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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
越後湯沢駅
Echigo yuzawa-Station-2006.05.04 2.jpg
Echigo-Yuzawa Station in May 2006
Location Yuzawa-Mondo, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata-ken 949-6101
Japan
Elevation 351.9 m[1]
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Platforms 4 island + 1 side platforms
Other information
Website www.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=285
History
Opened 1 November 1925
Traffic
Passengers (FY2015) 2,905 daily
Location
Echigo-Yuzawa Station is located in Japan
Echigo-Yuzawa Station
Echigo-Yuzawa Station
Location within Japan

Contents

LinesEdit

Echigo-Yuzawa Station is serviced by the following lines:

Station layoutEdit

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.

PlatformsEdit

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

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Joetsu Shinkansen
Jōmō-Kōgen   Toki   Urasa
Jōmō-Kōgen   Tanigawa   Terminus
Gala-Yuzawa Line
Jōmō-Kōgen (via the Joetsu Shinkansen)   Tanigawa   Gala-Yuzawa
Joetsu Line
Iwappara-Skiing Ground   Local   Ishiuchi

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 1 November 1925.[1] 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.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 2,905 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 

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