Tsubata Station in May 2016
|Location||7 Chi, Minamichujo, Tsubata, Kahoku District, Ishikawa
|Distance||11.5 km from Kanazawa|
|Opened||1 November 1898|
Tsubata Station (津幡駅 Tsubata-eki) is a railway station in Tsubata, Kahoku District, Ishikawa, Japan, jointly operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) and the third-sector railway operator IR Ishikawa Railway.
Tsubata Station is served by the 17.8 km IR Ishikawa Railway Line between Kanazawa and Kurikara, and lies 11.5 km east of Kanazawa. It is also the starting point of the JR West Nanao Line to Nanao. Through trains to and from the Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line also operate over this line.
|IR Ishikawa Railway Line|
The station opened on 1 November 1898. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West. From 14 March 2015, with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension from Nagano to Kanazawa, local passenger operations over sections of the Hokuriku Main Line running roughly parallel to the new shinkansen line were reassigned to different third-sector railway operating companies. From this date, Tsubata Station was transferred to the ownership of the third-sector operating company IR Ishikawa Railway.
- 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. 137-138. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
- しなの鉄道（株）、えちごトキめき鉄道（株）、あいの風とやま鉄道（株）及びＩＲいしかわ鉄道（株）申請の第一種鉄道事業許可について [Details of railway business approval for Shinano Railway, Echigo Tokimeki Railway Company, Ainokaze Toyama Railway, and IR Ishikawa Railway]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
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