Toke Station

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Toke Station
土気駅
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Toke Station, 2005
Location 1727-1 Toke-chō, Midori, Chiba, Chiba
(千葉県千葉市緑区土気町1727-1)
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s)
Connections
  • Bus stop
History
Opened 1896
Traffic
Passengers (FY2010) 13,913 daily

Toke Station (土気駅 Toke-eki?) is a railway station in Midori-ku, Chiba, Japan operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Toke Station is served by the Sotobō Line, and is located 18.1 km from the terminus of the line at Chiba Station. Some Sotobō Line limited express Wakashio services from Tokyo to Awa-Kamogawa stop at this station.[1] It is also served by some Tōgane Line through-running trains to and from Narutō via Ōami.

Station layout[edit]

The station building is elevated and is built over the tracks and platforms. The station has a "Midori no madoguchi" ticket office.[2] This station consists of a single island platform, serving two tracks.

Platform[edit]

1  Sotobō Line for Ōami, Mobara, Katsuura, Awa-Kamogawa
 Tōgane Line for Tōgane and Narutō
2  Sotobō Line for Soga, Chiba, and Tokyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Sotobō Line
Soga Limited express Wakashio Ōami
Honda Rapid Ōami
Honda Local Ōami

History[edit]

Toke Station opened on November 1, 1896[2] as a station on the Bōsō Railway. On September 1, 1907, the Bōsō Railway was nationalized and became part of the Japanese Government Railways, which was transformed into the Japan National Railways (JNR) after World War II. Freight operations were discontinued on October 1, 1962. The station building was enlarged in January 1979, with the construction of the south exit. A new station building was completed in August 1986. The station became part of the JR East network upon privatization of the Japan National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2010, Toke Station was used by an average of 13,913 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Chiba Showa-no-mori Park
  • Hoki Museum
  • Toke High School
  • Birds Mall

References[edit]

  1. ^ JR Timetable, August 2011 issue, p.110
  2. ^ a b 各駅情報(土気駅) [Station Information: Toke Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger boarding figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°31′51″N 140°16′12″E / 35.5307°N 140.2699°E / 35.5307; 140.2699