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Soga Station

Soga Station
蘇我駅
West exit, December 2011
Location
Prefecture Chiba
(See other stations in Chiba)
City Chiba
Ward Chūō
Neighborhood 2 Imai
Postal code 260-0834
Address in Japanese 千葉県千葉市中央区今井二丁目
History
Opened 1896
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Keiyō Rinkai Railway Company
Line(s) Uchibō Line, Sotobō Line, Keiyō Line
Statistics 38,945 passengers/day (FY2009)
There is a bus stop near this station

Soga station (蘇我駅 Soga-eki) is a railway station in Chūō-ku, Chiba, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the Keiyō Rinkai Railway Company.

Contents

  • Lines 1
  • Station layout 2
    • Platforms 2.1
  • Adjacent stations 3
  • History 4
  • Bus routes 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Lines

Soga station is served by the following three JR East lines.

It is the northern terminal station for the Uchibō Line and is 3.8 kilometers from the northern terminus of the Sotobō Line at Chiba Station. It is 43.0 kilometers from the terminus of the Keiyō Line at Tokyo Station.

The station is also the starting point of the Keiyō Rinkai Railway Rinkai Main Line. There is a direct connection between the trains of the Rinkai Main Line and JR trains.

Station layout

Soga is an elevated station with an elevated station building, three island platforms and a total of six passenger lines. Freight lines are located to the side of the first platform, and the Keiyō Rinkai Railway office is located to the side of these. The station is staffed with personnel from both companies. It includes a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office and automatic ticket gates.

Platforms

Track layout
1 Uchibō Line, Sotobō Line for Chiba and Tokyo
2 Uchibō Line, Sotobō Line for Chiba and Tokyo
from the Uchibo Line and the Sotobo Line to the Keiyō Line for Kaihin-Makuhari, Minami-Funabashi, Maihama, Shin-Kiba, and Tokyo
3・4 Keiyō Line (starting Soga) for Kaihin-Makuhari, Minami-Funabashi, Maihama, Shin-Kiba, and Tokyo
5 Uchibō Line for Goi, Kisarazu, Kimitsu, Tateyama, and Awa-Kamogawa (including through trains from the Keiyo Line)
Sotobō Line for Ōami, Togane, Naruto, Mobara, Katsuura, and Awa-Kamogawa (including through trains from the Keiyo Line)
6 Sotobō Line for Ōami, Togane, Naruto, Mobara, Katsuura, Awa-Kamogawa
Uchibō Line for Goi, Kisarazu, Kimitsu, Tateyama, and Awa-Kamogawa
  • Lines 3 and 4 terminate at this station.
  • During the morning rush hour and certain other times, two different trains bound for Tokyo, namely the train connecting to the Sōbu Line Rapid via the Sotobō Line, and the Keiyō Line trains (via Kaihin-Makuhari and Shin-Kiba) leave from the same platform (platform 2).

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Keiyō Line
Shin-Kiba   Commuter Rapid   Hamano
Kamatori
Chiba-Minato   Rapid   Hamano
Kamatori
Chiba-Minato   Local   Hamano
Kamatori
Sotobō Line
Chiba   Rapid   Kamatori
Hon-Chiba   Local   Kamatori
Uchibō Line
Chiba   Rapid   Hamano
Hon-Chiba   Local   Hamano

History

Soga Station opened on January 20, 1896.[1] The station became part of JR East on the division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987.[1] The Keiyō Line opened on December 1, 1988.

Bus routes

  • Chiba Chuo Bus
  • Kominato Tetsudō Bus
  • Askabus
  • Keikyu Bus (Haneda Airport Limousine Bus (same direction as the Kominato Tetsudo Bus))

References

  1. ^ a b 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. 613.  

External links

  • JR East Station information (Japanese)
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