Bingo-Shōbara Station

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Bingo Shōbara Station
備後庄原駅
West Japan Railway Company
JRW bingo shobara sta.jpg
Entrance to Bingo Shōbara Station
Location Shōbara, Hiroshima
Japan
Operated by JR West
Line(s) Geibi Line
History
Opened December 8, 1923
Services
Preceding station   JR West   Following station
Geibi Line
toward Hiroshima

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.

History[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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).

Environs[edit]

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.

Highway access[edit]

Connecting lines[edit]

All lines are JR West lines.

Geibi Line
Taka StationBingo Shōbara StationBingo Mikkaichi Station

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°51′45″N 133°00′58″E / 34.862374°N 133.016236°E / 34.862374; 133.016236