Nagaoka Station

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Nagaoka Station
General information
Location2-794-4 Jōnai-cho, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata-ken 940-0061
Coordinates37°26′50″N 138°51′15″E / 37.447321°N 138.854195°E / 37.447321; 138.854195Coordinates: 37°26′50″N 138°51′15″E / 37.447321°N 138.854195°E / 37.447321; 138.854195
Operated by
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JR East
Platforms2 island + 2 side platforms
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi )
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened16 June 1898
Preceding station
JR logo (east).svg
JR East
Following station
towards Tokyo
Jōetsu Shinkansen Tsubame-Sanjō
towards Niigata
towards Naoetsu
Shirayuki Mitsuke
towards Niigata
towards Naoetsu
Shin'etsu Main Line
towards Niigata
Shin'etsu Main Line
towards Niigata
towards Takasaki
Jōetsu Line Terminus
Nagaoka Station is located in JR Shinetsu Main Line
Nagaoka Station
Nagaoka Station
Location within JR Shinetsu Main Line
Nagaoka Station is located in Japan
Nagaoka Station
Nagaoka Station
Nagaoka Station (Japan)

Nagaoka Station (長岡駅, Nagaoka-eki) is a railway station in the city of Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The station is located 270.6 kilometers from Tokyo.


Nagaoka Station is served by the following lines:

Station layout

The station has two ground-level island platforms for normal trains. However, Track 1 is not used by any regularly-scheduled trains and it is normally closed off to passengers.

There are two elevated opposed side platforms for the Joetsu Shinkansen, with two through tracks in the middle. The Shinkansen platforms, constructed under the tenets of the 1973 Basic Plan to build out the high-speed network, were designed to be converted to island platforms to interface with the Uetsu Shinkansen, which was planned to run alongside the Joetsu Shinkansen between Nagaoka and Niigata. The opposite side of Track 11's platform is fenced, with a trackless railbed reserved for this purpose, and there is space reserved outside the station structure to allow the construction of a railbed for a track adjoining the platform for Track 12. As of 2016, however, there are no plans to revisit the "Uetsu 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.


1  Shin'etsu Main Line (through traffic only)
2  Shin'etsu Line for Higashi-Sanjō, Niigata
3/4/5  Shin'etsu Main Line for Higashi-Sanjō Naoetsu
for Kashiwazaki, Naoetsu
 Jōetsu Line for Echigo-Yuzawa, Minakami
11  Jōetsu Shinkansen for Niigata
12  Jōetsu Shinkansen Tokyo


Nagaoka Station Early Showa era
Nagaoka Station Early Showa era

Nagaoka Station opened on 16 June 1898.[1] 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 2017, the station was used by an average of 11,694 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]



  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 139. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.
  2. ^ 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.