Mobara Station

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Mobara Station

茂原駅
JRE-Mobara-STA South.jpg
Mobara Station south exit in 2021
General information
Location1 Machibo, Mobara-shi, Chiba-ken 297-0022
Japan
Coordinates35°25′37″N 140°18′14″E / 35.4269°N 140.304°E / 35.4269; 140.304Coordinates: 35°25′37″N 140°18′14″E / 35.4269°N 140.304°E / 35.4269; 140.304
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Sotobō Line
Distance34.3 km from Chiba
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus stop
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi )
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened17 April 1897; 125 years ago (1897-04-17)
Previous namesMohara (until 1935)
Passengers
FY201910,901 daily
Services
Preceding station Logo of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) JR East Following station
Ōami
towards Tokyo
Wakashio Kazusa-Ichinomiya
towards Awa-Kamogawa
Ōami
towards Soga
Sotobō Line
  Commuter Rapid
Kazusa-Ichinomiya
towards Katsuura
Shin-Mobara
(limited service)
towards Soga
Sotobō Line
  Keiyō Rapid
Yatsumi
(limited service)
towards Katsuura
Ōami
towards Chiba
Sotobō Line
  Sobū Rapid
Kazusa-Ichinomiya
Terminus
Shin-Mobara
towards Soga or Chiba
Sotobō Line
Local
Yatsumi
towards Awa-Kamogawa
Location
Mobara Station is located in Chiba Prefecture
Mobara Station
Mobara Station
Location within Chiba Prefecture
Mobara Station is located in Japan
Mobara Station
Mobara Station
Mobara Station (Japan)

Mobara Station (茂原駅, Mobara-eki) is a passenger railway station located in the city of Mobara, Chiba Prefecture Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Mobara Station is served by the Sotobō Line, and is located 34.3 km (21.3 mi) from the starting point of the line at Chiba Station. Limited express Wakashio services from Tokyo to Awa-Kamogawa stop at this station.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two elevated island platforms serving four tracks, with the station building underneath. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Sotobō Line for Soga, Chiba, Kaihimmakuhari, and Tokyo
2  Sotobō Line for Soga, Chiba, Kaihimmakuhari, and Tokyo
3  Sotobō Line for Kazusa-Ichinomiya, Katsuura, and Awa-Kamogawa
4  Sotobō Line for Kazusa-Ichinomiya, Katsuura, and Awa-Kamogawa

History[edit]

Mobara Station opened on 17 April 1897, as Mohara Station (茂原駅, Mohara-eki) on the Bōsō Railway. It was absorbed into the Japanese Government Railways on 1 September 1907. From 1909 to 1926 it was also the terminal of the Chōnan-Mobara-Kan Jinsha Kidō (庁南茂原間人車軌道), a human-powered railway extending to Chōnan, Chiba. On 1 August 1930, the station became the terminus of the Nansō Railway (南総鉄道, Nansō Tetsudō), which became the Sotobō Line from 1939. It was renamed to its present name on 10 July 1935. It joined the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 10,901 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2019年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2019)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2019. Retrieved 24 October 2020.

External links[edit]

Media related to Mobara Station at Wikimedia Commons