Itoigawa Station

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Itoigawa Station
糸魚川駅
糸魚川駅 (拡大).jpg
Itoigawa Station, December 2013
Location 1-7-10 Ōmachi, Itoigawa-shi, Niigata
(新潟県糸魚川市大町1丁目7番10号)
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island + 3 side platforms
History
Opened 1912
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 865
Location
Itoigawa Station is located in Japan
Itoigawa Station
Itoigawa Station
Location within Japan

Itoigawa Station (糸魚川駅 Itoigawa-eki?) is a railway station in Itoigawa, Niigata, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) and the third-sector railway operator Echigo Tokimeki Railway.

Lines[edit]

Itoigawa Station is served by the JR West high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen and the local Ōito Lines, and is located 213.9 kilometers from Takasaki Station and 318.9 kilometers from Tokyo Station. It is 105.4 kilometers from Matsumoto Station, the terminus of the Ōito Line. For the Echigo Tokimeki Railway Nihonkai Hisui Line, the station is 29.9 kilometers from Tomari Station and 315.0 kilometers from Maebara Station

Station layout[edit]

The local portion of the station has one side platform and one island platform with a cut-out, serving four tracks in total. The Shinkansen portion of the station has two opposed side platforms, located above the local train platforms. The station building is located below the tracks and platforms. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Nihonkai Hisui Line for Naoetsu
2  Nihonkai Hisui Line for Naoetsu
for Ichiburi
3  Nihonkai Hisui Line for Ichiburi
4  Ōito Line for Minami-Otari
11  Hokuriku Shinkansen for Nagano and Tokyo
12  Hokuriku Shinkansen for Toyama and Kanazawa

The departure melody used for the shinkansen platforms is the traditional children's song "Haru yo Koi" (春よ来い?), the lyrics for which were written by Gyofū Sōma (ja), a native of Itoigawa.[1]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Kagayaki: Does not stop at this station
Jōetsumyōkō   Hakutaka   Kurobe-Unazukionsen
Nihonkai Hisui Line
Ōmi Local Kajiyashiki
Ōito Line
Himekawa Local Terminus

History[edit]

The former station building in December 2005

The station opened on 16 December 1912.[2] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West.[2]

From 14 March 2015, with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension from Nagano to Kanazawa, local passenger operations over sections of the Shinetsu Main Line and Hokuriku Main Line running roughly parallel to the new shinkansen line were reassigned to third-sector railway operating companies.[3] From this date, operations of former Hokuriku Main Line services were transferred to the ownership of the third-sector operating company Echigo Tokimeki Railway.

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 142. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  3. ^ Osano, Kagetoshi (March 2015).  北陸新幹線並行在来線各社の姿 [Guide to companies operating conventional lines alongside the Hokuriku Shinkansen]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese). Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. 44 (371): 28–33. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 37°2′38″N 137°51′45″E / 37.04389°N 137.86250°E / 37.04389; 137.86250