Kurohime Station

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Kurohime Station

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Kurohime Station in April 2006
Location2711 Kashiwabara, Shinano-machi, Kamiminochi-gun, Nagano-ken 389-1305
Coordinates36°48′26″N 138°11′50″E / 36.8073°N 138.1972°E / 36.8073; 138.1972
Elevation671.8 m[1]
Operated byShinano Railway Symbolmark.svg Shinano Railway
Line(s) Kita-Shinano Line
Distance28.9 km from Nagano
Platforms1 side + 1 island platform
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened1 May 1888
Previous namesKashiwabara Station (until 1968)
Passengers (FY2013)389
Kurohime Station is located in Japan
Kurohime Station
Kurohime Station
Location within Japan

Kurohime Station (黒姫駅, Kurohime-eki) is a railway station on the Shinano Railway Kita-Shinano Line in Kashiwabara in the town of Shinano, Nagano, Japan, operated by the third-sector railway operator Shinano Railway.[2]


Kurohime Station is served by the 37.3 km Shinano Railway Kita-Shinano Line and is 28.9 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Nagano Station.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of one ground-level side platform and one island platform connected by a footbridge.[2]


1  Kita-Shinano Line for Nagano
2/3  Kita-Shinano Line for Myōkō-Kōgen

Adjacent stations[edit]

Kita-Shinano Line
Furuma   Local   Myōkō-Kōgen


The station opened on 1 May 1888 as Kashiwabara Station (柏原駅).[3] It was renamed Kurohime on 1 October 1968.[3] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[3]

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.[4] From this date, Kurohime Station was transferred to the ownership of the third-sector operating company Shinano Railway.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, while still under the control of JR East, the station was used by an average of 389 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[5]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ しなの鉄道黒姫駅 [Shinano Railway Kurohime Station] (in Japanese). Shinano Town Promotion Bureau. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b Shinano Mainichi Shimbun (2011). Nagano Prefecture All Railway Stations, revised edition (長野県鉄道全駅 増補改訂版) (in Japanese). Shinano Mainichi Shinbun Publishing. p. 31. ISBN 9784784071647.
  3. ^ a b c d Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 580. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  4. ^ 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). Vol. 44 no. 371. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. pp. 28–33.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2014. Archived from the original on 8 February 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2017.

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