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Entrance to Bingo Shōbara Station
|Operated by||JR West|
|Opened||December 8, 1923|
Bingo-Shōbara Station (備後庄原駅 Bingo-Shōbara-eki) is a JR West Geibi station located in 2-chōme, Nakamoto-chō, Shōbara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The station was a stop for the former Chidori and Taishaku express trains from Miyoshi.
- 1923-12-08: Bingo Shōbara Station opens.
- 1987-04-01: Japan National Railways is privatized, and Bingo Shōbara Station becomes a JR West station
- 2002-03-23: Bingo Shōbara Station becomes a kantaku station
Station building and platform
Bingo Shōbara Station features one side platform, and two platforms on either side of an island platform. There are multiple side tracks at the station, allowing for trains to be stored there. Trains can enter the station from two directions and use the island platform. Bingo Shōbara Station features a kumitorishiki benjo (basically an "indoor outhouse" attached to the building).
- Platform 1: Geibi Line (toward Miyoshi Station)
- Platform 2: Geibi Line (toward both Niimi Station and Miyoshi)
- Platform 3: Geibi Line
Bingo Shōbara Station is located in downtown Shōbara, with many services available including stores, offices, hospitals, churches, shrines and temples, and the main city offices. The Saijō River is located about 300m behind Bingo Shōbara Station. The Shōbara North Branch Post Office is about 200m west of the station. Ueno Park, which includes a large pond, is about 1m to the southeast of the station.
Shōbara Elementary, Shōbara Junior High, two high schools are also located near the station.
- Chūgoku Expressway
- Japan National Route 183
- Japan National Route 432
- Hiroshima Prefectural Route 61 (Miyoshi-Shōbara Route)
- Hiroshima Prefectural Route 231 (Shōbara Teishajō Route)
- Hiroshima Prefectural Route 422 (Naka Ryōke Shōbara Route)
All lines are JR West lines.
- (in Japanese) JR West