Obasute Station in August 2013
|Location||4947 Yawata-Obatsute, Chikuma-shi, Nagano-ken 387-0023
|Operated by||JR East|
|Line(s)||■ Shinonoi Line|
|Distance||54.2 km from Shiojiri|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||1 November 1900|
The station is situated on a switchback, and has two side platforms serving two tracks, connected to the station building by a level crossing. The station is unattended. Through trains that do not stop at Obasute do not use the switchback.
|1||■ Shinonoi Line||for Shinonoi and Nagano|
|2||■ Shinonoi Line||for Matsumoto and Shiojiri|
The luxury cruising train Train Suite Shiki-shima is scheduled to make an overnight stop at this station when services commence in May 2017, and an evening bar will be built on the platform offering views over the Zenkoji Plain extending below the station.
In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 61 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
- Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 206. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
- ＴＲＡＩＮ ＳＵＩＴＥ 四季島 [Train Suite Shiki-shima] (pdf). News release (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 10 May 2016. p. 4. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
- 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
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- JR East station information (Japanese)