Awa-Kamogawa Station

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Awa-Kamogawa Station
安房鴨川駅
JR Awakamogawa sta 001.jpg
Awa-Kamogawa Station
Location
Prefecture Chiba
(See other stations in Chiba)
City Kamogawa
Neighborhood etc. Yokosuka
Postal code 296-0001
(in Japanese) 千葉県鴨川市横渚
History
Year opened 1925
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Sotobō Line
Uchibō Line
Statistics 1,678 passengers/day (FY2009)
Aiga bus inv.svg Medium bus terminal at this station

Awa-Kamogawa Station (安房鴨川駅 Awa-Kamogawa-eki?) is a railway station in central Kamogawa, Chiba, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Awa-Kamogawa Station is served by the Sotobō Line and Uchibō Line, and forms the terminating point of both lines. It is located 97.3 km from the northern terminus of the Sotobō Line at Chiba Station and 119.4 km from the northern terminus of the Uchibō Line at Soga Station.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of one island platform serving two tracks for the Sotobō Line, and one side platform serving the Uchibō Line. The station shares the distinction with Kamaishi Station and Kagoshima Station of being one of only three stations in Japan serving as the terminus of two lines, with only up traffic. The station building is on the east side. There is also a west exit near to Aeon and Kamogawa City Hall connected to east one with a bridge.

Platforms[edit]

1/2 Sotobō Line for Katsuura and Chiba
Limited express Wakashio for Kaihin-Makuhari and Tokyo
Limited express Shinjuku Wakashio for Kinshichō and Shinjuku
3 Uchibō Line for Tateyama, Kisarazu, and Chiba

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Sotobō Line
Awa-Amatsu   Limited express Wakashio   Terminus
Awa-Amatsu   Local   Terminus
Uchibō Line
Futomi   Local   Terminus

History[edit]

Awa-Kamogawa Station opened on July 11, 1925 as a station on the Hōjō Line. The Hōjō Line was merged into the Bōsō Line in 1929, and the Bōsō Line itself was divided into the Bōsō-East and Bōsō-West Lines on April 1, 1933. These lines were renamed on July 15, 1972 to the Sotobō Line and Uchibō Line.The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japan National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987. A new station building was completed in August 2006.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°6′27.42″N 140°6′13.44″E / 35.1076167°N 140.1037333°E / 35.1076167; 140.1037333