Niigata Station

Niigata Station (新潟駅, Niigata-eki) is a major railway station in Chūō-ku, Niigata, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1] The station is at the centre of Niigata city, the largest city on the Sea of Japan coast in Honshu. It forms the central station for the railway infrastructure along the Sea of Japan coast, and is also the terminus of the Jōetsu Shinkansen high-speed line from Tokyo.

Niigata Station

新潟駅
View of the station from the Bandai exit in June 2015
Location1 Hanazono, Chūō-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken 950-0086
Japan
Coordinates37°54′43.3″N 139°3′42.8″E
Operated by JR East
Line(s)
Platforms2 side + 4 island platforms
ConnectionsBus terminal
Other information
StatusStaffed ("Midori no Madoguchi" )
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened3 May 1904
Traffic
Passengers (FY2017)37,461 daily
Location
Niigata Station
Location within JR Shinetsu Main Line
Niigata Station
Niigata Station (JR Hakushin Line)
Niigata Station
Niigata Station (JR Echigo Line)
Niigata Station
Niigata Station (BRT Bandai-bashi Line)
Niigata Station
Niigata Station (Japan)

Lines

Niigata Station is served by the following lines.

Station layout

The station has two side platforms (former 1, 4) and two island platforms (former 2/3, and 8/9) at ground level serving a total of six tracks for conventional narrow gauge lines, of which only one island platform remains in use for trains originating from Niigata Station. This island platform (8/9) is an extension of one of the side platforms (1). The station also has two elevated side platforms 2, 5) and one island platform 3,4) serving conventional narrow gauge lines, and two more elevated island platforms serving four shinkansen tracks (11 to 14). The elevated station building has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket counter and "View Plaza" travel agency.[1]

Platforms

(Elevated)

1  - (facilities not yet in place)
2-5  Shinetsu Line for Niitsu, Nagaoka, and Tsugawa
 Ban'etsu West Line for Gosen and Aizu-Wakamatsu
 Hakushin Line for Shibata and Murakami
 Uetsu Main Line for Shibata and Murakami
 Echigo Line for Yoshida and Kashiwazaki
11-14  Joetsu Shinkansen for Takasaki, Ōmiya, and Tokyo

(Ground level)

former 1-4  - (not in use)
former 5-7  - (facilities removed)
8-9  Shinetsu Line for Niitsu, Nagaoka, and Tsugawa (starting trains)
 Ban'etsu West Line for Gosen and Aizu-Wakamatsu (starting trains)
 Hakushin Line for Shibata and Murakami (starting trains)
 Uetsu Main Line for Shibata and Murakami (starting trains)

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Jōetsu Shinkansen
Tsubame-Sanjō - Terminus
Shin'etsu Main Line
Niitsu   Shirayuki   Terminus
Kameda   Rapid   Terminus
Echigo-Ishiyama   Local   Terminus
Hakushin Line
Terminus Inaho Toyosaka
Terminus Local Higashi-Niigata
Echigo Line
Hakusan Local Terminus

History

Niigata Station opened on 3 May 1904.[1] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2017, the station station was used by an average of 37,461 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal yearDaily average
200036,894[3]
200137,185[4]
200237,407[5]
200337,612[6]
200436,300[7]
200537,050[8]
200636,769[9]
200736,849[10]
200837,012[11]
200936,396[12]
201036,269[13]
201136,711[14]
201137,446[15]

Surrounding area

A panorama view of the North (Bandai) Entrance, June 2013
A panorama view of the South Entrance, June 2013

Bus terminals

Both the Bandai Entrance and the South Entrance have bus terminals.[16][17] As of February 2017, the following transit bus line are on service.

Bandaiguchi Bus Terminal

Minamiguchi Bus Terminal

References

  1. 各駅情報(新潟駅) [Station Information: Niigata Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  2. 各駅の乗車人員 (2017年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2017)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  3. 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  4. 各駅の乗車人員 (2001年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2001)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  5. 各駅の乗車人員 (2002年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2002)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  6. 各駅の乗車人員 (2003年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2003)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  7. 各駅の乗車人員 (2004年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2004)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  8. 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  9. 各駅の乗車人員 (2006年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2006)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  10. 各駅の乗車人員 (2007年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2007)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  11. 各駅の乗車人員 (2008年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2008)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  12. 各駅の乗車人員 (2009年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2009)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  13. 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  14. 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  15. 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.
  16. 新潟駅前周辺バスのりば [Bus stop map around Bandai Entrance] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  17. 新潟駅南口バスのりば [Bus stop map around South Entrance] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  18. "Niigata City Loop Bus Map (2016.3- )" (PDF). Niigata City. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  19. "Niigata City Loop Bus Timetables (2016.3- )" (PDF). Niigata City. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  20. 運行便別時刻表 [Bus Lines and Timetables (2016.11- )] (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  21. 路線図(中心部) [Bus Map for East Niigata (2016.11- )] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  22. 路線図(南方面) [Bus Map for East Niigata (2016.11- )] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  23. 路線図(西方面) [Bus Map for East Niigata (2016.11- )] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  24. 路線図(東方面) [Bus Map for East Niigata (2016.11- )] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
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