Sōja Station

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Sōja Station building (2005-10-09).
Sōja Station looking toward Bitchū-Takahashi Station (2006-07-22).
Sōja Station looking toward Kurashiki Station (2006-07-22).

Sōja Station (総社駅 Sōja-eki?) is a station jointly operated by JR West and Ibara Railway on the Hakubi, Kibi, and Ibara Lines. The station is in Kiyone, Kami-Nakajima, Sōja, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Sōja Station is the terminus of the Kibi Line, and the beginning of the Ibara Line.

History[edit]

  • 1925-02-17: Higashi-Sōja Stations open
  • 1959-11-01: Higashi-Sōja Station is renamed to Sōja Station
  • 1987-04-01: Japanese National Railways is privatized, and Sōja Station becomes a JR West station
  • 1999-01-11: Ibara Railway's Ibara Line opens with service connecting Sōja and Kannabe Stations
  • Spring 2007: Automatic ticket gates will be installed
  • Summer 2007: The ICOCA card is scheduled to be accepted

Station building and platforms[edit]

Sōja Station has two platforms capable of handling six lines simultaneously. Each platform has an upper (上り, nobori) and lower end (下り, kudari). Hakubi Line trains occasionally use platform three.

1 • 3 Kibi Line to Bitchū-TakamatsuOkayama (most trains leave from platform 1)
2 Hakubi Line (upper) to KurashikiOkayama
4 Hakubi Line (lower) to Bitchū-TakahashiNiimiYonago
5 • 6 Ibara Railway Ibara Line to IbaraKannabe

Environs[edit]

The Sōja city offices, the Tenmaya Happy Town Ribu Sōja Store, and the Calpis Okayama Plant are near Sōja Station.

Highway access[edit]

Connecting lines[edit]

JR West Hakubi Line
Kiyone StationSōja StationGōkei Station
Ibara Railways Ibara Line
(line begins) Sōja StationKiyone Station
Kibi Line
Higashi-Sōja StationSōja Station (end of line)

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Coordinates: 34°40′25″N 133°44′17″E / 34.673629°N 133.738096°E / 34.673629; 133.738096