Station front, March 2006
|Location||Yōkaichiba I, Sōsa, Chiba|
|Operated by||JR East|
|Line(s)||Sōbu Main Line|
|Passengers (FY2010)||1,947 daily|
Yōkaichiba Station is served by the Sōbu Main Line between Tokyo and Chōshi, and is located 93.7 rail km from the western terminus of the Sōbu Main Line at Tokyo Station. Shiosai limited express services stop at this station.
|1||■ Sōbu Main Line||for Asahi, Narutō, and Chiba|
|2||■ Sōbu Main Line||for Chōshi|
|Sōbu Main Line|
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Yōkaichiba Station opened on 1 June 1897 as a station on the Sōbu Railway for both passenger and freight operations. On 1 September 1907, the Sōbu Railway was nationalised, becoming part of the Japanese Government Railway (JGR). On 5 December 1926, the Chiba Prefectural Railway Tako Line also started operations to this station. (Later renamed the Narita Railway Tako Line, services were discontinued on 11 January 1944, and the line abolished in 1946). After World War II, the JGR became the Japanese National Railways (JNR). Scheduled freight operations were suspended from 1 October 1974. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987. The north exit plaza was renovated in 1989, and a new bus terminal completed in 1995.
In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 1,947 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
- Sōsa City Office
- Sōsa Police Station
- Keiai University Yōkaichiba High School
- Chiba Prefectural Sōsa High School
- JR Timetable, March 2010 issue, p.108-109
- 各駅情報（八日市場駅） [Station Information: Yōkaichiba Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
- 各駅の乗車人員 （2010年度） [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
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