in Japanese). Japan: West Japan Railway Company. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  4. ^ 「黒部宇奈月温泉」北陸新幹線駅名に 温泉街から歓迎の声 [Onsen town welcomes Hokuriku Shinkansen station name of Kurobe-Unazukionsen]. Nihon Keizai Shimbun (in Japanese). Japan: Nikkei Inc. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 

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Coordinates: 36°52′29″N 137°28′56″E / 36.87472°N 137.48222°E / 36.87472; 137.48222