Yokoshiba Station

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Yokoshiba Station
Yokoshiba station.jpg
View of the platforms, September 2008
Location Yokoshiba, Yokoshibahikari, Sanbu, Chiba
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Sōbu Main Line
  • Bus stop
Opened 1897
Passengers (FY2010) 1,436 daily

Yokoshiba Station (横芝駅?, Yokoshiba-eki) is a railway station in Yokoshibahikari, Chiba, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Yokoshiba Station is served by the Sōbu Main Line between Tokyo and Chōshi, and is located 86.8 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]

Yokoshiba Station has one side platform and one island platform connected by an overpass. The station has a "Midori no madoguchi" ticket office.[2]


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

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Sōbu Main Line
Narutō Shiosai Yōkaichiba
Matsuo Local Iigura


Yokoshiba 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). After World War II, the JGR became the Japanese National Railways (JNR). Scheduled freight operations were suspended from 1 July 1973. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 1,436 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3]

Surrounding area[edit]


  1. ^ JR Timetable, August 2011 issue, p.110-111
  2. ^ a b 各駅情報(横芝駅) [Station Information: Yokoshiba 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°39′41″N 140°29′27″E / 35.6615°N 140.4908°E / 35.6615; 140.4908