Kita-Nagano Station

Kita-Nagano Station in May 2007
Location2-34-34 Nakagoe, Nagano-shi, Nagano-ken 381-0044
Coordinates36°39′54″N 138°13′21″E / 36.6650°N 138.2224°E / 36.6650; 138.2224Coordinates: 36°39′54″N 138°13′21″E / 36.6650°N 138.2224°E / 36.6650; 138.2224
Elevation365.4 meters[1]
Operated by
Line(s) Kita-Shinano Line
Distance3.9 km from Nagano
Platforms1 side + 1 island platforms
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened1 September 1898
Previous namesYoshida Station (until April 1957)
FY20162,187 daily
Preceding station
JR East
Following station
Iiyama Line Sansai
Preceding station Shinano Railway Following station
Kita-Shinano Line Sansai
towards Myoko-Kogen
Kita-Nagano Station
Kita-Nagano Station
Location within Nagano Prefecture
Kita-Nagano Station
Kita-Nagano Station
Kita-Nagano Station (Japan)
Station platform, 2019
Station platform, 2019

Kita-Nagano Station (北長野駅, Kita-Nagano-eki) is a railway station on the Shinano Railway Kita-Shinano Line in Nakagoe, in the city of Nagano, Japan, operated by the third-sector railway operating company Shinano Railway.[1] It is also a freight terminal for the Japan Freight Railway Company.


Kita-Nagano Station is served by the 37.3 km Kita-Shinano Line, and is 3.9 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Nagano Station.[2] Some trains of the Iiyama Line continue past the nominal terminus of the line at Toyono Station and terminate at Nagano Station, stopping at this station en route.

Station layout

The station consists of one elevated side platform and one elevated island platform serving three tracks, with the station building located underneath[1]


1  Kita-Shinano Line for Toyono and Myōkō-Kōgen
 Iiyama Line for Togari-Nozawaonsen, Tōkamachi, and Echigo-Kawaguchi
2  Kita-Shinano Line (Not normally used)
3  Kita-Shinano Line for Nagano


The station opened on 1 September 1898 as Yoshida Station (吉田駅).[2] It was renamed Kita-Nagano Station on 1 April 1957.[2] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[2]

From 14 March 2015, with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension from Nagano to Kanazawa, local passenger operations over sections of the Shinetsu Main Line and Hokuriku Main Line running roughly parallel to the new Shinkansen line were reassigned to third-sector railway operating companies.[3] From this date, Kita-Nagano Station was transferred to the ownership of the third-sector operating company Shinano Railway.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 2,187 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4]

Surrounding area

See also


  1. ^ a b c Shinano Mainichi Shimbun (2011). Nagano Prefecture All Railway Stations, revised edition (長野県鉄道全駅 増補改訂版) (in Japanese). Shinano Mainichi Shinbun Publishing. p. 26. ISBN 9784784071647.
  2. ^ a b c d Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 579. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  3. ^ Osano, Kagetoshi (March 2015).  北陸新幹線並行在来線各社の姿 [Guide to companies operating conventional lines alongside the Hokuriku Shinkansen]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 44 no. 371. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. pp. 28–33.
  4. ^ 長野市統計書 8.運輸・通信 [Nagano City Statistics Section 8. Transportation - Communications] (in Japanese). Japan: Nagano City. 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2019.