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Niigata Station

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Operated by  JR East
Passengers (FY2015)  37,446 daily
Phone  +81 50-2016-1600
Connections  Bus terminal
Opened  3 May 1904
Platforms in use  4
Niigata Station

Location  1 Hanazono, Chūō-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken 950-0086 Japan
Line(s)  Joetsu Shinkansen ■Shinetsu Main Line ■Hakushin Line ■Echigo Line
Address  1 Chome Hanazono, Chuo Ward, Niigata, Niigata Prefecture 950-0086, Japan
Similar  Hakusan Station, Niitsu Station, Nagaoka Station, Naoetsu Station, Kameda Station

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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). 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.


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Niigata Station is served by the following lines.

  • Joetsu Shinkansen
  • Shin'etsu Main Line
  • Hakushin Line
  • Echigo Line
  • Station layout

    The station has two side platforms (1, 4) and two island platforms (2/3, 8/9) at ground level serving a total of six tracks for conventional narrow gauge lines, and two elevated island platforms serving four shinkansen tracks (11 to 14). The island platform (8/9) is an extension of one of the side platforms (1). Platforms numbered 5, 6 and 7 do not exist. The elevated station building has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket counter and "View Plaza" travel agency.


    Niigata Station opened on 3 May 1904. 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 2015, the station was used by an average of 37,446 passengers daily (boarding passengers only). The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

    Surrounding area

  • CoCoLo Niigata, shopping center in the station
  • Sake Museum Ponshu-kan
  • National Route 7
  • National Route 8
  • Bandai Bridge
  • Bus terminals

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

    Bandaiguchi Bus Terminal

  • Niigata City Loop Bus
  • Transit bus operated by Niigata Kotsu
  • BRT "Bandai-bashi Line" : Niigata Sta.—Bandai Bridge—Furumachi—City office—Hakusan Station—Aoyama
  • C* : for Central Niigata
  • S* : for South Niigata
  • W* : for West Niigata
  • E* : for East Niigata
  • "Sado-Kisen Line" : Niigata Sta.—Toki Messe—Sado Kisen Ferry Terminal
  • Minamiguchi Bus Terminal

  • Transit bus operated by Niigata Kotsu
  • Limousine bus for Niigata Airport
  • C* / S* / W* / E*
  • S7 : for Big Swan Stadium, Niigata Prefectural Baseball Stadium
  • References

    Niigata Station Wikipedia