Yachimata Station

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Yachimata Station
Station building
Location Yachimata Ho 237, Yachimata, Chiba
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Sōbu Main Line
Opened 1897
Passengers (2009) 6338 daily

Yachimata Station (八街駅?, Yachimata-eki) is a railway station in Yachimata, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is located 65.9 rail kilometers from the western terminus of the Sōbu Main Line at Tokyo Station.


Yachimata Station was opened on May 1, 1897 as a station on the Sōbu Railway for both passenger and freight operations. On September 1, 1907, the Sōbu Railway was nationalised, becoming part of the Japanese Government Railway (JGR). The Chiba Prefectural Railways Yachimata Line began operations on May 18, 1914, and was discontinued on May 14, 1940. A new station building was completed in 1926. After World War II, the JGR became the Japan National Railways (JNR). Scheduled freight operations were suspended from November 15, 1982. A new station building was completed in July 1984. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japan National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987. Express services began operations from March 16, 1991. A new station building was completed in April 2004.



Yachimata Station has a single side platform and an island platform connected by an overpass. The station serves a total of three tracks.


1  Sōbu Main Line For Sakura, For Chiba, Tokyo
2,3  Sōbu Main Line Narutō, Yōkaichiba, Chōshi

Adjacent stations[edit]

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Sōbu Main Line
Enokido Local Hyūga

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Coordinates: 35°39′44″N 140°19′07″E / 35.6623°N 140.3185°E / 35.6623; 140.3185