Ichiburi Station

Ichiburi Station

Ichiburi Station, September 2011
Location 913 Ichiburi, Itoigawa-shi, Niigata
Operated by
Platforms 1 island platform
Opened 15 October 1912
Passengers (FY2015) 56
Ichiburi Station
Location within Japan

Ichiburi Station (市振駅 Ichiburi-eki) is a railway station in Itoigawa, Niigata, Japan, operated by the third-sector railway operating companies Ainokaze Toyama Railway and Echigo Tokimeki Railway (ETR).


Ichiburi Station forms the boundary station for the Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line to the west and Echigo Tokimeki Railway Nihonkai Hisui Line to the east. Although it is the nominal terminal station for the Echigo Tokimeki Railway, many services continue west to terminate at Tomari[1] It is 100.1 kilometers from the starting point of the Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line at Kurikara Station and is 294.5 kilometers from Maibara Station.

Station layout

The station consists of one island platform connected to the station building by a level crossing. The station is unattended.


station side  Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line for Tomari and Toyama
opposite side  Nihonkai Hisui Line for Itoigawa and Naoetsu

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line
Etchū-Miyazaki   Local   Terminus
Echigo Tokimeki Railway Nihonkai Hisui Line
Etchū-Miyazaki   Local   Oyashirazu


Ichiburi Station opened on 15 October 1912.[2] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West.[2]

From 14 March 2015, with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension from Nagano to Kanazawa, local passenger operations over sections of the former Hokuriku Main Line running roughly parallel to the new shinkansen line were reassigned to different third-sector railway operating companies.[3] From this date, Ichiburi Station became a boundary station between the Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line of Toyama Prefecture to the west and the Echigo Tokimeki Railway Nihonkai Hisui Line of Niigata Prefecture to the east.[3]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 56 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4]

Surrounding area


  1. 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.
  2. 1 2 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. 141. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  3. 1 2 しなの鉄道(株)、えちごトキめき鉄道(株)、あいの風とやま鉄道(株)及びIRいしかわ鉄道(株)申請の第一種鉄道事業許可について [Details of railway business approval for Shinano Railway, Echigo Tokimeki Railway Company, Ainokaze Toyama Railway, and IR Ishikawa Railway]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  4. 平成27年度の乗車状況(平成27年4月1日~平成28年3月31日)[各駅の1日平均乗車人員 [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: Echigo Tokimeki Railway Company. 2016. Archived from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
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Coordinates: 36°58′49″N 137°39′02″E / 36.9804°N 137.6506°E / 36.9804; 137.6506

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