Jōetsumyōkō Station

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Jōetsumyōkō Station
Joetsumyoko station 20150317.jpg
The station exterior in March 2015
Location Yamato, Jōetsu-shi, Niigata-ken 943-0861
Operated by
Platforms 6
Tracks 6
Opened 14 March 2015 (2015-03-14)
Jōetsumyōkō Station is located in Japan
Jōetsumyōkō Station
Jōetsumyōkō Station
Location within Japan

Jōetsumyōkō Station (上越妙高駅, Jōetsumyōkō-eki) is an interchange railway station in Jōetsu, Niigata, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the third-sector railway operator Echigo Tokimeki Railway. It opened in March 2015.[1]


Jōetsumyōkō Station is served by the Echigo Tokimeki Railway Myōkō Haneuma Line and the high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen, which opened for service on 14 March 2015.[2] It replaced Wakinoda Station on the Shinetsu Main Line, located approximately 120 m away.[1] The journey from Tokyo via the Hokuriku Shinkansen takes 1 hour 48 minutes.[3] Only Hakutaka semi-fast Tokyo-to-Kanazawa services stop at Jōetsumyōkō on the Hokuriku Shinkansen.[4]

Station layout[edit]

The new station consists of two elevated island platforms serving four tracks on the Hokuriku Shinkansen, with a ground-level island platform serving two tracks for the Myōkō Haneuma Line.[2][5] The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office and also a "View Plaza" travel agent.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Kagayaki: Does not stop at this station
Iiyama   Hakutaka   Itoigawa
Echigo Tokimeki Railway Myōkō Haneuma Line
Takada Shirayuki Arai
Minami-Takada Local Kita-Arai


Jōetsumyōkō Station under construction in July 2014

Initially provisionally named Jōetsu Station (上越駅), the name Jōetsumyōkō Station was formally announced in June 2013.[6] Construction was completed in October 2014.[1] It opened on 14 March 2015, coinciding with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension from Nagano.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d 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): 26–27. 
  2. ^ a b 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. 
  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. ^ JR Timetable, February 2015
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 

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Coordinates: 37°04′53″N 138°14′53″E / 37.0813°N 138.2480°E / 37.0813; 138.2480