Shin-Takaoka Station

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Shin-Takaoka Station
Shin-Takaoka Station forecourt 20150314.jpg
The Station building on the first day of operations in March 2015
Prefecture Toyama
(See other stations in Toyama)
City Takaoka
Neighborhood 1790-2 Shimokuroda
Postal code 933-0852
Address in Japanese 富山県高岡市下黒田1790-2
Opened 2015
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Hokuriku Shinkansen, Jōhana Line

Shin-Takaoka Station (新高岡駅 Shin-takaoka-eki?, lit. "New Takaoka Station") is an interchange railway station on the high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen line and Jōhana Line in Takaoka, Toyama, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). It opened on 14 March 2015, coinciding with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension from Nagano to Kanazawa.


Shin-Takaoka Station is served by the Jōhana Line and the high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen line from Tokyo to Kanazawa, and is located 305.8 km from the official starting point of the line at Takasaki.[1] Semi-fast Hakutaka Tokyo-to-Kanazawa services and all-stations Tsurugi Toyama-to-Kanazawa shuttle services stop at Shin-Takaoka.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of elevated platforms for the Hokuriku Shinkansen running east to west, with exits on the north and south sides. The Jōhana Line platform is located at ground level, running north to south on the west side of the station complex. A west exit is also provided to the west of the Jōhana Line platforms.[2]


The single-track Jōhana Line is served by an un-numbered ground-level side platform.

The elevated shinkansen platforms consist of two 312 m long side platforms serving two tracks. The platforms are fitted with chest-high platform edge doors.[1]

1  Hokuriku Shinkansen for Toyama, Nagano and Tokyo
2  Hokuriku Shinkansen for Kanazawa

The departure melody used for the shinkansen platforms was composed by Yutaka Ōta (太田 豊?), who was born in Toyama Prefecture.[3]


The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Kagayaki: no stop
Toyama   Hakutaka   Kanazawa
Toyama   Tsurugi   Kanazawa
Johana Line
Takaoka - Futatsuka


The south side of the station while under construction in March 2014

Although provisionally named Shin-Takaoka Station from its conception, the name was formally finalized and announced in June 2013.[4] A public survey was conducted in 2012, with the following names put forward.[5]

  1. Manyō-Takaoka (万葉高岡?) (173 votes)
  2. Shin-Takaoka (新高岡?) (163 votes)
  3. Etchū-Takaoka (越中高岡?) (107 votes)
  4. Takaoka-Manyō (高岡万葉?) (59 votes)
  5. Takaoka (高岡?) (43 votes)

The name Shin-Takaoka was however ultimately selected by JR West.[5]

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Johana Line station building was held on 14 September 2013.[6]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c  北陸新幹線延伸開業区間新駅ガイド [Guide to new stations on the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 44 (371): p.20. March 2015. 
  2. ^ 新高岡駅(仮称名)周辺整備事業 [Shin-Takaoka Station vicinity redevelopment project] (pdf) (in Japanese). Japan: City of Takaoka. March 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 北陸新幹線 新駅の駅名などについて [Details of new Hokuriku Shinkansen station names] (pdf) (in Japanese). Japan: West Japan Railway Company. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  5. ^ a b 新幹線カウントダウン事業 [Shinkansen Countdown Project] (in Japanese). Japan: City of Takaoka. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  6. ^ JR新高岡駅が起工 [Work starts on JR Shin-Takaoka Station]. Asahi Shimbun Digital (in Japanese). Japan: The Asahi Shimbun Company. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 36°43′50″N 137°00′43″E / 36.73064°N 137.011821°E / 36.73064; 137.011821