Kashima Soccer Stadium Station

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Kashima Soccer Stadium Station
Entrance of the station
Prefecture Ibaraki
(See other stations in Ibaraki)
City Kashima
Year opened 1970
Former name Kita-Kashima Station
Present name since 1994
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Kashima Rinkai Railway
Line(s) Kashima Line
Kashima Rinkō Line
Ōarai Kashima Line

Kashima Soccer Stadium Station (鹿島サッカースタジアム駅 Kashima Sakkā Sutajiamu-eki?) is a railway station in Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

The station operates for passengers only when there is a football match at the nearby Kashima Soccer Stadium.



The station has one island platform serving two tracks as well as separate tracks for freight trains.


The station opened on November 12, 1970, as a freight terminal named Kita-Kashima Station (北鹿島駅 Kita-Kashima eki?). It formed the boundary between Japanese National Railways (Kashima Line) and Kashima Rinkai Railway (Kashima Rinkō Line).[1]

Although the Kashima Rinkō Line provided passenger services between July 25, 1978, and December 1, 1983, and the Ōarai Kashima Line opened on March 14, 1985, for both freight and passenger traffic, Kita-Kashima Station was not used by passenger services.[1]

On March 12, 1994, the station was renamed to its present name and passenger services began on a limited basis (only on days when there is a game at Kashima Soccer Stadium).[1]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
JR East Kashima Line
Kashima-Jingū - Terminus
Kashima Rinkai Railway Ōarai Kashima Line
Kōyadai - Kashima-Jingū


  1. ^ a b c Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 445, 625–26, vol. II. ISBN 4533029809. 

Coordinates: 35°59′33.78″N 140°38′9.87″E / 35.9927167°N 140.6360750°E / 35.9927167; 140.6360750