Sōbudaishita Station

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Sōbudaishita Station
Sobudaishita Sta.jpg
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Sagamihara
Ward Minami
Neighborhood etc. Shindo 1940
Postal code 252-0326
(in Japanese) 神奈川県相模原市南区新戸1940
Year opened 1931
Former names Zama-Shindo Station
Rikushimae Station
Present name since 1940
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Sagami Line
Statistics 1,255 passengers/day (2008)
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station

Sōbudaishita Station (相武台下駅 Sōbudaishita-eki?) is a railway station in the city of Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is 20.6 rail kilometers from the terminal station of the Sagami Line, Chigasaki.


Sōbudaishita Station was opened on April 29, 1931 as Zamashindo Station (座間新戸駅 Zama-Shindo-eki?) on the Sagami Railway. With the opening of the nearby Imperial Japanese Army Academy (Rikugun Shikan Gakkō, or Rikushi), the station was renamed Rikushimae Station (陸士前駅 Rikushimae-eki?) on September 28, 1938. However, amid the counter-intelligence movement of eliminating the names of military facilities from maps, the station was soon renamed to its present name in 1940.[1] On June 1, 1944, the Sagami Railway was nationalized and merged with the Japanese Government Railways. Freight services were discontinued from October 1962. On April 1, 1987, with the dissolution and privatization of the Japanese National Railways, the station came under the operation of JR East. Automated turnstiles using the Suica IC card system came into operation from November 2001. A station master’s office was added in 2004.


The station is served by the following line:

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of a single island platform connected to the station building by an overpass.


1 JR Sagami Line Trains in the direction of Chigasaki
2 JR Sagami Line Trains in the direction of Hashimoto

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Iriya   JR Sagami Line   Shimomizo


  1. ^ See, generally, Imao, Keisuke (August 7, 2009). 日中戦争後に相次いで変えられた軍事施設駅名 [Military-Facilities Station Names Changed in Succession after the Second Sino-Japanese War] (in Japanese). Hakusuisha. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 35°29′36″N 139°23′11″E / 35.49325°N 139.38633°E / 35.49325; 139.38633