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JR East Jōetsu Shinkansen

Jōetsu Shinkansen (Gala-Yuzawa branch)

JR East 東日本旅客鉄道 [JR東日本]  Higashi Nihon Ryokaku Tetsudō [JR East]     East Japan Railway

Jōetsu Shinkansen 上越新幹線 Shinkansen      1435 mm     25 kV 50 Hz AC
Read more about the line in English Wikipedia: Jōetsu Shinkansen

Opened1982TracksDouble track
The Jōetsu Shinkansen is one of the most complex lines in the Shinkansen network, as it has to cross the mountain area. The middle part of the line is almost completly in tunnels!
Tunnels
Only tunnels longer than 2.500 meters
NameLength mBetweenand
Dai Shimizu22221Jōmō-kōgenEchigo-Yuzawa
Haruna15350TakasakiJōmō-kōgen
Nakayama14857TakasakiJōmō-kōgen
Shiozawa11217Echigo-YuzawaUrasa
Uonuma8625UrasaNagaoka
Tsukiyono7295Jōmō-kōgenEchigo-Yuzawa
Urasa6087UrasaNagaoka
Yuzawa4480Echigo-YuzawaUrasa
Horinouchi3300UrasaNagaoka
Ishiuchi3109Echigo-YuzawaUrasa
Takiya2669UrasaNagaoka
Daisan-Ōsawa2496Echigo-YuzawaUrasa

MapsKmStation name Official name Furigana nameConnecting linesCityPrefecture
-31.3 Tōkyō東京とうきょう JR Central: Tōkaidō Shinkansen >Shin-Ōsaka
JR East: Chūō hon* >Takao-Shiojiri
JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
JR East: Keiyō >Soga
JR East: Sōbu hon >Chiba
JR East: Tōkaidō hon >Atami
JR East: Ueno-Tōkyō >Ueno
JR East: Yamanote >Ōsaki - Shinjuku >Ueno - Shinjuku
JR East: Yokosuka >Kurihama
Tōkyō Metro: Chiyoda [Nijūbashimae] >Yoyogi-Uehara >Ayase
Tōkyō Metro: Marunouchi >Ogikubo >Ikebukuro
Tōkyō : Chiyoda-ku Tōkyō
-27.7 Ueno上野うえの JR East: Jōban* >Toride
JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
JR East: Tōhoku hon >"Utsunomiya line" Kuroiso
JR East: Ueno-Tōkyō >Tōkyō
JR East: Yamanote >Tōkyō - Ōsaki >Shinjuku - Ōsaki
Keisei: Hon [Keisei Ueno] >Narita airport
Keisei: Narita Sky Access* [Keisei Ueno] >Narita airport
Tōkyō Metro: Ginza >Shibuya >Asakusa
Tōkyō Metro: Hibiya >Kita-Senju >Naka-Meguro
Tōkyō : Taitō-ku
0.0 Ōmiya大宮おおみや JR East: Kawagoe >Kawagoe
JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Yokohama
JR East: Saikyō >Ōsaki
JR East: Shōnan-Shinjuku Line >Ōfuna
JR East: Takasaki >Takasaki
JR East: Tōhoku hon "Utsunomiya line" >Ueno >Kuroiso
JR East: Tōhoku Shinkansen >Shin-Aomori
Saitama Shintoshi: Ina "New Shuttle line" >Uchijuku
Tōbu: Noda "Tobu Urban Park line" >Funabashi
Saitama-shi Saitama
36.6 Kumagaya熊谷くまがや Chichibu: Chichibu Hon >Hanyū >Mitsumineguchi
JR East: Takasaki >Ōmiya >Takasaki
Kumagaya-shi
57.7 Honjō-Waseda本庄早稲田ほんじょうわせだ
Honjō-shi
77.3 Takasaki高崎たかさき Jōshin: Jōshin >Shimonita
JR East: Hachikō* >Hachiōji
JR East: Hokuriku Shinkansen >Nagano - Kanazawa
JR East: Jōetsu >Nagaoka
JR East: Ryōmō* >Oyama
JR East: Shinetsu hon >Yokokawa
JR East: Takasaki >Ōmiya
Takasaki-shi Gunma
119.1 Jōmō-kōgen上毛高原じょうもうこうげん
Minakami-machi
151.4 Echigo-Yuzawa越後湯沢えちごゆざわ Hokuetsu: Hokuhoku* >Naoetsu
JR East: Jōetsu >Takasaki >Nagaoka
JR East: Jōetsu Shinkansen >Gala Yuzawa
Yuzawa-machi Niigata
181.0 Urasa浦佐うらさ JR East: Jōetsu >Takasaki >Nagaoka
Minamiuonuma-shi
213.8 Nagaoka長岡ながおか JR East: Jōetsu* >Takasaki
JR East: Shinetsu hon >Naoetsu >Niigata
Nagaoka-shi
237.4 Tsubame-Sanjō燕三条つばめさんじょう JR East: Yahiko >Yahiko >Higashi-Sanjō
Sanjō-shi
269.5 Niigata新潟にいがた JR East: Echigo >Kashiwazaki
JR East: Hakushin >Shibata
JR East: Shinetsu hon >Naoetsu
Niigata-shi

Other lines used by this service
Traffic notes
Between Tōkyō and Ōmiya, the Jōetsu Shinkansen trains run on Tōhoku Shinkansen line.
Train names:
Toki is a bird, Japanese Crested Ibis.
Tanigawa has got its name from Mount Tanigawadake which the Jōetsu Shinkansen runs under.

Jōetsu Shinkansen (Gala-Yuzawa branch) 上越新幹線(ガーラ湯沢支線) Shinkansen      1435 mm     25 kV 50 Hz AC
Read more about the line in English Wikipedia: Gala-Yuzawa Line

Opened1991TracksDouble track
This line is used only during the winter as it is serving a ski resort! The railway station is in the Ski Gondola terminal.
Ski Resort Info (with map)   

MapsKmStation name Official name Furigana nameConnecting linesCityPrefecture
0.0 Echigo-Yuzawa越後湯沢えちごゆざわ Hokuetsu: Hokuhoku* >Naoetsu
JR East: Jōetsu >Takasaki >Nagaoka
JR East: Jōetsu Shinkansen >Tōkyō >Niigata
Yuzawa-machi Niigata
1.8 Gala Yuzawaガーラ湯沢がーらゆざわ


This page is updated Oct 9, 2021