Yōkaichiba Station

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Yōkaichiba Station

Station front, March 2006
LocationYōkaichiba I, Sōsa, Chiba
Operated byJR East
Line(s)Sōbu Main Line
  • Bus stop
Passengers (FY2010)1,947 daily

Yōkaichiba Station (八日市場駅, Yōkaichiba-eki) is a railway station in Sōsa, Chiba, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


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]

Station layout[edit]

View of the platforms. May 2009

Yōkaichiba Station has a two opposed side platforms, connected by an overpass. The station has a "Midori no madoguchi" ticket office.[2]


1  Sōbu Main Line for Asahi, Narutō, and Chiba
2  Sōbu Main Line for Chōshi

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Sōbu Main Line
Yokoshiba Shiosai Asahi
Iigura Local Higata


Yōkaichiba Station opened on 1 June 1897[2] 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.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 1,947 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Sōsa City Office
  • Sōsa Police Station
  • Keiai University Yōkaichiba High School
  • Chiba Prefectural Sōsa High School


  1. ^ JR Timetable, March 2010 issue, p.108-109
  2. ^ a b 各駅情報(八日市場駅) [Station Information: Yōkaichiba Station] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  3. ^ 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.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°41′55″N 140°33′09″E / 35.6985°N 140.5525°E / 35.6985; 140.5525