Iiyama Station

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Iiyama Station
Hokuriku Shinkansen Iiyama Station under construction.jpg
The new station building under construction in May 2014
Location Iiyama, Iiyama, Nagano
Operated by JR East
  • Bus stop
Opened 1921
Passengers (FY2013) 609 daily

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.


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.


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


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]


  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). Vol. 44 no. 371 (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun). March 2015. pp. 15–23. 
  2. ^  長野~金沢間のあらまし [Outline of route between Nagano and Kanazawa]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 44 no. 371 (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun). March 2015. pp. 12–14. 
  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