Kashima Soccer Stadium Station

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Kashima Soccer Stadium Station
Entrance of the station
Location Jinkoji 4980, Kashima, Ibaraki
Operated by
Opened 1970
Previous names Kita-Kashima (until 1994)

Kashima Soccer Stadium Station (鹿島サッカースタジアム駅 Kashima Sakkā Sutajiamu-eki?) is a railway station in Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

The station operates for passengers only when there is a football match at the nearby Kashima Soccer Stadium.



The station has one island platform serving two tracks as well as separate tracks for freight trains.


1  Ōarai Kashima Line for Ōarai and Mito
2  Ōarai Kashima Line for Ōarai and Mito
 Kashima Line for Sawara and Narita and Tokyo (limited basis)


The station opened on November 12, 1970, as a freight terminal named Kita-Kashima Station (北鹿島駅 Kita-Kashima eki?). It formed the boundary between Japanese National Railways (Kashima Line) and Kashima Rinkai Railway (Kashima Rinkō Line).[1]

Although the Kashima Rinkō Line provided passenger services between July 25, 1978, and December 1, 1983, and the Ōarai Kashima Line opened on March 14, 1985, for both freight and passenger traffic, Kita-Kashima Station was not used by passenger services.[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.

On March 12, 1994, the station was renamed to its present name and passenger services began on a limited basis (only on days when there is a game at Kashima Soccer Stadium).[1]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
JR East Kashima Line
Kashimajingū - Terminus
Kashima Rinkai Railway Ōarai Kashima Line
Kōyadai - Kashimajingū

Surrounding area[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 445, 625–26. ISBN 4533029809. 

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Coordinates: 35°59′33.78″N 140°38′9.87″E / 35.9927167°N 140.6360750°E / 35.9927167; 140.6360750