Ōhara Station (Chiba)
Station building with separate entrances for two lines
|Location||8701 Ōhara, Isumi, Chiba
|Passengers (FY2010)||1,679 (JR East) daily|
Ōhara Station is served by the JR East Sotobō Line and the Isumi Railway Company Isumi Line. Limited express Wakashio services from Tokyo to Awa-Kamogawa stop at this station. It is located 57.2 km from the starting point of the Sotobō Line at Chiba Station, and forms the eastern terminus of the Isumi Line.
The JR East station consists of one side platform and an island platform serving three tracks. The Isumi Railway has a single bay platform serving two tracks. The two station buildings are adjacent and are connected together.
JR East platforms
|1||■ Sotobō Line||for Kazusa-Ichinomiya, Chiba, and Tokyo
for Katsuura and Awa-Kamogawa
|2||■ Sotobō Line||for Kazusa-Ichinomiya, Chiba, and Tokyo|
|3||■ Sotobō Line||for Katsuura and Awa-Kamogawa|
Isumi Line platforms
|1,2||■ Isumi Line||for Ōtaki and Kazusa-Nakano|
Ōhara Station opened on December 13, 1898 as the terminal station of the Bōsō Railway. On September 1, 1907, the Bōsō Railway was nationalized and became part of the Japanese Government Railways, which was transformed into the Japanese National Railways (JNR) after World War II. The station was connected with Ōtaki, Chiba via the Izumi Kidō jinrikisha railway from December 15, 1912 to August 31, 1927. The Bōsō Railway was extended to Katsuura on June 20, 1913. On April 1, 1930 the Isumi Railway began operations from Ōhara Station.
Freight operations were discontinued from February 1, 1984. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on April 1, 1987. On March 24, 1988, the Isumi Railway was split apart from the JR East network to be operated by a private company.
In fiscal 2010, JR East's Ōhara Station was used by an average of 1,679 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
- 各駅の乗車人員 （2010年度） [Station passenger boarding figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
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