Sansai Station

三才駅
South side of the station building in January 2010
Location2207 Sansai-Nenbutsuzuka, Nagano-shi, Nagano-ken 381-0081
Japan
Coordinates36°41′12″N 138°14′39″E / 36.6867°N 138.2442°E / 36.6867; 138.2442
Elevation345.1 meters[1]
Operated by
Shinano Railway
Line(s) Kita-Shinano Line
Distance6.8 km from Nagano
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
StatusStaffed
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened8 January 1958
Passengers
FY20141,424 daily
Services
Preceding station
JR East
Following station
Kita-Nagano
towards Nagano
Iiyama Line Toyono
Preceding station Shinano Railway Following station
Kita-Nagano
towards Nagano
Kita-Shinano Line Toyono
towards Myoko-Kogen
Location
Sansai Station
Sansai Station
Location within Nagano Prefecture
Sansai Station
Sansai Station
Sansai Station (Japan)
Station platform, 2019
Station platform, 2019

Sansai Station (三才駅, Sansai-eki) is a railway station on the Shinano Railway Kita-Shinano Line in the city of Nagano, Japan, operated by the third-sector railway operating company Shinano Railway[1]

Lines

Sansai Station is served by the 37.3 km Kita-Shinano Line, and is 6.8 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 terminal at Nagano Station, stopping at this station en route.

Station layout

The station consists of two opposed side platforms serving two tracks.[1] The platforms are connected by both a level crossing and an underground passage.

Platforms

1  Kita-Shinano Line for Toyono and Myōkō-Kōgen
 Iiyama Line for Togari-Nozawaonsen, Tōkamachi, and Echigo-Kawaguchi
2  Kita-Shinano Line for Nagano
 Iiyama Line for Nagano

History

The station opened on 8 January 1958.[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, Sansai 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 1,424 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4]

Surrounding area

See also

References

  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 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.