Sōbudai-mae Station

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Sōbudai-mae Station
相武台前駅
OER Sobudai-Mae station South.JPG
South Exit of Sōbudai-mae Station
Location 1-4759 Sōbudai, Zama, Kanagawa
(神奈川県座間市相武台1-4759)
Japan
Operated by Odakyu Electric Railway
Line(s) Odakyu Odawara Line
Connections
  • Bus terminal
History
Opened 1927
Previous names Zama; Shikan-Gakkō-mae (until 1941)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2011) 37,931 daily

Sōbudai-mae Station (相武台前駅 Sōbudai-mae-eki?) is a railway station on the Odakyu Odawara Line in Zama, Kanagawa, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Odakyu Electric Railway.

Lines[edit]

Sōbudai-mae Station is served by Odakyu Odawara Line, and is located 36.9 km from the line's Tokyo terminal at Shinjuku Station.[1] It is the closest station to the US Army's Camp Zama facility and is close to the border of Zama with the city of Sagamihara.

Station layout[edit]

View towards Zama

Sōbudai-mae Station has two island platforms and four tracks, connected to the station building by overpasses. The station building is elevated, and is located above the tracks and platforms.

Platforms[edit]

1  Odakyu Odawara Line for Hon-Atsugi, Shin-Matsuda, and Odawara
2  Odakyu Odawara Line for Hon-Atsugi, Shin-Matsuda, and Odawara
3  Odakyu Odawara Line for Sagami-Ono, Shimo-Kitazawa, Yoyogi-Uehara, and Shinjuku
Subway TokyoChiyoda.png Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line for Ayase
4  Odakyu Odawara Line for Sagami-Ono, Shimo-Kitazawa, Yoyogi-Uehara, and Shinjuku
Subway TokyoChiyoda.png Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line for Ayase

Adjacent stations[edit]

Service
Odakyu Odawara Line
Express: Does not stop at this station
Odakyu-Sagamihara   Semi Express   Zama
Odakyu-Sagamihara   Local   Zama

History[edit]

Sōbudai-mae Station opened on April 1, 1927 as Zama Station (座間駅?).[1] With the opening of the nearby Imperial Japanese Army Academy (Rikugun Shikan Gakkō), the station was renamed Shikan-gakkō-mae Station (士官学校前駅?) on June 1, 1937.[1] However, as part of the counter-intelligence movement to eliminate the names of military facilities from maps, the station was renamed Sōbudai-mae Station on January 1, 1941.[2]

Landscape near the station

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 37,931 passengers daily.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 236. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  2. ^ Imao, Keisuke (August 7, 2009). 日中戦争後に相次いで変えられた軍事施設駅名 [Military Facility Station Names Changed after the Sino-Japanese War] (in Japanese). Hakusuisha. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°29′57.8″N 139°24′30.9″E / 35.499389°N 139.408583°E / 35.499389; 139.408583