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Echigo-Yuzawa Station (越後湯沢駅 Echigo-Yuzawa-eki) is a railway station operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), located in the resort town of Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. The station is located 199.2 kilometers from Tokyo,
Echigo-Yuzawa Station in May 2006
|Location||Yuzawa-Mondo, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata-ken 949-6101
|Operated by||JR East|
|Platforms||4 island + 1 side platforms|
|Opened||1 November 1925|
|Passengers (FY2015)||2,905 daily|
Echigo-Yuzawa Station is serviced by the following lines:
The station has two ground-level island platforms and one side platform for normal trains and two elevated island platforms for the Joetsu Shinkansen. The station building is located above the local platforms and underneath the Shinkansen platforms. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. Facilities at the station include souvenir shopping and eating facilities, as well as a sake-themed attraction complete with an indoor onsen bath.
|0||■ Hokuhoku Line||for Muikamachi, Tōkamachi and Naoetsu|
|1||■ Jōetsu Line||(not normally used)|
|2||■ Jōetsu Line||for Nagaoka|
|3||■ Jōetsu Line||for Echigo-Nakazato and Minakami|
|4||■ Jōetsu Line||(not in use)|
|11/12||■ Jōetsu Shinkansen||for Niigata and Gala-Yuzawa|
|13/14||■ Jōetsu Shinkansen||Tokyo|
|Jōmō-Kōgen (via the Joetsu Shinkansen)||Tanigawa||Gala-Yuzawa|
The station opened on 1 November 1925. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East. The Joetsu Shinkansen opened on 15 November 1982. The Gala-Yuzawa Line to Gala-Yuzawa Station opened on 20 December 1990.
In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 2,905 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
- Yuzawa Town Hall
- Yuzawa Post Office
- National Route 17
- Japan Railfan Club Niigata Branch, ed. (30 June 2015). 新潟県鉄道全駅 増補改訂版 [The databook of all railroad stations in Niigata (Revised edition)] (in Japanese). Japan: Niigata Nippo Jigyousha Corp. p. 168. ISBN 978-4-86132-606-6.
- 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.