Niitsu Station

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Niitsu Station
The station building in December 2011
Location 1 Niitsu-honchō, Akiha-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken 956-0864
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Platforms 1 side + 2 island platforms
Opened 20 November 1897
Passengers (FY2015) 4,250 daily
Niitsu Station is located in Japan
Niitsu Station
Niitsu Station
Location within Japan

Niitsu Station (新津駅, Niitsu-eki) is a railway station in Akiha-ku, Niigata, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Niitsu Station is served by the following three lines.

It is the terminus of the Uetsu Main Line and the Banetsu West Line. It is also served by the Shinetsu Main Line, and is located 175.6 kilometers from the starting point of that line at Kōriyama.

Station layout[edit]

A 115 series EMU at Niitsu Station in January 2008

Niitsu Station has one side platform (1) and two island platforms (2/3, 4/5) connected by a footbridge. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. The platforms are not assigned to any particular line or service, but are used in common by all three lines serving the station.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Shin'etsu Main Line
Kamo Shirayuki Niigata
Furutsu Local Satsukino
Banetsu West Line
Gosen Agano Niigata
Higashi-Niitsu Local Terminus
Uetsu Main Line
Terminus Local Kyōgase


Niitsu Station opened on 20 November 1897.[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 4,250 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "JR East Niitsu Station information" (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "新潟れいるウォッ!チング" [Niigata Rail Watching]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 40 no. 330. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. October 2011. p. 29. 

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Coordinates: 37°48′1″N 139°7′17″E / 37.80028°N 139.12139°E / 37.80028; 139.12139