Iiyama Station

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Iiyama Station
飯山駅
Hokuriku Shinkansen Iiyama Station under construction.jpg
The new station building under construction in May 2014
Location
Prefecture Nagano
(See other stations in Nagano)
City Iiyama
Neighborhood Iiyama
Postal code 389-2253
Address in Japanese 長野県飯山市飯山
History
Opened 1921
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Hokuriku Shinkansen
Iiyama Line
Statistics 609 passengers/day (FY2013)
Bus There is a bus stop near this station

Iiyama Station (飯山駅 Iiyama-eki?) is a railway station on the Iiyama Line in the city of Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). Since 14 March 2015, it is also a stop on the high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen line from Tokyo to Kanazawa.

Lines[edit]

Iiyama Station is served by the Iiyama Line. From 14 March 2015, it also became a stop on the high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen line from Tokyo to Kanazawa, located 147.3 km from the official starting point of the line at Takasaki.[1] Iiyama is served by Hakutaka services operating between Tokyo and Kanazawa, although not all trains will stop at Iiyama.[2]

Station layout[edit]

The new station structure built to coincide with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension lies approximately 300 m (980 ft) to the south of the site of the original station.[1] The elevated shinkansen platforms cross the ground-level Iiyama Line platforms at an angle.[1] The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

The Iiyama Line is served by a ground-level island platform with tracks on either side.

1  Iiyama Line for Toyono and Nagano
2  Iiyama Line for Togarinozawa-Onsen, Tōkamachi and Echigo-Kawaguchi

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

11  Hokuriku Shinkansen for Nagano, Takasaki and Tokyo
12  Hokuriku Shinkansen for Toyama and Kanazawa

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Kagayaki: no stop
Nagano   Hakutaka   Jōetsumyōkō
Iiyama Line
Hachisu Local Kita-Iiyama

History[edit]

The original Iiyama Line station and platform in August 2007

Iiyama Station opened on 20 October 1921.[3] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[3]

The new station structure opened on 9 November 2014.[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 609 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[5] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 723[6]
2005 636[7]
2010 572[8]
2013 609[5]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d  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.15–23. March 2015. 
  2. ^  長野~金沢間のあらまし [Outline of route between Nagano and Kanazawa]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 44 (371): p.12–14. March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] II. Japan: JTB. p. 592. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  4. ^ JR東日本、北陸新幹線開業へ飯山線飯山駅を300m南側に移設 - 11/9使用開始 [JR East moves Iiyama Line Iiyama Station 300 m to south for opening of Hokuriku Shinkansen - Open for use from 9 November]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°50′52″N 138°21′33″E / 36.8477°N 138.3592°E / 36.8477; 138.3592