Chiba Station

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Coordinates: 35°36′47″N 140°06′47″E / 35.613122°N 140.113192°E / 35.613122; 140.113192

Chiba Station
千葉駅
JR Chiba sta 002.jpg
Station exterior, August 2009
Location
Prefecture Chiba
(See other stations in Chiba)
City Chiba
Ward Chūō
Neighborhood etc. 1 Shin-Chiba
Postal code 261-0031
(in Japanese) 千葉県千葉市中央区新千葉1丁目
History
Year opened 1894
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Chiba Urban Monorail
Line(s) Sōbu Main Line
Narita Line
Sotobō Line
Uchibō Line
Chiba Urban Monorail Line 1
Chiba Urban Monorail Line 2
Aiga bus inv.svg Large bus terminal(s) attached to the 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

Lines[edit]

Chiba Station is served by the following lines.

JR East[edit]

Chiba Urban Monorail[edit]

Station layout[edit]

JR East[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

« 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
Soga
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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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[edit]