Niigata Station

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This article is about the station in Niigata, Japan. For the railway station in Kure, Hiroshima, Japan, see Nigata Station.
Niigata Station
新潟駅
万代口駅舎ならびにロータリー.jpg
View of the station from the Bandai exit, June 2015
Location 1 Hanazono, Chūō-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken 950-0086
Japan
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side + 4 island platforms
Connections
  • Bus terminal
Other information
Website www.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=1137
History
Opened 3 May 1904
Traffic
Passengers (FY2015) 37,446 daily
Location
Niigata Station is located in Japan
Niigata Station
Niigata Station
Location within Japan

Niigata Station (新潟駅 Niigata-eki?) is a major railway station in Chūō-ku, Niigata, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1] The station is at the centre of Niigata city, the largest city on the Sea of Japan coast in Honshu. It forms the central station for the railway infrastructure along the Sea of Japan coast, and is also the terminus of the Jōetsu Shinkansen high-speed line from Tokyo.

Lines[edit]

Niigata Station is served by the following lines.

Station layout[edit]

The station has two side platforms (1, 4) and two island platforms (2/3, 8/9) at ground level serving a total of six tracks for conventional narrow gauge lines, and two elevated island platforms serving four shinkansen tracks (11 to 14). The island platform (8/9) is an extension of one of the side platforms (1). Platforms numbered 5, 6 and 7 do not exist. The elevated station building has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket counter and "View Plaza" travel agency.[1]

Platforms[edit]

1  Shinetsu Line for Niitsu, Nagaoka, and Tsugawa
 Hakushin Line for Shibata and Murakami
 Echigo Line for Yoshida and Kashiwazaki
 Limited express Shirayuki for Jōetsumyōkō and Arai
2/3  Shinetsu Line for Niitsu, Nagaoka, and Tsugawa
 Hakushin Line for Shibata and Murakami
 Echigo Line for Yoshida and Kashiwazaki
 Limited express Inaho for Sakata and Akita
 Rapid Banetsu Monogatari for Aizu-Wakamatsu
4  Shinetsu Line for Niitsu, Nagaoka, and Tsugawa
 Hakushin Line for Shibata and Murakami
 Echigo Line for Yoshida and Kashiwazaki
8/9  Shinetsu Line for Niitsu, Nagaoka, and Tsugawa
 Hakushin Line for Shibata and Murakami
 Limited express Shirayuki for Jōetsumyōkō and Arai
 Rapid Kirakira Uetsu for Sakata and Kisakata
11-14  Joetsu Shinkansen for Takasaki, Ōmiya, and Tokyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Jōetsu Shinkansen
Tsubame-Sanjō - Terminus
Shin'etsu Main Line
Niitsu Shirayuki Terminus
Echigo-Ishiyama Local Terminus
Hakushin Line
Terminus Inaho Toyosaka
Terminus Local Higashi-Niigata
Echigo Line
Hakusan Local Terminus

History[edit]

Niigata Station opened on 3 May 1904.[1] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 37,446 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 36,894[3]
2001 37,185[4]
2002 37,407[5]
2003 37,612[6]
2004 36,300[7]
2005 37,050[8]
2006 36,769[9]
2007 36,849[10]
2008 37,012[11]
2009 36,396[12]
2010 36,269[13]
2011 36,711[14]

Surrounding area[edit]

A panorama view of the North (Bandai) Entrance, June 2013
A panorama view of the South Entrance, June 2013

Bus terminals[edit]

A sign of Bandaiguchi Bus Terminal, June 2016

Both the Bandai Entrance and the South Entrance have bus terminals.[15][16] As of February 2017, the following transit bus line are on service.

Bandaiguchi Bus Terminal[edit]

Minamiguchi Bus Terminal[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 各駅情報(新潟駅) [Station Information: Niigata Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2001年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2001)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2002年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2002)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2003年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2003)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2004年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2004)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2006年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2006)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2007年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2007)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  11. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2008年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2008)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  12. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2009年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2009)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  13. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  14. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  15. ^ 新潟駅前周辺バスのりば [Bus stop map around Bandai Entrance] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  16. ^ 新潟駅南口バスのりば [Bus stop map around South Entrance] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  17. ^ Niigata City Loop Bus Map (2016.3- ) (PDF). Niigata City. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  18. ^ Niigata City Loop Bus Timetables (2016.3- ) (PDF). Niigata City. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  19. ^ 運行便別時刻表 [Bus Lines and Timetables (2016.11- )] (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  20. ^ 路線図(中心部) [Bus Map for East Niigata (2016.11- )] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  21. ^ 路線図(南方面) [Bus Map for East Niigata (2016.11- )] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  22. ^ 路線図(西方面) [Bus Map for East Niigata (2016.11- )] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  23. ^ 路線図(東方面) [Bus Map for East Niigata (2016.11- )] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°54′43.3″N 139°3′42.8″E / 37.912028°N 139.061889°E / 37.912028; 139.061889