Kashima Soccer Stadium Station

Kashima Soccer Stadium Station (鹿島サッカースタジアム駅, Kashima Sakkā Sutajiamu-eki) is a junction passenger railway station in the city of Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the by the third sector Kashima Rinkai Railway. The station operates for passengers only when there is a football match at the nearby Kashima Soccer Stadium. The station is also a freight depot for the freight-only Kashima Rinkō Line to the Okunoyahama Freight Terminal.

Kashima Soccer Stadium Station

鹿島サッカースタジアム駅
JREast-Kashima-soccer-stadium-station-entrance.jpg
Entrance of the station
LocationJinkoji 4980, Kashima-shi, Ibaraki-ken 314-0031
Japan
Coordinates35°59′33.78″N 140°38′9.87″E / 35.9927167°N 140.6360750°E / 35.9927167; 140.6360750Coordinates: 35°59′33.78″N 140°38′9.87″E / 35.9927167°N 140.6360750°E / 35.9927167; 140.6360750
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance17.4 km from Katori
Platforms1 island platform
Other information
StatusStaffed
WebsiteOfficial website
History
OpenedNovember 12, 1970
Previous namesKita-Kashima (until 1994)
Passengers
FY2019411(daily)
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Kashimajingū
toward Sawara
Kashima Line Terminus
Preceding station Kashima Rinkai Railway Following station
Kashimajingū
Terminus
Ōarai Kashima Line Kōyadai
toward Mito
Location
Kashima Soccer Stadium Station is located in Ibaraki Prefecture
Kashima Soccer Stadium Station
Kashima Soccer Stadium Station
Location within Ibaraki Prefecture
Kashima Soccer Stadium Station is located in Japan
Kashima Soccer Stadium Station
Kashima Soccer Stadium Station
Kashima Soccer Stadium Station (Japan)
Platform

LinesEdit

Kashima Soccer Stadium Station is served by the Kashima Line, and is located 17.4 km from the official starting point of the line at Katori Station. It is 53.0 kilometers from the terminus of the Ōarai Kashima Line at Mito Station.

LayoutEdit

The station consists of one island platform connected to the station building by a footbridge, serving two tracks as well as separate tracks for freight trains. The station is staffed.

PlatformsEdit

1  Ōarai Kashima Line for Ōarai and Mito
2  Ōarai Kashima Line for Sawara andŌarai and Mito
 Kashima Line for Sawara and Narita and Tokyo (limited basis)

HistoryEdit

The station opened on November 12, 1970, as a freight terminal named Kita-Kashima Station (北鹿島駅, Kita-Kashima eki). It formed the boundary between Japanese National Railways (Kashima Line) and Kashima Rinkai Railway (Kashima Rinkō Line).[1]

Although the Kashima Rinkō Line provided passenger services between July 25, 1978, and December 1, 1983, and the Ōarai Kashima Line opened on March 14, 1985, for both freight and passenger traffic, Kita-Kashima Station was not used by passenger services.[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.

On March 12, 1994, the station was renamed to its present name and passenger services began on a limited basis (only on days when there is a game at Kashima Soccer Stadium).[1]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the JR station was used by an average of 411 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Ishino, Tetsu; et al., eds. (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 445, 625–26. ISBN 4533029809.
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2019年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2019)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kashima Soccer Stadium Station at Wikimedia Commons