Tsubame-Sanjō Station

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Tsubame-Sanjō Station
Tsubame-Sanjo Station - wicket of Yahiko Line.JPG
The Yahiko Line ticket barriers at Tsubame-Sanjō Station
Location 497 Shimosugoro, Sanjō-shi, Niigata-ken 955-0093
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Distance 293.8 km from Tokyo
Platforms 1 island + 2 side platforms
Other information
Website www.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=1018
Opened 15 November 1982
Passengers (FY2015) 2,200 (daily)
Tsubame-Sanjō Station is located in Japan
Tsubame-Sanjō Station
Tsubame-Sanjō Station
Location within Japan

Tsubame-Sanjō Station (燕三条駅, Tsubame-Sanjō-eki) is a railway station in Sanjō, Niigata, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The station sits directly on the border of the cities of Sanjō and Tsubame. As the station headquarters are located on the Sanjō side of the station, Tsubame-Sanjō Station is considered to be in Sanjō. The station is located 293.8 kilometers from Tokyo,


Tsubame-Sanjō Station is served by the high-speed Joetsu Shinkansen line between Tokyo and Niigata, and also by the Yahiko Line.

Station layout[edit]

The station has one elevated island platform and one side platform for the Joetsu Shinkansen, and one ground-level side platform for the Yahiko Line, which is at a right angle to the Shinkansen platforms. The station building is located above the Yahiko Line platform and underneath the Shinkansen platforms. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


(Unnumbered)  Yahiko Line for Higashi-Sanjō and Yahiko
11  Joetsu Shinkansen for Niigata
12/13  Joetsu Shinkansen for Echigo-Yuzawa and Tokyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Joetsu Shinkansen
Nagaoka - Niigata
Yahiko Line
Tsubame Local Kita-Sanjō


The station opened on 15 November 1982.[1][2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 2,200 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

Tsubame-Sanjō Station offers access to the Yahiko Shrine via the Yahiko Line. The shrine, located in the town of Yahiko, was the ichinomiya, or highest shrine, of the ancient Echigo Province, and has numerous Important Cultural Properties of Japan.[2][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tsubame-Sanjō Station information (JR East)
  2. ^ a b 日本の鉄道. 12, 新幹線: 東海道・山陽・東北・上越新幹線 [Japanese trains. 12, Shinkansen, Tōkaidō, San'yō, Tōhoku, Jōetsu Shinkansen]. 国鉄幹線 "車窓の旅" [Kokutetsu kansen "shasō no tabi"] (in Japanese). Tokyo: Yama to Keikokusha. 1984. p. 120. ISBN 9784635061421. OCLC 812424177. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "弥彦神社" [Iyahiko Shrine]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 153301537. Retrieved 2012-10-10. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°38′52″N 138°56′19″E / 37.6477088°N 138.9387274°E / 37.6477088; 138.9387274