Toyama Station

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Toyama Station
富山駅
Toyama Station.jpg
The south side of Toyama Station in December 2016
Location 1-227 Meirinchō, Toyama-shi, Toyama-ken
Japan
Operated by
Line(s)
History
Opened 20 March 1899
Location
Toyama Station is located in Japan
Toyama Station
Toyama Station
Location within Japan

Toyama Station (富山駅 Toyama-eki?) is a railway station in Toyama, Toyama, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). It is the biggest terminal station in Toyama.

Dentetsu-Toyama Station (電鉄富山駅 Dentetsu-Toyama-eki?), the local railway terminal that provides access to nearby towns (Funahashi, Kamiichi, Tateyama, etc.) as well as access to Tateyama Station (the starting point of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route) via Toyama Chihō Railway is next to JR Toyama Station.

Lines[edit]

Toyama Station is served by the following lines.

Dentetsu Toyama Station, next to the main JR Toyama Station, is served by the following lines.

Dentetsu Toyama station is the starting point of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route to Murodō Station, Mount Tate, and Kurobe Dam. It is located directly next to the main Toyama Station, and has the local Toyama Chihō Railway Tateyama Line that goes through the towns of Funahashi, Kamiichi, and Tateyama, and ultimately reaches as far as Tateyama Station, the last stop.

Station layout[edit]

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

Platforms[edit]

The departure melody used for the shinkansen platforms was composed by producer Akira Sudo (ja), who was born in Toyama Prefecture.[1]

Adjacent stations[edit]

Dentetsu Toyama Station
« Service »
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Nagano   Kagayaki   Kanazawa
Kurobe-Unazukionsen   Hakutaka   Shin-Takaoka
Terminus   Tsurugi   Shin-Takaoka
Takayama Main Line
Nishi-Toyama   Local   Terminus
Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line
Kureha Local Higashi-Toyama
Toyama Chihō Railway Main Line
Terminus   Local   Inarimachi
Terminus   Express   Inarimachi
Terminus   Rapid Express   Inarimachi
Terminus   Limited Express "Unazuki"   Terada
Toyama-Shinai Kidō Line
Shintomichō Chitetsubirumae
Toyamakō Line
Terminus - Intekkuhonshamae

History[edit]

The north entrance in April 1987

Toyama Station opened on 20 March 1899.[2] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West.[2]

From 14 March 2015, the station was served by the high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen following the opening of the extension from Nagano to Kanazawa, providing direct services between Tokyo and Kanazawa.[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

Kitaguchi Entrance (north side)[edit]

  • Canal Park

Minamiguchi Entrance (south side)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 139. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  3. ^ 北陸新幹線、来年3月14日開業 東京―金沢2時間半 [Hokuriku Shinkansen to open 14 March next year: Tokyo - Kanazawa in two and a half hours]. Tokyo Shimbun Web (in Japanese). Japan: Chunichi Shimbun. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°42′04″N 137°12′48″E / 36.701217°N 137.213209°E / 36.701217; 137.213209