Niigata University Station

Niigata University Station (新潟大学前駅, Niigata Daigaku-mae-eki) is a train station on the Echigo Line in Nishi-ku, Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Niigata University Station

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South side of Niigata University Station in July 2004
General information
Location4-15-20 Sakaisunayama, Nishi-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken 950-2044
Coordinates37°52′09″N 138°57′18″E / 37.8693°N 138.955°E / 37.8693; 138.955Coordinates: 37°52′09″N 138°57′18″E / 37.8693°N 138.955°E / 37.8693; 138.955
Elevation16.6 m[1]
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)Echigo Line
Distance72.3 km from Kashiwazaki
Platforms1 side platform
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened8 April 1984
Previous namesNiigatadaigakumae
FY20173,011 daily
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
towards Kashiwazaki
Echigo Line Terao
towards Niigata
Niigata University Station is located in JR Echigo Line
Niigata University Station
Niigata University Station
Location within JR Echigo Line
Niigata University Station is located in Japan
Niigata University Station
Niigata University Station
Niigata University Station (Japan)


Niigata University Station is served by the Echigo Line, and is 72.3 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Kashiwazaki Station.[2]


The station consists of one ground-level side platform serving a single bi-directional track.

Suica farecard can be used at this station.[3]


The station opened on 8 April 1984.[2] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[2] In 2017 the English station name was changed from "Niigatadaigakumae" to the current "Niigata University".

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2017, the station was used by an average of 3011 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 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. 115. ISBN 978-4-86132-606-6.
  2. ^ a b c Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Vol. II. Japan: JTB. p. 599. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  3. ^ Suica>利用可能エリア>新潟エリア>拡大図 [Suica Area in Niigata] (in Japanese). Japan: JR East. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  4. ^ 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.

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