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JR East Introduces 'Zero Energy' Train Station in Nagano

2019/04/18 10:12
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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The new building of Shinano-Matsukawa Station of the Oito Line (source: The Nagano branch of JR East)
The wooden flat building that uses Japanese cypress produced in the prefecture (source: The Nagano branch of JR East)

The Nagano branch of East Japan Railway Co (JR East) built a new station building of Shinano-Matsukawa Station (a train station in Matsukawa-mura, Nagano Prefecture) and started operation of it Feb 23, 2019.

JR East aims to use the building as a "zero energy station" by reducing its net energy consumption to zero. The train station is located on the Oito Line connecting Matsumoto Station and Minami-Otari Station.

The station building is a wooden flat building that uses Japanese cypress produced in the prefecture.