Soga Station

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Coordinates: 35°34′53.33″N 140°07′52.10″E / 35.5814806°N 140.1311389°E / 35.5814806; 140.1311389

Soga Station
蘇我駅
Soga Station West.jpg
West exit, December 2011
Location 2 Imai, Chūō, Chiba, Chiba
(千葉県千葉市中央区今井二丁目)
Japan
Operated by
  • JR East
  • Keiyō Rinkai Railway Company
Line(s) Uchibō Line, Sotobō Line, Keiyō Line
Connections
  • Bus stop
History
Opened 1896
Traffic
Passengers (FY2009[citation needed]) 38,945 daily

Soga station (蘇我駅, Soga-eki) is a railway station in Chūō-ku, Chiba, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the Keiyō Rinkai Railway Company.

Lines[edit]

Soga station is served by the following three JR East lines.

It is the northern terminal station for the Uchibō Line and is 3.8 kilometers from the northern terminus of the Sotobō Line at Chiba Station. It is 43.0 kilometers from the terminus of the Keiyō Line at Tokyo Station.

The station is also the starting point of the Keiyō Rinkai Railway Rinkai Main Line. There is a direct connection between the trains of the Rinkai Main Line and JR trains.

Station layout[edit]

Soga is an elevated station with an elevated station building, three island platforms and a total of six passenger lines. Freight lines are located to the side of the first platform, and the Keiyō Rinkai Railway office is located to the side of these. The station is staffed with personnel from both companies. It includes a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office and automatic ticket gates.

Platforms[edit]

Track layout
1 Uchibō Line, Sotobō Line for Chiba and Tokyo
2 Uchibō Line, Sotobō Line for Chiba and Tokyo
from the Uchibo Line and the Sotobo Line to the Keiyō Line for Kaihimmakuhari, Minami-Funabashi, Maihama, Shin-Kiba, and Tokyo
3・4 Keiyō Line (starting Soga) for Kaihimmakuhari, Minami-Funabashi, Maihama, Shin-Kiba, and Tokyo
5 Uchibō Line for Goi, Kisarazu, Kimitsu, Tateyama, and Awa-Kamogawa (including through trains from the Keiyo Line)
Sotobō Line for Ōami, Togane, Naruto, Mobara, Katsuura, and Awa-Kamogawa (including through trains from the Keiyo Line)
6 Sotobō Line for Ōami, Togane, Naruto, Mobara, Katsuura, Awa-Kamogawa
Uchibō Line for Goi, Kisarazu, Kimitsu, Tateyama, and Awa-Kamogawa
  • Lines 3 and 4 terminate at this station.
  • During the morning rush hour and certain other times, two different trains bound for Tokyo, namely the train connecting to the Sōbu Line Rapid via the Sotobō Line, and the Keiyō Line trains (via Kaihimmakuhari and Shin-Kiba) leave from the same platform (platform 2).

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keiyō Line
Shin-Kiba   Commuter Rapid   Hamano (Uchibō Line)
Kamatori (Sotobō Line)
Chibaminato   Keiyō Line Rapid   Hamano (Uchibō Line)
Kamatori (Sotobō Line)
Chibaminato   Local   Hamano (Uchibō Line)
Kamatori (Sotobō Line)
Sotobō Line
Hon-Chiba   Sōbu Line Rapid   Kamatori
Shin-Kiba (Keiyō Line)   Commuter Rapid   Kamatori
Chibaminato (Keiyō Line)   Keiyō Line Rapid   Kamatori
Hon-Chiba
Chibaminato (Keiyō Line)
  Local   Kamatori
Uchibō Line
Hon-Chiba   Sōbu Line Rapid   Hamano
Shin-Kiba (Keiyō Line)   Commuter Rapid   Hamano
Chibaminato (Keiyō Line)   Keiyō Line Rapid   Hamano
Hon-Chiba
Chibaminato (Keiyō Line)
  Local   Hamano

History[edit]

Soga Station opened on January 20, 1896.[1] The station became part of JR East on the division and privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987.[1] The Keiyō Line opened on December 1, 1988.

Bus routes[edit]

  • Chiba Chuo Bus
  • Kominato Tetsudō Bus
  • Askabus
  • Keikyu Bus (Haneda Airport Limousine Bus (same direction as the Kominato Tetsudo Bus))

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. 613. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 

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