Yabe Station

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Yabe Station
矢部駅
YabeStminami1.jpg
South Exit of Yabe Station
Location Yabe 3-chōme, Chūō, Sagamihara, Kanagawa
(相模原市中央区矢部三丁目)
Japan
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Yokohama Line
Connections
  • Bus stop
History
Opened 1957
Traffic
Passengers (2008 [1]) 11,324 daily

Yabe Station (矢部駅?, Yabe-eki) is a commuter railway station on the East Japan Railway Company's Yokohama Line located in Chūō Ward, Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is 29.2 kilometers from the terminus of the Yokohama Line at Higashi-Kanagawa Station.

History[edit]

Yabe Station originated as a temporary stop for personnel working on the freight operations associated with the United States military Sagami Fuel Depot, whose trains used the Yokohama Line tracks. The stop was upgraded to a train station on October 1, 1957 on the Japan National Railway (JNR). The station building was rebuilt in October 1979. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the operational control of JR East.

Lines[edit]

Station layout[edit]

Yabe Station is an elevated station with a single island platform serving two tracks. The station is attended, but its operation is consigned to East Japan Eco Access Co., Ltd.

Platforms[edit]

1 Yokohama Line Machida, Shin-Yokohama, Higashi-Kanagawa
2 Yokohama Line Hashimoto, Hachiōji

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Yokohama Line
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Fuchinobe Local Sagamihara

References[edit]

  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7
  1. ^ JR East statistics. Average number of incoming passengers in fiscal year 2008.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°34′23.0″N 139°23′12.4″E / 35.573056°N 139.386778°E / 35.573056; 139.386778