Wakinoda Station

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Wakinoda Station
Wakinoda Station.jpg
The station building in March 2013
Location 2 Yamato, Jōetsu, Niigata
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Shinetsu Main Line
Opened 1921
Closed 2014
Passengers (FY2013) 139 daily

Wakinoda Station (脇野田駅, Wakinoda-eki) was a railway station on the Shinetsu Main Line in Jōetsu, Niigata, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It closed in 2014, replaced by the nearby Jōetsumyōkō Station.


Wakinoda Station was served by the Shinetsu Main Line. A new interchange station called Jōetsumyōkō Station was built close-by, and this replaced Wakinoda Station when the Hokuriku Shinkansen opened in March 2015.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The station had a single ground-level island platform serving two tracks.


1  Shinetsu Main Line for Arai and Nagano
2  Shinetsu Main Line for Naoetsu, Nagaoka, and Niigata

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Shinetsu Main Line
Rapid Myōkō: Does not stop at this station
Minami-Takada   Rapid Kubikino   Kita-Arai
Minami-Takada   Local   Kita-Arai


The new Jōetsumyōkō Station under construction, October 2013

Wakinoda Station opened on 15 August 1921.[2] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[2]

From 19 October 2014, the station building and platforms were closed, and the station functions moved to the nearby structure, and became Jōetsumyōkō Station from 14 March 2015 when the Hokuriku Shinkansen opened for service.[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 139 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 145[5]
2005 135[6]
2010 119[7]
2011 122[8]
2012 121[9]
2013 139[4]


  1. ^ Tokunaga, Yasushi (December 2013). 上越妙高駅に生まれ変わる脇野田駅 [Wakinoda Station to be reborn as Joetsu-Myoko Station]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 53 (632): 26–27. 
  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. 581. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  3. ^ 北陸新幹線開業で上越妙高駅に! 特急しらゆきと接続 - JR脇野田駅が移転へ [Becoming Jōetsumyōkō Station with opening of Hokuriku Shinkansen. Connections with Shirayuki express. JW Wakinoda Station to be moved.]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 

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Coordinates: 37°04′54″N 138°14′58″E / 37.08174167°N 138.2495306°E / 37.08174167; 138.2495306