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Chiba Station

Chiba Station (千葉駅 Chiba-eki) is a railway station in Chiba, Chiba, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Chiba Urban Monorail.

Chiba Station Interior


Chiba Station is served by the following lines.

JR East

Chiba Urban Monorail

Station layout

JR East

1, 2 Chūō-Sōbu Line for Nishi-Funabashi, Kinshichō, Akihabara, and Shinjuku
3, 4 Uchibō Line for Soga, Kisarazu, Kimitsu, and Tateyama
5, 6 Sotobō Line for Soga, Ōami, Kazusa-Ichinomiya, Katsuura, and Tōgane
7, 8 Sōbu Main Line for Yotsukaidō, Sakura, Yachimata, Narutō, Yōkaichiba, and Chōshi
9, 10 Narita Line for Yotsukaidō, Sakura, Narita, Narita Airport, Sawara, and Kashima-Jingū
3 - 10 Sōbu Line (Rapid) for Funabashi, Kinshichō, Tokyo, and Yokohama

Chiba Urban Monorail

1 Line 1 for Yoshikawa-kōen and Kenchō-mae
2 Line 2 for Sports Center, Dōbutsukōen, and Chishirodai
3 Line 2 for Shiyakusho-mae and Chiba-Minato
4 Line 1 for Shiyakusho-mae and Chiba-Minato

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Sōbu Main Line
Terminus Local Higashi-Chiba
Chuō-Sōbu Line
Nishi-Chiba   Local   Terminus
Sōbu Line (Rapid)
Funabashi   Commuter Rapid   Tsuga
Inage   Rapid   Tsuga
Narita line
Tokyo Narita Express[Note 1] Yotsukaido
Inage Rapid Tsuga
Terminus Local Higashi-Chiba
Sotobō Line
Uchibō Line
Inage Rapid Soga
Terminus Local Hon-Chiba
Chiba Urban Monorail Line 1
Shiyakushomae Local Sakaechō
Chiba Urban Monorail Line 2
Shiyakushomae Local Chiba-kōen
  1. ^ Few trains actually stop at this station.
Chiba Station circa 1900


The station opened on 20 July 1894.[1] The present station building was built in 1963. Rebuilding work is scheduled to start in January 2010, with the new station building opening in fiscal 2015.[2]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by 105,812 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 33rd-busiest station operated by JR East.[3] In fiscal 2011, the Chiba Urban Monorail station was used by an average of 10,639 passengers per day (boarding passengers only), making it the busiest station operated by Chiba Urban Monorail.[4] The daily passenger figures (boarding passengers only) for JR East in previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 103,723[5]
2005 103,401[6]
2010 105,777[7]
2011 104,788[8]
2012 104,646[9]
2013 105,812[3]


  1. ^ JR East: Chiba Station information Retrieved 11 December 2009. (Japanese)
  2. ^ 千葉駅 駅舎・駅ビルが生まれ変わります! (8 December 2009). Retrieved on 11 December 2009. (Japanese)
  3. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  4. ^ 千葉県統計年鑑(平成24年) [11.運輸・通信] [Chiba Prefecture Annual Statistics (2012) [11.Transportation and Communication]] (in Japanese). Chiba Prefecture. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 

External links

  • JR East station information (Japanese)
  • Chiba Monorail station information (Japanese)
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